Combat Flight Sim

dcs-worldSource: Blue’s News

A new trailer from DCS World unveils a new free-to-play program for Eagle Dynamics’ extensive integrated flight simulator family. This will allow players to evaluate any of its aircraft and map modules for free for up to 14 days. Although DCS World is also offered through Steam, they express regrets that the F2P offer does not apply there:

Today, we are also introducing a new Free to Play system that lets you evaluate all of our modules (aircraft and maps) for 14 days. You can play each module sequentially for 14 days or any number of them at a time. Once you have ‘consumed’ the 14 days, you will be given another 14 day free trial period for all modules six months later. Enjoy the offer and please tell your friends!

Fly the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet for two weeks and then DCS: F-16C Viper for another two. You can download new terrains at the same time, whatever you fancy. Each module will give you 14 days to evaluate and enjoy them without any limitations or obligations. If you’ve tried a module and aren’t 100% certain about purchasing, you can re-evaluate six months later.

Campaigns are excluded.

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ace-combat-7-skies-unknownYour chance to pilot cutting-edge experimental war planes begins today as Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s “Experimental Aircraft Series” DLC has finally landed. This latest DLC package features three cutting-edge combat aircraft including:

Three playable aircraft:

  • F-15 S/MTD (The Boeing Company)
  • F-16XL (Lockheed Martin Corporation)
  • FB-22 Strike Raptor (Lockheed Martin Corporation)

All three experimental aircraft feature enhanced performance and attack capabilities.

In addition to these three aircraft, new skins and emblems of enemy pilots and rival units from storied ACE COMBAT chapters of the past will be included in the “Experimental Aircraft Series” DLC package, including:

10 new enemy/rival unit aircraft skins:

  • CFA-44 Butterfly Master Skin
  • A-10A Varcolac Skin
  • MiG-21bis Huckebein Skin
  • YF-23 Z.O.E.Skin
  • MiG-29 RedMoon Skin
  • Su-35S Markov Skin
  • Su-37 Markov Skin
  • Su-33 Strigon Skin
  • Su-47 Grabacr Skin
  • Su-37 Ofnir Skin

10 new emblems will be made available, including:

  • Four types of Nuggets emblems to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ACE COMBAT series
  • Six types of series emblems such as “Albireo” and “Beast”

Click here to see the Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Experimental Aircraft Series DLC: Launch Trailer.

To find out more about Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, head over to the games official website or via Steam.

ComancheThe latest Early Access update for Comanche features a brand new single-player mode called “Conflicts” which offers challenging missions to master. Conflicts Mode is a set of various single-player missions, separate from the story campaign. In each mission, you will have to fulfill specific requirements in order to get all of the medals for that particular challenge. Only after earning all of the medals, will you be able to unlock the next mission.

Each medal provides its challenge, so players truly need to master their skills. Also, missions have distinctive objectives and it is up to players how they accomplish them.” – Petr Kolář, Ashborne Games Studio Manager

Check out the Conflicts Trailer HERE.

EA Update 7: Conflicts includes:

  • New single-player game mode: Conflicts
  • Conflict mission – Operation: Itzal
  • Conflict mission – Operation: Purple Nemi
  • Conflict mission – Operation: Terhen
  • Added functional cockpits with instruments
  • Changed Comanche behavior as all the helicopters are more agile
  • New Conflicts UI in Play menu
  • Each mission has its own loading screen

You can find the full patch notes HERE.

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Find out more about Comanche from the games official website.

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ace-combat-7-skies-unknownSource: Blue’s News

BANDAI NAMCO announces new Experimental Aircraft DLC is coming to ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN, offering the chance to be a test pilot with the pack’s titular experimental aircraft. This includes three plans, new skins, and new emblems. The Announcement Trailer offers a look and the brief announcement adds in some details:

The sheer variety of playable aircraft has always been a cornerstone feature of the ACE COMBAT franchise and ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN continues that tradition. This latest incoming delivery of cutting-edge combat aircraft will arrive in spring 2021 and will feature “Experimental Aircraft,” including:

  • F-15 S/MTD (The Boeing Company)
  • F-16XL (Lockheed Martin Corporation)
  • FB-22 Strike Raptor (Lockheed Martin Corporation)

All three experimental aircraft feature enhanced performance and attack capabilities. In addition to these three aircraft, new skins and emblems of enemy pilots and rival units from storied ACE COMBAT chapters of the past will be included with this latest “Experimental Aircraft Series” DLC package.

