DCS vehicle and weather updates

The pace of new vehicles being upgraded or added to DCS World recently has certainly picked up. Several new vehicles, ships, and tanks have just been added in the most recent update and a few of them are also going to be part of a future DCS: Combined Arms update. We also have a very short weather update this week.

New vehicles

The new vehicles added into DCS World 2.7 are varied across several different categories:

  • Leopard 2 A4 and 2A4TRS
  • Leopard 2A5
  • Leopard 2A6M
  • Chieftain Mk3
  • La Combattante II
  • Seawise Giant
  • BM-21 Grad
  • PT-76 Soviet light tank
  • VAB Mephisto ATGM
  • T-155 Firtina
  • AA-7 Airfield fire truck
  • ATZ-5 Ural based fuel truck
  • 5I57A airfield generator

ED has released promotional screenshots of some of these ships, tanks, and utility vehicles for us to have a close look at. They are all at the usual high level of detail that we’ve come to expect from recent additions to DCS World. As much as these aren’t an update on an anticipated aircraft or helicopter nor an update on something that’s already out… they do help make the world part of DCS World come alive and I’m thankful to see them coming with such attention to detail. Now… make us a nice S3 Viking already!

There was also special mention of DCS: Combined Arms which can now make use of the new Leopard 2 A4, Leopard 2A4TRS, VAB Mephisto and BM-21 Grad. Nice!

New fog and weather updates

The release of 2.7 and the introduction of the new cloud technology is just the start of several updates that DCS World is putting into the newest iteration of the sim. If you felt like the fogging effects were lacking, turns out that ED is also putting in some effort here.

See the below screenshot to get a sense of what they are putting together. A much more dynamic fog and low visibility appearance from the looks of things.

Meanwhile, bugs with the current system also got a mention. Specifically the ‘jitter’ effect for VR users which is being worked on.

For all of this and more, visit the latest developer diary!


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Coolts says:

    I don’t see any recognition from ED of the fact clouds lack any detail or definition in vr. They are just white blobs. Fixing jitter will just leave stable white blobs.


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      My understanding was that this was not an issue that was experienced by all VR users. Some 2D users also had flat clouds.

      Have the usual efforts to resolve it been done? Updated drivers? Delete shader cache and let DCS rebuild it?


  2. CanadaOne says:

    Definitely looking better and better. I love how the new clouds make every map and plane feel new and how they present new challenges.

    Hope the firetruck becomes a working model and will come out and hose you down after a crash landing. That would be good for a laugh.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      A working firetruck would be amazing!

      Yeah I was doing a instant action mission on the Georgia map a few days ago and the new lighting and clouds and the interaction between the two give the map new life. It’s really impressive!


  3. Coolts says:

    Try it. Featureless white mass. Much better than pre 2.7 but compared to 2d, very sad.


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I don’t yet have VR so I unfortunately cannot.


  4. Fernando says:

    Hope Tu-95 and B-52 will be updated soonTM


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Indeed! Those were specifically mentioned during the roadmap update at the start of the year so with luck we’ll see them soon!


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