Yee-haw, pilots. Lasso the young'uns to their seats, because Microsoft Flight Simulator's next stop is the grand old US of A. The massive aviation sandbox just pushed its second world update, granting a number of states with improved resolutions, laying down some hand-crafted airports and 50 spruced-up points-of-interest to make your stateside tours an absolute treat.
Like that Japan update, World Update 2 increases both the heightmap and aerial photography resolution of landscapes across the North American continent. It's not a sweeping change, mind. The USA is simply too massive for that. But it's broad enough that vast swathes of the country should now map a little more accurately to their real-world counterparts. More importantly, though, is the addition of dozens more landmarks to spot across the country.
50 "high-fidelity" POIs have been added to the game, from the Washington Monument and the White House to natural absurdities like Devil's Tower. Additionally, four airports have been completely done-over with hand-crafted models - Atlanta International, Dallas / Fort Worth International, New York Stewart International and Friday Harbor - with 48 others getting a less monumental (if still significant) increase in resolution.
The update also adds a few performance and stability updates, re-tunes a number of aircraft, and adjusts a number of bugs across everything from the game's UI to streetlight placement on small roads, all of which can be found over on the official patch notes.