26 December 2020



Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends,

We have released an update to the stable edition of DCS World, all features added to Open Beta 2.5.6 since the 9th of October have now been thoroughly tested and are ready for deployment.

The ‘Free to Play’ period is in full swing and will run until the 5th of January. This unlimited access to our products includes our top fighter jets such as the F/A-18C Hornet, F-14A/B Tomcat and A-10C II Tank Killer will give you hours of challenging fun during the holidays.

We would like to elaborate on the new and improved Multi-Crew for DCS: UH-1H Huey. We have prepared some information below which will explain some of the new features.

Christmas is here again and it is time to bring on the New Year. We would like to sincerely thank all of you for your help, support and for your business. It is a privilege to count you as our faithful customer. Your help will make us go onwards and upwards in 2021 and beyond.

Merry Christmas to you, your families and all those who matter most in your lives.

Thank you for your passion and support.


Yours ever,

Eagle Dynamics Team

DCS World

Stable Update

DCS World

After a relatively large number of Open Beta updates, we have now released a substantial update to DCS World Stable. As always, the goal with Open Beta is to test new features and ensure they do not result in game crashes. Once we are satisfied with the stability of DCS World, we update the release version.

This update includes the F-14 Tomcat A variant, new WWII Assets and a massive sound exterior and interior sound overhaul for A-10C II Tank Killer.

  • GBU-24 Paveway III laser-guided bomb for the Hornet
  • Azimuth/Elevation with IFF page for the Hornet
  • AGM-88C HARM HAS and POS/RUK modes for the Viper
  • Refactoring of the F-16C Sensor Point of Interest (SPI) logic
  • New Air-Air training missions for the Viper
  • New Engine and Damage Models for World War II aircraft
  • New turbine stall and bearing wear sounds for Thunderbolt
  • NS430 mount/dismount for Gazelle during mission creation

For more details on all that is new, please read the full changelog.

End of Year

Winter Sale 2020

Winter Sale 2020

Our Winter Sale 2020 is on until the 11th of January. On Steam, the sale will end on the 5th of January at 15:00GMT. Most modules have a 50% discount (excluding campaigns).

Modules with a 30% discount:

  • P-47D Thunderbolt
  • The Channel Map
  • F/A-18C Hornet
  • F-16C Viper
  • A-10C II Tank Killer
  • Supercarrier

Exceptions:

  • F-14A/B Tomcat will have a 25% discount
  • JF-17 Thunder will be only $59.99

We hope that this will help when gifting your loved ones and who knows, you might find your next fighter or terrain. Make sure to check out Youtube tutorials and in-game training missions.

UH-1H Huey

Multi-Crew

UH-1H

The new functionality was developed with a user-friendly approach in mind and is the next stage of multi-crew operations in DCS World.

Permission system

A new permission system to the available seats in the aircraft is implemented through the interface of pop-up windows (widgets). It allows the pilot (the owner of the aircraft specified in the Mission Editor) to control the access of other players to the available seats in the aircraft.

Flight control transfer

The transfer of aircraft flight controls from the first pilot to the second pilot and back has been implemented. At the same time, the owner pilot can control requests from shooters and allow or reject them. The owner pilot of the aircraft, specified in the mission editor, always retains the ability to forcibly return control of the helicopter to himself.

System control transfer

For a helicopter like Huey, when the same instrument of cockpit control is available to both pilots at the same time, it was necessary to develop specific logical solutions in the "multi-crew" functionality which, with a minimum delay, ensures mutual accessibility of the instruments and cockpit controls for the pilot / co-pilot.

The updated mechanics for multi-crew access to the controls, as well as the ability to exchange seats within one helicopter (via free seat), required additions in the mechanism of interaction between the helicopter model and the DCS core. Due to this, the work took way way longer than was anticipated. We faced some major bugs where warnings were not seen by co-pilots, and some issues where the aircraft status was not synchronising correctly for all crew.

We continue to work on the implementation of the ability to separate the view axis and the machine gun direction for a more comfortable game from the shooter's workplace. Now, if you have Track-IR or VR, the game will assign these devices to view axis while the machine gun axis will remain under mouse control. In addition, the ability to assign a machine gun control to the joystick will be added. This will lead us closer to the completion of this new feature and to it’s roll out to other platforms.

We hope you will have fun with this new addition to DCS: UH-1H Huey.

Free to Play

Two More Weeks

Free to Play

We are excited to be able to offer you this Free to Play event, the complexities of these aircraft can be a challenge to master and we hope this gives you a chance to explore all of what is on offer in DCS World.

On behalf of all of us, we would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. May this festive season bring you peace, happiness, health and all the prosperity for the year ahead. We rise together to face the challenges of today and are hopeful for New Year's brighter days.

Thank you again for your passion and commitment,


Kind regards,

Eagle Dynamics Team