Here’s Microsoft Flight Simulator in World of Warcraft

The inaugural flight of Warcraft Flight Simulator

If you have World of Warcraft and you’ve been wanting to check out Microsoft Flight Simulator but can’t, there’s a way to bring the aircraft experience to the MMORPG game.

A Reddit user by the name of Fumbleturkey has, using the UI-editing mod WeakAuras, designed a Warcraft Flight Simulator. You have your cockpit, complete with dials and read-outs, a first-person view, and some decoration, demonstrating the customisation power. Fumbleturkey’s flight starts on a runway, and begins to take a lap before landing in a structure to deal with some enemies, then they switch to a horse and gallop back to ground level.  Sometimes you need a plane, sometimes you need a horse.

The aesthetic is goofy, a far cry from Flight Simulator’s sleek realism, but that’s part of the charm. It’s just a meme really, but it shows the potential for using WeakAuras to bend World of Warcraft for experiences it isn’t necessarily designed for. Earlier, Fumbleturkey demonstrated first-person combat using the tool, and it worked remarkably well, so a lot of potential remains untapped.

One commenter points out that this is the kind of leftfield content that emerges as a new WoW expansion draws near, and sure enough, this is happening as the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands release date gets closer. The expansion is bringing a long list of changes, so we made a list of the best things to do in WoW before Shadowlands happens.

You can watch Fumbleturkey’s test flight here:

I can’t afford Microsoft’s delicious Flight Simulator from r/wow

If you’re looking at giving Shadlowlands a go, do make sure to note the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands system requirements.