Discussion + Poll: World Update X: United States and US Territories (1.26.5.0)

Read the Release Notes here.

Please use this thread to discuss the latest update, version 1.26.5.0. 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.
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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.
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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?

Wolrd Update X Bundle Size:

PC: 5.60 Go (Disk space: 12.82 Go)
Xbox: 5.56 Go (Disk space: 10.42 Go)

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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USA again…

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Wait…so this WU includes code changes to fix crashes, and broken search?

I’m so confused.

Meanwhile, my birth country and a lot of other places I want to fly over are full of generic offline textures.

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Feel free to actually post details instead of generic complaints, or can we pick your birth country?

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■■■■ right.

This is a promise Jorg made months and months back and I’m so thankful they kept it. The first world update was BARELY an update… nothing compared to what London got or half of Europe.

THANK YOU MSFS for updating the USA – much needed. And… FREE.

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So they added Catalina and Block Island airports which both have excellent versions by OrbX … both of which I have bought. Seattle Landmarks and Washington Landmarks will surely conflict with the WU as well. Not too excited right now, we’ll see how good the new versions are.

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I’m from Europe and I don’t mind, if I play with live settings after work the US has daylight so I end up flying there a lot naturally :ok_hand:

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Does this now mean Navigraph will have correct SIDS/STARS for KORD now?? This is great!

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I have all of these, too, but still am excited for this. This is just the nature of the beast – its going to happen in every major country now (Orbx, etc, having already created their versions of cities, etc.)

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I’ll take Gaya’s airports over Orbx any day. Especially for free :wink:

Looking forward to exploring all the new POI’s, fingers crossed Hawaii is included in the new aerial and elevation data.

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For some reason on series x after downloading the main update from home page then starting sim and going to content manager nothing will start downloading and just says 5.58gb remaining and nothing happens and same for updates to other content and does anybody else have this problem? I’ve restarted the sim twice and keep getting that mysterious download has started in the background and that could be something to do with it

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Does “US Territories” mean places like Puerto Rico, Guam and/or American Samoa have gotten some love?

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Ummm read the original post.

I saw “new elevation data” and got excited, thought the Spikes of Southeastern Pennsylvania would finally be fixed. Nope. In fact, I think they’re even worse now. :frowning:

I bought Block Island from Gaya a while back and now it’s supposed to be included for free. I’m really not happy about that.

in the CONTENT MANAGER, updating of WU V: Nordics, is only partially done. After it it starts looping at downloading 8.5MB (landing challenge Vaasa it seems). Anybody else has this issue?

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With World Update 10, MSFS became unplayable. I just had two CTD after pressing “fly” and another CTD during the loading screen. That is with all addons disabled.

Geez…

I’m from the UK but I fly a lot in the US. One big reason is that there’s really good live ATC coverage to tune into. Its so immersive flying around LA listening to live ATC with live traffic enabled.

Anyway, pleased with this update. Looking forward to seeing what changes, if any, have been made to some of my regular flights locations.

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