Forza Horizon 5: Five Tips to Get Started

 In Forza Horizon 5, Microsoft and Playground Games send you into daring races across Mexico. Here are five tips for beginners to make your trip to South America a success.

Forza Horizon 5: Five Tips to Get Started

In this Forza Horizon 5 guide, you'll learn:

  • Why you should explore the game world extensively
  • Why a fast car doesn't necessarily mean victory
  • What to spend your hard-earned credits on

Forza Horizon 5 almost kills newcomers to the series with its huge open game world and countless events and activities. But with a few basic advice pieces of in mind, you'll quickly find first places and enjoy the beautifully recreated Mexico. 

Explore the Forza Horizon 5 game world

Because we just mentioned the game world: it's worth exploring and just driving around. Not only can you marvel at the wonderful landscape and exciting temples or small villages. You also collect along the experience points way .

Every drift you put down on the streets. Any fast trip with near-collisions. Every U-turn or other daring action makes the XP counter in Forza Horizon 5 go up and you slowly rise in experience level. 

You can find XP boards and fast travel boards throughout the Forza Horizon 5 game world. Drive them around to earn experience points.
You can find XP boards and fast travel boards throughout the Forza Horizon 5 game world. Drive them around to earn experience points.         

In addition, there are numerous in virtual Mexico EP boards and fast travel boards around . Destroy them to get additional experience points and to complete challenges that will bring you reputation points.

Stay true to your favorite cars

Speaking of driving around a lot and collecting experience points: If you heat a cart over the asphalt in Forza Horizon 5, that generates XP for exactly this speedster, through which you collect skill points. With these you in the activate menu item “Automeisterung” particular skills , which however only apply to this car.

As soon as you have found a favorite car for each of the different types of racing such as road, drift, off-road, etc., you will stay true to it. In this way you gradually improve the car with new skills and don't always start over. In addition, thanks to , the cars can tuning also be improved over time and thus kept competitive. 

There are always the right cars for the different types of racing events - such as SUVs for off-road races. Forza Horizon 5 suggests the most suitable ones before each start, but you should focus on one speedster per category.
There are always the right cars for the different types of racing events - such as SUVs for off-road races. Forza Horizon 5 suggests the most suitable ones before each start, but you should focus on one speedster per category.         


A fast car doesn't make the races any easier

The vehicles in Forza Horizon 5 are initially divided into classes such as D, A, B, S, etc. and are then provided with a numerical value. Both classifications can be changed with skillful tuning. 

However, the general rule is that a car with class D is weaker than with C and so on, with S and X denoting the most powerful speedsters . Now it seems reasonable to assume that a race will be easier if you take an A or S cart instead of a D or something similar.

However, Forza Horizon 5 always adapts the cars of the AI ​​opponents to the vehicle that you have chosen . Accordingly, you start against S-Cars or comparable powerful speedsters on the slopes, if you choose one. Therefore, your chances do not increase, but the race is more of a challenge, as higher speeds also require more driving skills.


But don't be afraid: Before every race in Forza Horizon 5, you the can freely readjust level of difficulty if you think the races are too tricky. In addition, after a few lost challenges, the game will automatically suggest adjusting the level of difficulty if you want.

Collect cars despite favorite cars

Even if we advise you that it is best to just get behind the wheel of a few cars in order to level them up, a brings large fleet of vehicles still advantages .

Forza Horizon 5 logs the speedsters in your garage and rewards you when you gradually collect all the carts from a manufacturer . Then Forza Horizon 5 treats you to rewards in the form of “Wheel Spins”, the wheel of fortune where you can win credits, cars and more. Thus, a large fleet of vehicles also brings advantages, even if you only drive a few cars out of it. 

Forza Horizon 5 gives you additional tasks in many of the events you drive. If you complete these, you will get more credit for what it takes to move the campaign forward.
Forza Horizon 5 gives you additional tasks in many of the events you drive. If you complete these, you will get more credit for what it takes to move the campaign forward.         

Save your credits

In Forza Horizon 5 you start, as always in racing games, with just a handful of credits, so little money. Over time, however, you will get thanks to “wheel spins” or won events more and more cash in your account .

But resist the temptation to buy new carts straight away. Instead, save the money so that your favorite speedster later help improve with the of tuning you can . 

Mexico as a game world in Forza Horizon 5 not only looks spectacular, but also has interesting weather phenomena. Sandstorms, for example, rob you of your view and make races a lot trickier.
Mexico as a game world in Forza Horizon 5 not only looks spectacular, but also has interesting weather phenomena. Sandstorms, for example, rob you of your view and make races a lot trickier.


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