Today patch 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has been released. The patch will bump up the version of Flight Simulator to This patch also contains a work update which is known as World Update 1: Japan. Besides the bug fixes and improvements you can enjoy the upgraded scenerario for six promiminent cities in Japan:

  • Sendai
  • Takamatsu
  • Tokushima
  • Tokyo
  • Utsunomiya
  • Yokohama

In addition to the cities 6 hand-crafted airports are added:

  • Hachijojima
  • Kerama
  • Kushiro
  • Nagasaki
  • Shimojishima
  • Suwanosejima

Besides the nice scenery addition the patch contains several bug fixes/improvements in the following categories:

  • Airports
  • UI
  • Aerodynamics
  • Planes
  • Activity
  • Visuals and animation
  • General aviation systems
  • General aviation avionics
  • Airliners systems
  • Airliners avoinics
  • Weather
  • Marketplace
  • Content manager
  • Installation manager
  • Localization
  • Cameras
  • Input
  • Bush trips
  • World

Keep in mind that this patch also introduces some “known issues”:

  • Game may crash if the VFR Map is not opened right after starting the flight
  • Cessna Citation Longitude: Regression AP FLC and VS mode
  • Cessna Citation Longitude: Autopilot climb and level off issues
  • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental: Autopilot switches to FLCH mode instead of catching the glideslope
  • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental: Autopilot switches to VNAV mode on take-off even if VNAV is not used by the pilot
  • Airbus A320neo : PFDs shutdowns randomly
  • The Tour of Japan discovery flight will be greyed out in the main menu if the Beechcraft King Air 350i is not installed
  • A new install on a different install folder will only download the mandatory content and will require a reboot (non mandatory content can be downloaded from the Content manager)

For the detailed release notes visit this page