[BUG LOGGED] Mountains/coastlines constantly morphing since the USA/UK/Nordics World Updates

Thank you.

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My reaction wasn’t really any better :wink:

And to participate a bit productive. I have seen these “morphing” one time, but just at at such a reported peak. Now as we split the topics and I seen this onetime, I can give a vote :slight_smile:


Well I have seen both - like many ppl here - and I think they are 2 sides of ‘the same coin’ as in terrain mesh vs LOD problems. I reckon if they fix one it will fix both symptoms, and also that after that update they tried to get a bit more out of the terrain info than it was capable of giving while remaining stable. I expect them to lower the mesh resolution again just slightly.

Looks like Liverpool is having Volcanic activity the same as Teesside! The North of England must be on a fault line. On a serious note it completely spoils the emersion. I haven’t even played it since the spikes appeared. The sim never looked better than the release day, after that one thing after another!.

Just wondering if this issue is being discussed along with the other big scenery problems like coastline glitch and terrain spikes. I haven’t played at all since the USA update introduced all of these issues. It murdered the immersion for me, so I have been patiently sitting on the sidelines and watching from a distance. As I see info trickle in about the upcoming update #3, I’m seeing very little about these big scenery issues. Its becoming a little concerning once again. I really hope they fix this stuff. At the very least, provide an option to revert back to prior builds. If I could have the England update with no fixes of these issues OR no England update and just fixes for all the problems introduced with the USA update, I would certainly take number 2.

I did ask a couple of times in the chat during the Q/A about morphing mountains, but the question was ignored, (as was my question about office blocks in the UK countryside!).


Thanks for the reply. Here’s hoping that radio silence doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t get fixed asap. Cheers

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I first saw this “effect” while flying over Grand Canyon, where the extension of this problem is severe. I thought that it is because of the complexity of the canyon, but later, I found out, that almost every mountain range does that. And I dont even need to fly that low. It is really distracting - issue upvoted and I hope that Asobo will fix it.


Thank you - I tried to get it into the chat in the recent Q/A session but it was moving so fast I don’t think they even saw it. They didn’t mention it, the worrying thing is I don’t even think that they think it is a problem. The thing is, it wasn’t doing it when the sim was first launched, that’s what is so annoying! Anyway thanks for keeping the post alive.

Hmm, that is quite sad that they did not mention it, cause I would say it must be quite obvious to everyone, that something is wrong when you fly closer to the ground.
The only thing I noticed is that in some areas, this problem is non-existent or almost invisible. For example - I tried to fly over Lake district in UK and later over Scottish Highlands and the mountains there are fine most of the time. I would say that it has something to do with the complexity of the hills/mountains - in UK, mountains are more rounded and therefore, they have less elevation data to load and process (my guess). On the other hand, moutains in several areas in US (where this problem is severe on my side) are more complex. So maybe the dev team and other players fly over areas that has fewer elevation data and that is why they dont recognise this as an issue.
I just hope that somewhere in the future, this thing will get fied, because nowadays, I try to avoid flying over these more complex areas, which is a shame, since most of them are really beautiful.

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Yep, definitly.

For Screenshots and Vids is MSFS actually not a good choice… :wink:

Hi. I just made a similar post today(2/6/21) and was pointed to your post. It’s happened before, but today really bad. Not sure if it’s a bug or something I’m setting wrong. I’ll try and take some sequential screen caps.
Flew today over Canyonlands and Zion, Utah. Mountains and cliffs constantly morphing , growing , changing. I first thought it was the same of LOD as things in distance “fill in”, but in this case the terrain in question are close, right in front of me.
I’m on I9 10850k
32 GB 3200 ram
1TB firecuda ssd for fs2020
Running smooth in 4K and in index VR
Nvidia 457.30 driver
Most settings on ULTRA.
TAA 100
LOD tried from 100 to 200.
Same issue. Totally destroys immersion.
As if I was flying while on LSD .
Love any input .
Thank you

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voted… and when you try to not seein’ it and sit in the cockpit, you can even notice on the GTC…

This has been happening in flight sims since the dawn of time. I wouldn’t hold your breath about it ever being fixed.

I know, I started with FS95, but it wasn’t that noticeable in 95-98 :face_with_monocle: :crazy_face:
still hope dies last. May they can figure it out s/thing

Interesting how this wasn’t an issue before. Worth repeating this all got worse with the US update. They must know why and how to fix it. They’ve been mostly silent when it comes to LOD related issues and one has to wonder why exactly.

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One major thing, this issue did NOT occur prior to the USA update.

Agreed, or if it did, it was nowhere near as noticeable.

I wouldn’t call this “fireworks” normal either, it’s above the Alps, but the same issue can be noted anywhere else


That is absolutely what I’m talking about - same area too. Looks awful, so distracting. Was not as bad before the USA update I’m certain.