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MSFS SIM 2020 Update 7 Patch Notes (1.21.18.0) – January 6, 2022

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[Microsoft Flight Simulator] MSFS SIM 2020 update 7 (1.21.18.0) is now available to download on PC, Windows 10, and Xbox. According to the official MSFS patch notes, the latest MSFS SIM 2020 patch 7 added various stability fixes, weather, and VR improvements.

Previously. a major update 6 added many enhancements to the region, including new aerials and elevation maps. Apart from this, MSFS patch 6 also includes new photogrammetry cities, 4 hand-crafted airports, nearly 100 POIs and new discovery flights, landing challenges, and bush trips.

Today’s MSFS patch 1.21.18.0 will fix a few of these issues. Check out more details below.

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What is new in Microsoft Flight Simulator update 1.21.18.0? – January 6, 2022

Stability

  • Several crashes have been fixed across the title.

Weather

  • Improved management of high proximity METARs to avoid hard weather transitions.
  • Fixed abnormal temperatures above FL450.
  • Fixed custom weather preset save data.
  • Live Weather clouds on ground should now be displayed as fog.
  • Rain and fog now correctly receive shadows from clouds above.
  • Fixed “10SM” metar visibility.
  • Fixed live weather refering to AMSL instead of AGL.

VR

  • MSFS update 7 fixed the issue that prevented interactions with the toolbar in VR.
  • Added some of the VR controller specific controls (e.g. switch between proxi and raycast modes) that were not available in the binding menu.
  • Fixed the rotate and drag buttons that did not respond well with WMR VR controllers.
  • VR controllers are now working when using Legacy cockpit interaction system.

Peripherals

  • TrackIR support has been fixed.
  • Fixed unable to pan / drag WorldMap using a custom mouse profile. Add a slot in Control Menu.

Planes

  • Fixed HUD shader support for for 3rd party planes.
  • MSFS 2020 update 7 fixed Reverse Throttle.
  • Fixed livery overriding mechanism for WASM modules.
  • Fixed glass cockpit remains off when starting from cold & dark for the Volocity.
  • Fixed white rendering of the Copilot HUD in the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.

World

  • Fixed an issue where roads could blink.
  • Fixed color banding introduced in Sim update 5.

Reno

  • Performance optimization for Reno multiplayer races.
  • Reno stands are no longer misplaced during RTC.
  • Fixed “Too high” notification when starting a time trial.

UI

  • Assistances preferences should no longer be set to Easy without user’s input.
  • Localization update across all supported languages.

SDK

  • Fixed crash when loading a project.
  • Fixed aircraft no longer compiles because of glTF errors.
  • Fixed game crashing when trying to add a PaintedHatchedArea in the Scenery editor.
  • Changed “Parking not linked to the main graph” to warning.
  • Fixed disabled interactions with the sim when Aircraft Editor is open.
  • Ignore null-size flags file (avoids invalid materials).
  • Fixed newly created project XML file path in PackageBuilder.

Navigation

  • New AIRAC cycle 2113 is now available.

Download free Microsoft Flight Simulator update 7 on PC and Xbox One.

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