10 Things You Should Know About DCS World


If you have been active in the world of gaming, you would have definitely heard about DCS World. It has been gaining popularity and fame for a while now. Players love it for the graphics and effects; the simulation is outstanding and the experience it offers is unmatched. Here’s a list of 10 facts that you might have not known about this exciting game. 

What is DCS?

10 Things You Should Know About DCS World

DCS or Digital Combat Simulator is a combat flight simulation game developed primarily by Eagle Dynamics and The Fighter Collection. It first came out on March 7th, 2008 in Germany followed by Russia on October 17th, 2008. 

What is there in DCS World?

10 Things You Should Know About DCS World

There are several terms that are associated with the DCS line of simulation such as DCS World, Modules, and Campaigns. DCS World is a free game which includes two free aircraft and two free maps. The Modules are downloadable content that expand the game with add-on aircraft, maps and other content. Campaigns are scripted sets of missions.

Why should you play this game?

In DCS World, the players learn how to operate aircraft using realistic procedures. Aircraft are accurately modeled from real-world data, including authentic flight models and subsystems and detailed cockpits with interactive buttons and switches. Digital manuals document the history, systems and operation of each aircraft in extensive detail. The game has extensive support for joysticks and HOTAS input devices ranging from gamepads to 1:1 replica cockpits.

What makes the game enjoyable?

10 Things You Should Know About DCS World

DCS World supports a wide variety of combat operations including combat air patrol, dogfighting, airstrikes, close air support, SEAD and airlifts. Lots of military airplanes and helicopters are available, ranging from the ones of World War II through the Cold War into the early 21st century. Popular modules as of March 2022 include the AH-64D, F-16C, F/A-18C, F-14 and A-10C.

You can develop your own missions in DCS World 

10 Things You Should Know About DCS World

A mission editor is included for users to create their own scenarios and campaigns with support for scripting in Lua. Users can host their own servers with user-made missions for PVE and PVP multiplayer. The community has developed tools to create missions using procedural generation and hosts servers that simulate dynamic battlefields.

What does the base game include?

10 Things You Should Know About DCS World

The base game includes 2 free aircrafts: a Sukhoi Su-25T “Frogfoot” and the North American TF-51D “Mustang”, a mission editor, a full network play, a wide variety of 156 AI weapons systems, 105 ground vehicles and trains, 50 air defense systems 19 ships and 84 AI aircrafts. 

Know this about the maps 

DCS World has a number of maps available from Eagle Dynamics and third parties. The maps include Syria Map by Ugra Media, South Atlantic Map by RAZBAM, Persian Gulf Map, Normandy 1944 Map and Nevada Test and Training Range Map. 

Which devices can you play it on?

The minimal system Requirements are OS: Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (64-bit); CPU: Intel Core i3 at 2.8 GHz or AMD FX; 8 GB RAM (16 GB for heavy missions); HDD: 60 GB available space; Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD R9 280X or better and finally DirectX Version 11. 

Is DCS World free?

Digital Combat Simulator World 2.7 is free to play for 14 days. You can try out each of their products for 14 days per product during a six month period. Now, you can try any module for a total of 14 days. If you’re still unsure about purchasing it, you’ll get another 14 days period after six months, and so forth.

Play with real people from around the world 

10 Things You Should Know About DCS World

The multiplayer mode allows you to fly with real people around the world. A wide range of beginner and real-world operation servers are available. There are Standalone Player Hosted Servers, Dedicated Servers running PvE (Player vs Environment) missions, Dedicated Servers running PvP (Player vs Player) missions, and Dedicated Servers running missions that feature both PvP and PvE objectives, 

These were the 10 things you should know about DCS World. Are you game?

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