IL-2 devs need help with airfield references

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte is bringing with it the largest map from the series yet and with that map comes the need for a ton of research and resources on everything from cities and settlements to something that we really care about – airfields! The IL-2 devs are looking for some help here. At the…

IL-2 devs talk AI, maps, aircraft and vehicles in new diary

The latest IL-2 developer diary is out – on a Tuesday no less! This one is wide ranging and it includes some new information that we haven’t heard about until now along with some updates on all of the latest efforts. This is a recap of everything that we’ve learned. AI, maps, vehicles – and…

Second KOTA squad event write-up

Last weekend, Knights of the Air hosted their second squadron event and I was fortunately able to make the time for that and enjoy some more time on that IL-2 multiplayer server. I wanted to highlight a few moments and share some screenshots. Teamwork! One of the best things about flight sim multiplayer is the…

IL-2 update 3.012c fixes, new 4K textures

A hotfix is out for IL-2: Great Battles Series with patch 3.012c introducing a couple of crash fixes and new 4K textures for the Bf109K-4 and the Spitfire IX. List of fixes The patch, launched earlier today, includes a couple of fixes and the aforementioned new 4K textures. The random crash bug has been found…

A word on IL-2’s trio of release dates

Development work on IL-2: Great Battles has continued, nearly continuously, for several years now and the 1CGS team has done an incredible job on the series. With three titles released and a trio of new ones currently under development, we have a considerable amount of content available. Of course, and as is always the way,…

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…