Everything you need to know about Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox Game Pass


Forza Horizon 5 is undeniably one of the biggest games to hit the Xbox this year, with only Halo Infinite rivaling it in terms of anticipation. With the launch of the Xbox Game Pass on day one, there’s a lot to get excited about. Want to get your hands on the game and learn more? Here’s everything you might want to know about Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox Game Pass.

Forza Horizon 5 is the latest release in the Forza Motorsport spin-off series. Unlike the hardcore racing simulation experience that the main franchise embodies, Forza Horizon offers a more arcade-style approach.

Players are placed in a scenario of open world, which for Forza Horizon 5 players is Mexico. Various races, stunts and other events are available to immerse yourself in a stunning and extensive map. It offers something more upbeat than the main franchise and is one of the most loved series under the Xbox banner.

On which Xbox platforms is Forza Horizon 5 available?

Fortunately, Forza Horizon 5 is available almost anywhere Xbox is available. Not only that, but it also supports Xbox Play Anywhere, so you can jump to save on a multitude of platforms.

Here are the platforms that Forza Horizon 5 can be played on:

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series S
  • PC
  • Xbox Cloud Gaming

When will Forza Horizon 5 be released on Xbox Game Pass?

Forza Horizon 5 is scheduled to be released with the Xbox Game Pass on November 9th at midnight in the easternmost time zone of all regions. This means that it will be released between 00:00 and 01:00 in Brazil.

How do I get early access to Forza Horizon 5?

For those with the Premium Edition, early access to Forza Horizon 5 is available from November 5th. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can purchase a special discounted ‘Premium Add-on Pack’ to get all Premium Edition benefits (including early access) without having to purchase the game itself.

Here’s what’s included in the package:

  • Forza Horizon 5 Early Access from November 5th
  • Forza Horizon 5 Expansion One
  • Forza Horizon 5 Expansion Two
  • Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass
  • Forza Horizon 5 VIP Membership
  • Forza Horizon 5 Welcome Pack

Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-on Pack (Xbox Store) – R$199.00

The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-on Pack allows you to play four days ahead, starting November 5, 2021. It also includes the Welcome Pack, Car Pass, VIP Membership and two game expansions when they become available. This add-on requires Forza Horizon 5 (game sold separately).

How is Forza Horizon 5 optimized for Xbox Series X|S?

Forza Horizon 5 has two performance modes on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with one targeting 30 frames per second visual quality and the other targeting 60 frames per second performance.

Here’s what the Forza Horizon 5 team has to say about it:

The Xbox Series X has allowed us to provide gamers with the most technologically advanced Forza Horizon experience. The power of Xbox series consoles has allowed us to deliver incredible realism and immersion with a world rendered in more detail and with extreme viewing distances. Forza Horizon 5 runs at 4K 30 FPS on Xbox Series X and 1080p 30 FPS on Xbox Series S. For gamers who prefer to optimize frame rate, we are offering a performance mode option that will run at 60 FPS.

Can I pre-install Forza Horizon 5 with Xbox Game Pass?

Yes! Forza Horizon 5 preload is now available. While that’s good news, be prepared for a hefty file size.

You can download it through the Xbox Game Pass Android or iOS mobile app or on the console itself. Here are the file sizes:

  • Xbox Series X|S : 103 GB
  • Xbox One: 116 GB
  • PC: 103 GB

What music is available on Forza Horizon 5?

One of the best things about the Forza Horizon series is the use of licensed music on their radio stations. Past titles have delivered some exceptional soundtracks and judging by the artists on offer for Forza Horizon 5, this installment is no different.