Microsoft Flight Simulator Reno Air Races DLC & free GOTY update both launch in November

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Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Flight Simulator Reno Air Races DLC and a Game of the Year Edition of the game will both release on 18th November 2021 for PC and Xbox Series X|S. While the Reno Air Races are a paid expansion, the GOTY release will be a free update for all players of the game, which is great because there’s five new planes to try out.

Let’s start with the Reno Air Races. This is a new expansion to the game that adds live head-to-head air racing to Flight Simulator, having worked closed with the Reno Air Races Authority (RARA) to develop it. There will be two versions of this, the ‘Expansion Pack’ with the multiplayer and four starter aircraft for $19.99, and the ‘Full Collection’ which has ten liveries for each of those four aircraft for $59.99

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The four aircraft in the Reno Air Races: Expansion Pack are the North American T-6 Texan, North American P-51 Mustang, Aero L-39 Albatros, and Aviat Pitts Special S1S. The Full Collection then adds 10 licensed liveries for each of them, including famous champions like Miss America, Strega, Voodoo, Baron’s Revenge, Radial Velocity, Six-Cat, American Spirit, and Pipsqueak.

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year release marks a milestone for the game’s development, celebrating it with some new content.

New for the GOTY release are the following five aircrafts:

  • Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
  • VoloCity
  • Pilatus PC-6 Porter
  • CubCrafters NX Cub
  • Aviat Pitts Special S1S

That’s right, the Top Gun: Maverick DLC might have been delayed to match the film schedule, but you’ll be able to fly the F/A-18 Super Horner next month… for free!

There’s also eight newly handcrafted airports, while filling in world info for 545 missing airports from the US:

  • Germany
    • Leipzig/Halle Airport (EDDP)
    • Allgäu Airport Memmingen (EDJA)
    • Kassel Airport (EDVK)
  • Switzerland
    • Lugano Airport (LSZA)
    • Zurich Airport (LSZH)
    • Luzern-Beromunster Airport (LSZO)
  • United States
    • Patrick Space Force Base (KCOF)
    • Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (KNKX)

There’s new missions, new tutorials, new features and new photogrammetry cities, including Helsinki (Finland), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Brighton, Derby, Eastbourne, Newcastle, and Nottingham (UK) and Utrecht (Netherlands).

Source: Xbox [1, 2]

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