Patch 5 installed without any issues for me - no download loop eating up my data allowance and sanity.
I am so glad this has been fixed, patch day should be exciting but when the download mechanism causes such a headache it is hard not to dread the update and that impacts very negatively on the overall experience. I really hope this has been resolved for others too so, they too, can enjoy MS/Asobos hard work.
I haven’t flown patch 5 yet but have disabled cockpit tooltips and the intro videos (both of which I disliked intensely), restarted, and am justy basking in the glory of the welcome screen after only one click. It seems so much more streamlined just getting into the sim.
So I declare (personally) that Patch 5 is already a major success - this two month old fledgling seems to be spreading it’s wings nicely. Onwards and upwards.