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.

This page was last updated: September 22, 2019

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

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

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.

  • Release date: March 18, 2019
  • Patch 3.012

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: Monday June 10, 2019
  • Patch 3.101

September 2019

P-51D-15 – The Mustang was a long range escort fighter that found immense popularity in the US 8th and 9th Air Forces in WWII as well as in the Pacific in the late stages of that conflict. Its range and overall performance endeared it to many pilots and provided the Allies with a long range fighter that could escort bombers to Berlin and back. In the tactical air war fought by the 9th Air Force the P-51 was used as a tactical fighter performing long range sweeping attacks against all kinds of enemy forces in the air and on the ground.

  • Release date: September 30, 2019
  • Patch 3.201

P-38J-25 – The Lightning was less popular in the skies over Europe than it was in the skies of the Pacific but nonetheless saw extensive combat both as a long range fighter escort and in tactical roles flying combat missions all across the front lines of the Western Front.

  • Release date: September 30, 2019
  • Patch 3.201

Tempest Mark V (Series II) – The Tempest was a redesign of the Typhoon with a number of critical changes to the series’ design. New semi-elliptical wings with a thin, laminar profile, revised tail configuration and a variety of changes and fixes made the Tempest a new fighter with improved performance. It developed a fierce reputation in the last months of WWII.

  • Release date: September 30, 2019
  • Patch 3.201

Rhineland Map

The North West Europe Map was full released in patch 4.001 on November 7 bringing one of the largest and most urban map into the IL-2: Great Battles Series so far. The map was originally released on the September 30th patch with just the summer version of the map. That was followed by a full release on November 7 with the remaining three seasons. Additional updates to the map are expected.

Final release

Battle of Bodenplatte is now fully released though tweaks to content are expected including updates to the Rhineland map.