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…

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…