Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update VII is now live, new roadmap revealed

Asobo Studio has pushed a new Sim Update live for Microsoft Flight Simulator that addresses a few issues with the weather, VR, and more.

According to the patch notes, this update fixes abnormal temperatures, custom weather preset save data, 10SM metar visibility, not being able to interact with the toolbar in VR, roads blinking, and more. Improvements have also been made to the management of high proximity METARs to avoid hard weather transitions. Read the full patch notes below:


  • Several crashes have been fixed across the title


  • 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 


  • 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


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


  • Fixed HUD shader support for for 3rd party planes
  • 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


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


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


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


  • 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


  • New AIRAC cycle 2113 is now available

The developer also released an updated development roadmap for the game that runs through the end of March. Over the coming months, players can expect two World Updates, a new Sim Update, two Local Legends, and more. Take a look at the full roadmap here.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now on Xbox Series X/S and Windows PC.

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