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Forza Horizon 5: Preorder Guide, Early Access, Release Date, and Game Pass Details

Forza Horizon 5 is coming very soon to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. It's also coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one of release on November 9, 2021. Or, if you preorder the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, Deluxe, or Premium Edition, you can play it on November 5. It's a little complicated, so read on for full details about what comes in each edition.

What's not complicated is the question of whether it's any good. You can read our Forza Horizon 5 review for full details about why our critic gave it a 10/10 score.

Preorder Forza Horizon 5 Standard Edition​


Premium Add-Ons Bundle: Play Four Days Early​

Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle upgrades the base game to the premium edition. It includes early access, allowing you to play the game four days early beginning November 5, 2021. It also includes the Welcome Pack, Car Pass, VIP Membership and two game expansions when they become available. This is perfect for those who just want to play via Game Pass, but also want the benefits of early access alongside other digital incentives.

Will Forza Horizon 5 be on Xbox Game Pass?​

Forza Horizon 5 will also be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one of release. Right now Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is on sale at Amazon, so you can get three months for $37.99 instead of the standard $44.99. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets you online access, plus lets you play well over 100 games that are available on the service. It's a great deal, especially since all Microsoft-published games arrive on the service on day one. That includes Forza Horizon 5, as well as Halo Infinite, which comes out December 8.

Preorder Forza Horizon 5 Deluxe Edition​

The digital-only deluxe edition of the game includes the full game and Car Pass.


Preorder Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition​

The digital-only premium edition is also available. It includes early access to the game (November 5), two expansions, VIP, Car Pass, and a welcome pack once the game launches.


Forza Horizon 5 Xbox Controller​

Microsoft is also releasing a limited edition Xbox controller themed after Forza Horizon 5.

Forza Horizon 5 Preorder Bonus​

If you preorder the game at Best Buy, you'll get a free $10 Best Buy digital gift card.

Robert Anderson is a Commerce Editor and deals expert for IGN. Follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.

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