Forza Horizon 5: How to change difficulty

Forza Horizon 5 has been out for over three months now, but there's no better time to give the game a try than now. Exploring the wilds of Mexico is amazing, and competing against your friends and AI makes it even better.

If you're new to racing games though, or are finding the AI too hard to race against, you may need to change your difficulty settings. Changing the speed of the AI is only one aspect to the difficulty in FH5, there's a lot more available to alter. So, we've got everything you need to know right here!

How the difficulty settings work

Aside from the intro to the game, you'll be able to alter your difficulty settings at any time in Forza Horizon 5. The way to do this is in the settings section in the pause menu. You can also change these settings before any event, so this can be done almost at any time.

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Now, you may think that going with the lowest difficulty settings is the best option. However, it really isn't for a number of reasons. First, is the challenge, as anybody can beat the lowest level AI with all of the technical assists enabled.

You also gain a credit multiplier based upon your difficulty settings. The less assists and higher AI you have enabled, the bigger credits boost you gain.

List of difficulty settings

The first difficulty setting in this list is the Drivatar difficulty, basically the AI speed. There are also set settings you can opt for, but these are all fully customisable. For the braking, you can choose to enable or disable ABS. Taking this off means you can lock your brakes if you brake too hard or turn while braking.

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The steering can be changed to anything from auto-steering up to Simulation. Traction control and stability control also affect how assisted the car's acceleration and steering is. Of course, there's options when it comes to the transmission, as both automatic and manual gear changes can be enabled.

The classic driving line is also something that can be turned on, as is simulation settings like tyre wear and damage to your car's chassis and tyres.

Finally, rewinds are available so that you can correct mistakes, but only if you want them to be.

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