Read about the latest Open Beta update and check out One-Life Campaigns by 4YA.

14 April 2023

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

Prepare to rev your engines and soar high as we prepare to release our latest terrain, DCS: Normandy 2. Check out the In Development Screenshots and brace yourselves, because the most thrilling and intense aviation experience is about to begin.

DCS Open Beta version released yesterday on the 13th of April, and it includes multiple improvements and bug fixes. Ground units can now be set to be more visible on thermal sensors at the start of a mission. The F-14B has received improvements to their flight models, and the new Campaign: Operation Reforger II - Flanking the Bear is now available. The Mirage F1 also boasts a notable list of updates. Additionally, several minor issues and bugs have been fixed, improving the overall simulation experience. Full changelog.

For those seeking the highest possible level of multiplayer immersion, 4YA will be continuing to host their popular One-Life Campaign this Saturday! Join 4YA Discord to stay in the loop for upcoming events.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics

Normandy 2


Normandy 2

Steeped in historical significance, the Normandy 2 map takes you back in time to this epic battlefield of World War II. Across the sprawling countryside, fly in the footsteps of the Allied’s bravest, and take your place in the invasion of Normandy.

From the rolling hills, lush greenery, and winding roads, to the sparkling rivers, picturesque villages, and bustling ports, this map embodies the essence of France's radiant beauty. But do not be fooled by its serene look, for the enemies are lurking around every corner, waiting to attack at any moment.

Check out the Development Screenshots.

Open Beta

Development Progress

F-16C Viper

As part of an ongoing commitment to improve performance, the latest release of DCS Open Beta contains numerous performance-related updates, particularly around the introduction of multi-threading.

Numerous visual and audio updates have been made. To name a few: Tooltips have been added to the F10 map, and it now includes direction and speed vectors to help with navigation; Many World War II era aircraft have received a cockpit and external weapons sound update; Improvements have been made to the implementation of thrust reversing for AI jet aircraft, as well as engine mode and deceleration tuning; The DCS: JF-17 has received 8 new liveries. The DCS: Mirage F1 has received a significant update, with much work completed around the cockpit controls, animation, and functionality.

As always, multiple issues, bugs and errors have been corrected across the spectrum of DCS content; please read the massive, full changelog.


One Life Campaigns

Normandy 2

The concept is easy: all players get only one life and aircraft for a 2 hour long event. The results and attrition rates of each event determine the next mission. Coordination and team play is crucial to achieve success and win the campaign together. Experience the thrill of a whole new event where survival, completion of objectives, and air to air kills are equally important to determine success.

For more information about 4YA WWII missions as well as server stats you can also check the Project Overlord companion website Project Overlord – Digital Combat Simulator WWII flight simulation.

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics