Microsoft and Asobo continue to improve the amazing Flight Simulator 2020 with a fifth World update, – cunningly called World Update V, this time focusing on the Nordic regions around Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, bringing enhancements to some lovely North European scenery.
With World Updates arriving bi-monthly and interspersed between Game Updates, progress on Flight Simulator 2020 has been immense since its launch a year ago.
And now with the Xbox console version about to arrive in the next couple of weeks, the user-base will open up to a massive new audience.
The Xbox players will be arriving into a world that has an extra year of development and is still being constantly improved, both with official and third-party mods. You can find some of the best free addons for the sim right here.
World Update V: Nordics brings high-resolution improvements to the region, but perhaps in some ways it isn’t as impressive as some of the other world updates, but this seems entirely due to the lack of terrific satellite data for some of the more northern reaches of the zone.
This is a bit of a shame as there is obviously some astonishing scenery in this vicinity.
You can also make further enhancements though to Iceland by adding the free Iceland mesh from Orbx (you will have to register and download via the Orbx client, but this polishes up Iceland even further.
Five new landing challenges have been added too for a little extra gameplay so you can also test your skill levels.
To get the World Update V simply log into Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, make sure you are up to date then head on to the Marketplace to download the World Update, which comes in at around 5GB. Yes, that Flight Sim folder might be beginning to make your SSD creak a little these days!
World Update V Release Notes
- New localization languages have been added (Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish)
- Updated aerial imagery in parts of the Nordic countries
- Updated elevation data for Norway, Denmark, Finland and French oversea territories (La Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyane and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon)
- Watermasks have been updated at various locations
- New AIRAC cycle 2106 has been implemented
- Fixed an issue preventing users from requesting fuel trucks on airports with fuel pumps but without ground equipment parking
|Point of Interest||Location|
|Copenhagen Opera House||Denmark|
|Frogner Park / Sculptures||Denmark|
|Men at Sea||Denmark|
|Ceres Park, Aarhus||Denmark|
|Aalborg Stadium, Aalborg||Denmark|
|Blue Water Arena, Esbjerg||Denmark|
|Parken Stadium, Copenhagen||Denmark|
|Petäjävesi Old Church||Finland|
|Bolt Arena / Helsinki Ice Hall||Finland|
|Helsinki Olymic Stadium, Helsinki||Finland|
|Heddal Stave Church||Norway|
|Urnes Stave Church||Norway|
|Oslo Opera House||Norway|
|Pulip Rock / Preikestolen||Norway|
|Royal Palace, Oslo||Norway|
|Brann Stadion, Bergen||Norway|
|Intility Arena, Oslo||Norway|
|Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim||Norway|
|Sparebanken Sǿr Arena, Kristiansand||Norway|
|Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Norway|
|Viking Stadion / SR-Bank, Stavanger||Norway|
|Church of Holy Trinity||Sweden|
|Storkyrkan Stockholm Cathedral||Sweden|
|Höga Kusten Bridge||Sweden|
|Helsinki Ice Hall||Sweden|
|Royal Swedish Opera||Sweden|
|Stockholm City Hall||Sweden|
|Boras Arena, Broas||Sweden|
|Eleda Stadion, Malmö||Sweden|
|Friends Arena, Stockholm||Sweden|
|Guldfageln Arena, Kamlar||Sweden|
|Tele2 Arena, Stockholm||Sweden|
|Svinesund Bridge||Sweden / Norway|
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