IL-2 Career Mode: RIP Lukyan Bykov

One of the things that IL-2’s Career Mode was supposed to do is make you feel more connected to the life of your virtual pilots. Yesterday, my fictional (of course) Russian fighter pilot flying with 812 IAP named “Lukyan Bykov” died in combat and I have to admit – I’m feeling a bit of a…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte’s map is large!

It’s been a few weeks since the last developer update from 1CGS but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t hard at work on the future of the series. Today we get some confirmation on a subject that I’ve been speculating on for several weeks now: The scale and scope of the IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte…

First missions in IL-2’s new Career Mode

Patch 3.001 introduced the brand new Career mode to the IL-2 series for the first time and I’ve been playing a fair bit of this new mode when time allows over the last few days. Here are some of my early experiences and a brief look at what the mode offers. What will you fly…

1CGS teases Career mode, releases aircraft specs

Today was a bit of an unexpected dual whammy of information from 1CGS. First, their latest Developer Diary update was filled with a story from one of the testers flying the new Career mode on the Moscow map. Then, Han updated the performance data on the forum which gives us a very clear picture of…

Yes the La-5FN and Bf109G-6 will be in the Kuban Career mode

I’ve heard a few people around the community expressing uncertainty about the La-5FN and the Bf109G-6 and if they will be usable at all in the single player campaign. The assumption and understanding I had was that they would be. If you wanted more assurances… we now have it. From Black Six 1CGS developer and…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban final release delayed

IL-2’s Lead Producer announced today that IL-2: Battle of Kuban’s final release has been delayed. The delay is small but it did warrant a significant update today on the status of the project and, interestingly, gave us our first glance at what Career Mode looks like. This is a short delay Compared to projects that…