Forza Horizon 5

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Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 cover
Developers
Playground Games
Turn 10 Studios
Sumo Digital[1]
Publishers
Xbox Game Studios
Engines
ForzaTech
Release dates
Windows November 9, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 91
OpenCritic 92
IGDB 94
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, Racing
Vehicles Automobile, Truck
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, North America
Series Forza
Forza Horizon 5 on HowLongToBeat
Forza Horizon 5 on IGDB
Forza Horizon 5 on MobyGames
Forza Horizon 5 on Wikipedia
Forza
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex 2016
Forza Horizon 3 2016
Forza Motorsport 7 2017
Forza Street 2018
Forza Horizon 4 2018
Forza Horizon 5 2021
Forza Motorsport TBA

Forza Horizon 5 is an open world racing game developed by Playground Games with the assistance of Turn 10 Studios and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is the twelfth main title in the Forza series. As with past Forza Horizon games, it has players driving around in various real-world vehicles within a fictionalized recreation of a real-world environment to compete in and enjoy the fictitious Horizon Festival. Mexico is the setting for this entry, with a map that's 50% larger than Forza Horizon 4's version of Great Britain.

The game was released on November 5, 2021, for Premium Edition players and Xbox Game Pass subscribers who bought the Premium Add-ons Bundle, and November 9, 2021, for Standard and Deluxe Edition players, including Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere.
Standard Edition included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe and Premium Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require a Microsoft account.

Version differences

Deluxe Edition

Includes Car Pass.

Premium Edition

Includes all Deluxe Edition content, VIP Membership, 2 expansions (Expansion One and Expansion Two) and Welcome Pack.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Car Pass Includes 50 cars for a discounted overall price.
Windows
Expansion One
Windows
Expansion Two
Windows
Formula Drift Pack Included in Car Pass
Windows
Treasure Map Reveals the exact location of all Bonus Boards and Barn finds in the main game and its expansions
Windows
VIP Membership Receive 3 Exclusive Forza Edition cars, Crown Flair, Vanity Items, Emote and Car Horn, gift Player House, 2x Credit race rewards, weekly bonus Super Wheelspins, and more.
Windows
Welcome Pack Includes 5 pre-tuned cars, a Player House, a single-use free car voucher redeemable for any car available in the Autoshow, and 3 single-use free clothing item vouchers for any Common or Rare rated clothing items.
Windows
Xbox Wireless Controller – Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition Bonus DLC DLC exclusively bundled with the Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller. Includes a 1932 Ford De Luxe Five-Window Coupe Forza Edition with an exclusive livery, the Color Pop avatar T-shirt, and the Color Pop avatar emote.
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.624F8B84B80_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Local\User_GamingLocalStorageDirectory\ConnectedStorage\ForzaUserConfigSelections\UserConfigSelections
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\ForzaHorizon5\User_SteamLocalStorageDirectory\ConnectedStorage\ForzaUserConfigSelections\UserConfigSelections
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1551360/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.624F8B84B80_8wekyb3d8bbwe\SystemAppData\wgs\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1551360\remote\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1551360/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video

Video settings
Video settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enabled by default, no option for exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Option doesn't work properly as of now.[Note 2] Force it to 16x in GPU control panel and set in-game Anisotropic Filtering to Low.[2]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and MSAA (up to 8x). Both can be used at the same time.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Includes a FPS-cap to refresh-rate and half of refresh-rate. Crowds animate at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing
Forzavista mode only. See Ray tracing during gameplay
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia modes.

Ray tracing during gameplay

Cheat Engine[3]
  1. Download Cheat Engine
  2. Use following table Cheat Table to enable Ray Tracing at all times

Notes

Recommended only for Nvidia GeForce RTX 2000 series or newer GPU's due to 30 FPS performance penalty. Penalty is even larger on RDNA2 based GPU's.[4]

Input

Controls settings
Controls settings
Advanced controls settings
Advanced controls settings

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Car, Tires, Speech, Radio, UI, SFX, GPS & LFE
Surround sound
Supports Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos for Headphones, and DTS:Headphone X
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Turkish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op
2-12 players for Versus, 2-6 for Co-op
Supports crossplay between PC and Xbox One.

Connection types

Issues fixed

See Known Issues for current issues with the game.

Stuttering

Eliminate sudden framerate fluctuations[2]
  1. Navigate to Settings, HUD and Gameplay and disable player-designed cars and drivatars.
  2. Disable online functionality by switching to Horizon Solo mode.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Studio
Cutscenes Bink Video 2020.07

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (1703)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 110 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon RX 470
DirectX 12 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.
A LGA775 processor can only reach the menu (as of release version).

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1551360/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1551360) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. last checked at 2021-11-16

References

  1. Sumo Digital on Twitter - last accessed on 2021-11-24
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Skyebaron1 on 2021-11-24
  3. Reference
  4. Forza Horizon 5 PC modded to add ray tracing in-game • Eurogamer.net - last accessed on 2021-11-26