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Reality-warping chasm appears on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator Chasm
Flight Simulator Chasm (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator has a glitch at a Brazil airstrip that causes a gigantic chasm.
  • You can fly into and even take off from inside the chasm.
  • More glitches and weird behaviors appear within the depths of the chasm.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is an incredibly immersive game that people flock to for its realism and mechanics. While it is largely a masterpiece of simulating flights, glitches occasionally pop in. That's what appears to have happened in the game's simulation of the Lagoa Nova airfield in Brazil. Rather than a tiny strip to land on, pilots see a cataclysmic reality-warping chasm.

The chasm was spotted by Reddit user "ReversedWindows" and quickly made the rounds around the web (via PC Gamer).

from r/MicrosoftFlightSim

The chasm isn't just a visual glitch. You can fly straight into it in a death dive, though things get weird if you go down far enough.

from r/MicrosoftFlightSim

The reality-bending drama of seeing the world warp around you is reminiscent of the film Interstellar. One brilliant Reddit user edited a video of someone flying through the chasm with Interstellar's iconic soundtrack.

This glitch in Microsoft Flight Simulator comes just a few weeks after people discovered a 200 story building in an Australian suburb.

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Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.