DCS World Weekend News – 18 May 2018

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and Persian Gulf Map for DCS World Update
As we rapidly approach the release of the Hornet and Persian Gulf map this month, we are now pleased to announce the exact release dates. We will first release the Persian Gulf Map for DCS World on 23 May 2018 and then DCS: F/A-18C Hornet on 30 May 2018! We will release both this month as promised.

In order to meet your expectations for the Hornet early access release, we decided to move the Hornet release to shortly after the Persian Gulf Map release. Items we still need to complete are:

  • Completed radar-directed AA Gun, AIM-9, and AIM-7 symbology
  • AUTO bombing mode
  • Radar contacts on the Electronic Warfare (EW) Page
  • The Moving Map

We believe these are all vital for a great early access release.
Please also note that the Pre-Purchase discounts for the Hornet and Persian Gulf map will soon be ending with the release of the early access versions. Act now for a significant discount:

In the meantime, we have a beautiful, new DCS: F/A-18C Hornet video!

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Academic Videos
As we draw closer to the Hornet early access release this month, we also have a number of new Hornet academic videos to help you prepare!

DCS World Weekend News – 11 May 2018

DCS World 2.5 Update
Today we released an update 1 for Open Beta DCS World 2.5.
There are integration of new L-39 Kursant campaign and lot of bugfixes and improvements for many projects.

You can see the full changelog in our forums.

L-39 Kursant Campaign is available

The L-39 Kursant Campaign is a single-player campaign for the L-39C/ZA aircraft. You will receive both basic and advanced instruction on:

  • Low altitude navigation.
  • Aerial reconnaissance using real-life tactics.
  • Detailed instruction for bomb, rocket, and gun weapon delivery against ground targets, preceded by realistic ingress maneuvers.
  • Interception of aerial targets with R-60 air-to-air missiles.

All flights are performed under the supervision of a virtual-instructor. After each flight, he will decide whether or not you progress to the next mission based on your performance. At the conclusion of the training course, an evaluation flight will be performed to determine how well you have learned the skills of L-39 navigation and combat employment.

Main features of this campaign:

  • 11 highly-detailed and realistic missions that are based on actual L-39 training requirements.
  • Missions start and end on the parking ramp, which creates an immersive atmosphere of being a “kursant” (cadet) at a training squadron.
  • Detailed briefings, flight plans, and virtual instructor pilot help you successfully complete this training course.

Purchase in the DCS e-shop

Persian Gulf Map for DCS World Update

In addition to fixing a few remaining bugs and further tuning the map, our map team is already at work expanding the low-detail around the map and adding two new Iranian airfields. These two airfields, Kerman and Shiraz, or inland from the Persian Gulf and will add some great gameplay options for both new campaigns and online play. These will significantly expand the range between bases in the UAE/Oman and Iran.

Both of these additions will come after the release of the Early Access version. Purchase now though at the discount price before the early access period ends at the end of this month.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Video Update

Both the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and Persian Gulf Map for DCS World are coming this month! Please see our Hornet video update.

Pre-purchase now and save $20 while time remains.