A new hotfix is now available for Flight Simulator

A quick notice today for the launch of a new hotfix patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator. In a product that is in such continuous development as MSFS, new features and changes introduce newer bugs and problems. After the recent release of World Update VI, new fixes are necessary to address known problems.

Today, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team issued a new hotfix (v1.19.9.0), attempting to squash some of the bugs MSFS users have been experiencing. Here are the release notes:

  • Fixed broken night lighting when the renderscale was not set to 100%
  • Added Offscreen pre caching option in the VR menu
  • Fixed some general crashes
  • Fixed the Trim reset button on the Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant
  • Safe mode will no longer trigger when a crash occured when closing the program
  • Missing watermask at Lucerne has been added
  • Color correction for Photogrammetry in Vienna has been tweaked
  • Water crack has been fixed near Moritzburg POI
  • Fixed terrain spike around LOWI
  • Fixed crash with Resync from Aircraft Editor without any aircraft selected

While these issues are expected to be fixed with this new hotfix, there are still a bunch of known issues with the platform that still need to be addressed. Some workarounds do exist, so make sure to check the respective support page to get some help if you’ve been experiencing some of these problems.

As usual, launch MSFS in order to get the update, which seems to be coming at around 500mb.