Microsoft Flight Simulator Update Introduces Real-Time Snow

Microsoft Flight Simulator Update Introduces Real-Time Snow

Snow way.

Microsoft Flight Simulator launched last year on PC and allows you to fly through a number of locations. However, the last few weeks here in the UK it has been heavily snowing, but when jumping into the game to see the weather effects in real-time, there was no snow unless I manually adjusted the weather settings. However, in a new update, we get to see real-time snow arriving in the game.

In a new official blog post, Asobo Studio developers wish the community a happy new year through both text and also a video in which they thank the community for its support. Asobo Studio also states that it looks forward to working with the community to make Microsoft Flight Simulator to “evolve this into the most accurate sim possible.”

Another video in the post reveals real-time snow is to be available in the game. The video shows numerous clips of planes flying over vast landscapes that are covered in snow, with some areas showing various levels of coverage.

The update is now live and available to download upon booting the game up. It comes in at just under 500MiB —for me anyway— and details the real-time snow as: “Live weather is enhanced with Meteo blue data to include snow and ice coverage.” It also has some elevation updates so you can expect mountains to look a touch more beautiful.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available on PC and will be launching on Xbox Series X | S later this year. The game is also said to be the fastest-growing in the franchise’s history. You can read DualShockers’ review on the game here.