As of writing this, Forza Horizon 5 is all set to release in just a little while! That is, for some, as others have been able to access the game already. Why is that? It depends on which version you pre-ordered, but it’s not just early access you get for putting down more money!
When does Forza Horizon 5 release?
If you have pre-ordered Forza Horizon 5, there are two main release dates to keep in mind: November 5th and November 9th. The November 5th date was for those who booked the Premium Edition or bought the Premium Add-Ons Bundle. The game has already been available to these players.
For those who have booked the Standard or Deluxe Editions, Forza Horizon 5 will be available from midnight November 9th.
What is the difference between the Forza Horizon 5 editions?
Forza Horizon 5 comes in 3 main editions: Standard, Deluxe, and Premium. Each higher rank comes with its own set of additional bonuses and perks. There is also the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, but that isn’t like the rest.
Standard Edition: This is the base version of the game and doesn’t include any of the DLC content or expansions. Those who have booked this version can pre-install the game on their Xbox console or PC.
Deluxe Edition: The Deluxe Edition is the mid-way point in the Forza Horizon 5 family. For the added cost, you will get the base game along with the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass, a DLC that will add 42 additional cars to the base roster. Eight additional cars will be available at launch from the Formula Drift Cars Pack. One car will then be added every week for a total of 34 new cars.
Premium Edition: This is the big daddy of the three, the edition for the true-blooded Forza fans. For the added cost, you will get:
- Early access to the base game (November 5th)
- Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass with 42 additional cars
- Forza Horizon 5 Welcome Pack
- Five specially pre-tuned cars gifted at launch
- One Player House gifted at launch
- One–time voucher to purchase any car from the Autoshow
- Three one-time vouchers to purchase any Common or Rare clothing item
- Forza Horizon 5 VIP Membership
- Three exclusive Forza Edition cars gifted at launch
- One Player House gifted at launch
- A Crown Flair, Vanity Items, Emote, and Car Horn gifted at launch
- Races provide double the Credit rewards
- Players gain extra Super Wheelspins every week
- Additional bonuses and perks
- Forza Horizon 5 Expansion One (To Be Revealed)
- Forza Horizon 5 Expansion Two (To Be Revealed)
Premium Add-Ons Bundle: This bundle is for those who have purchased the base game and wish to upgrade, are accessing the game through Xbox Game pass, or have the physical copy and want all the bells and whistles of the Premium Edition. Everything listed in the Premium Edition will be added to the base game with this purchase.
What do you need to run Forza Horizon 5?
Well, if you’re playing on the Xbox consoles, then all you need are the consoles. If PC is more your jam, then here are the system requirements you’ll need to run the game.
|Operating System||Windows 10 version 1909 or higher||Windows 10 version 1909 or higher||Windows 10 version 1909 or higher|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel Core i5-4460||MD Ryzen 5 1500X / Intel Core i5-8400||AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT / Intel Core i7-10700K|
|GPU||AMD Radeon RX 570 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 970||AMD Radeon RX 590 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070||AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT / Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080|
|Storage||110GB available (HDD or SDD)||110GB available (HDD or SDD)||110GB available (SDD)|
So, get ready to jump behind the wheel and explore the vast open world of Forza Horizon 5 soon!
About Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 is the latest installment in the Forza series of racing simulator games. It is the fifth Forza Horizon title and the twelfth main installment in the Forza series. The game has been developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft for the Xbox consoles and PC.
Forza Horizon 5 is set in a fictional representation of Mexico. Players will race through various kinds of biomes in the game, and will have access to a number of professional racing cars. Several game modes allow players to play online against others, and “The Eliminator” battle royale mode has also made a return from Forza Horizon 4.