What a great day! The Mi-8 is finally getting multicrew! My good friend Bel Geode nudged me toward this news, so thank you very much, dear sir. And I know he is as happy as I am about this.

I’m sure a lot of us are as we will be able to finally share the cockpit of the almighty Mi-8 with up to 3 other players – the cockpit crew and side gunner!

You can see the snippet that talks about helicopters below (and the Mi-8 multicrew item in bold) but you can check out the full notes here.

DCS: AH-64D by Eagle Dynamics

  • Replaced AH-64D Quick Start Manual with AH-64D Early Access Guide
  • Updated to current state of AH-64D early access
  • Numerous revisions and improvements
  • Added cpg ai target store command
  • Added make ai cpg interface always respect the color scheme for weapons wheel
  • Fixed: ENGINE OIL PSI and NGB OIL PSI digital indication errors
  • Fixed: VID page in both cockpits not displaying Weapon Control status of other crewmember
  • Fixed: Missing "ENGINE # START" and "ENG# OVERRIDE" advisories on EUFD (AH64D: WCA: eng start and override)
  • Fixed: Freeze when shooting at the pilot - do not release cockpit if both pilots killed ,  cockpit will be released only after ejection of whole crew
  • Fixed: HMD virtual symbology elements should always be fully blanked or fully displayed
  • Fixed: APU exhaust should not have flame effect on start-up
  • Fixed: HOCAS cursor does not move in some case if it is assigned to the axes in control settings
  • Fixed: Laser firing should be inhibited from firing if TADS is at or beyond LIMITS
  • Fixed: Windshield wiper keybinding now working correctly

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight by Eagle Dynamics

  • Added: Multicrew functionality with corresponding changes for multicrew voice chat support and cargo support. Four crew positions available including cockpit crew plus side gunner.
  • Improved: different Mi-8MTV2 features to support multicrew
  • Fixed: Rear gunner can be mounted without cargo half doors
  • Fixed: Rare crash which happened when Mi-8MTV2 was damaged
  • Fixed: Crash that sometime happen at the time of GUV pod jettison
  • Fixed: Side AI gunner long burst does not work

DCS: Mi-24P Hind by Eagle Dynamics

  • Improved: Petrovich AI control over altitude