Flight Simulator Blog

FS2024 is Landing on November 19

UPDATE – More information about the upcoming sequel FS2024 will be provided in September by Microsoft.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is a new standalone flight simulator landing on November 19, 2024. Microsoft will continue to deliver nearly monthly updates to current FS2020 until year 2028. With very few exceptions, virtually all addons that work in FS2020 today will function in FS2024. Addons that were purchased from the in-simulator Marketplace will not need to be re-purchased in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024. Here are some of the details we know so far.

Improved ground details
3D tessellated ground materials
Enhanced 3D trees with greatly increased diversity
Improved cliffs
Animal herds and migrations
Worldwide live ship traffic
Accurate live air traffic (models, liveries)
Improved vehicle traffic
More diverse character models
Full seasons
Aurora Borealis
Tornados and storms
Improved multithreading to improve performance
Faster download, load, and installation speeds
Improved aerodynamics and physics simulation
Improved aircraft systems including electrical, pneumatic, fuel, and hydraulics
New failure and wear & tear system
Deeper and wider avionics systems
Cockpit tablet available by default
Worldwide Vertical Obstacles
Worldwide Oil Rigs
Worldwide Glider Airports
Worldwide Heliports

Canadair CL-415 – Waterbomber (Fire)
Airbus H125 Helicopter
Airbus A330
Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema
Cessna 188 (Crop Duster)
Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe (Helicopter)
Airbus BelugaXL (Transport)
Airbus A400M (Transport)
DA62 (Updated with door openings and external camera) (Charter/Research)
Jetson ONE (Drone)
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt (Military/Formation)
Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet
Airship Industries Skyship 600 (Blimp)
Hot Air Balloons
House Atreides Ornithopter (Dune Expansion)
Boeing 737 MAX

Career & Missions
Aerial Firefighting
Search and Rescue
Helicopter Cargo Transport
Air Ambulance
Agricultural Aviation
Mountain Rescue
Skydive Aviation
Aerial Construction
Industrial Cargo Transport
Remote Cargo Ops
VIP Charter Service
Air Racing
Glider Pilot
Scientific Research
Experimental Flight
Low Altitude Training
Executive Transport Service
Airship Tour
Hot Air Balloon Trips