Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 World Update V enhances the Nordics

The game that will eventually make you upgrade your hard drive is back with more content

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

LOCALIZATION

  • New localization languages have been added (Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish)

WORLD

  • 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

NAVIGATION

  • 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

POINTS OF INTEREST

Point of Interest Location
Roskilde Cathedral Denmark
Ǿresund Bridge Denmark
Amalienborg Denmark
Copenhagen Opera House Denmark
Egeskov Castle Denmark
Frederiksborg Castle Denmark
Frogner Park / Sculptures Denmark
Kronborg Castle Denmark
Lego House Denmark
Rosenborg Castle Denmark
Men at Sea Denmark
Ceres Park, Aarhus Denmark
Aalborg Stadium, Aalborg Denmark
Blue Water Arena, Esbjerg Denmark
Brǿndby Stadium Denmark
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen Denmark
Helsinki Cathedral Finland
Petäjävesi Old Church Finland
Turku Cathedral Finland
Uspenski Cathedral Finland
Bomarsund Bridge Finland
Replot Bridge Finland
Vylisto Bridge Finland
Olavinlinna Finland
Suomenlinna Finland
Näsinneula Finland
Turku Castle Finland
Bolt Arena / Helsinki Ice Hall Finland
Helsinki Olymic Stadium, Helsinki Finland
Hallgrimskirkja Church Iceland
Hvitserkur Iceland
Perlan Iceland
Arctic Cathedral Norway
Heddal Stave Church Norway
Nidaros Cathedral Norway
Urnes Stave Church Norway
Fyksesund Bridge Norway
Hardanger Bridge Norway
Helgeland Bridge Norway
Storseiundet Bridge Norway
Tromsø Bridge Norway
Bryggen (Bergen0 Norway
Oslo Opera House Norway
Pulip Rock / Preikestolen Norway
Royal Palace, Oslo Norway
Tyholttårnet Norway
Holmenkollbakken 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
Frederik Church Sweden
Church of Holy Trinity Sweden
Kiruna Church Sweden
Storkyrkan Stockholm Cathedral Sweden
Höga Kusten Bridge Sweden
Öland Bridge Sweden
Sölvesborg Bridge Sweden
Tallberg Bridges Sweden
Tjörn Bridge Sweden
Uddevalla Bridge Sweden
Dragon Gate Sweden
Kullen Lighthouse Sweden
Drottningholm Palace Sweden
Helsinki Ice Hall Sweden
Royal Swedish Opera Sweden
Stockholm City Hall Sweden
Stockholm Palace Sweden
Turning Torso Sweden
Boras Arena, Broas Sweden
Eleda Stadion, Malmö Sweden
Friends Arena, Stockholm Sweden
Ullevi Gothenburg Sweden
Guldfageln Arena, Kamlar Sweden
Tele2 Arena, Stockholm Sweden
Svinesund Bridge Sweden / Norway

IMPROVED AIRPORT DATA ON 99 AIRPORTS

ENKJ ESGP ENOL ENRY ESTA EKKA EKSP ESPA ESOW ESMT ESTL ESNZ ESSD ESDF ENGM ESSA ENBR EFHK BIRK ESGG ENAL ENZV ESSB EFHF EKRK ESMS ENTO ENTC EKBI EKAH EKYT EFTU ENSD ENBO ENCN ENHD EFOU EFTP BIAR ESKN ENAN ENML ENNO EKRN ENOV ENEV ENSG BIVM ESSV ENKB ENLK EFRO EKOD ESGJ ENSO ESOE EFKU EKEB ESMQ ENSN ENFL ENAT EFVA ESNQ ESNU ESSL ENLI ENBN ENSH ENST EFIV EFJY EKSB BIHN ESOK ESNN EFPO EFMA ESGT ENJB ESSP BIEG ENHV ENRS ENBL ENHF ESMX ENNM EFNU EFHV ENHA ENSK ENMS ENRM EFLP ENRA EKSN EFLA ENFG

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