Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets Free Dune Expansion with Flyable Ornithopter

Dune fans can now fly the iconic Ornithopter in Microsoft Flight Simulator thanks to its newest free expansion.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a new expansion in collaboration with upcoming movie Dune: Part Two. The expansion, out for free today, brings players to the harsh world of Arrakis. Players can make use of the Dune setting’s iconic aircraft, the Ornithopter, to explore the skies of Arrakis.

Players will be given control of the Royal Atreides Ornithopter—a special ultra-performance variant of the regular Ornithopter—allowing players to make use of its fast acceleration, high speeds, and precise maneuverability as they explore the dunes of Arrakis.

The expansion features three tutorials, teaching players how they can take-off, land, and freefall in the new aircraft. Having completed the tutorials, players can then attempt six new activities: five time trials, and a rescue mission involving a massive sandstorm.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. The game is slated to get a follow-up this year, bringing new career paths and more gameplay features.