DCS World: Open World Digital Battlefield Simulator

PreviewEmbark on an unparalleled journey into the heart of modern and historical air, ground, and sea combat with DCS World, the premier open-world digital battlefield simulator. This free-to-play masterpiece blends high-fidelity simulation with an expansive, interactive environment, offering an experie...

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Embark on an unparalleled journey into the heart of modern and historical air, ground, and sea combat with DCS World, the premier open-world digital battlefield simulator. This free-to-play masterpiece blends high-fidelity simulation with an expansive, interactive environment, offering an experience that is as educational as it is exhilarating.

Fighter jets displayed in the latest version of Digital Combat Simulator World installed on Windows 11.The base pack of DCS World is completely free to download and use with the option of paying for payware expansion packs.  The version we have listed here is 2.9 - the latest version at time of publication.

Unmatched Realism and Detail

  • Authentic Military Equipment: Experience the thrill of piloting the Russian Sukhoi Su-25T ground attack jet and the legendary WWII North American TF-51D fighter, with dozens more aircraft, tanks, and ships available for purchase.
  • Detailed Environments: Navigate through the vast Caucasus region, featuring millions of buildings, trees, and an intricate network of roads and railways. Engage in operations from airbases meticulously replicated from their real-world counterparts.
  • Advanced Simulation: With over 156 AI weapon systems, 105 ground vehicles, and 84 AI aircraft, the strategic possibilities are endless. The sophisticated mission planner and dynamic weather systems add layers of complexity and realism.

Freeware Mods

Don't forget - we have a complete range of freeware mods for DCS world available from the Fly Away Simulation mods library here.  This is a new category and we are adding to it all of the time.

Boundless Expansion and Customization

The modular design allows for limitless growth. Expand your arsenal with additional modules, maps, and aircraft, each painstakingly recreated to ensure an authentic experience. The vibrant user community continually enhances the simulator, offering custom mods and add-ons.

Main Features

  • Astounding Realism: From the cockpit to the combat tactics, every aspect has been meticulously crafted to mirror real-world operations and physics.
  • Diverse Aircraft and Vehicles: Fly the iconic Russian Sukhoi Su-25T ground attack jet and the historic North American TF-51D fighter, with the option to expand your hangar from a wide selection of purchasable aircraft.
  • Powerful Mission Planner: Plan and execute complex missions with a comprehensive suite of tools, supporting full network play and a vast array of AI-controlled assets.
  • Expansive Play Areas: Engage in operations across multiple theatres of war, from the WWII European Theatre to modern-day conflict zones, each with unparalleled levels of detail.
  • Extensible Content: Beyond the base game, DCS World's extensive library of modules and user-made add-ons offers endless possibilities for gameplay expansion.
  • Accessible to All: Catering to a wide range of players, from novices to seasoned pilots, with scalable complexity and assistance levels.

Technological Excellence

The simulator leverages a proprietary graphics engine, ensuring breathtaking visuals across all altitudes and environments. Experience dynamic weather effects, realistic lighting and shadows, and stunning explosion and smoke effects, all of which combine to create an immersive simulation experience.

Engage in Multiplayer and Solo Campaigns

Whether you prefer the solitary confines of the cockpit in solo missions or the camaraderie of online multiplayer battles, DCS World offers a spectrum of experiences. Team up with friends for multi-crew missions, or compete against pilots worldwide.

Educational and Training Potential

The sim is not just about entertainment. It serves as a valuable tool for understanding the intricacies of air combat, navigation, and multi-domain operations. Its detailed simulation of aircraft systems, physics, and aerodynamics offers an educational glimpse into the engineering and tactical application of modern and historical military assets.

Dedicated Server Capabilities

For those looking to host their own missions and campaigns, DCS World offers a dedicated server package. This lightweight version operates without the need for 3D graphics and sounds, making it ideal for managing multiplayer engagements. Easy setup and comprehensive web-based controls ensure a seamless hosting experience.  The file we host here includes both the standalone and dedicated server versions.

Embark on Your Journey for Free with Optional Expansions

At the heart of the simulator lies a commitment to accessibility and passion for flight simulation. The core game is completely free to download and use, offering a substantial package that includes detailed maps, a selection of aircraft, and an array of missions and campaigns. This free-to-play model ensures that everyone, from those taking their first flight to seasoned veterans, can experience the thrill of aviation and combat simulation without any initial investment.

For enthusiasts looking to delve deeper into the intricacies of aviation and expand their capabilities, DCS World provides a rich catalog of paid expansion packs. These expansions include highly detailed aircraft models, expansive new environments, and specialized missions. Each pack is crafted with the same attention to detail and authenticity as the core game, offering new challenges and opportunities for exploration and mastery.

Whether you choose to soar through the skies in the included aircraft or expand your hangar with our meticulously modeled expansion packs, the simulator offers a pathway tailored to every pilot's dream. The freedom to choose your journey makes DCS World a unique platform in the digital flight simulation arena, where the skies are truly limitless.

System Requirements

To ensure that you have the best possible experience with DCS World, it's essential to prepare your system accordingly. Whether you're planning to engage with the game on low settings or immerse yourself fully with high or VR graphics, we've outlined the necessary specifications below.

Minimum System Requirements (Low Graphics Settings)

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Graphics API: DirectX11
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 at 2.8 GHz or AMD FX
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 200 GB free hard disk space
  • Video Card: Discrete NVIDIA/AMD with 6GB memory
  • Other: Requires internet activation

Recommended System Requirements (High Graphics Settings)

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10/11
  • Graphics API: DirectX11
  • CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz or AMD FX / Ryzen
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Storage: 500 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD) + extra space for paid content
  • Video Card: Discrete NVIDIA/AMD with 8GB VRAM+
  • Additional: Joystick recommended
  • Other: Requires internet activation

Recommended VR Systems Requirements (VR Graphics Settings)

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Graphics API: DirectX11
  • CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz or AMD FX / Ryzen
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Storage: 500 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Video Card: Discrete NVIDIA/AMD from 8GB VRAM
  • Additional: Joystick
  • Other: Requires internet activation

Meeting these requirements ensures that DCS World runs smoothly on your machine, providing an immersive and responsive experience whether you're flying solo missions or engaging in expansive online battles. Ready your systems, and prepare for an unparalleled flight simulation journey.


The archive we serve here includes the latest the main game along with the dedicated server as mentioned above.  Installation instructions for each are below.

Installation of the main platform

Simply extract the archive and run DCS_World_web.exe - the installer will then install and download all files from the web.  An Internet connection is required for installation.

Installation of the Dedicated Server platform

Simply extract the archive and run DCS_World_Server_modular.exe - the installer will then install and download all files from the web.  An Internet connection is required for installation.

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The archive dcs-world-pack.zip has 75 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.


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