Eagle Dynamics have released a new Open Beta for DCS World today. As with most Open Beta releases, it contains a variety of updates and fixes across the wide number of modules that the sim supports. It also marks the release of three new single player campaigns in the DCS World E-Shop that might get your attention. Let’s have a look!
Three new campaigns
Single player fans will want to have a look at some new content options that have just released. Operation Hormuz Freedom, Operation Cerberus North, and MAD Campaign put players in the DCS: AV-8B, DCS: F/A-18C and a choice of UH-1H or SA342 respectively.
Operation Hormuz Freedom is a 15-mission story-driven campaign with over 4,000 voiceovers, carrier ops, land ops, and has a wide variety of mission types including CAS, CAP, anti-ship, and RESCAP. The campaign requires the AV-8B, Persian Gulf map, and… oddly… the DCS: Supercarrier which is apparently key to some of the missions. Hormuz Freedom is available for $10.99.
We also have Operation Cerberus North for the DCS: F/A-18C and DCS: Syria map. This one puts you into a fictional scenario flying a NATO imposed no-fly zone across Syria. This one has hundreds of pages of briefings, intelligence information and detailed briefing documents. There are 3,000 lines of dialogue and apparently it even supports a custom ATC while flying out of Incirlik. This campaign is available for $13.99 USD.
The MAD Campaign puts you in the seat of the UH-1H or SA342 and you play the role of Anton Orlovskii, a PMC (Private Military Corporation) flying missions with the backdrop of an Iranian civil war and intense tensions in the Strait of Hormuz. This one sports 10 missions with English, Russian and Chinese localizations, 3,000 voice overs, and custom aircraft liveries for the UH-1, JF-17, Su-33, and Su-27. The MAD Campaign is available for $10.99 USD.
Open Beta update highlights
In addition to the release of the three campaigns there’s a series of fixes and updates across the whole of DCS World. Notably, the issues with the A-10C, F/A-18, F-16 FLIR systems with WHOT and BHOT modes being inverted have been fixed. DCS: AH-64D has seen a bunch of updates including gaining a trimmer reset command, fixing TADS and lasing desync in multi-crew, fixing the Hellfire not seeing the laser in multiplayer, and plenty of other fixes across the board.
Other modules have seen some fixes with Heatblur’s DCS: F-14 getting some nice upgrades like the usage of the new DCS FLIR mechanics as well as some autopilot updates.
Even the DCS: MiG-19P saw a bit of love with some work on its roll inertia and launch limits for the R-3S.