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Forza Horizon 5 - abbreviated as FH5 - is an upcoming open-world racing game developed by Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios, following the Horizon Festival in Mexico.

Announced during the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase during E3 2021, Forza Horizon 5 takes place in Mexico with an adventurous campaign mode taking the player across Mexico, and the inclusion of ray-tracing in Forzavista.

It will be releasing for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows 10 PC, Steam, and Xbox Cloud Gaming on November 9, 2021. Xbox Game Pass subscribers gain access to the standard release on November 9, 2021.

Horizon Festival

The Horizon Festival is a music and motoring celebration held by Horizon within Mexico. Players arrive at the festival and are greeted with the expansive landscape of Mexico, hundreds of cars to choose from, and a multitude of other racers at the festival to compete or co-operate with in events.


Set in Mexico, players can drive across various environments and treacherous conditions, through a dense jungle, a lush living desert, street racing through towns, along the shoreline, and traverse a volcanic caldera.


Horizon Story

A series of campaign stories and challenges, allowing players to meet new characters and determine the outcome of their Horizon Story. Players will take on expeditions across Mexico, battling the elements in hundreds of the world's greatest cars.

Forza LINC

An AI assistant that intelligently tracks player status, the people they've meet online, and helps players connect to play together.

Horizon Arcade

Players can journey to Arcade markers across Mexico to engage in various challenges and mini games.


A toolset that allows players to create their very own races, game modes, and game play experiences – allowing to customize everything – right down to the fundamental rules of the game.

Horizon Open

Refines the traditional Forza Horizon player-vs.-player experience with an emphasis on lower friction and fun by unifying it under one banner, allowing players to seamlessly jump into sessions for Racing, Games, Drift, Eliminator, and more allowing them to stay until they have had their fill.

Horizon Tour

See players from around the world jump into races across Mexico, meeting up with other players to race against Drivatars on Average difficulty.

Capturing the experiences of a car-meet, players can meet up anywhere to race and have the option to continue together to the next Tour location in Mexico.

The Eliminator

The Eliminator is a 96-player battle royale game mode in which players battle against each other in Head-to-Head sprint races within an ever shrinking arena until a single player remains as 'The Eliminator'.


Players can choose from a selection of cars; buggies, roads cars, concepts cars, trucks, and road cars.


A complete UX overhaul to bring the experience in-line with modern image manipulation software. We have also added 100 new rims, hundreds of new visual upgrades, and thousands of performance upgrades.

Gift Drops

Send and receive gifts from the community. You can take one of your cars, apply upgrades and a paint job and then drop it as a gift to another player.

Player Avatar

Players can choose their own avatar to participate in the Horizon Mexico festival from increased and diverse cast of selectable characters


New customization options include the ability to customize hair style and color, select prosthetic limbs, choose pronouns, select from different voices, and the ability to purchase clothing with in-game credits.


A social currency awarded between players for positive acts, unlocking flairs that can be attached to a player’s label and visible to others.


Releasing on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows 10 PC, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Steam, player can play with and against each other through cross-play.

Cross-save is supported across all platforms with the exception of Steam, but Steam players can play with those with any other release through cross-play.


The PC release is available for purchase through the Microsoft Store and Steam, with both being released on the same day.


Minimum Requirements
OS Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher
CPU Intel i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz or Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz
GPU NVidia 650TI or AMD R7 250x
DirectX Version 12
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 80GB

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Minimum Requirements
OS Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher
CPU Intel i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz / Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz or AMD FX-6300
GPU NVidia GTX 760 OR AMD RX 460
DirectX Version 12
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 80GB

Xbox Series X/S

The Xbox Series X/S releases are provided using Smart Delivery, which allows for higher detail environments, increased draw distances, and ray-tracing in Forzavista.

Series S Series X
Quality 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps 3840 x 2160 (4K) at 30 fps
Performance Unknown resolution at 60fps Unknown resolution at 60fps


Forza Horizon 5 releases for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows 10 PC, Steam, and Xbox Cloud Gaming on November 9, 2021.


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Releasing on November 9, 2021 for all available platforms, it includes only the base game and is available through an online store or physical retail.

It is also the release offered to those playing with any tier of Xbox Game Pass.

Deluxe Edition

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Main article: Forza Horizon 5/Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition releases on November 9, 2021 for all available platforms only through an online store.

It includes the base game and the downloadable Car Pass pack.

Premium Edition

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Main article: Forza Horizon 5/Premium Edition

The Premium Edition releases on November 5, 2021 for all available platforms only through an online store.

It includes the base game as well as the downloadable Car Pass, Expansion One, Expansion Two, VIP, and Welcome Pack packs.

Downloadable Content

Main article: Forza Horizon 5/Downloadable Content

Downloadable Content packs offered for Forza Horizon 5 include expansions to new locations and additional cars.


  • The announcement trailer features the song You Can Get It by Arkells & K.Flay.