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…

IL-2's Tactical Air War went western front and it's been fun

IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer server Tactical Air War (TAW) is one of the most intense and also likely the most challenging server in the IL-2 multiplayer universe. Flying there usually favours teamwork, definitely requires a little planning, and this season has been unique as it is the first time the server has gone west to…

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…

TAW starts a 1944-45 Europe campaign

Tactical Air War (TAW) is one of the most unique servers in the IL-2 multiplayer world with its sign-up only, persistent campaign lasting over many weeks of continuous back and forth. Now the popular server launches a 1944-45 western Europe campaign! What you need to know Launched officially yesterday, TAW 1944 is the first time…

RIP fictional RAF No. 3 Squadron Leader Francis Hall

I’ve been playing a bit more IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Career mode recently and my very first career pilot for the title was a pilot I created was Francis Hall, Squadron Leader of No. 3 RAF Squadron flying Tempests out of Volkel. Unfortunately, on a sortie I flew this morning, there was a catastrophic crash…

Community Q&A with Red Flight and the Combat Box server

Combat Box by Red Flight is an IL-2 multiplayer server that has, in recent months, been consistently at the top of the list for player counts. This 80 player multiplayer server hosts some of the most frequented multiplayer air battles of the IL-2 series in 2020 with a focus on western front aircraft and the…