New images of Bodenplatte map, S.E.5.a, Albatross D.Va, T-34

Development on the three IL-2: Great Battles Series titles continues and the developers are showing off the latest work on two aircraft, the interior of the T-34 and new images from the Bodenplatte map. S.E.5.a and Albatross D.Va The two latest aircraft in development include the S.E.5.a and the Albatross D.Va. The two fighters further…

First impressions of the FW190D-9 from Battle of Bodenplatte

Aside from some very rare examples, the FW190D-9 is the last of the FW190 breed to see significant service and it rounds out the FW190 series in IL-2: Great Battles. With its introduction into IL-2: Great Battles in just the last week, does this late war fighter live up to initial expectations? Let’s have a…

IL-2 patch 3.012 is live! Two new planes, tanks, new map

1CGS has a habit of surprising us and here they are surprising us again with a major patch coming just two weeks after the last one. Patch 3.012 is now live and this time, we’ve got five pieces of content spread across their three products and they are: the Prokhorovka map, the M4A2 Sherman, the…

P-51D, Tempest V, Fokker D.VIIF focus of next IL-2 dev update

Ever since IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte was announced there were two aircraft that I really wanted to see make a return appearance in the now third generation of the series. These two, the Mustang and the Tempest, are finally being shown off for the first time in the latest developer diary. The Fokker D.VIIF was…

1CGS’ giant Bodenplatte update

The latest IL-2 Developer Diary comes a day early and it comes packing a huge amount of content into it with the focus being almost entirely on IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. The map, the Me262, the P-38, and the B-25 are all part of a huge update! Even a few more details about the Tempest…

Managing fuel in IL-2

This weeks developer diary mentioned the P-51D and its rear fuel tank issues – namely, a nasty centre of gravity change that makes the P-51D quite a handful when full and a beautifully performing airplane wen empty. That has spawned a whole bunch of discussions on the forum with some notable and key responses from…

IL-2: First images of Arras, Flying Circus and Bodenplatte update

We have our first images of the Arras map for Flying Circus along with some new images of the Sopwith Dolphin and Fokker D.VII cockpits plus some more talk about Bodenplatte aircraft including the Mustang. Arras buildings and map The first images of the Arras map are actually focused on one of the urban centres…

Part 2: An interview with Jason Williams and Daniel Tuseev

Welcome to part two of my interview with 1C Game Studio’s Jason Williams and Daneil Tuseev. In part one I talked about the series in 2019 and now I focus on some more detailed questions about a specific title: IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. Announced in 2017, IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte’s development picked up right after…

IL-2 patch 3.010b contains quite a few tweaks

I don’t normally write about hotfixes to IL-2 patches unless they contain a major bug fix or if they feature quite a few small fixes and patch 3.010b qualifies. Let’s have a look! Mostly GUI related updates The GUI (graphical user interface) for IL-2 has seen a few tweaks over the years but the one…