Forza Horizon 5 Early Access COUNTDOWN: Release Date, Time & More

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You can now get your hands on Forza Horizon 5 thanks to the early access offered in the Premium Edition of the game. If you didn't pre-order this version of the game, it can still be purchased separately.

We've visited Colorado, Northern Italy, Australia and Great Britain in the previous games but this time we're off to Mexico. Playground Games have promised the biggest and most diverse world yet and we can't wait to see them deliver on this.

Here's everything you need to know about when you can get your hands on Forza Horizon 5 via early access.


Reviews are out and it looks like Forza Horizon 5 is a hit! Honestly, we're not too surprised but it's great to see Playground Games once again deliver an incredible all-around experience. The game will be available for those who pre-ordered the Premium Edition since midnight!

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Forza Horizon 5 Early Access


Forza Horizon 5 is available to play on Friday, 5 November. This early access is only available to those who have pre-ordered the Premium Edition of the game. The Xbox Game Pass edition will be available on Tuesday, 9 November.

Forza Horizon 5 Early Access Countdown


The game is available to pre-load right now on Xbox and PC regardless of which edition you plan to play. You'll need 116 GB of free space on Xbox One to download the game and 103 GB on Xbox Series X/S or PC.

If you choose to pre-order the premium edition of Forza Horizon 5, the 4 days of early access isn't the only bonus you get. You'll also receive the VIP Pass, 42 additional cars thanks to the Car Pass, two additional expansions and the Welcome Pack.

The Welcome Pack includes 5 pre-tuned cars, a player-owned house, a one-time grant for any car from the Autoshow and three one-time grants that can be used for any common or uncommon item of clothing.

There's no sign of any map DLC items this time around but they may still be available using in-game currency instead. Previously, maps would reveal collectable items like barn finds, drones and other locations of interest.