DCS World 2022 roadmap

This year should prove to be an interesting one for DCS World with a variety of new modules on the horizon and old modules getting set for some overhauls and updates. This page will be periodically updated with roadmap information as it is published.

This roadmap was last updated on June 26, 2022

Upcoming modules

Core updates

  • Weather/cloud updates – Volumetric clouds were added in 2021. Moving and more detailed weather fronts are expected in 2022.
  • Dynamic campaign – Set for early access release in the 2021 roadmap. We’re awaiting new news on this core feature.
  • Vulkan API and multi-threading – Boosting performance of DCS World is a key priority and Vulkan and other multi-threading updates are expected to help. Originally expected in Q3. We’re awaiting new news on this core update.
  • FLIR technology update – This new technology has now been released as of March 2022.
  • Enhanced AI – Better AI using more realistic flight models is in progress.
  • Air Traffic Control and Radio – New technology updates for ATC (based on Supercarrier) including new radio calls for a wide variety of functions.

Announced modules

  • DCS: AH-64D Apache Longbow (Eagle Dynamics) – Released in March of 2022.
  • DCS: F-4 Phantom (Heatblur) – Following an early year teaser, Heatblur has announced the DCS: F-4E Phantom coming with a couple of variations. Early access is expected before the end of 2022.
  • DCS: Mirage F1 (Aerges) – Sent to Eagle Dynamics early in the year, it’s expected that the F1 will release sometime in summer or perhaps early fall of 2022.
  • DCS: MB-339 (IndiaFoxtEcho) – Missing its early 2022 release, it looks like this project will come sometime in the second half of the year.
  • DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle (RAZBAM) – Unknown release date but possible early access release in 2022 though potentially closer to the end of the year.
  • DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark 3 (Eagle Dynamics) – A paid update (similar to the DCS: A-10C II) is expected sometime this year. It is expected that Black Shark 2 will continue to be available as a module for current owners.
  • DCS: OH-58 (Polychop) – Development has slowed and the project has been delayed but it is possible that Polychop will release this module sometime in 2022.
  • DCS: F4U-1D Corsair (Leatherneck/Magnitude 3) – In development with no expected release date.
  • DCS: F8J Crusader (Leatherneck/Magnitude 3) – Announced last year. The project has no expected release date.
  • DCS: MiG-21bis 2.0 (Leatherneck/Magnitude 3) – The classic MiG-21 is being redeveloped with a variety of upgrades across the module including enhanced art and systems modeling. No release date.
  • DCS: Typhoon (TrueGrit and Heatblur) – This project got a big boost from a partnership with Heatblur. Release date possible in early 2023.
  • DCS: A-6 Intruder (Heatblur) – Legendary developers Heatblur have announced that they are building an AI and then flyable A-6 Intruder for DCS World. It is expected to take a couple of years to develop and is not expected until 2023-24.
  • DCS: A-7 Corsair II (Flying Iron Simulations) – Recent progress suggests that Flying Iron Simulations is well on their way developing their first DCS World module. There is no release date.
  • DCS: MiG-17F (Red Star Simulations) – This team is looking to publish their project with DCS World. Development is underway and Red Star Simulations is looking to submit their project to Eagle Dynamics sometime in 2022.

Rumoured/unconfirmed modules

  • DCS: Su-17/22 “Fitter” (Leatherneck/Magnitude 3) – This Cold War era strike jet has been teased a few times now by the development team. It is not formally announced and has no roadmap or release date.
  • DCS: Su-17/22 (OctopusG) – The modeler behind the DCS: I-16 project has teased an unconfirmed DCS module with cockpit images of the Su-17/22 fighter-bomber. It’s possible that this is a teamup with Leatherneck/Magnitude 3 but its unknown.
  • DCS: C-130 (Anubis) – Remarks by developers suggest that the team behind the C-130 mod are aiming to make this a full featured DCS World release. Further details are unknown.
  • DCS: MiG-29 (Eagle Dynamics) – A full fidelity MiG-29 has been mentioned a few times by Eagle Dynamics COO. Development is not expected to begin until after Black Shark 3 is released.
  • DCS: Kfir (AVIRON) – A development group called AVIRON have been talking about their intentions to develop a Kfir (Israeli reverse engineered Mirage III/5 with numerous modifications) for DCS World.

More updates coming soon!