The new 4.501 spotting changes in IL-2 make a big difference

I’ve had a chance to get some flying in since the new 4.501 patch arrived for IL-2: Great Battles. Here are my first impressions on the changes and some further thoughts on the issue. The problems of the past Let me be clear what the differences are between now and the previous patch. Prior to…

New spotting videos from IL-2’s Jason Williams

The 1CGS team continues to work hard on an issue that has bugged a great many of us in IL-2: Great Battles – aircraft spotting. Some improvements to this feature are on the way and three new videos are showing off what the revised system is looking like with the new haze features working as…

Tweaked spotting settings shown in new IL-2 video

IL-2’s Lead Producer has posted a new video from version 4.10 which will introduce some new spotting tweaks to the IL-2: Great Battles Series. This comes rapidly on the heels of recent discussions and polls on the subject matter and now, with this video, we’re seeing the first phases of this update. Here’s what we…

IL-2 devs talk spotting in Great Battles

The issues of spotting aircraft in flight sims takes me back many years to when IL-2 Sturmovik first became really popular in the multiplayer scene and the arguments over how best to see and spot your friends and opponents took on shape (for others it may have happened in earlier titles). One of the biggest…

IL-2 patch 4.007 introduces new VR zoom, other options

Patch 4.007 for IL-2: Great Battles is out and while the new content is relatively small (the Ju87D-3 gets 4K textures) there are plenty of other changes under the hood for this update that 1CGS wanted to get out to us before patch 4.008 brings with it a whole bunch of new things including some…