DCS World Weekend News – 17 March 2017

DCS World 2.0.5 Update 2
This weekend we are rolling out a second update to DCS World 2.0.5. This update focuses on multiplayer stability, corrected aircraft lift when under an object, several weapon fixes, and addresses some AI pathing issues.

You can find the complete 2.0.5 Update 2 changelog in corresponding thread.
Please use the auto-updater or run Update DCS World 2 Open Alpha from Windows Start Menu / Eagle Dynamics.

F-5E: Aggressors ACM Campaign by Maple Flag Now Available
The F-5E: Aggressors ACM Campaign by Maple Flag is now available from our e-shop.

The F-5E: Aggressors ACM Campaign puts you in the cockpit of an F-5E Tiger II, as a new Aggressor pilot with the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base. Based on real world procedures, you will fly as Red Air against Blue Air forces. You will face a series of challenging Air Combat Maneuver (ACM) missions against dis-similar aircraft. Your opponents will include the F-4E, F-5E, F-14A, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-18C, M-2000C, MiG-29G, CF-188, MiG-21, and unknown aircraft.

Additionally, there are 11 single player practice missions with air-starts so you can perfect your ACM tactics and techniques.

There are over 1,800 voiceovers and 49 pages of briefing material, including the RED FLAG Spins, Red Forces In-Flight Guides, Maps, Diagrams, Custom Kneeboards, and Mission Data cards.
Note: You will need DCS 2.0, the F-5E Module and the NTTR Map Module for this campaign

Weekend Bundle Deals
This weekend we are offering two 40% off bundle deals; one of which is a great buy for the new F-5E campaign.

These bundle deals start today at 1500 GMT and will last until 27 March at 0900 GMT.
Take advantage of these bundle deals from DCS e-shop

Mission Contest Poll
Earlier, we ran a mission building contest, and we received many outstanding entries. Now is your chance, as a community, to pick the winners. Contest thread

Please vote here: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/votes/
Poll will be available from 17 March 1500 GMT till 27 March 0900 GMT.

Good luck to all the contestants!

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and DCS: World War II Assets Pack Live Stream
On Saturday, 18 March at 1600 GMT, we will be having a live stream in which we will show off these two upcoming projects and answer many of your questions posted here: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=183172

The Live Stream will be run on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHa…dkT0T3qSzAVrlw

We look forward to seeing you there!

DCS World Weekend News – 10 March 2017

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and DCS: World War II Assets Pack available for pre-purchase

Pre-purchase Bundle Pack from DCS e-shop

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The DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and DCS: World War II Assets Pack will be available for download by late May 2017.

The DCS: Normandy 1944 Map is centred on the World War II battlefield of Normandy, France and is specifically created to depict the period after the D-Day landings and the establishment of several allied airfields in Normandy to support the beachhead breakout in late June 1944. The map measures 267 x 348 kilometres and includes airfields in both Normandy and southern England. The map includes the famous D-Day landing beaches and the “Atlantic Wall”, rolling bocage fields of Normandy, large cities like Caen and Rouen, ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre, and 30 airfields. The map also includes multiple seasons and more detail and accuracy than any previous DCS World map by utilizing new map technologies.

Screenshots of DCS: Normandy 1944 Map

A vital aspect of creating an authentic World War II battlefield is to populate it with matching artificial intelligence (AI) World War II assets. The DCS: World War II Assets Pack provides numerous World War II air, land and sea assets to populate the Normandy and other DCS World maps with. Eagle Dynamics has spent the last three year creating an entirely new set of combat vehicles to support DCS: World War II, and each unit is created with an exceptional level of detail and accuracy. These assets include:

Tanks and Mobile Artillery

  • M4A4 Sherman VC Firefly
  • M4 Sherman with “Rhino” hedge cutter
  • Mk VIII Cromwell
  • Sd.Kfz. 162 Jagdpanzer IV
  • Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger I
  • Pz.Kpfw VI Ausf. B Tiger II
  • Pz.Kpfw. V Panther
  • Pz.Kpfw. IV
  • Sd. Kfz. 166 Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär
  • Sd.Kfz. 173 Panzerjäger V Jagdpanther

Cars and Trucks

  • Jeep Willys
  • Truck CCKW 353
  • Bedford MWD
  • Kübelwagen 82
  • Truck Blitz 36-6700A

Steam Train and Cars

  • DRG Class 86 locomotive
  • Tank wagon
  • G10 covered wagon
  • DR 50 Ton Flat Wagon Type SSys

Anti-Aircraft Artillery

  • Bofors 40 mm gun
  • 8.8 cm Flak Gun 18, 36, & 37
  • 2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling

Ships

  • LCVP Higgins
  • LST Mk2
  • USS Samuel Chase

Infantry

  • US soldier
  • UK soldier
  • German soldier

Aircraft

  • B-17G bomber

Screenshots of DCS: WWII Assets pack

The DCS: World War II Assets Pack will continue to grow with DCS: Combined Arms compatibility and free asset additions.

The DCS: Normandy Map and the DCS: World War II Assets Pack will be available as a 20%-off, pre-purchase bundle for $47.99. Upon release in late May 2017, the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and DCS: World War II Assets Pack bundle will be sold for $59.99, and the stand-alone DCS: Normandy 1944 Map for $44.99 and the stand-alone DCS: World War II Assets pack for $29.99.

Note: Those that took part in the DCS: World War II Kickstarter campaign, and provided a high enough contribution to receive the Normandy map, will receive the assets pack for free.