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownIt has been two years already since Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown was released, reaching more than 2.5 million units sold worldwide.

To mark this two-year milestone and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ace Combat series with our community of pilots from across the world; a free update will be released tomorrow, January 19th, bringing more skins and emblems to customize their aircraft!

You can check out the new trailer here!

Here is the full list of updates:

  • Skins: X-02S Glowing, F-22A Phoenix, F-4E Mobius, F-15E Garuda, ASF-X Ridgebacks, F-16C Crow, Su-37 Scarface, Typhoon UPEO, F-22A Gryphus & Su-37 UPEO.
  • Emblems: 25th Anniversary Nugget -Mobius 1-, 25th Anniversary Nugget -Yellow 13-, ACE COMBAT 7 2nd Anniversary, Shooter, Spooky, Falco, UNF, UNICS, Arrows (Low-Vis) & Falco.

To find out more about Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, head over to the games official website or via Steam.

ComancheComanche is now available for free – at least with the multiplayer part of the game. Everyone can simply download this new additional version of the game, familiarize him- or herself with the game in the brand new tutorial, and start competing online against other pilots from all over the world. The Comanche multiplayer experience will be completely free and will offer the full multiplayer content.

Players can choose between two different game modes, five different versions of the Comanche attack helicopter, four interesting combat drones, and fight on three large-scale maps. Everyone who bought Comanche in the past will be rewarded with a special skin to show off their status as a Comanche veteran pilot.

Additionally, Comanche will get a new Early Access Update including a full new mission: Operation Fire Sale. Operation Fire Sale will command the pilots to the majestic Alps on board the Horizon variant of the Comanche, equipped with long-range weaponry. The mission is to scout and observe a vital Kude Core military site and make good use of the ranged weapons in dealing devastating blows to the enemy.

Check out the new Comanche Free Multiplayer Trailer HERE.

Find out more about Comanche from the games official website.

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il-2-sturmovik-desert-wings-tobrukThe new addition to the critically acclaimed aerial combat simulation series takes you over the sands of North Africa

IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk, the exciting new expansion for IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover – Blitz Desert War is now available via Steam, the official IL-2 Sturmovik store and other digital platforms for $69.99 USD / 64.99 EUR with a 15% launch discount during the first week!

This new addition to the long-standing and critically acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series of aerial combat simulators takes you over the sands of North Africa in the critical moment during WWII when the control of the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal was decided. Experience what it was like to fly and fight during the Desert War in deadly Messerschmitts, sleek Macchis, rugged Kittyhawks and the legendary Spitfires. IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk brings over 40 new flyable types and variants, more than 25 new tank, artillery and vehicle types added to the desert versions of the vehicles from the CLIFFS OF DOVER, as well as 15 new ships including British and Italian types which are historically accurate for the TOBRUK map.

The excellent multiplayer environment that allows over 100 players and dozens of AI aircraft online simultaneously, IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk promises intense and challenging human versus human aerial battles. For the Single Player enthusiasts, the game also includes 24 Quick Missions playable with any aircraft, 7 long form Campaigns based on historical Squadron experiences, another 14 single missions as well as two co-op missions playable both via multiplayer or single player.

Watch the IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk release trailer HERE.

ComancheWe are doing the Early Access to learn, what the players want” explains Fabian Baumgarten, Producer at development studio NUKKLEAR, “and it became quite clear, that we wanted to totally overhaul our controls, add more single-player content and quality of life features.

Therefore, Update 3 will add the new single-player mission “Bank Job” to the campaign, where the player leads an assault of ground forces with his Comanche attack helicopter. Together with a whole IJTF Strike Force, the Comanche will witness a full offensive against the Kude Core’s last stronghold in the middle of the desert.

Check out the teaser video.

