29.7.2020 – 10:15z

MSFS2020 Closed Beta Released

Originally scheduled to be released tomorrow, Asobo Studios has today released a closed beta version of the long-awaited next-generation Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. Titled as build 1.6.13, all alpha testers can now download the new version. New invitations will be sent out tomorrow, on July 30.

Closed Beta features nine new aircraft to fly with, including Zlin Savage Cub or Beechcraft King Air 350i, three new bush trips, four new flight training tutorials, 22 new landing challenges, and Track IR support.

The release date has not changed yet, and is still scheduled to be on August 18, 2020. If you want to learn more about the pricing, please read through our release date announcement article.

Read also: Parallel 42 Releases 777 Immersion for MSFS

We have also made a summary of all developers and their statements about the MSFS2020 development which can be found here.


New Aircraft

  • Aviat Pitts Special S2S
  • Extra 330LT
  • Flight Design CTSL
  • Icon A5
  • JMB Aircraft VL-3
  • Robin Cap10
  • Zlin Aviation Savage Cub
  • Textron Aviation Beechcraft King Air 350i
  • Textron Aviation Cessna Citation CJ4

New Bush Trips

Bush Trips are a set of activities which test your navigation skills and have you flying long-distance across remote locations.

  • Breckenridge to Mariposa Yosemite – Nevada – Savage Cub
  • Los Cerros to Cochrane – Patagonia – X Cub
  • Rijeka to Santorini – Balkans – Cessna 172 Skyhawk SP

New Tutorials

  • Flight training teaches you how to fly using a Cessna 152.
  • Traffic Patterns – Maneuver safely around a busy airfield
  • First Solo Flight – tackle a traffic pattern on your own
  • Navigation – Follow a flight plan from point A to point B
  • First Solo Navigation – Fly from A to B entirely on your own

TrackIR Support


  • Menu – Hangar
  • In-flight – Cockpit camera
  • In-flight – Chase camera

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