Virtual storm chasers are flying into Hurricane Laura in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Players are diving nose-first into the category 4 hurricane.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a gorgeous game and because it uses real data from the world, there are plenty of amazing things to see. That data also translates to storms, something that currently has virtual storm chasers rushing to the cockpit due to Hurricane Laura.
While we don’t want to diminish the real-life severity of this storm, it has also provided an epic opportunity for players looking to fly nose-first into the category 4 hurricane.
We’ve compiled some of our favorite sights from Twitter, so if you don’t own Microsoft Flight Simulator (or if you don’t have a PC that can power the beefy game), you can live vicariously through some of the content below.
Virtual storm chasers take on Hurricane Laura
The calm above the storm
Above & around Hurricane Laura
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Live Weather) pic.twitter.com/T7v8aJ0jhG
— Petri Levälahti (@Berduu) August 27, 2020
I feel like that first plane might struggle a bit
Flying through a hurricane in Microsoft flight simulator pic.twitter.com/4ktofzEHJG
— Nyan (@WaifuHunterNyan) August 27, 2020
Hurricane Laura over Louisiana
Managed to get some shots of Hurricane Laura over Louisiana as it is happening right now on Flight Simulator.
— … (@JMW_BOYZ) August 27, 2020
The sense of enormity in this picture is amazing
Hurricane Laura looks impressive in Flight Simulator! ⛈️✈️ pic.twitter.com/FGhsAqE2c5
— Simon Coudé (@SCoude) August 26, 2020
You’ll need to zoom in on the picture, but check out how many people are storm chasing
Look at all of these green dots (players) in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 trying to experience flying through Hurricane Laura. pic.twitter.com/P5Btz5yagF
— Patrick McDonald (@Bearxor) August 26, 2020
And finally, a true bird’s eye view of the storm in Microsoft Flight Simulator
— Tanner Stokes (@TannerStokes) August 26, 2020
There you have it, an assortment of views of Hurricane Laura from the comfort of a virtual plane. With the game using real weather tracking and data, it will be interesting to see what other sights and events players check out in the future.
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