Microsoft Flight Simulator World 5: Nordics free update now available

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s virtual world is getting a beautiful brand-new upgrade, making the video game’s Nordic area more gorgeous than ever. World Update 5: Nordics for Asobo Studio’s flight sim provides some love and attention to landmarks and airports throughout Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The upgrade is totally free and offered now.

Microsoft states that World Update 5 consists of enhancements in information to “broad swaths of landscapes, enhancements to regional architecture, improved data for 100 airports and 78 carefully selected points of interest.” As seen in the gameplay trailer above, those sights consist of Lego Home, Frederiksborg Castle, and the city of Copenhagen in Denmark; Uddevalla Bridge, Avicii Arena, and Sarek National Forest in Sweden; Olavinlinna and the city of Helsinki in Finland; Flakstad, the Arctic Cathedral, and Holmenkollbakken in Norway; and Hallgrímskirkja, Jökulsárlón, and Hvítserkur in Iceland. Disappointed: just how much I’d actually like to check out any of those locations in reality today.

Regional airports — Denmark’s Bornholm, Iceland’s Ísafjörður, Sweden’s Stockholm Arlanda, Norway’s Svalbard, and Finland’s Vaasa — have actually all been “carefully replicated by hand for maximum realism,” Asobo Studio stated in a post on the Microsoft Flight Simulator site, which names every brand-new sight. The upgrade likewise consists of localization in Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is offered now on Windows PC and is concerning Xbox Series X on July 27. A Leading Gun-themed growth for the video game is prepared for later on this year.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.