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Flight Simulator

10 Nov 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020: Update 6 Patch Notes - Planes, Navigation & more

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has only gotten better since its first landing on 18 August. And a new patch, Update 6, is only adding more improvements.

Let's dive into the patch notes of the game's newest update.

MSFS 2020 Update 6 Patch Notes

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020's newest patch, Update 6, is now live in-game!

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TO THE SKIES: Take off with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020's newest patch

These are the changes players can experience now.


  • Navblue data is up to date
  • Navigation data date is now dynamically set in avionics


  • ATC window lists entire name of approaches
  • The ATC now responds to requests to change approach into an airport
  • Users can now request IFR clearance despite having a flight plan in the GPS
  • ATC now responds to requests for changing runways within range of an airport


  • The Airbus A320neo Fly-by-wire bank oscillation now works properly
  • The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has had its engine power reduced
  • Fixed issue with broken plane instruments when switching to metrics from the options menu
  • Fixed cockpit interactions in 3rd party airplanes
  • All liveries are now accessible and should load correctly


  • Lightning will no longer trigger in clear skies


  • Sensitivity curve methodology is now adapted for different inputs


  • Temporal anti-aliasing and a new sharpen filter using AMD FidelityFX CAS has arrived

When will the next update arrive?

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 patches are a roughly 10 days apart, with Development Updates sometimes coming between.

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NEW AND IMPROVED: Update 6 brings important changes to the game

These Development Updates give us an idea of where the game is moving, and the patches show this progress with changes.

That means we can expect the next Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 update patch to land somewhere around 20 November.