Microsoft Flight Simulator Update Cuts Its 170 GB Base Game Size in Half

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Update not only brings with it a ton of fixes, but it also cuts its base game size of 170 GB in half to 83 GB. this was a big problem that the game faced

The new update is available now, and the reduction in file size was made possible thanks to the team performing “some optimization for the initial full download” of Microsoft Flight Simulator. This is another example of developers working to make their games take up less space and follows Fortnite’s patch that made it 60GB smaller on PC and Call of Duty: Warzone’s patch that reduced the file size between 10.9 GB and 14.2 GB.

File size has been a big issue for some, especially those who wish to have both Calls of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare/Warzone installed on one system. Activision even said that 500GB PS4 owners may need to “make room” if they wanted these games installed with all the modes and packs available.

We recently took a look at why these video games have such huge install sizes, and it is due to a combination of factors including games getting bigger in scope, problems with hardware inefficiencies, and more.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the game that keeps on giving, even after its release when we gave it a 10/10 and called it a masterpiece. In our review, we said, “Unparalleled realism and an entire planet to explore makes Microsoft Flight Simulator a simulation like no other.”

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