Forza Horizon 5: Release date, map, cars, new features, Game Pass, & more

E3 saw the reveal of the brand new open world racer, and it’s coming this year!

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The next chapter of the Horizon festival is coming, as Forza Horizon 5 is on its way.

The open-world racer was confirmed at E3 2021. Forza Horizon 4 is still one of the most played racing games around, with new cars and challenges landing in the game regularly. But FH5 is making it bigger and better than ever before.

Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

Launch trailer

The launch trailer for FH5 certainly gets the blood pumping.

Captured usuing 4K in-game footage the trailer drops us into the heart of Mexico with the range of cars we’ve come to expect from a Horizon game.

It also shows off the official release date!

Forza Horizon 5 release date

The release date for Forza Horizon 5 has finally been announced.

The latest festival of racing will hit Xbox Series X|S on 9 November, 2021. That put it just five months away!

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We all expected to see Forza Motorsport arrive before the next chapter of Horizon, but for several reasons we are going back to the festival.

Early access

If you can’t wait that long for the game then you can get early access for Forza Horizon 5.

The Premium Edition comes with FOUR days early access, letting players start their adventure on 5 November.

Location

The rumours were right, Forza Horizon 5 will be set in the wide-open location of Mexico!

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Promised to be the largest open world racer yet, the map will take in volcanic mountains, beachs, Mexican towns and a huge stadium.

There are 11 “biomes” in the map, encapsulating the diverse landscape that makes up Mexico.

Using real-world environments and stunning technology it is also set to be the most visually stunning racer to date.

First look at Forza Horizon 5

Revealed at E3, there’s a huge amount to take in when it comes to Forza Horizon 5.

Plus, with ray tracing it will be the best looking Forza Horizon we’ve ever seen!

Campaign mode

This Horizon will be a little different than the last as it includes a campaign mode.

Players will set out on a journey across Mexico, looking for places for the festival to expand!

Game modes

The reveal confirmed the return of the Eliminator to Forza Horizon 5, but that’s not all.

Forza Link is a new AI assistant that will help players link up and play with eachother. Arcade Mini-Games will bring players together. The min-game first shown off was Piniata Pop, finding the iconic paper donkeys to pop them with your car!

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Over in the Stadium is a game creator called Events Lab. Letting players create challenges, races, and mini-games for themselves and their friends!

Xbox Game Pass

Forza Horizon 5 will be a Day 1 title on Xbox Game Pass. That means Game Pass subscribers will be able to play Forza Horizon 5 right away without having to buy the title.

Of course, if you subsequently cancel your subscription you will lose access to the game.

Toby Durant

Currently playing: F1 2020, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Forza Horizon 4

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