Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XIII adds Oceania, Antarctica to the game

Posted by:Robert Collins

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XIII is now available. This latest World Update introduces virtual aviators to some of the most exotic regions of the Earth: Oceania and Antarctica.

New points of interest, new airports

Altogether players can now take to the skies of 13 new countries and 28 non-sovereign territories. There are also 150 new points of interest in the game with these new landscapes. Among them are:

  • Four sets of Moai statues on Easter Island
  • Indonesia’s Autograph Tower—the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Antarctic research bases including Scott Base and Davis Station
  • Tahiti’s Point Venus Lighthouse

World Update XIII also includes more than a dozen new handcrafted airports including:

  • Hawaii’s Kona International Airport (PHKO)
  • Easter Island’s Mataveri International Airport (SCIP)
  • Bora Bora Airport (NTTB) in French Polynesia

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New discovery flights, challenges, and bush trips

Check out these 5 new discovery flights.

  • The West Maui Mountains in a DG Aviation LS8-18 glider
  • Tahiti in a Cessna 152
  • Kiribati’s Tarawa in a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter
  • Hawaii’s Mauna Kea in a Diamond Aircraft DA62
  • Central Java in a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.

And 3 new landing challenges.

  • Fiji’s Nadi International Airport (NFFN) in an Airbus A320
  • Palmyra Airport (PLPA) on Palmyra Atoll in a Bonanza G36
  • Busilmin Airstrip (AYIN) on Papua New Guinea in a a CubCrafters XCub

And finally, 3 new bush trips.

  • New Caledonia Tour in a Diamond Aircraft DA62
  • New Guinea Challenge in a CubCrafters NXCub
  • Aloha Hawaii in a Cessna 172

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XIII is available for free right now!

The update is free for all owners of the game on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S (including via Xbox and PC Game Pass), Windows, Steam, and on supported mobile devices via Xbox Cloud Gaming. The sky is calling!