Bing data streaming issues Nov 2023

same here. No bing map

Seems to be working.

what server are you on? I’m getting the issue on east coast server

Im in the Beta on USA East Server.

Issue for me in Canada, Quebec region. I get a warning windows saying “You are currently offline and do not have the optionnal offline mode installed, so cannot start a new flight”

MSFS will automatically attempt to reconnect to internet

I am running on xbox serie x. Internet connection ok.

Confirming Bing map is blurry and usual details are not present


Awesome!! Good to see they are getting quick to jump onto these issues!

100% have the issue, my system is normally very stable with regards to World Map rendering.

You are currently offline and do not have the optionnal offline mode installed, so cannot start a new flight”

MSFS will automatically attempt to reconnect to internet

I don’t know if this is bugged been fine since I’ve brought the game until now

I get the same message…no flying for me :slightly_frowning_face:

Ok so if i see it correctly this problem is now since more then 8 hrs and still no news or updates from MS??

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The online service tracker leaves something to be desired. It often lies! Asobo/Microsoft are aware of this issue though, there’s a notice banner at the very top of the forums and a dedicated forum post in the Announcements

Hopefully it’s fixed soon, was planning a flight with a mate and it was doing the same for him so fingers crossed it’s fixed

There is a banner available at the top of every page on the forums with the latest information. We will update this as we investigate further.

Bing Maps Outage 2023-11-15 - Microsoft Flight Simulator / News & Announcements - Microsoft Flight Simulator Forums


The Netherlands, West European server. Same issue and experiencing micro stutters during flight.

As of 11:02 UTC the banner says they e tracked it down to a Bing server outage, but if I understand it correctly, the textures are streamed from separate servers with modified (e.g. corrected for colour / clouds etc) texutres, not directly from Bing maps servers.

Also, Bing maps is displaying satellite imagery just fine currently.

my internet has been playing up lately and I thought it was the issue, but kinda glad to hear its just Bing being stupid… Hopefully they get this sorted out soon.

A banner is all very well, but after more than 8 hours a further update as to progress and expected time to fix would seem to be appropriate. Also information as to the impact that this has, so that people (like me) don’t waste time assuming there is something wrong with their installation and try various “fixes”. For example can you confirm that this means the vast majority of trees and buildings will no longer be shown? Not everyone understands how the technology works together. Are there other impacts? Are there any workarounds at all?


The banner has been updated to advise players that a Bing Data Server outage has now been confirmed. We also note that we will update players further as we receive more information. There are no current workarounds as it is not an issue users are able to circumvent. We are doing our utmost to ensure services are back up and running as soon as possible and appreciate your patience.

The MSFS Team


It shouldn’t take 8 hours to diagnose a server outage. That should be pretty clear pretty quickly….

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