First images of the expanded DCS: Syria map

When it was revealed that DCS: Syria was coming out, a lot of pilots asked if we’d be seeing nearby Cyprus and the RAF airbase located there. Initially, this was not part of the plan but the creators of the map, Ugra Media, are stepping an already impressive map up a notch further and are expanding the size of the map. That part we already knew, however, we’re now seeing the first glimpses of what that will look like.

Heading to Cyprus

The expansion of the DCS: Syria map will take the bounds of the map and push them to the west. This does three things. First, it adds more of the Mediterranean sea for carrier battle groups to operate in. Second, it adds more terrain along the southern coast of Turkey. Third, it adds the island of Cyprus and the RAF airbase at Akrotiri.

The expansion of the map requires Urgra media to add more details to the map and it looks, from the screenshots released today, that they are paying particular attention to Cyprus. The island hasn’t just been added as a blank landmass or a low detail area – it’s getting the same attention as the rest of the map.

Those details being added also means adding 18 new airfields which will bring the total of airbases and airfields to 51. Have a look below to see the work being done.

DCS: Syria is rapidly shaping up to be one of DCS World’s best and most versatile maps. With which a wide variety of areas to fly over and the complex geopolitical scenarios that have played out there over the last 70 years (and beyond), this is definitely a tempting map for DCS World pilots. I’m looking forward to seeing more scenarios making full use of the map.

Updated: Corrected a couple of typos, mistaking north for south and an autocorrect error. Not enough coffee!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Fernando says:

    great news! but here Cries in 32GB RAM 🙂

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    1. Dmitriy Kozyrev says:

      It’s not that bad with terrain textures set on low. But yeah, there’s nothing to do there without 32 gigs and a fast SSD.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I think my next system is going to have 64GB. It is amazing to consider that number!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. CanadaOne says:

        64GB? That’s $300+. That’s ain’t no small thing.

        So far my 32 seems to be happy, as far as I notice.

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Yeah, not a small thing at all. Deciding if I start at 32 and then go 64 or realize that I might need it and just do it.

        Gotta keep saving!

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  2. Dmitriy Kozyrev says:

    I’m super excited about this update! Just hope they’ll fix the performance and memory leaks as well. The map is already the beefiest in DCS, and with the expanded coverage it’ll become even heavier.

    P.S. Have you noticed another teaser of the new clouds in the same newsletter? Would be great if they release them before Christmas in one form or another.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I did NOT notice those clouds. That’s really interesting! Let the speculation begin.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Blue 5 says:

    Awesome!

    BTW, it’s the northern edge of the map but the southern coast of Turkey.

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