IL-2 version 4.702 released just before the Russian Christmas Holiday period bringing with it the P-51B and a bunch of new features. Now, just on the otherside of the holidays, we have a fairly substantial hotfix that you may want to have a look at addressing a long list of items including a couple of especially notable ones. Let’s have a look!
I don’t often report on a hotfix but sometimes they are substantial enough that its worth noting and this one definitely is. Coming in just a few hours ago, the hotfix addresses a number of key items.
One of the more notable ones is a quirk with the P-51B. Originally the head movement on the aircraft was limited to the standard canopy configuration, even with the hood pulled back, however, now the canopy has been given its out parameters.
It looks like this update is probably a new feature because the FW190D-9 bubble canopy also has new head movement dimensions when fitted. Nice!
Other features updated include fixing some of the hazing effects when not using 150km view distance, cloud pixelation at long distances have been corrected, the whistling sound of the gunports on the P-51B have been reduced (to match the four instead of six gunports), and both nav lights and tracers are visible from longer ranges again. That last one may prove controversial as some wanted and appreciated the reduced distance. This comes with a caveat that 1CGS plan to still reduce these at longer ranges in the future but for now the feature goes back to where it was until they have a better solution.