June 14, 2021

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Flight Simulator’s new update is the prettiest (and safest) way to travel across America

Finally, it’s America’s time to shine. Microsoft and developer Asobo Studio announced Tuesday that Microsoft Flight Simulator’s second world update is here and focuses on the United States, offering new visual improvements to locations across the country.

Those improvements include four new handcrafted airports: Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth; Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington state; and New York Stewart in the Hudson Valley, north of Manhattan. Microsoft Flight Simulator’s second world update also polishes up 48 other U.S. airports and includes “50 new high-fidelity points of interest across the country,” Microsoft said in a news release. Those points of interest include the Statue of Liberty, Kennedy Space Center, the Hoover Dam, Monument Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, and the Grand Canyon.

You can see those new locations and visual upgrades to major cities like New York City, San Diego, Boston, and Miami, in the trailer above.

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s World Update 2 is available for free — once you download the patch, just head to the in-game marketplace to claim the World Update. The latest additions to the flight sim follow a similar update from September that focused on Japan.

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