IL-2 VR support update, A-20B work in progress

Virtual reality support for the IL-2 series is coming in March with an open beta test of the game. This was big enough news in and of itself to warrant an update on popular PC hardware site Tom’s Hardware. We also got a work in progress look at the A-20B! VR support forthcoming VR support…

IL-2 scripted campaign progress

My time spent playing IL-2 is divided between quick flights in the Quick Mission Builder and more lengthy time spent playing multiplayer but when I’m not doing those two things I’m playing the new scripted campaign mode – and its been fun! In December the IL-2 series added the Scripted Campaign feature to the game…

New images of the Kuban map

Han posted this morning with a new IL-2: Battle of Kuban developer diary with a focus on what the Kuban map team has been working on. The big part of the update is really about the technology behind the scenes. The map team is using terrain features like height mapping, slope angle, and some random…

The mystery of why Red wins more missions than Blue in IL-2 multiplayer

The Wings of Liberty server is a popular one with IL-2 multiplayer pilots attracting relatively large numbers of players on a regular basis. In my experience it is the most consistently filled server available. Attracting large numbers of players, a wide variety of skills, and hosting hundreds of matches a month keeps things pretty exciting…

Rise of Flight previews the new IL-2 3D wave technology

In 2013, Rise of Flight debuted the Channel Map addition to the game which added a new series of campaigns covering the English Channel and northern France and Belgium. The Rise of Flight team took that opportunity to show off the power of the Digital Nature engine by putting in water physics above and beyond…

The history of the IL-2

The aircraft that inspired the creation of one flight simulator which lead to a sequel probably has some significance to it. The Ilyushin IL-2, numbering over 36,000 aircraft produced, is the most widely produced combat aircraft and the second most produced aircraft of all time (the Cessna 172 comes in first at 43,000). Popular defense…

We’re basically getting an early La-5F

In the last developer update it was announced that a new technology had been added to the game that would allow modifications to include new engine options and that the first two instances of this would be the FW190A-5/U17 with a 1.65ATA boosted engine and an La-5 with a M-82F engine. We’re basically getting an…

Reviewing the Bf110: Enter the Zerstörer

The Bf110 was conceived as a heavy fighter that was to be flown by the elite of the Luftwaffe fighter force and used in long range operations supporting the Luftwaffe’s medium bombers. Though proving inadequate in that role, they were quickly turned into potent fighter-bombers and bomber destroyers or Zerstörer. Is the Bf110 still a…

Development on Battle for Kuban continues

Excitement in the community is high after the launch of IL-2 patch 2.007 bringing with it the Bf110G-2 and updated FW190A-3 flight model. Today’s Developer Update shows us the second FW190 to join the series – the A-5 model. The FW190A-5 was a versatile aircraft and was used in quite a few different roles on…

A Wulf for any occasion

Flying the Focke Wulf 190 in IL-2 for the last year has been a challenging proposition with many pilots complaining about the aircraft being difficult to fly. All of that changes in Update 2.007. Stalling, always stalling The FW190A-3 was twitchy, it stalled frequently, and pulling back on the stick more than a few degrees…