Microsoft Flight Simulator is hit by bugs after the release of Sim Update 9


Microsoft Flight Simulator, for all its grandeur, is no stranger to having some serious technical issues. Asobo spent a good part of 2020 (and even half of 2021) trying to equip it with necessary optimizations and bug fixes. Things have generally been going well for quite a while. But now some serious bugs showed up again following the recent release of Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim 9 update.

Asobo has taken to Twitter to publicly note that it is aware of significant issues reported by players. Some of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator Bugs on PC include minor annoyances, like flickering reflections in the Cockpit view, and some serious issues like big frame rate drops and frequent stuttering.

Troubled skies ahead

As of press time, Asobo has not given an estimate of when it will fix these issues. But, as has been the case in the past, we should expect a fix to roll out in the coming days.

This is by no means the first time that Microsoft Flight Simulator suffered noticeable issues right after an update was released. It happened so many times at some point that users dreaded news of an upcoming update, as it had the potential to make their smooth experience unplayable.

In 2021, Asobo began taking note of these concerns. The developer has started allowing users to sign up for a closed beta program for full testing and feedback before a new update is publicly released.

The same operation was carried out with Sim Update 9. Regular players were able to test it before its release and Asobo managed to roll it out on schedule. Yet, somehow, it seems these issues have slipped through the cracks. Nevertheless, it is only a matter of time before Asobo comes to them. In the meantime, the team encourages its community to report any bugs through Zendesk.

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