IL-2 update 4.6 is here with Spitfire XIV, N.28 and ‘DVD’

The latest patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series brings with it a ton of new features with some big highlights including the Spitfire XIV and Nieuport N.28 as well as the new dynamic visual damage system which should change up the way you see damaged vehicles in the sim. There’s over a hundred new…

Flight Journal: A-20 attack on the cheese factory

Sometimes it’s important to be a bit more lighthearted and when Combat Box’s newest multiplayer involves attacking a factory located within the Dutch city of Gouda. We designated it a cheese factory (a strategic target I’m sure) and made a whole mission of it. Here’s what happened! Back on the Combat Box server It’s been…

IL-2 dev update covers the range: Normandy, Spitfires and V-1’s

The latest IL-2 developer diary has enough content packed into it for three or more diaries and there’s a lot to get through. This week we saw updates on the Normandy and Bodenplatte maps, some fantastic graphics showing off the new vehicle damage system, the V-1 model, new posters and artwork showing off the skins…

IL-2 24-hour flash sale on webstore

1CGS is having a webstore only flash sale for IL-2: Great Battles Series with three titles on sale for anywhere between 50% and 75% off. Here’s what you need to know! On sale for 24-hours only Three titles in the Great Battles Series are going on sale for today online on the IL-2 webstore. Tank…

GAZ AA truck and Bodenplatte map upgrades take form

1CGS is reporting that their work on the GAZ Collector AA truck is nearly complete and that their map team has made impressive progress improving the detailing of the strategically important railway networks around the Bodenplatte map. This all part of this week’s developer diary. Let’s have a look at what you need to know!…

Flight Journal: Getting the edge back with the Fw190A-6

A few weeks ago I wrote about losing the edge in combat flight sims. Faced with bad luck, poor tactics, and some broken flight sim hardware, my most recent sorties were mostly unsatisfying and it was time for a little break from flying. A few weeks does a lot of good because my most recent…

1CGS give us first look at Normandy map

The first look at a map is always exciting. We saw a peak at some mountains for Kuban and a look at different seasons with the Rhineland map and this time we’re getting a first look at what Normandy’s map is going to look like. We also have confirmation that the Rhineland map for IL-2:…

IL-2 Combat Box server introduces new voice recognition system

Looking for a little more immersion with your IL-2 multiplayer session? Combat Box, one of the series more popular servers, has introduced a new voice recognition system that lets you combine your IL-2 multiplayer and SRS radio communications together. Let’s have a look at what they are up to! Immersive radio experience In a post…

IL-2 ‘Wind of Fury’ campaign review

It may have slipped past, unnoticed in the patch notes, but I want to make sure to get some attention for a very fun Scripted Campaign for IL-2 Battle of Bodenplatte. ‘Wind of Fury’ is a free Scripted Campaign featuring the Tempest Mark V and after completing a play through I can say that it’s…