Next to loads of new content like the continuation of the single-player campaign, developer NUKKLEAR took the time to take a deep look into the helicopter controls. Players can now choose between “Arcade” and “Simulation” controls, which play drastically different from another and will satisfy casual and experienced players alike.

Speaking of controls: For this update, NUKKLEAR and Thrustmaster teamed up to support the most important Thrustmaster HOTAS devices natively. Additionally, the frequently requested 3rd-person mode has been added to the game.

You can find all changes in the patch notes:
https://media.thqnordic.com/Comanche/Changelog/Comanche_Patchnotes_EA_Update_3.pdf

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il-2-sturmovik-desert-wings-tobrukGet ready to fight another battle – this time in North Africa!

IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk, the latest addition to the long-standing and critically acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series of Aerial Combat Simulators is set to release on August 6th at 19:00 CEST (10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT) this year via Steam and other digital platforms. Pre-orders will be available starting on July 30th via the official IL-2 Sturmovik store with a 15% discount for those who want to opt-in first!

Get ready for another tour of duty – IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings Tobruk will let you experience the famous Desert War through the eyes of those fighting for dominance high above the battlefields of North Africa. You can fly over 40 aircraft and variants from the Royal Air Force, Luftwaffe or Regia Aeronautica. Experience combat in the legendary Spitfire, sturdy Hurricanes, stubby Martlets, and rugged Kittyhawks, or take flight in deadly Messerschmitts and Macchis.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings features a 385km x 385km North African map recreating in precise detail the strategic stronghold of Tobruk and the desert and sea which surrounds it. Included are 75+ airfields, multiple landmarks and towns, an extensive road network as well as the historical fortifications, minefields and defenses, all based on actual maps from the war. Combined with the excellent multiplayer environment that allows over 100 players and dozens of AI aircraft online simultaneously, IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings promises intense and challenging human versus human aerial battles. For the Single Player enthusiasts, the game also includes 24 Quick Missions playable with any aircraft, 7 long form Campaigns based on historical Squadron experiences, and another 14 single missions.

Watch the IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk Expansion – Announcement Trailer HERE.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk will be available on August 6th via Steam and other digital stores for $69.99 USD. The game requires the base game IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz Edition in order to play.

il-2-sturmovik-desert-wings-tobruk1C Entertainment and Team Fusion Simulations announce IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – TOBRUK

1C Entertainment, in partnership with Team Fusion Simulations and in association with 1C Game Studios, is happy to announce IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – TOBRUK, the new addition to the acclaimed realistic air combat simulator IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover. The game is set to launch this summer via Steam, il2sturmovik.com and other digital stores.

Watch the announcement trailer HERE.

In this exciting new IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover – Blitz Desert War expansion, you can fly with over 40 aircraft and variants from the Royal Air Force, the Luftwaffe or the Regia Aeronautica. See combat in the legendary Spitfire, sturdy Hurricanes, stubby Martlets, and rugged Kittyhawks, or take wing in deadly Messerschmitts and Macchis. The game introduces a flyable Wellington bomber, as well as updated versions of the Ju-88 and Heinkel 111H. Desert Wings allows bomber and fighter jocks of all skill levels the opportunity to fully challenge themselves in this historically based campaign.

In addition to the long list of flyable aircraft, there are over 25 new tanks, artillery and vehicles as well as 17 new ships, including massive battleships, cruisers, destroyers, patrol boats, submarines, torpedo boats and merchant ships; these additions allowing huge land and naval battles in ferocious detail.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings will feature a 385km x 385km North African map recreating in precise detail the strategic stronghold of Tobruk and the rugged contours of coast, desert and sea which surrounds it, with over 75 airfields, multiple landmarks and towns, an extensive road system as well as the historical fortifications, minefields and defenses, all based on actual maps from the war. Combined with the excellent multiplayer environment that allows over 100 players and dozens of AI aircraft online simultaneously, IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings promises intense and challenging human versus human aerial battles.

This add-on is a must-have for experienced flight sim enthusiasts as well as newcomers to the genre, and will provide endless hours of entertainment in the company of an established, numerous and dedicated online community.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk will be available for purchase this summer via Steam for 69,99 USD with a 15% launch discount during the first week of the launch.