The release date for the newest addition to the Forza Horizon series, Forza Horizon 5, is quickly approaching. Set to release on November 9, Forza Horizon 5 is a highly anticipated game that many are eager to play upon release. However, there is a way to play the game on November 5 or four days before the official global release date. By the end of this guide, you will learn how to play Forza Horizon 5 early.
How To Play Early
The expected release date for Forza Horizon 5 is November 9. However, any players that own the Premium Edition of Forza Horizon 5 or Premium Add-ons available through Xbox Game Pass will be able to play four days earlier, on November 5. The image above shows more information regarding what editions are available and the features in each.
The following editions are available for pre-order currently:
- Standard Edition, available for $59.99. It is also included with Xbox Game Pass.
- Deluxe Edition, available for $79.99. Includes the full game and the car pass, which gives you 42 different cars.
- Premium Edition, available for $99.99. It includes both expansion packs, VIP membership, the car pass, and early access to the November 5 full game release.
Alternatively, you can purchase the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle for $49.99 through Xbox Game Pass. The Premium Add-On gives you the same benefits as the Premium Edition, including the November 5 early release date. However, the base game is sold separately from the bundle, so you must purchase the Standard Edition of Forza Horizon 5 to upgrade with the add-on if you do not already have an Xbox Game Pass subscription.
If you have pre-ordered Forza Horizon 5 or have an Xbox Game Pass subscription, you will be able to download and pre-load the game before it releases. Since the game has a 103 GB download size, you will need to make sure you have enough space available before downloading it. Once the game officially releases, you will not have to wait until your download finishes before driving into action.