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New for Flight Simulator: Reno Air Races DLC date with PvP multiplayer, GOTY edition

Microsoft today announced two welcome news for fans of the now very popular Microsoft Flight Simulator. The first is related to the launch date and details of the paid Reno Air Racesexpansion, which we discover will arrive on November 18 in two editions introducing a series of competition aircraft and bringing with it the PvP aerial racing mode.

The DLC will arrive in two editions: the Reno Air Races: Expansion Pack at the price of 19.99 Euro and the more substantial Reno Air Races: Full Collectionpack, priced at 59.99 Euro.

The most expensive option will offer us the multiplayer experience accompanied by 40 officially licensed aircraft, including 10 North American P-51 Mustang, 10 North American T-6 Texan, 10 Aero L-39 Albatros and 10 Aviat Pitts Special S1S. Among them are many famous "Gold" champions such as Miss America, Strega, Voodoo, Baron's Revenge, Radial Velocity, Six-Cat, American Spirit and Pipsqueak, as well as many other top racers.

The €19.99 pack will combine the multiplayer experience with four highly detailed aircraft: a North American T-6 Texan, a North American P-51 Mustang, an Aero L-39 Albatros and an Aviat Pitts Special. This is the best option for those who want to test themselves with multiplayer races but are not a super-fan of this aspect of flying.

The second news is related to the announcement of the Game of the Year Edition of the game, designed to celebrate the great success of the title and the many awards received from critics. Also coming on November 18 and released as a free update for all game owners and Xbox Game Pass subscribers, this edition of the game will introduce a number of new content:

New aircraft:

  • Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet: The first military jet coming to the title, to let us savor the thrill of piloting these cars before the arrival of the Expansion Top Gun: Maverick will be released next spring.
  • VoloCity: The well-known German company Volocopter is working on an eVTOL called "VoloCity", a vision for an urban air taxi. Microsoft worked closely with Volocopter's engineering team to develop an authentic version of the aircraft prototype for the simulator. This is the first aircraft in the title capable of performing vertical landings and is a preview of what we can expect in 2022, when helicopters will be introduced in the simulator.
  • Pilatus PC-6 Porter: This legendary short take-off and landing utility aircraft (STOL) is a very versatile aircraft from Switzerland and comes with several cabins, cockpits and landing gear variants. A great and fun new aircraft with exceptional capabilities.
  • CubCrafters NX Cub: CubCrafters, based in Yakima, recently introduced a nosewheel option for their flagship CC-19 XCub Aircraft, popularly called NX Cub, which is introduced to the flight simulator audience to further improve bush flying and options outside the airport.
  • Aviat Pitts Special S1S: One of the most popular aircraft in the simulator gets a single-seater option.

New airports:

  • Germany
    • Leipzig/Halle Airport (EDDP)
    • Allgäu Memmingen Airport (EDJA)
    • Kassel Airport (EDVK)
  • Switzerland
    • Lugano Airport (LSZA)
    • Zurich Airport (LSZH)
    • Lucerne Airport (LSZO)
  • United States
    • Patrick Military Space Base (KCOF)
    • Miramar Marine Corps Air Station (KNKX)

This version of the game will also introduce information about 545 previously missing airports in the United States.

New missions:

Given the great popularity of discovery flights,6 more locations (Helsinki, Freiburg im Breisgau, Mecca, Monument Valley, Singapore and Mount Cook) will be added to this popular series.

New tutorials:

To further expand the onboarding experience, 14 new tutorials will be added, introducing the Bush (in an Icon A5) and IFR (in a Cessna 172) on-the-fly simulators.

New features:

Several features that are highly requested by the community will be introduced: an updated weather system, a replay system in dev mode and more.

New photogrammetry cities:

A number of new photogrammetry cities will be added: Helsinki (Finland), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Brighton, Derby, Eastbourne, Newcastle and Nottingham (UK) and Utrecht (Netherlands).

We leave you now to the trailers of the new expansion and the GOTY edition of the game, together with a series of images of the aircraft that we will find in the Reno Air Racesexpansion . Have a good vision!

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