[READ FIRST] Welcome to Sim Update 10 BETA

Our Sim Update 10 Beta is now available for download! Our main focus for this beta is:

• Verify stability and performance improvements
• Ensure that the release notes are accurate
• Identify regressions that may have taken place due to code changes
• Provide an opportunity for 3rd party developers to test their products in a Beta environment

Please remember this opportunity is for those who wish to provide feedback on the current state of the build, this is not for a sneak preview of the final build that will be released in August. Our goal is to fix any regressions you report as quickly as possible but please note that some bugs may be prioritized for a later update as we will not be able to fix every report found during the Beta window.

Please visit the Community Dashboard to found out what’s already logged in our database.

Generally speaking, don’t hesitate to report any significant regression from the current live version using the Beta categories [link] (Instruments, ATC, Weather, etc…)

Surveys are available here:

If you would like to test against the Release Notes specifically, click here.
To join this public test, please see the instructions below for your preferred platform.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU JOIN

Xbox Users: If you are currently joined to the ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator – Stability Test’, you will automatically be moved to the ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator – Sim Update 10’ preview group. This move will complete within a few hours of the start of the Beta, and the next time you launch Microsoft Flight Simulator you will be prompted to update to the Sim Update 10 Beta. You can leave the Sim Update 10 Beta at any time by following the “If you would like to leave the pre-release test” steps outlined in the section below.

MS Store PC Users: There is always a risk that you may have to re-install the sim when joining/leaving a flight, so please keep this in mind before participating. When the flight ends, we ask that you manually remove yourself from the Beta. By doing so, you will get an update to MSFS with the latest public build. If you do not remove yourself from the group, we plan on automatically removing everyone on August 30th. At that point, you will get an update to MSFS with the latest public build.

If you have MSFS content installed completely on a custom path, you will have a much lower chance that a full re-install will be necessary when the update is officially released. However, if your sim content is installed in the default path selected by the in-game content manager, you may have to reinstall the whole sim when moving from the test build to the public build. We recommend that those who wish to test with us ensure your sim content is located in a custom path before joining the flight to avoid full reinstallations in the future (Details on how to do this can be found here). The best set up would be for your store app to live on the default C: drive and sim content on a custom drive.

Please remember if you decide to join the Beta and install the build, you will likely have to re-install your sim if you wish to leave the Beta before it ends.

MICROSOFT STORE OR XBOX

  1. Open the ‘Xbox Insider Hub’ on your PC or Xbox (or install it via the Microsoft Store if you do not have it yet).
  2. On the left side, click ‘Previews’.
  3. Look for ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator Beta’ and select ‘Join’ or ‘Manage’.
  4. From the list of Groups, select ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator – Sim Update 10’ and click Save.
  5. Wait for the registration to complete, then restart your Xbox console or PC—this prompts the Store to refresh and get the update.
  6. After restarting, launch Microsoft Flight Simulator and you’ll be prompted to update.
    • If you don’t wish to restart immediately after joining, you can wait a few hours for the Store refresh and get the update, then launch the game.

If you would like to leave the pre-release test before it ends and re-install the live build, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the ‘Xbox Insider Hub’ app.
  2. Navigate to ‘Previews’ > ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator Beta’ .
  3. Select ‘Manage’.
  4. On the left side, select ‘Leave preview’.
  5. Wait for the unenrollment to complete, restart your Xbox or PC, then launch the game.

PC Users: If not on a Custom path, you will have to reinstall the sim to restore the prior build.

STEAM

  1. Open your Steam Library
  2. Right-click Microsoft Flight Simulator
  3. Click “Properties”
  4. Click “Betas”
  5. Select “flight_sim_beta – Sim Update 10”

If you would like to exit the pre-release test before it ends and revert back to the live build, follow these instructions:

  1. Open your Steam Library
  2. Right-click Microsoft Flight Simulator
  3. Click “Properties”
  4. Click “Betas”
  5. Select “None”

Thank you and we look forward to your feedback!

MSFS Team

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