World War II Victory Day in Europe and DCS Bonus Spectacular
In May of 1945 the Second World War came to end in Europe. This is celebrated in Russia as Victory Day on 9 May and in Western Europe and the US on 8 May as Victory in Europe (VE) Day. To commemorate the end of World War II in Europe, we are having a Bonus action. Use your bonus points to discount for many DCS modules (which participating in the bonus program) up to 60%!
This bonus action will start on Friday, 05 May at 1500 GMT and last until Monday, 15 May at 0900 GMT.
Since the Alpha release of the Normandy 1944 Map to high-level Kickstarter backers and selected press, we been listening to the feedback and are very pleased with the excellent reception! We are reading all the feedback, and it will help make the product even better at early access release later this month.
We also released a final Normandy Map preview video with fan Q&A that you can view here:
As we sprint to the Normandy finish line, here is some of the initial alpha feedback:
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
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:
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.
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!