Microsoft Flight Simulator's First Update Fixes Tons Of Technical Issues, Patch Notes Here

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Microsoft Flight Simulator was released a few weeks ago and it unfortunately suffered from some technical issues. Microsoft vowed to fix these issues via a patch, and the patch is finally here. The update was released yesterday, and it solved a number of major problems.

Developer Asobo Studio also gave specific instructions to players about how to install the update. Microsoft Flight Simulator should automatically download and install the update, however, if you previously had a problem while downloading the game, then it is highly recommended that you reinstall the entire thing. Steam players can check out how to properly uninstall the game over here, and Microsoft Store/Game Pass players can check out this article.

The update fixes several crash and installation issues, while also improving the overall performance. You can read more about it below or on the official site.



  • The title will no longer crash when different input devices/peripherals are disconnected
  • The title will no longer crash when the TBM 930 package is deleted


  • The install process will no longer be blocked after a partial decompression of a package
  • The install process will no longer be blocked when a local user account includes non-ASCII characters
  • The install process will no longer be blocked after a failed connection to servers
  • The install process will no longer display an empty onboarding screen under certain conditions
  • The title will download a critical missing/deleted package to access the main menu even if the save data preference is set to offline (when an internet connection is available)


  • The title will no longer automatically download packages that have been deleted through the content manager
  • The content manager will no longer get stuck in an infinite loading state when checked offline
  • The Creator name of the packages should now be properly updated


  • Significant FPS drop when using Simconnect should no longer affect the experience


  • The performance of the title has been improved when the Display name plate option is set to active


  • The correct currency is now properly updated in the marketplace

So what do you think? Have you been playing Microsoft Flight Simulator recently? Did you encounter any performance issues? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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