29 September 2023

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

DCS 2.9 is coming soon! You can expect to see the all-new Voice Chat Radio features, warbird improvements, new 3D models including the S-300, the S-3B, the B-1B, B-52H, support for Nvidia DLSS and much, much more! Please read the details below to see what’s in store.

Also in progress are Multiplayer GUI updates that will improve spawn point selection. Currently, the new functionality is being reviewed internally and will soon be released to a larger testing group. 

We are incredibly thankful and grateful to our talented community of artists who have taken part in the B-17G Livery Competition. The top five entries will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st place:  3 modules
  • 2nd to 5th place: 1 module of choice.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics

DCS 2.9


Included in the latest DCS 2.9 build are five months of development work that you have not yet had the opportunity to see.  We are thankful to all our QA and Closed Beta Testers for their invaluable time in helping to shape the DCS of tomorrow. 

What to expect in DCS 2.9 and later in no particular order:

  • New Voice Chat features and immersive radio effects
  • Datalink improvements for F-16C, F/A-18C, A-10C II, AH-64D
  • New cinematic camera view 
  • New 3D models like B-1B Lancer, B-52H, S-3B, S-3 Tanker, C-RAM, S-300PS
  • AI aircraft behaviour improvements
  • Troops transport on player-controlled vehicle
  • Nvidia DLSS support
  • And more…

We look forward to sharing more about the list of new features coming to DCS 2.9 in an upcoming newsletter. Please stay tuned!


Development Report

The new multiplayer server user interface adds more convenient ways for you to interact and choose aircraft slots in a multiplayer server. This capability, which has been a highly requested feature by the Community, will permit you to view all aircraft spawn slot locations on the map and to select directly from there.

We also added a filter system for the slot list that will be built into the interface. So when a slot is picked from the list, the map view will jump to that slot location.

Additionally, we are completing a new kind of aircraft slot that will be dynamically added by the filter system based on the availability and inventory of the airfield warehouse. This new dynamic system will not replace traditional slots but will add convenience for mission designers and will coexist with regular spawn slots. The system of dynamic slots will distribute spawns to parking positions automatically and will not need any additional placement of aircraft from the mission designer. When spawning in a "dynamic" slot, users will be able to choose aircraft type, hot or cold start and all parameters that are available in the rearming panel. We are in regular contact with community server hosts and content creators who are helping us greatly with their excellent feedback.


Livery Competition

To those of you who participated in the B-17G Livery challenge, thank you for your fantastic artwork. All the top ten liveries will soon be added to the B-17G in the DCS: WWII Assets Pack. Please take a look at the full list of winners:

We sincerely hope that you will enjoy these excellent liveries and hope that the sneak peek at the upcoming 2.9 version and the future Multiplayer (MP) enhancements are to your liking.

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics