Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 6 is bringing Central Europe to life

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Microsoft Flight Simulator's next World Update - World Update 6 - has just dropped and it's huge for those of you who prefer flying around Central Europe. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have all been given a refresh in Microsoft's groundbreaking Flight Simulator and we have everything you need to know about the update right here.

You should be able to download and install the Microsoft Flight Simulator update automatically, however you can find detailed instructions on how to do this on PC here. When updated, head into the Marketplace and download World Update 6 for the complete package.


PATCH NOTES - World Update 6 -

Stability Fixes

  • Several crashes have been fixed across the title;
  • Applying the default profile for the Mouse will no longer crash the title when a custom profile was loaded on PC;
  • Fixed crash in autosave in bushtrip missions when the user has a non-ASCII name
    The title can now be launched in Safe mode via a pop-up to deactivate all Community and Marketplace content on PC only. The option will be available after a crash as long as Devmode is not enabled;
  • Fixed some scenarios where mandatory content was not downloaded or installed properly on PC if it had been deleted via the content manager (“You are missing packages that are essential to run Microsoft Flight Simulator. Please update the application and try again.”);

Navigation Fixes

  • Fixed ATC radar altitude so the ATC no longer asks you to change your altitude when it is not applicable;
  • The VFR Map now displays information for latitudes beyond 75 degrees;
  • New AIRAC cycle 2108 is now available;

Planes Release Notes

  • SR22 performance and fuel consumption has been modified to better match POH;
  • Gyro Drift is now correctly set when Aircraft Systems assistance preset is set to Easy / Medium / Hard;

Peripherals Release Notes

  • Fixed the ENG 1 and the Crank/ Mode norm/ IGN/Start buttons on the Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant Airbus edition;

World Updates

  • Updated elevation data for Germany, Austria & Switzerland;
  • Updated aerial imagery for Germany, Austria & Switzerland;
  • Offscreen terrain pre caching” graphics settings has been added (Low, Medium, High and Ultra). If set to Ultra, all the offscreen terrain will be cached at full quality which will reduce FPS drops and LOD popping when panning the camera but may impact overall performance;
  • Maximum photogrammetry draw distance has been further increased. As a result photogrammetry downtown building areas will be visible from farther away;
  • Better management of low bandwidth Bing terrain data and photogrammetry streaming as the change to Offline data is no longer persistent (changes applied only affect the current flight);
  • Fixed an issue where the Bing terrain data would switch to offline in low bandwidth scenarios without displaying a warning pop-up, when data consumption cap was set (the warning pop up is now displayed properly);
  • Cities at night are now more visible on the World Map;
  • Various airport data fixes;
    • LEMD: added Restriction for landings and take-offs on runways according to charts;
    • LEMI: fixed ICAO issue for Region de Murcia International Airport;
    • OPIS: Islamabad airport now has lights;
    • 02NH: fixed Iroquois landing altitude;
    • EGGK: fixed issue with a building in the middle of a taxiway;
    • EDDF: added Restriction for landings and take-offs on runways according to charts;
    • KGTU: added missing buildings;
    • FNDB: fixed Terraforming and data issues;
    • 89AK: fixed elevation issue;
    • KDVT: fixed parking 75 spawning point;
    • ESKS: updated ICAO for Scandinavian Mountains Airport;
    • SSGG: updated ICAO for Tancredo Thomas de Faria Airport (Guarapuava Airport);
  • Improved Airport data on 100 airports;
  • Addition of 43 new airports;

VR Changes

  • The title no longer crashes when quitting the sim in VR;
  • Various tutorial fixes: briefs and debriefs are properly displayed, no blockers anymore. Please note that Tutorial 1 in VR mode is still under work and will be complete in a future update;

Marketplace Changes

  • Content User Rating is now more accurate;


  • Fixed group displaying and collapse/uncollapse issue in the scenery editor;
  • Projected Mesh not rendered when moving camera or adding new one in the Scenery editor (we force the loading of LOD 0);
  • Improved some text rendering for XML gauges;
  • Plane debug screens now correctly calculate and display GPH/gallon per hour fuel consumptions (DebugAircraftEngines & DebugAircraftTracking);
  • Aircraft Editor: the .cfg files are no longer corrupted when using the editor;

OPTIONAL CONTENT - Upgrades for Central Europe


  • Photogrammetry Cities:
  • Bielefeld
  • Braunschweig
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Konstanz
  • Wuppertal
  • Hand-Crafted Airports
    • EDHL – Lübeck Airport
    • EDDS – Stuttgart Airport
  • Hand-Crafted Points of Interest
    • Helgioland
    • Elbphilarmonie (Hamburg)
    • Volksparkstadion (Hamburg)
    • Holsten Gate (Lübeck)
    • Fehmarn Sound Bridge
    • Schwerin Castle (Schwerin)
    • St. Nicholas Church (Wismar)
    • Freilichtmuseum Gross Raden
    • St. Nicholas Church (Stralsund)
    • St. Mary’s Church (Stralsund)
    • Jasmund National Park (Rügen)
    • Rheinsberg Palace
    • Brandenburg Gate (Berlin)
    • Olympiastadion (Berlin)
    • Sanssouci and Park (Potsdam)
    • Tropical Islands Resort
    • Bastei
    • Moritzburg
    • Frauenkirche (Dresden)
    • Kath. Hofkirche (Dresden)
    • Monument to the Battle of the Nations (Leipzig)
  • Wartburg (Eisenach)
  • Kyffhäuser Monument
  • State Museum of Pre-History (Halle)
  • Wernigerode Castle
  • Madgeburg Catherdal (Magdeburg)
  • Grüne Zitadelle (Magdeburg)
  • Autostadt (Wolfsburg)
  • Herrenhausen Gardens (Herrenhausen)
  • Marienburg Castle
  • Hermannsdenkmal (Detmold)
  • Münster Cathedral (Münster)
  • Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)
  • Veltins-Arena (Gelsenkirchen)
  • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex (Essen)
  • Merkur Spiel-Arena (Düsseldorf)
  • Borussia-Park (Mönchengladbach)
  • Great St. Martin’s Church (Cologne)
  • South Bridge (Cologne)
  • Hohenzollern Bridge (Cologne)
  • RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne)
  • Aachener Cathedral (Aachen)
  • Drachenfels Castle
  • Drachenburg Castle (Königswinter)
  • Deutsches Eck (Koblenz)
  • Cochem Impreial Castle (Cochem)
  • Castle Katz (St. Goarshausen)
  • Niederwalddenkmal
  • Frankfurt Cathedral (Frankfurt am Main)
  • Oper Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main)
  • Deutsche Bank Park (Frankfurt am Main)
  • Saar Polygon (Ensdorf)
  • Mannheim Water Town (Mannheim)
  • Freiburg Minster (Freiburg)
  • Hohenzollern Castle (Hechingen)
  • Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stuttgart)
  • Walhalla
  • Allianz Arena (Munich)
  • Olympiastadion (Munich)
  • St. Bartholomew’s Church (Berchtesgaden)
  • Bush Trip
    • Bush Trip Germany
  • Landing Challenges
    • EDDL Dusseldorf
    • EDXH Duene
  • Discovery Flight
    • Berlin


  • Photogrammetry Cities:
    • Graz
    • Vienna
  • Hand-Crafted Airports
    • LOWK – Klagenfurt Airport
  • Hand-Crafted Points of Interest
    • Melk Abbey (Melk)
    • Wiener Riesenrad (Vienna)
    • Hofsburg (Vienna)
  • St. Stephan’s Cathedral (Vienna)
  • Schönbrunn Palace & Gloriette (Vienna)
  • Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Vienna)
  • Eggenberg Palace (Graz)
  • Wörthersee Stadion (Klagenfurt)
  • Hohenwerfen Castle
  • Kufstein Fortress
  • Bush Trip
    • Bush Trip Austria
  • Landing Challenge
    • LOWK Klagenfurt


  • Photogrammetry Cities:
    • Basel
  • Hand-Crafted Airports
    • LSZR – St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport
  • Hand-Crafted Points of Interest
    • Tarasp Castle
    • Landwasser Viaduct
    • Castelgrande
    • Castello di Montebello
    • Castello di Sasso Corbaro
    • Abbey of Saint Gall (St. Gallen)
    • Kybunpark (St. Gallen)
    • Einsiedeln Abbey (Einsiedeln)
    • Grossmünster (Zurich)
  • Swiss National Museum (Zurich)
  • Letzigrund (Zurich)
  • St. Jakob Park (Basel)
  • Kapellbrücke (Lucerne)
  • Swissporarena (Lucerne)
  • Zentrum Paul Klee (Bern)
  • Stadion Wankdorf (Bern)
  • Bern Minster (Bern)
  • Federal Palace of Switzerland (Bern)
  • Stade de la Maladière (Neuchatel)
  • Lausanne Cathedral (Lausanne)
  • Brunswick Monument (Geneva)
  • Batiment des Forces Motrices (Geneva)
  • Stade de Geneve (Geneva)
  • Chillon Castle (Lake Geneva)
  • Gornergrat South Observatory
  • Sphinx Observatory
  • Bush Trip
    • Bush Trip Swiss
    • Bush Trip Grand Alpine Challenge (Cross Country)
  • Landing Challenges
    • LSZA Lugano
    • LSZR ST Gallen
  • Discovery Flight
    • Pennine

You can find more information about the Airports updated and Airports added here.