Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3: New update adds 70 iconic UK and Ireland landmarks, including stadiums, castles and cathedrals

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When Microsoft Flight Simulatorfirst launched in mid-2020, players were amazed by the sheer detailing that Asobo Studio had managed to create across the entire world. Using 3D photogrammetry techniques, the developers were able to map a pretty accurate picture of Earth, albeit with a few hilarious hiccups.

Since then, Asobo has released two world updates for the United States and Japan that made these countries even more stunning to fly over. Moving into February, it is now the turn of the UK and Ireland, with a new Microsoft Flight Simulator update now available for the region.

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Here's everything included in this anglo-centric update...

Microsoft Flight Simulator: New UK and Ireland landmarks

The main focus of these Flight Simulator world updates is the new detailing added for the most iconic landmarks. In the UK and Ireland update, Asobo has added 70 landmarks spanning across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We have selected some of these landmarks and points of interest, which are as follows:

England

  • Land's End
  • Eden Project
  • Stonehenge
  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Spinnaker Tower
  • Brighton Palace Pier
  • Cliffs of Dover
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site
  • London Eye
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  • Buckingham Palace
  • Windsor Castle
  • Warwick Castle
  • Blackpool Tower
  • Humber Bridge
  • Lake District National Park
  • Angel of the North
  • York Minster
  • Royal Liver Building
  • Tower of London

Wales

  • Snowdonia National Park
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Scotland

  • Floors Castle
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • The Forth Bridges
  • Stirling Castle
  • The National Wallace Monument
  • Loch Leven
  • Out Skerries
  • Eilean Donan Castle
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  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Mount Stuart House
  • Barra Airport

Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland

  • Titanic Belfast
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge
  • Blarney Castle
  • Killarney National Park

The following stadiums were added to the game:

  • All England Club (Wimbledon)
  • Anfield
  • Emirates Stadium
  • Goodison Park
  • Millenium Stadium
  • Old Trafford
  • St. James' Park
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Twickenham Stadium
  • Villa Park
  • Wembley Stadium

You can see the full list of landmarks here.

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What else has been added in World Update 3?

Alongside these landmarks, the update brings "high-resolution 3D photogrammetry" for Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, London and Oxford, along with major updates to the following airports: Barra, Liverpool, Land's End, Manchester, Out Skerries.

The update also includes improvements to further area airports, along with improved digital elevation information across the region.

Finally, this update comes with three new activities. Players can now take part in an Iconic Flight in the Northern Isles or play two new Landing Challenges in the Shetlands or Southeast England.

Following the release of World Update 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator is expected to receive a further update for the France and Benelux region in March.

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