Discussion + Poll: World Update VI (

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

If you update the sim from the previous version:

Standard: 2.67 GiB
Deluxe: 4.74 GiB
Premium Deluxe: 7.08 GiB

If you do a new install:

Standard: 127.55 GiB
Deluxe: 129.62 GiB
Premium Deluxe: 131.96 GiB

Germany Bundle:

5.1 GB

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!)

World Update VI - Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Update Message Received - Nothing in MS Store
No Update Found in MS Store
I can not update
New update is live on Xbox - World Update VI
Why oh why can't I find the update?
When exactly will WU6 come for MSFS Steam edition?
Never ENding Loop trying to INstall Update
Who is hyped for WU6?
WU6 Update where? - not available in MS Store
Update 6
WU6: Worst update experience ever
Camera pan stutters gone with Terrain Pre-Caching
Having to reinstall to get the update - come on
Am so fedup
No pre cache option
Ridiculous and annoying to offer something like that
Ruined performance with World Update 6
WU6 Update where? - not available in MS Store
World Update VI Issue - Stuck in an install loop
WU6 - Unfair POI distribution?
Why are Jetways Still Missing?
Update 07/09 does not run
Sim says you must update, but no update awailable i MS store?
This update does not appear
Frankfurt Main Photogrametry
Gotta give credit when due to Gaya for the new World Update airports. They stepped their game up 🤩
Bugs still present after World Update 6
Asobo has gone insane with POI's
4.6GB 4th update, what's this about?
No way to install update
Finally… the elimination of stutters? Thanks Asobo!
Update 6
World Update 6 - VR Ignored, pop-in still a huge issue
Download Xbox for update6
New update is live on Xbox - World Update VI
Problem wuth update
SU6 - tips for a smooth update
Disappointing Updates
Map Update
A suggestion from the „Google Earth with a joystick“-corner
Confident / Not Confident about next WU6 to solve MSFS issues after SU5
Since update 6
I Am So (Not) Done
Old outdated aerial imagery still being used after WU6
Downloading question for MSFS 2020 for Fresh Install
Thank you MS/Asobo ! literally
Thank you MS/Asobo ! literally
Wow big performance boost with WU6
Cesna jet. Low altitude test
Working Title G1000 NXi Discussion Thread
Issues created after WU6 update
Good so far
WU 6 Missing new activities

The update will be live for everyone 2021-09-07T15:30:00Z.


Thanks @Jummivana ! Downloading now on PC ^^ Seems France got a quick release :sunglasses:

Download up for UK.

lol how many thread are you posting that in ?

= Going to MSFS in the store and hitting “play” works for starting the update in Australia

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Can confirm, Bush Trips are still broken sadly. Huge bummer.


Anyone any luck on Steam yet?

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Sim told me to go to the store to perform update. No update available in the store…


Negative. Already closed and reopened several times.


Go to the MSFS page in the store it should trigger the update

Same as California already installing

If it was that easy…nothing here, even after cold PC reboot.


Anyone saying that the store is not showing the update:

Once you get to the screen on the store that has the ‘play’ button. Wait a few seconds and the update will appear or restart your computer and then wait on that screen. It can take 2-30 seconds to recognise that there is an update.

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Not for me though yet

Got it on Steam after a system restart (restart was unrelated).

Nope still not here

Now on Steam as well.

500MB update in MS Store. 2.7GB update on launch. 5GB of updates to existing content (all WU’s installed)

WU6 content not available yet.

US East Coast

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Not for me, but at least I can bask in the knowledge that I don’t suffer all the trials and tribulations that Windows Store users experience :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:
…update - it’s started :grin: