Discussion + Poll: World Update IV (1.15.7.0)

WORLD UPDATE IV TESTERS: Please opt-out of testing via the Xbox Insider Hub (click Manage and then Leave Preview) in order to receive the latest update.

Read the Release Notes here.

Please use this thread to discuss the latest update, version 1.15.7.0. 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.

0 voters

On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, how do you like the new photogrammetry and POIs?
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  • 10

0 voters

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.
  • 1
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  • 10

0 voters

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

0 voters

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?

The main app update is approximately 1.23GB. The in-sim content update is approximately 23.18GB. The optional free World Update in the Marketplace is 5.15GiB.

Note the size of the update depends on the version of the game you have purchased. Don’t be alarmed if the update is smaller or larger

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!)

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Live in Microsoft Store and Steam.

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The 10 degree heading bug being fixed is very great news! Thank you :smiley:

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Tree distance as well, curious to see if it is indeed better now. However, no word on the issues with packages out of date and emptied logbooks…

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Please let me know if you do not get prompted to update within the sim if you haven’t installed the launcher update yet so I can pass on the info. Thanks!

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Okay, folks, everyone please step quickly out of the Internet for now… make some room for my bandwidth… downloading now :slight_smile:

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Word on the street as that this update will fix the Packages out of Date error but I am curious to hear from the community once this update is running.

Update: Will have the devs talk about it on the stream today.

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So uhm, 2 liveries (KLM and S7) and that’s it? :smiley:

The answer for AIG in tonights Q&A better be good.

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Including the logbook hrs gone? Not a concern for me, but for many others apparently it is…

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Thank you very much for this to all people at Asobo!

Well, as Jorg has previously stated, it’s been tricky to get airlines on side on an official (and legal) capacity. Nice to see KLM (a big airline) get added in there at least.

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Downloading now. I hope the 10 degree heading bug fix isn’t just for Honeycomb products but for every controller that has 2/3 way switches and was also experiencing the bug.

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Hello all,

minor issue (so far ;)), but…


… the displayed release notes seem to refer to the (already downloaded) “in-game marketplace updates” related to some bushtrip and two airports (IIRC). Also the version number 1.14.6.0 is still the previous one.

However according to the download size (17 GiB) I guess that this must be “it”, the expected World Update 4 (1.15.7.0)…

UPDATE: Never mind: I guess that is because Steam hasn’t downloaded the update itself (but I see it being “queued”). Interestingly FS2020 launched and started the above download (which, again, must be the “World Update 4”…). I guess I’ll simply have to restart FS2020 and relaunch from Steam, once Steam has done its update job. That should work. Right? :wink:

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Looks like a great update, thanks…

That’s not what you should be getting…

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Edited, looks like you have a issue indeed. :grimacing:

Yeah that’s definitely not right. Looks like this for me:

My system is reinstalling patch 1.14.6.0 that I initially installed the day it was released. This started at the “checking for updates”.

Same thing Im getting it says 1.14.60.0 and the game window already show 1.14.60.0.

Oh man I hope we dont have to redownload 14.60 only to restart and have to download 15.60…

Hmm just looked at steam and theres a patch there that wasnt when I launched the game…

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