Yak-9 and Yak-9T Collector Plane review

I’ve been flying the Yak-9 and Yak-9T quite a bit over the last few days since their release and I’m now at a sufficient level of time in each of them to give you my overall impressions of the two newest Collector Planes in the IL-2 series. How do they perform? How do they compare…

First impressions of IL-2 4.006!

Patch 4.006 is a consequential patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series as it adds new content and makes some serious under the hood changes to the series. Here are some first impressions of the new patch and what it has delivered to us. It’s a Yak attack in pairs The Yak-9 and Yak-9T are…

IL-2 patch 4.006 due in the next 24-48 hours

The latest announcement coming just a few minutes ago from Jason Williams is that 1CGS is preparing to release patch 4.006 for the IL-2: Great Battles Series and that it will be coming in the next 24-48 hours. So, get ready for 4.006, the new deferred shading system, and of course the release of the…

New lightning, Yak-9, new 4K skins, so much more for IL-2 4.006!

Hot on the heels of patch 4.005 is 4.006 for IL-2: Great Battles and it’s shaping up to be another substantial patch for the series with a lot of great content to look forward to. Today’s developer diary detailed a variety of features and showed us more of what will make the new deferred shading…

New Yak-9T screenshots, 4.006 news marks 250th developer update

There have been 250 developer diary updates for the IL-2: Great Battle Series since the first diary in December of 2012. That’s how long the 1CGS team has been keeping this diary going! This week brings some news on the development of the next patch, 4.006, which may be out sooner than you expect. We…

IL-2’s Yak-9, patch 4.005 take shape

1CGS reports that they have successfully transitioned to working from home and are doing their best to keep going reporting that they are working at their usual rate. Their update today focuses on their work on patch 4.005 as well as the upcoming Collector Plane – the Yak-9! Yak-9 cockpit textured and in-engine It’s always…

IL-2 gets new east front vehicles, pilots, more on future details

This week’s IL-2: Great Battles Series developer diary is not really focused on any one thing but generally talking improvements to the series including some new ground vehicles for the eastern front as well as talk about future changes including what is coming in 4.005 including some big damage model updates. Oh and we get…

First in-engine images of Yak-9 for IL-2: Great Battles

With 14,000 produced between 1942 and well after World War II was over, the Yak-9 was one of the most mass produced fighters in the Russian arsenal and in history as well. Today we’re getting our first look at this prolific fighter for IL-2: Great Battles with the fully textured and in-engine look at the…

Jason Williams on IL-2 in 2019, 2020 and the future!

A new thread started by IL-2’s Lead Producer, Jason Williams, talks a bit about the past, the present and the future as he does a review of everything that has happened so far and talks a little about some of the focus and plans for the team in the future. It’s a great post and…