Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 – Download Stuck – How to fix

Microsoft Flight Simulator download stuck – Is your Microsoft Flight Simulator download stuck on Steam or the Xbox app? Is there a fix? Lets find out.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 – Download Stuck – How to fix

Microsoft Flight Simulator has to be one of the biggest releases of 2020. Ever since the trailer debuted in 2019, the game has managed to create some decent amount of hype in the community.

Apparently a lot of people who bought Microsoft Flight Simulator on Steam or the Xbox app, are facing an issue where the downloading of the game is getting stuck after a certain point. No matter what they do, the installation bar is reluctant to make any sort of progress.

People have been trying all types of things. Like pausing and then resuming the download, restarting the download, restarting Steam, restarting the Xbox app, restarting their PC, etc. But nothing seems to help.

So is this some sort of a bug or glitch? Well, the truth is this is neither a bug nor a glitch. If you go and look at the download folder of Steam you will notice that there is nothing over there. Steam will actually download the installer file first. And once the downloading is completed the unpacking will take place.

When Steam or the Xbox App is showing that MSFS is still being downloaded, that is not what actually is happening. It is unpacking the game instead.

The file size of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is a whopping 150 GB. So all you have to do is wait for a while. The process is really fast on a SSD but HDD users would have to be a bit patient.

If you check out the discussions page of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Steam. You will get a good idea about the situation.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. We will try come out with a fix. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on August 17, 2020