Forza Horizon 5 has unbeatable drivatars that live up to their name


Forza Horizon 5 has been officially available for over a week now, allowing drivers to stretch their legs and get used to the game’s features and quirks. Many players are also reaching the end of the game of Forza Horizon 5, reaching the Hall of Fame and discovering some particularly difficult challenges. What is attracting the most attention are the Forza Horizon 5 Drivatars, hit at their greatest difficulty – unbeatable. Suffice it to say the difficulty is live up to your name.

The Forza Horizon 5 community has been talking about Drivatar’s Unbeatable difficulty, most of which has been highly critical. Like almost all racing games, Forza Horizon 5 “cheats” with its AI to provide scaling difficulty options. Unbeatable doesn’t simply outperform players. Instead, it has technical advantages and limitations that are beyond the scope players have to deal with.

Let’s be honest, they’re perfect, they make perfect curves and they practically don’t miss. The last straw is when we are in a straight line and more so an unbeatable drivatar surpasses us in the greatest tranquility.

ZonerRoamer in the ForzaHorizon subreddit described the AI’s behavior as “like robots”, in the sense that they run a “perfect racing line without losing speed on curves“. dzonibegood explains that “in straight runs they pass me as if they had a rocket attached to them and in the corners they just close on the inside as if they were on rails”.

I honestly have to agree, I am particularly good at racing and to win a race with an “unbeatable drive” is something quite rare. What’s undeniable is that the unbeatable AI in Forza Horizon 5 does a lot of things better than humans are capable of.

Why you cant beat unbeatable drivatars from ForzaHorizon

The good old X Class Unbeatable AI… from ForzaHorizon

The Unbeatable AI is perfectly beatable when you employ good racecraft from ForzaHorizon

What’s left for Forza Horizon 5 players is to fight Artificial Intelligence by playing dirty, or rather, throwing the car at “enemies” during turns as this also helps to maintain speed in turns, which is essential if you want to win a heavyweight rival like that.

Another tip is, at least for now, certain types of racing should also be avoided against unbeatable AI, like Cross Country, with Road Racing and Street Racing being exceptionally difficult as well.

Of course, the Forza Horizon 5 has only been available for a week. Players are just starting to really test Unbeatable AI skills. If there is a serious problem, developer Playground Games will be able to assess the unbeatable AI design and look for improvements. In the meantime, Forza Horizon 5 players will have to struggle to overcome this.