Discussion + Poll: Sim Update 9 (

Read the Release Notes here.

Please use this thread to discuss the latest update, version Other topics created to discuss this thread may be merged here.

Poll Questions

Feel free to answer these poll questions after you download and experience the new update.

Did you experience any CTDs during this download process? If yes, please respond to this post and let us know more details.
  • Yes
  • No

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Did you remove all your mods from the community folder?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Oops, I forgot. Will do that now and try again.
  • I don’t use mods

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On a scale of 1-10, 10 being smoothest, how is your performance/stability in this update? Please vote once you have played the updated sim for at least an hour.
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Is your performance/stability worse, the same, or better than the recent hotfix update? Please vote once you have played the updated sim for at least an hour.
  • Worse
  • The same
  • Better

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On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, how would you globally rate this update (This question will be used as a reference between each update)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find out about Known Issues

Click the link titled “Known Issues” in the hamburger menu, which is opened by clicking the button next to your profile picture on the navbar.

This page will be updated within a few days to reflect the latest patch.

How do I see my current version number?

Press Alt+Enter to change the program from full screen to windowed mode. The version number is at the top title bar of the window. Additionally, the version number is displayed by holding down Alt+Tab (above the window icon) or available in-game by clicking on your gamer tag profile icon from the top right of the main screen. The version name is displayed in the dialogue box under your gamer tag

Do I need to do anything with add-ons in the community folder?

We highly recommended that you move the content from your community folder to a temporary location on your hard drive before applying the patch and replacing after testing the new version.

What is the file size of the update?

Size to download:
If you update the sim from the previous version:

Standard: 4,71 GiB
Deluxe: 5,59 GiB
Premium Deluxe: 6,83 GiB

If you do a new install:

Standard: 124,91 GiB
Deluxe: 127,19 GiB
Premium Deluxe: 129,95 GiB

Why were certain bugs or issues not included in the patch notes?

The patch notes don’t mention everything that has been updated. If you are still experiencing an issue then file a ticket on Zendesk , using the “Submit a Request” option on the top menu bar. Include as much detail as possible, including the version of the game you are running. Remember the forums are not the official platform for bug tracking.

This patch is part of an ongoing patch release, so if your issue isn’t patched this time it does not mean it won’t ever get fixed! Check out the #self-service:bugs-issues category to see if others are reporting the same issues (where you can also vote if you have the same issue)

The Known Issues page will be updated within a few days to reflect the updated bugs.

How do I see my FPS?

Windows 10 has a built-in FPS counter in the Xbox Game Bar app. To use the FPS counter over your game, there are a few one-time steps you might need to take.

Important! You’ll need Xbox Game Bar version 3.34.11002.0 or later to use the FPS counter.

  1. Press Windows logo key Win + G to open Game Bar, then select Widget menu > Performance.
  2. Choose the FPS tab, then press Request access.
  3. Follow the prompts, then restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
    When you launch a game, the FPS counter will be ready and waiting in Xbox Game Bar.

What should I do if the update doesn’t start automatically?

  1. Check Windows 10 for updates. If any, restart your PC
  2. Manually check MS Store for Updates
  3. Then update MSFS

If this still doesn’t work, the best course of action is to log out, restart your computer, and log back in.

What should I do if the update seems to stall or stop downloading?

The first thing to try is closing down MSFS and restarting it. The downloading should start again once MSFS is restarted. If there are problems with a particular file downloading repeatedly (on a loop) then exit MSFS and browse to the download location where the file is downloading to using windows explorer. Delete the offending file (if it is listed) or the latest downloaded file in that folder and then restart MSFS. The patch should continue as normal. (Note only delete files do not delete folders!)


Available now on Steam.

Small Steam update followed by 4.72GB main update.

Downloading nice and fast.

Steam + Main update - 4.72GB (9 minutes to install)
Content Manager Premium Deluxe - 2.11GB (2 minutes to update)


How big?

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Steam update was small, main install shows 4.72GB at the moment.


Xbox Premium Deluxe 8.08GB

9 minutes to complete initial upgrade.

Another 2.11GB in Content Manager for Premium Deluxe.

any changes from the latest beta build?

nop changes

11 minutes to complete all upgrades (including premium deluxe content in content manager).

Fast and smooth.

Anyone seeing this update on Western Europe server. I’m not seeing it at all yet.
Is the first update via the XBox app as usual?

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I have it here in the UK - try a restart?

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any info on the latest AIRAC circle?

can’t find anything in the notes…

I got it via Navigraph a few days ago.

Jeez! I was waiting like crazy until the update would appear on Steam! “Where is it? Where is it?”

Until I finally figured out that Steam had already - automatically, as defined in the Steam settings - downloaded the update (5:08 PM, to be specific) for me :wink: Since I had the Steam client already running…

Launching MSFS right now and see how it goes with the in-game updates :slight_smile:

That did the trick, thank you. It shouldn’t require a Windows reboot to see an update though!

Still getting CTD on XBSX, anyone else?


Yes, at least 10 characters (bytes) :wink:

But seriously, the initial (mandatory) in-game update is 4.72 GiB for me.

And another two optional updates (deppending on your MSFS version you may have zero, one or two optional updates - I have the Premium version, so two additional and optional updates for me):

  • Deluxe Upgrade: 896 MiB
  • Premium Upgrade: 1.24 Gib

So in total around 7 GiB.

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Quickest and easiest update I have dealt with in a long time however clean windows install with no addons.