Reviewing the Tempest Mark V in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte

The Hawker Tempest was a powerful British fighter that appeared late in World War II. Despite having a short operational life, it left a mark on history as one of the Allies’ best fighters of the war. The Hawker Tempest Mark V is now available for owners of IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte thanks to patch…

Fill your IL-2 hangar with 75% off almost everything!

Earlier today, IL-2’s Lead Producer Jason Williams, launched the most aggressive sale that we’ve seen for the IL-2 series with 75% off most of the major products for the series including the campaigns, Cliffs of Dover, and all of the released IL-2: Great Battles Series titles. This is all part of a pre-release celebration for…

Reviewing Bodenplatte’s P-51D Mustang

The P-51 Mustang is a legendary fighter of WWII well known for its exploits in the skies over Europe and those of the Pacific. This legendary fighter has returned to the IL-2 series in patch 3.201 for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. How does the P-51D-15 Mustang measure up? Let’s have a look! A brief history…

IL-2 dev diary focuses on clouds, new tanks

It’s hard to top the recent collection of IL-2 developer diary updates so this latest update feels a bit smaller by comparison though the one big feature update we’ve learned about affects the look and performance of the whole sim and I think everyone is going to like this a lot. New cloud rendering updates…

Bodenplatte focused early impressions patch 3.201

The new patch is out and there’s so much content that I just haven’t had a chance to explore it all. That said, I did some flying tonight in both single and multiplayer and it’s very impressive what 1CGS has been able to do. There’s clearly a reason why this patch has taken a bit…

Countdown for IL-2 patch 3.201 is on!

It’s just a guess but based on all of the available statements and information out there, we are likely just days (or even hours?) from the release of IL-2 patch 3.201 and I’m extremely excited. I know many of you are to. The countdown is on…even if we don’t know exactly when it will drop!…

IL-2 3.201 dev diary includes Tank Crew, Flying Circus and Bodenplatte

It’s a triple threat this week for the IL-2 developer diary as the team lays out new details and updates for all three in-development titles: IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte, Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka, and Flying Circus Vol 1. It’s a big update and it runs the gamut from aircraft to tanks, maps, and…

IL-2’s big patch release date speculation

The next patch for the IL-2 series is going to be a big one and it’s very highly anticipated. It should be no surprise either as it will bring with it the release of the P-51D, P-38J and the Tempest Mark V into the series as well as the B-25D AI aircraft and the Rhineland…

Bodenplatte map, cities, airfields, and vehicles take centre stage

1CGS’ latest developer diary is out and the focus this time is on some of the other things that help support the various aircraft that we’ve been seeing over the last few weeks. I’m talking about the map, cities, airfields, vehicles and features like render distance. Let’s have a look! The map and render distance…