DCS World Weekend News – 28 April 2017

Mi-8MVT2 Oilfield Campaign by Laivynas
Life in civil aviation is far removed from dangers of military conflict. Instead, it’s based on strict time tables and lunch breaks.

Meet a group of old friends: captain Jury Maksimovich Protasov and his Mi-8MTV2 crew. After the events of the “Spring Tension” conflict, they are again in business together. However, this time they are gainfully employed as cargo transportation contractors, serving the interests of the oil industry.

Rather than combat, this campaign will test your knowledge of the Mi-8MTV2 navigation suite in order to locate oil derricks scattered over the forests. Challenge yourself as a cargo pilot and never have to worry about being shot at again!

Crew moto: “Not a day without drama!” (с) crew chief Andrey

Purchase campaign

Key Features:

  • Based on a real-life helicopter pilot missions
  • 16 full-scale missions
  • Various cargos and mission task situations
  • Landing in a different locations and weather conditions
  • Over 350 scripted radio messages
  • Voice overs for helicopter startup procedures
  • Briefing with flight chart maps
  • Flight charts are included pilot’s kneeboard
  • English and Russian localization – voice overs and subtitles

The DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight is required to be installed and activated as part of DCS World 1.5 for the campaign.


DCS World 1.5.6 Update 3
To support the release of the Mi-8MTV2: Oilfield Campaign, we are also updating version 1.5.6 of DCS World. You can read the complete changelog here.

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Bundle Deals
For those that do not already have the Mi-8MTV2 as part of your DCS World stable of aircraft, this weekend is a great time to add it! Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 8 May at 0900 GMT, we are offering the following 40% off bundle deals:

Purchase them in the special section of DCS e-shop.

DCS: World War II Assets Pack Previews
This week, we have two more preview videos of new units coming to DCS World War II as part of the DCS: World War II Assets Pack:

USS Samuel Chase and LST Mk.II

Jagdpanther G1 and Tiger II

Pre-purchase the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and get the World War II Assets Pack in the DCS e-shop.

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map Alpha to Kickstarter High-Level Backers
Honoring our commitment to the DCS: World War II Kickstarter backers that contributed $140.00 or more, we are happy to provide these backers an Alpha look at the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map! The Alpha is a fully, separate build that will function only until the Normandy Map is available for download as an Early Access to all. Once the Early Access version is released, backers will be provided new keys, and the map will be integrated into DCS World 2.1.

As an Alpha release, please understand that the map is still under construction and performance optimization is on-going. We do though look forward to your feedback to make the map the best it can be.

To gain access, please first generate a key from within WWII Backer Rewards section of our website. The build is available by link “Download web installer” on the same page. Then, use this key when prompted the first time you play the Normandy map. You should then be happily flying over the skies of Normandy!

We sincerely hope you enjoy this early look at the Normandy map.
For everyone else, we are still on track to release the Normandy map to as an Early Access module by late-May 2017.

Steam Sale
Starting today at 1700 GMT and lasting until 8 May at 1700 GMT, we are running a 40% off sale on all DCS modules on Steam!

Please visit our Steam store page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/223750/DCS_World/

DCS World Weekend News – 21 April 2017

DCS World 1.5.6 Update 2
In order to support the release of the new UH-1H: Argo Campaign, we are releasing the second update to DCS World 1.5.6. In addition to adding support for the campaign, this update also corrects the UH-1H CDI behavior, several fix to the L-39, and several other adjustments.

You can view the entire 1.5.6 Update 2 changelog here.

DCS: UH-1H Argo Campaign by 373vFS Greg

We are pleased to announce the release of the UH-1H: Argo campaign!

Purchase in DCS E-shop.

Preview by Mudspike.

UH-1H Argo, is a story driven campaign consisting of you in the role of an experienced Greek UH-1H pilot with many years of service in the Hellenic Army Aviation.
Recently you and a number of active Huey pilots are transferred in the Hellenic Navy.

The campaign starts on July 2017. NATO Exercise “Sea Breeze” is taking place once more in the Black Sea. This year, Georgia’s Batumi port is being used as a base for all the allied naval forces. The countries that participate in the exercise are Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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One year after the US-led coalition’s operations in Iraq’s city of Mosul, Georgia accepted a large wave of refugees arriving through Turkey. NATO wanted to show its support by conducting the exercise in Georgian Territory.

For the needs of “Sea Breeze” exercise, Hellenic Navy’s frigate ARGO FFG-46, sailed towards Batumi in order to provide support to the NATO Fleet and the rest of the Greek Forces.

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Recently Greece successfully negotiated with the United States Government, about a military partially funded assistance program, which included the purchase of 4x retired Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates of the US Navy. The frigates were modernized last year with new Radar & Phalanx systems to get ready for foreign sales.

You and your UH-1H were assigned to the new Hellenic Navy Frigate ARGO FFG-46 which was previously known as USS Rentz (FFG-46). The frigate is still operating under US flag until its crew completes its training to the new weapon systems.

Your Huey is getting refueled and ready for the exercise.

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DCS World Easter Sale Continues
Our Easter Weekend 2017 sale continues this weekend! This 40% off sale includes most of our and third party released products! If you’ve been holding out for a sale on a particular module, now is your chance! This sale will last until Monday, 24 April 2017 at 0900 GMT.

Please visit our DCS World e-Shop for more information.