Forza Horizon 5 Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, System Requirements, and More

The Forza Horizon series has been around for quite some time. The first Forza Horizon game released in 2012 for the Xbox 360 and that’s where the whole Horizon series became quite popular. Now that nine years have passed, we are already looking at the 5th installment of Forza Horizon ready to be released soon. With that being said, read along to know about Forza Horizon 5 release date, trailer, gameplay, system requirements, and other news.

While the last Forza Horizon 4 game was set in England, it did introduce a lot of new things such as seasons as well as new events within the game, and the popular Battle Royale mode as well. With Forza Horizon 5 we can expect a much better game and much more events to play around. The popular simulator game has gained immense popularity all thanks to its wide variety of cars and events for players to enjoy, here is everything we know so far about Forza Horizon 5.

Forza Horizon 5 Release Date

During E3 2021 at the Bethesda and Microsoft showcase, we got to see Forza Horizon 5 being announced as well as its release date. The game is set to release on the 9th of November 2021, with the Premium Edition being released on the 5th of November 2021 indicating early access.

Forza Horizon Release Date

Forza Horizon 5 Trailer

We got a first look at the game’s trailer at E3 2021 which showed off the new location of the game as well as a few cars. The trailer also showcases different parts of the map as well various events that will be in the game. We also get to see various vehicles zooming around through the various terrains of Mexico.

Forza Horizon 5 Gameplay

In the Forza Horizon 5 gameplay video, we get to see a whole lot of cool new features and things to do within the game. One of the main and most important ones is the new weather. You can now experience dust storms and tropical storms. These storms will consist of winds, dust, and lots of rain. Also, we can expect to see weather specific to various areas in the game which will then slowly spread around.

Forza Horizon Gameplay

With Horizon 5, players can simply get in or get out of various events such as races and mini-games as and when they please without having to join a particular session. There is also the new Ai within the game known as Forza Link. This AI helps to link you up with players who enjoy the same events as you do. It will also remember all the people that you’ve met online through various events.

Also, new to the game is an active volcano that players will be driving to. There are various deserts, water regions as well as snowy areas where people can explore, race, and participate in challenges.

Forza Horizon Gameplay

Forza Horizon 5 Ray Tracing

With advancements in graphic technology and GPUs having support for Ray Tracing, Forza Horizon 5 gets ray tracing but only in the Forzavista aka the garage. This means your garage will be able to showcase the cars as if it’s in real life. However, the ray Tracing as of now is available only on the Xbox Series X|S.

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Spaces

The previous Forza Horizon games had only one festival zone. But with Forza Horizon 5, devs have stated that we can expect more than two Festival spaces, plus the fact that Forza Horizon 5 is going to be the game with the biggest and largest maps ever. We also know that there is going to be a huge highway from start to end.

Forza Horizon 5 Event Lab and Forza Arcade

The event lab as seen in Horizon 4 gives players the tools and options to build and customize how they want a particular event should function. Meanwhile, the Forza Arcade will now let players enter and enjoy various kinds of events and challenges that have been set up by the community. We can expect more than 130 challenges across 11 kinds of game themes.

Forza Horizon 5 Gift Drops and Kudos Points

Players can now take a car, customize it however they like it and then drop it out in the open world to gift it to someone. This is a new feature for Forza Horizon 5. However, we do think that the gift drop items might not be able to be sold away in the auction house. Kudos Points are basically an in-game social currency that is awarded by players to other players. The points will be seen attached to the player’s tag.

Forza Horizon Gameplay

Forza Horizon 5 Customization

With Horizon 5 we can expect to see a ton of customization options for wheels, visual and performance upgrades. Also, we will be seeing a new customization editor UX which finally change after the same was being used in Horizon 3 and Horizon 4. Apart from car customization, we will also be able to customize the character by changing hairstyles, add prosthetic limbs, choose pronouns, change voices and purchase clothing and accessories in the store with the help of credits.

Forza Horizon 5 Car List

With all the Forza Horizon 5 trailers that have been revealed so far, here is a list of cars that can be spotted in the Forza Horizon 5 game. Also, to add, you will now be able to open the roofs of various coupes.

Forza Horizon Cars

List of Forza Horizon Cars List

  • 2015 Alumi Craft Race Car
  • 2018 Apollo Intensa Emozione
  • 2016 Ariel Nomad
  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8
  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
  • 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
  • 2021 Ford Bronco
  • 2019 Ford Bronco R Concept
  • 2019 Ford ranger raptor
  • 2017 Ford F 150 Raptor
  • 1994 Ford Supervan 3
  • 1975 Ford Bronco
  • 1973 ford Escort
  • 1932 Ford De Luxe Five Window Coupe
  • 2018 Funco Motorsports F9
  • 2019 Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6
  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
  • 1991 jaguar XJR-15
  • 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
  • 2014 Lamborghini Hurracan
  • 2012 Lamborghini Aventador
  • 2020 Land Rover Defender
  • 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter
  • 2019 McLaren 720S Spider
  • 2019 Mclaren 720S
  • 2018 Mclaren Senna
  • 2021 Mercedes AMG ONE
  • 2019 Mercedes AMG GT 4 Door Coupe
  • 2015 Mercedes Benz Unimog U5023
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
  • 2016 Pagani Huayra BC
  • 2011 Penhall The Cholla
  • 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS
  • 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S
  • 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S
  • 2015 Porsche Macan LP Racing T1 Rally Raid
  • 1989 Porsche 964 “Desert Flyer”
  • 1986 Porsche #185 959 Prodrive Rally Raid
  • 1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS
  • 2019 Rimac Concept Two
  • 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck
  • 2004 Saleen S7
  • 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
  • 2019 Zenvo TSR-S

Forza Horizon 5 Platform Availability and Game Versions

Horizon 5 will be available to play on all Xbox One consoles as well as the Xbox Series X|S, PC as well as the Xbox Cloud. You can already pre-purchase the game on Xbox and as well for PC from the Microsoft Store and Steam. There are three versions of the game available. The Standard version costs $59.99 and the Deluxe version costs $79.99. There is also a Premium Edition that will sell for $99.99

Forza Horizon 5 System Requirements

So far, only the minimum system requirements for Forza Horizon 5 have been revealed. And the requirements are quite similar to what we require for its last version. Here are Forza Horizon 5 system requirements:

  • CPU – Intel i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz OR Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz
  • RAM – 8 GB
  • GPU – NVidia GTX 760 OR AMD RX 460
  • Storage – 80 GB or more

Forza Horizon 5 performance and some features vary on your system’s hardware. So to enjoy the game with every detail you may need to use a better system than the minimum requirement.


With few more months left for the Forza Horizon 5 release, there is still more information yet to be revealed such as the map and various locations in-game. We also are yet to see how the new customization UX looks like and for how long they intend to support Horizon 5 since the game has been in development for around 3 years or so.

So that’s all on Forza Horizon 5 release date, gameplay, trailer, system requirements, and more. In case if we missed any information do let us know in the comment section.

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