Upon discovering that reverse thrusters can be activated mid-flight, a Microsoft Flight Simulator pilot managed to make an impressive reverse landing. Developed by French studio Asobo, the same team behind A Plague Tale: Innocence, the 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator launched just over a year ago to critical acclaim on PC. The flight simulator landed on Xbox Series X | S and Game Pass in July, introducing another audience to the wonders on offer in the solid experience.
Since the sky is literally the limit, users continue to find ways to go further in the game. Several free updates have also helped in this regard, with regions such as France, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, and several others receiving content expansions. The flight sim modding community knows no limits either. Earlier this year, a modder installed a ship in the Suez Canal to coincide with real-world events at the time. Another mod also added Mario Kart tracks to Microsoft Flight Simulator, even Rainbow Road appeared. Now fans are getting inventive with the built-in gaming options. In a recent Reddit post, user MadAddictz told other players that they recently spent time playing Microsoft Flight Simulators TBM; in doing so, the pilot discovered that it was possible to "activate the reverse thrusters in mid-flight." That particular reveal led to further exploration, culminating in MadAddictz making an impressive reverse landing. It's a feat that would certainly blow people like Top Guns Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in awe.
As many fans will know, Maverick himself will eventually join the Microsoft Flight Simulators Maverick Expansion experience. Due to the delay of the new Top Gun movies until May 2022, the long-awaited DLC received a similar boost to ensure its release coincides with the theatrical release. However, the MadAddictz video indicates that some players are already up to Top Gun-style shenanigans.
This fall should usher in another interesting content drop, a competitive career mode. Microsoft announced the Reno Air Race mode during gamescom 2021, promising an update that will allow fans to participate in the STIHL National Championship Air Races. The publisher has yet to specify when exactly in the fall drivers can expect high-speed racing to kick in.