Forza Horizon 5 is the latest entry in Playground Games’ open-world spin-off series of Turn10 Studios’ popular track racing series. Taking a vast selection of cars, trucks, and other vehicles to the Horizon Festival in Mexico this time around, players will find compete in races to improve their reputation across the festival. With all the customization, multiplayer options, and cutting-edge visuals you’d expect from the series, this is one you’ll want to check out. Here’s everything you need to know about Forza Horizon 5’s preload times, file size, and when you can begin playing.
Forza Horizon 5 Preload Times
The good news is that Forza Horizon 5 can be preloaded now, both if you’ve purchased it digitally from the Microsoft or Xbox Stores, or if you’re going to be playing it via Xbox Game Pass or Game Pass for PC.
Simply select the game and choose the option to Pre-Install. Doing so will kick-start the installation.
Keep in mind that this could take quite a while, as the file size for the game is pretty big. The actual time it’ll take to download will vary depending on the speed of your internet connection.
If you’re buying a disc copy of the game, you can still begin preloading via the Xbox app on smartphones. Simply find ‘Forza Horizon 5’ in the Store and press the ‘Download to Console’ option. You’ll still need to insert the disc to play the game, but this will cut down installation times on its release date.
What’s the File Size of Forza Horizon 5?
A blog post from the development team shared all file sizes for Forza Horizon 5 on all platforms. These are as follows:
- Xbox Series X|S: 103 GB
- Xbox One: 116 GB
- Windows: 103 GB
- Steam: 103 GB
As such, you’re going to be looking at at least 103GB install size for Forza Horizon 5, but an even larger 116 GB install if you’re playing on the original Xbox One consoles. We’d recommend preloading the game now if you’re looking to start playing on release day.
What Are the Unlock Times for Standard, Deluxe and Premium Editions?
When you can start playing depends on the version of the game you’re picking up.
Those who buy the Deluxe and Premium Editions of the game get three days early access and can begin playing on Friday, Nov. 5 at midnight in their time zone.
If you’re just picking up the Standard Edition, you’ll be able to begin playing on Monday, Nov. 8 at midnight in your time zone.
For more on Forza Horizon 5, be sure to search for Twinfinite or check out the links below.
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