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Melbourne’s Flight Simulator monolith the result of a simple typo

Melbourne’s Microsoft Flight Simulator monolith is the result of a simple typo, Twitter user liamosaur has discovered.

According to the user, the giant tower has 212 floors in-game as opposed to the actual real-life building with only 2. A user called “nathanwright120” accidentally entered the three-digit number into OpenStreetMap, and the error was present with Asobo Studios scraped the data to help build the flight sim.

The data’s since been corrected… and if you ask us, it’s likely Asobo will make an in-game fix in order to keep things as realistic as possible.

How to find the Melbourne Flight Simulator monolith

If you’d like to visit the monolith yourself, we’d advise heading to Essendon Airport in Melbourne (in-game, that is!) and heading to the northeast after takeoff. We’ve included a map below but, you know, don’t drive.

Once you’re in the general vicinity, the behemoth nature of the tower means it’s hard to miss. Enjoy!

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now on Windows PC via Windows 10 and Steam. We reviewed it here.

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