DCS World Weekend News – 5 May 2017

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.

Aircraft Modules.

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map Update

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:

Mudspike Preview of DCS: Normandy 1944 and WWII Assets Pack

DCS World – Normandy Closed Alpha – Thoughts and Impressions

DCS World: Normandy 1944 Alpha (Cinematic) from MagZ

There are only a few weeks left to take advantage of the 20% off discount price for this new map.

Pre-purchase from: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c…s_pack_bundle/

Note that Normandy 1944 Map bundle includes the World War II assets pack for free!

Have a wonderful holiday,
The Eagle Dynamics Team

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/