IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Product Roadmap

1CGS is hard at work on IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and with the start of Early Access and the first aircraft and features being released, I thought it would be a good time to start tracking the product roadmap as we know it so far. Come back often as new details emerge.

The timeline

Note: This timeline will be updated with definitive information when aircraft and other major content items are released. All other projections are purely speculative unless otherwise noted.

May 2018

Spitfire IXe – It’s Merlin 66 and Merlin 70 engine along with enhanced firepower and ground attack options make the Spitfire IX one of the top fighters in the series and a legendary fighter respected by friends and foes alike.

  • Release date: May 24, 2018
  • Patch: 3.003

Bf109G-14 – An attempt at reconciling a year and a half worth of upgrades to the Bf109G-6 design, the G-14 comes with MW50 engine boost, an optional MK108 30mm cannon, and bomber killing rockets.

  • Release date: May 24, 2018
  • Patch 3.003

July 2018

FW190A-8/F-8/G-8 – An upgraded version of the FW190A series with a redesigned and lighter wing accommodating four MG151/20 cannons. F-8 version with Panzerblitz rockets and additional bomb loadouts are also available as is a G-8 modification and the ability to carry a large SC1000 bomb under the fuselage

  • Release date: July 18, 2018
  • Patch 3.005
  • FW190G-8 modification released: September 26, 2018
  • Patch 3.006

Autumn 2018

Bf109K-4 – The last major production variant of the Bf109, the K-4 version featured the DB 605D engine with close to 2,000hp and aerodynamic and production refinements. It was one of the highest performing piston engine fighters of the war and it packed a punch with MK108 30mm cannon standard.

  • Release date: November 20, 2018
  • Patch: 3.007

P-47D-28 – The Thunderbolt was a large and powerful fighter used by the USAAF throughout the later years of WWII. Fast, tough, and equally adept at high altitude fighter sweeps as well as low altitude fighter-bomber operations.

  • Release date: November 20, 2018
  • Patch: 3.007

Po-2VS – Built in huge numbers and used for everything from training to artillery spotting to night time bombing, the Po-2 was a ubiquitous presence on the Eastern Front throughout the war and beyond.

  • Release date: December 19, 2018
  • Patch 3.009

Early 2019

FW190D-9 – Powered by an in-line Jumo 213 engine, the D-9 is the most capable of the FW190 fighter series in air combat and helped to answer the latest and most powerful Allied fighters late in the war. Distinctive longer nose and fuselage make the D-9 stand out.

Status: The FW190D-9 appears to have a complete external model. The cockpit has been shown texture complete. It’s expected to release in early 2019.

  • Release date: Information from the developer team suggests this aircraft will release in the first few months of 2019.

Me-262 – The world’s first jet fighter left a serious impression in the skies over Europe in 1944 and 1945. Faster than its opponents, the Luftwaffe made use of the Me262 as both a bomber interceptor and as a fast bomber conducting frequent hit and run attacks on Allied air bases in the final months of the war. The 262’s engines were revolutionary but notoriously temperamental.

  • Release date: Information from the developer team suggests this aircraft will release in the first few months of 2019.

Unknown dates

  • P-51D-15 – External 3D model and texture complete. Flight model and cockpit in progress. Release date is set for June.
  • Tempest Mark V (Series 2) – 3D model currently being built.
  • P-38J-25 – 3D model currently being built.
  • B-25D/Mitchel II – 3D model currently being built.

Western Europe Map

The North West Europe Map is currently under development by 1CGS’ Map Team. The map will be the largest built by the team covering considerable territory from Amsterdam and the North Sea in the north-western corner to Frankfurt in the south-east.

The release date of the map is currently unknown. Given its size and complexity, it may be early 2019 before the new map releases.