Get Ready for Forza Horizon 5

Alan Walsh
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Earlier this week, we told you that Forza Horizon 5 has gone gold. With the game now being pressed onto retail discs and prepared for digital release, the team has initiated preload on Xbox and Windows. That means starting today, you can download the game in its entirety and ensure you’re fully prepared to experience Mexico from launch day without delay.


Before downloading Forza Horizon 5, ensure you meet the storage capacity requirement for your platform of choice:


  • Xbox Series X|S: 103 GB
  • Xbox One: 116 GB
  • Windows: 103 GB
  • Steam*: 103 GB


*Update (Nov. 1): Preload is now available for Forza Horizon 5 on Steam.


With the high-speed internal SSD storage found on Xbox Series X|S consoles, we’ve reduced the install footprint of Forza Horizon 5 on those systems by optimizing our assets for higher bandwidth streaming. That means a shorter download combined with super-fast loading times so you can seamlessly jump into the action as soon as you say “Let’s ¡Go!”



Preload Forza Horizon 5 now with an active Xbox Game Pass subscription or by pre-ordering the Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition or Premium Edition.


Those buying Forza Horizon 5 on disc may also preload the game today using the Xbox app on smartphones. Simply find Forza Horizon 5 in the Store and hit “Download to Console” to get started.


If you already preloaded Forza Horizon 5 to either your Xbox console or PC before Oct. 21, we advise checking for game updates on your platform of choice to confirm the complete game files are installed. Doing so will ensure you’re ready to experience Forza Horizon 5 immediately once Early Access begins on Nov. 5 for Premium Edition and Premium Add-On Bundle owners, or on Nov. 9 once the game rolls out globally.