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January 13th, 2022 Development Update

Do you have a question for the dev team? We have two important Q&As coming up soon, and now is the time to submit your questions. Learn the dates of our upcoming Q&As within.

January 6th, 2022 Development Update

Happy new year simmers! It’s great to be back. We hope you’ve had a restful holiday. To kick off 2022, this morning we released build version 1.21.18.0, available now on PC and Xbox. If you participated in the public beta, please click here to learn how to leave the preview smoothly.

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December 16th, 2021 Development Update

2021 is coming to a close, and our team will be taking a short break. This will be the last Development Update until the new year.

Marketplace: FS Academy Sale

4 FS Academy Items on sale now in the Marketplace!

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Reno Air Races: Meet The Planes

A Walk Down Reno’s Flight Line When it comes to speed, not all planes are created equal. Since the very first Reno Air Races, competing aircraft have been separated into different classes based on their speed and performance. That first event in 1964 featured three classes: Biplanes like the Pitts Special, Formula 1 race planes that must adhere to identical performance standards, and Unlimited: classic WWII era warbirds where anything goes when it comes to … Continued


Gentlemen, you have a race.

Though the sport of air racing had once been immensely popular with an American public fascinated by aviation, it had almost completely vanished by the 1960s. That’s when Bill Stead, a Nevada rancher and WWII veteran, saw an opportunity to revive pylon-based air racing in the United States. For more than 55 years since, some of the finest pilots in the world have gathered at Reno-Stead Airport every September for the National Championship Air Races, a week-long festival of racing and aerial demonstrations. 


Local Legends 1: Junkers Ju 52

The team is proud to announce a new series of releases called “Local Legends” that will frequently coincide with World Updates. These aircraft are famous in the region of the world update, but often are not as well known to a worldwide audience. For World Update VI, we chose a famous German plane from 1930 called the Junkers Ju 52, now available from the Marketplace.