Since the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator in August, the company has done a good job of pushing out consistent updates to add new content and improve gameplay. Now Microsoft is pushing out perhaps the biggest update yet, World Update II: USA.
As the name suggests, this update is available globally and provides new content related to the United States. The good news for Microsoft Flight Simulator users is World Update II: USA is completely free.
Specifically, the relevant update is 126.96.36.199 World Update II: U.S. and it comes with a bunch of changes.
The package includes 48 brand new points of interest with full graphical detail, alongside some new airports. Microsoft has also thrown in the usual performance upgrades and bug fixes.
Microsoft explains what changes are available in this release:
“World Update II: USA features an improved digital elevation model with resolution up to one-meter, new aerial textures that significantly improve the appearance in several states across the country, and four new hand-crafted airports (Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Friday Harbor, and New York Stewart). We’ve also made visual improvements to 48 other airports and added 50 new high-fidelity points of interest across the country to make your state-side journey stunning in every way.
“And that’s not all – this update also includes exhilarating new activities on each coast. Enjoy a Discovery Flight through some of the most iconic locations on the eastern seaboard, and then jet out west for an epic new Bush Trip across the Alaskan wilderness.”
This is a large enough update that Microsoft has created a full trailer to detail the changes. You can also find the full changelog at the source. It is worth noting you will need to redeem the World Update II: USA and install it.