For this week’s DCS World Weekly Newsletter we get a few details behind what Eagle Dynamics is working on in the realm of DCS World War II. DCS also has a new stable patch update that makes the DCS: AH-64D available to everyone – even those on the stable release plan. Let’s have a look!
Although the update was short it is packed with some interesting information. The focus here appears to be on eliminating bugs and will surely be welcomed by many DCS WWII fans. Although we don’t have a detailed list of what’s been done yet, the update references fixing bugs in controls, rearm, refuel, radio and intercom systems.
The Bedford and Blitz trucks, both free to all DCS World players, have now been given FARP setup capabilities – so you can create those roadside airbase now.
There are also visual and performance improvements. The Thunderbolt, FW190A-8 and Mosquito are all seeing some visual updates on external model and cockpits. The Mosquito specifically is referenced for getting an updated LOD (level of detail) model that is aimed at performance improvements.
The Frey and Würzburg radars will have more realistic behaviour. The procedures for setting them up were released in a video back in February that details how to do that.
Also of note is mention of the fining tuning of the new fuze system. To date, bombs have not had a variety of fuze types represented but there are moves towards a much more realistic system. It’s been a while but the updated system is also likely to be what enables the team to offer the ability to skip bomb – something that seems to be implied by the “hero” image for this section of this week’s update.
Eagle Dynamics reports that all of these bugs and features plus potentially others will be released in the next open beta. We’ll have to wait and see what all of those end up being!
Stable release for DCS
Now is one of those rare times where the latest Open Beta and the Stable release version of DCS World meet-up. A lot has happened since February 9 when the last Stable version came out and now it has caught up with the open beta.
The latest stable version includes some big highlights like the DCS: AH-64D, the new Syria map extension, FLIR rendering, a long list of updates across a wide variety of modules and new campaigns for single player – purchased separately of course.