How to participate in the Public Beta

Just give it some time - mine took about 30 mins before the update button appeared ( in the MS Store App )…

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Hmm if you click in your username top right corner of the sim, what version does it show there? Should show 1.21.18.0

If it doesn’t I read elsewhere to try restarting the PC

It showed 1.21.18.0 when i clicked on “Release notes” inside the MSFS-menu…i just restarted it because i copied my community folder before trying to update antyhing and now moved it back. Otherwise i will restart my PC.

I got it now. Had to restart my PC and now the update is being shown inside the store. Thanks very much for your help. Really excited about testing the new weather! :slight_smile:
But will test tomorrow, too tired now…

No problem, glad you got it sorted :slight_smile:

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Hi guys, I’ve been trying to join the beta for a day and a half now. I’ve joined the insider program in the Xbox insider hub and it shows me as “pending”. Anyone have any thoughts on this? This is all new to me, I’ve never used the Xbox app or insider app before.
Many thanks

Hi @OneRobertOne,
The “pending” can sometimes a take some time before it’s approved. Although, I don’t think I’ve seen it go over an hour of wait.

Thanks Hester. Yeah, it still shows as “pending”. I wonder if MS Xbox servers are having trouble? I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t doing something wrong…?

I’ve been the same, little late to the insider party but been stuck on pending for last 2 days.

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Perhaps that is a sign they are getting ready to release the beta as the final hotfix, and are no longer taking new signups?

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I will ask about this!

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Ok thanks, much appreciated. I’ve found myself grounded due to winter weather therefore have been MSFS flying a ton lately. I thought I could help test if possible.

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Hey all! Please see this announcement:

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You nailed it, haha.

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I’m not sure if you can do this, but if you can, cancel that joining (the pending one) in the Xbox Insider.

For Steam Users leaving the Beta Flight, you’ll pull down approximately a 313 MB update inside the Steam Client.

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So, what’s the size of the update for those of us that did not test the beta?

I honestly can’t remember what the size was. :upside_down_face:

The beta download from the MS Store was about 500-600 MB as I recall. Once I had the main update there was an additional 3 GB (approximately) of updates in the Content Manager to download. These are “optional”, but I would definitely recommend getting the additional content.

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