Is 1CGS about to announce something new?

This evening we got what might be construed as a teaser from IL-2: Great Battles Series producer Jason Williams. It’s cryptic and it may be nothing but it could also be something so let’s have a quick look at what is going on. Something is coming? Earlier this evening, Jason Williams took to the IL-2:…

WWI multiplayer events go back to Rise of Flight

Two organized multiplayer events in the IL-2/Rise of Flight community have decided to go back to Rise of Flight from Flying Circus. If you wanted to check out and get a feel for what Rise of Flight was like in its heyday, now may be a great time. Two ways to play There are currently…

IL-2 50% off promo codes take off today

If you were looking to add something to your IL-2: Great Battles Hangar, now may be the right time as the team is offering 50% off discount codes for fans of the series. Here’s how you get your code and what you can apply it to. Half-off most items in the IL-2 store According to…

If Flying Circus Vol 2 happens, what aircraft might we see?

It’s been a while since I engaged in any real speculation, however, a recent interview with Jason Williams and Daniel Tuseev from the 1CGS IL-2: Great Battles Team has renewed speculation that there could be a follow-up Flying Circus title. If Flying Circus Vol 2 does happen, what aircraft might we see and what scenario…

Flight Journal: A summary of Sturmovikfest multiplayer flying

I’m starting a new series that I will occasionally contribute to called ‘Flight Journal’ where I write a brief summary of some of the recent single player or multiplayer missions I’ve flown and then captured screenshots from. I’ve done this kind of thing before but I’d like to make them into a series that I…

1CGS’ Petrovich responds on the damage model issue

Since the release of patch 4.005, IL-2: Great Battles Series has had an all new damage model in place and in my recent article on it, there’s been a mixed reaction to the damage model. Although nearly universally praised for the way it works for WWII aircraft, it’s the WWI aircraft that seem to have…

IL-2 shows off deferred shading, new pilots, new trailer

When 1CGS mentioned that they were working on a new rendering system using deferred shading, I expected we might see that by the end of the year, however, it looks like their progress on this feature has gone very well so far with the first screenshots coming out showing off the improved reflection system. This…

IL-2 ‘Cabin Fever’ codes being sent out to new players

1CGS ‘Cabin Fever’ sale is on with a one-time 50-75% off voucher available for most titles in the store including IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and Flying Circus Vol 1. A lot of players, however, are new to the series and hadn’t received the vouchers in their new accounts. That is now automated as of today…

IL-2 ‘Cabin Fever’ promo with 50-75% off discount available

If you’re stuck inside for a while, it seems that 1CGS is coming to your rescue with a new ‘Cabin Fever’ promotion offering discounts of 50-75% off of most IL-2: Great Battles content. Here are the details! Single use discount To be completely clear on what is being offered, this isn’t a sale but rather…

A short PSA on flat-spins in Flying Circus’ S.E.5a

I’ve learned something interesting as of last night when it comes to flying the S.E.5a (arguably my most flown Flying Circus aircraft) and I wanted to share it with everyone in-case you’re having difficulty with this as well – I am talking about flat-spins. Spinning ’round and ’round… Although most of the time, the S.E.5a…