Flight Journal: ‘Wind of Fury,’ the first three missions

Just over a month ago, owners of IL-2: Battle of Boddenplatte received a free Scripted Campaign to help pad out the single player experience. It features the Tempest Mark V (Series 2) introduction on the front-lines following the conclusion of the V-1 interception campaign. If the first three missions are any indication, the following seven…

IL-2: Great Battles combat flight sim sale goes live!

While some of you might be taking to the skies in a Cessna or an Airbus today, others may be looking for something featuring a little more combat and for fans both new and old of the IL-2: Great Battles Series, here comes an all new sale with some enticing prices to get you started…

Thunderbolt Ascendant? IL-2: Battle of Normandy P-47D-22 review

Thunderbolt month continues with my review of the first aircraft out of the gate for IL-2: Battle of Normandy. The P-47D-22 Thujnderbolt is a ‘Razorback’ variant of the Thunderbolt and is a type that is rarely portrayed in flight sims, movies and video games. Yet, these earlier model P-47’s were the critical type to fight…

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…

How Bodenplatte’s career mode will benefit new planes

Yesterday we learned that when the new P-47D-22 for IL-2: Battle of Normandy is released it will also be available to fly in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte’s career mode. Now, thanks to a post by IL-2 developer BlackSix on the forums, we’ve learned a little more about how other aircraft from Battle of Normandy will…

There’s a reason why the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane is so popular

Recently I had a conversation in one of the IL-2 community groups about the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane. This aircraft is sold separately of other titles in the IL-2 series and yet, when you look online in a server like Combat Box, you’ll see a sometimes surprising number of them. Why is the Bf109G-6 as popular…

A few more screenshots of IL-2’s deferred shading lighting system

We have some new screenshots meant to illustrate what the new deferred lighting system will do for IL-2: Great Battles and the skin artists that create all kinds of custom schemes for the aircraft in the sim. Let’s have a look! Subtle but noticeable ICDP, one of the more prolific skin artists in the community…

Up in the deep blue. Bomber formation experience on IL-2’s Combat Box!

Multiplayer scenarios tend to be centered around objectives on the ground with each team attacking or defending a target. This is a straightforward multiplayer experience for most flight simulations. What you don’t see very much of is a bomber formation around which a lot of challenging flying and combat situations evolve – but you do…