and the latest Open Beta features.

26 August 2022

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

We are excited to announce the DCS: Top End Australia map by third party developer, Check Six Simulations. This unique map will cover large swaths of northern and western Australia. It promises to be exceptionally beautiful and exotic.

DCS Open Beta version is now available for download. This update includes numerous additions and fixes to the DCS: Mi-24P Hind, DCS: F-16C Viper, DCS: AH-64D, DCS: Mirage F1, and more. We’ve also improved the fidelity of engine cooling for World War II aircraft. For details, please read the full changelog.

If you are interested in getting more involved in DCS multiplayer, we recommend you to check out the Enigma server. It provides fun, competitive and balanced multiplayer campaigns around a Cold War setting.

Thank you for all your valuable feedback. We are dedicated to do the very best for our community.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics

DCS: Top End Australia


Top End

The Top End Australia map covers 1,400 × 800km's of Australia's mainland including the Western and the Northern Territories. With a mixture of civilian and military airfields, aviators will experience a map that includes a rich red outback landscape complemented by the lakes and rivers, floodplains, coastline, and city centre of Darwin.

Top End

Infrastructure for major landmarks have been carefully detailed to provide the highest fidelity and includes Mindil Beach, Darwin, Broome, Tindal, Curtin, and the Delamere Weapons Range. The Top End Australia Map will give DCS players a unique experience to hone their skills across air, land, and sea domains allowing simulations of real-world exercises such as Pitch Black. Check out the Development Screenshots and stay tuned for future news as we look towards a report on their progress soon.

Open Beta Update

F-16C Viper

The recent Open Beta update for DCS is now available, and we are pleased to inform you that many fixes and improvements are included like several fixes to DCS: F/A-18C Hornet. DCS: F-16C Viper has received improved HOTAS logic, bombing enhancements, and autolase. DCS: Mirage F1 has a wealth of new features and fixes. Also included are new voice-overs for DCS: Mi-24P Hind and many DCS Core enhancements. Read the full changelog.

Fw 190 A-8

For World War II aircraft, all cooling component systems have been reviewed and updated. We’ve added a new boiling physics system that is based on temperature and pressure. This results in "natural" boiling of these pressurised, closed-loop systems. Battle damage boiling can now be caused by drastic pressure drops from punctures. You can see this as steam effects coming from airframe bullet holes. All warbirds except the Spitfire and Bf 109K-4 have this update. We kindly await your feedback and plan to update all the other warbirds soon.


Multiplayer Server


The Enigma Cold War server offers you a friendly community of avid DCS virtual pilots that share the passion of creating realistic battlefields. Included is a fully working campaign system that has a moving frontline. You may take part in ground attacks to push the frontline, or provide Combat Air Patrols. Helicopter pilots are also able to conduct infantry insertions. The server boasts unique mechanics for conducting recon flights. Campaigns generally last 1-3 weeks that rotate between DCS: Syria and DCS: Caucasus. Learn how to play and join Enigma discord to get involved!

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics