Up For Debate - How are you finding Forza Horizon 5 so far?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Nov 13, 2021 12:00 PM
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Fasten your seatbelts, as the latest entry in the Forza Horizon series launched this week, and it has been incredibly popular already, becoming the largest launch day title for Xbox Game Studios and now reaching over 6 million players. So, after nearly a week of gameplay (or more than that if you bought the Premium Edition), we want to know how are you finding Forza Horizon 5 so far?

FH5 has been highly anticipated for a long time, and despite the amount of hit studios and big name franchises Microsoft now has under their belt, it’s crazy to think that Forza Horizon 5 has performed the best for any Xbox Games Studios launch so far. So clearly it has to be a good game right?

That’s why we want to hear from you and your own personal experience, to see if the hype has been worth it and whether FH5 really is the best game in the series so far. Clearly, after the success of Forza Horizon 4, there’s been a lot of anticipation for this entry, and really solidified the Horizon series as one of the best racing franchises out there.

So from everything including the single player campaign, the multiplayer, the way the cars handle, the PC performance, the graphics quality, anything and everything you can think of we’d love to hear your opinions on it, and maybe even help some others whether to bite the bullet and get it or wait for a sale.

So what do you think? How are you finding Forza Horizon 5 so far? Are you enjoying it? Was the hype worth it? What do you like and dislike the most about it? And do you normally play racing games or is this a one off for you because the series is so good? Let’s debate!

What do you think of Forza Horizon 5 so far?

How is the PC performance and stability for you?

How are you playing Forza Horizon 5?

Do you normally play racing games?

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09:55 Nov-16-2021

Rog Swift PG27UQ this site refuses to acknowledge this monitor. the moderator told me cos a very small amount of people have them?. even tho they are the best monitors going around still

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09:47 Nov-16-2021

meh' ssdd sims suffer from no fun. thats why arcade is king.

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06:58 Nov-15-2021

The game is really fun and have never been this hooked to a game since RDR2 i think, despite its online flaws and performance issues on pc with ultra textures and stuttering with ultra and extreme textures even at 1440p im having a blast.

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19:54 Nov-14-2021

Haven't got it yet, mostly been trying to decide whether to get it on Steam or try out Gamepass for PC.

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08:27 Nov-15-2021

The steam version is just the ms store version linked to steam, id wait till its patched up and the servers are fixed if you plan on playing online.

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15:16 Nov-14-2021

Despite the bugs, it's the most fun I've had in a video game in a long time! Hopefully it gets even better once they iron things out.

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06:56 Nov-14-2021

I tried this on friends pc and it was not bad but it has a lot of weird bugs and optimization is not good tbh. It looks shiny tho... almost feels like a tech demo for photorealistic game.


Meh i used to like playing racing games... not so much anymore, i think i just lost the desire for this genre :/

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19:33 Nov-13-2021

It looks great and runs great no complaints here

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18:31 Nov-13-2021

game's been fun after I removed my antivirus that was causing my saves to be nuked. it's better than Fh4 and I've loved every minute of it.

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15:25 Nov-14-2021

Same, i deleted bitdefender, but the game is SO buggy in convoy, freeroam is a mess. Game crashes as well.

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17:31 Nov-14-2021

I've not had any of those issues. I had like one crash before I uninstalled bitdefender. it ran smooth as butter since. the only bugs I've encountered are stopping randomly (I've only found 2 points it happens at), and traffic disappearing when at really high speeds.


I haven't tried Convoy yet though as none of my friends play it, that might be changing soon though.

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20:23 Nov-14-2021

yea stopping randomly is server side, If i play by myself theres no issues, as soon as u get into convoy the game is a buggy mess.

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18:03 Nov-16-2021

Fair enough, Hopefully a lot of that will be fixed in the next patch they're working on.

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17:55 Nov-13-2021

Game is ok but has many many bugs,


Some races iv done the geometry wasn't loading correct, was showing white then would pop in, same with some buildings (iv a sabrent tlc 4tb nvme m.2), and even though i get 100+ fps and all settings maxed except the useless broken msaa i get stuttering, some cutscenes also have small stutter.


Also using a xbox series x controller it feels stiff af when turning, which i didn't get with forza horizon 4

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14:37 Nov-13-2021

My game runs smooth for 2-3 hours then starts stuttering like crazy, seeing gpu usage drop below 40% at times, same is true for a lot of people on the steam forum.


And I hate the way they now run sessions. You used to have X players in a session who would be there at all times, not you are basically playing alone in your own session, and the game loads random users in your proximity. This leads to players despawning around you constantly, nobody is playing forza arcade, and you can no longer just casually race random people on the highway because chances are, when you reach the end they're just gone.


At it's core it's a great game, but they got a lot of work to do if they want to realize that potential.

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14:03 Nov-13-2021

They didn't fix the major issues with FH4:



  1. The Driving model isn't good for a wheel

  2. The AI is dumb as hell

  3. The circuits aren't very good, they don't have well designed turns and progression and they are mostly there for people to drive full speed on most of them.

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12:51 Nov-13-2021

The game is really excellent. It's absolutely sublime, super fun and ultra varied (even more than FH4 which was already good in that aspect). In my top 3 of the best games of 2021.

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12:39 Nov-13-2021

GOTY 2021, this is how I find Forza Horizon 5

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12:27 Nov-13-2021

Still trying to take money out of peoples accounts for fake subscriptions i see.

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