Microsoft Flight Simulator Patch Fixes Installation Issues

The patch aims to fix stability issues and will be available by next week.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has been out for just over a week, and the developers at Asobo Studio are already hard at work on fixing various issues. The latest development update for Microsoft Flight Simulator features release notes for an upcoming patch that should arrive within the next week.

The patch focuses on fixing the game’s various installation and stability issues. “We are in the final stages of prepping the upcoming patch for release next week. The team has been actively working on addressing issues impacting download and installation issues as a priority for this patch,” said the developers. “We appreciate all the feedback from the community and we are hard at work updating the feedback snapshot and development roadmap, which we hope to release within the next few weeks!”

To install the patch once it goes live, all you need to do is close Microsoft Flight Simulator and relaunch the game. You can read through the release notes for the upcoming patch below.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Patch Notes


  • The title will no longer crash when different input devices/peripherals are disconnected
  • The title will no longer crash when the TBM 930 package is deleted


  • The install process will no longer be blocked after a partial decompression of a package
  • The install process will no longer be blocked when a local user account includes non-ASCII characters
  • The install process will no longer be blocked after a failed connection to servers
  • The install process will no longer display an empty onboarding screen under certain conditions
  • The title will download a critical missing/deleted package to access the main menu even if the save data preference is set to offline (when an internet connection is available)


  • The title will no longer automatically download packages that have been deleted through the content manager
  • The content manager will no longer get stuck in an infinite loading state when checked offline
  • The Creator name of the packages should now be properly updated


  • Significant FPS drop when using Simconnect should no longer affect the experience


  • The performance of the title has been improved when the Display name plate option is set to active


  • The correct currency is now properly updated in the marketplace

The patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator will be available “within seven days,” according to the developers. Although no release date has been specified, the patch may coincide with the release of the next development update, which is scheduled for September 3, 2020. Stay tuned for more Microsoft Flight Simulator updates.