Is Forza Horizon 5 cross-platform? Crossplay Guide for Xbox and PC

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Forza Horizon 5 comes to Xbox and PC on November 5th, but can you play cross-platform with your friends? Here's everything we know about the Forza crossover game.

A série Forza Horizon is well known for its open world racing experience and fans will no doubt be excited to return to the franchise on launch day.


Whether you're looking to prove your worth as a pilot, hunt Barn Finds, or simply kill time in the new Horizon Arcade, there are plenty of online play options available for those looking for that experience.

Since the game will be available for Xbox and PC consoles, the question remains whether or not your friends will be able to join you in cross-platform game races on Mexico's map of Forza Horizon 5.

Xbox Game Studios

Racing with friends is part of what makes the Forza Horizon series such a special experience.

Does Forza Horizon 5 have crossplay?

Yes, the Forza Horizon 5 will support full cross-platform features between the Xbox family of consoles and the PC version.

This means that every player who owns the game will be able to connect with their friends as long as they have reached the game requirements for that. In Forza Horizon 4, that meant complete a full seasonal rotation before being able to line up.

Will Forza Horizon 5 be cross-platform playable?

While there is no limit to who you can play with, Horizon 5 does have some limits to withhold your progress across platforms.

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According to the Forza Motorsport FAQ page, it says that will allow players to keep their progress regardless of the platform they are playing on, with the exception of Steam users .

While they can still connect to anyone else in the game, there is no way to transfer a save from the Steam platform to any of the Xbox consoles.

Xbox Game Studios

If you are concerned about the performance difference between PC and Xbox, you can always turn off cross-play in Xbox settings.

How to turn off crossplay on Xbox

If you're worried about your PC competition having an advantage over you, there's a way to avoid finding them in the mix.

To turn off cross-play in FH5, all you need to do is simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Xbox settings
  2. Go to ' Counts ' and go to ' Online Privacy and Security '
  3. Select ' Xbox Live Privacy '
  4. Click in ' View Details and Customize '
  5. Then choose ' Communications and Multiplayer '
  6. Other ' You can play with people outside of Xbox Live ' to block

That's it! You will now be blocked from matching PC players. However, restricting this will likely increase your queue times , so keep that in mind when disabling cross-play.

Does Forza Horizon 5 have cross progression?

While Forza Horizon 5 supports crossplay between Xbox consoles and PC, cross progression is not supported. This means that if you played Forza on Xbox or PC, save data cannot be transferred to the other platform and you will have to start from scratch.

So while you can still enjoy Forza Horizon 5 with friends on different platforms, make sure you choose the platform you want to play on wisely.

So there you have it – everything you need to know about crossplay and cross-platform features in Forza Horizon 5.

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