Forza Horizon 5 boasts a multiplayer with a whole lot of options. From competitive races against strangers to cooperative races alongside friends, there’s always some way to play with friends or strangers online. You can enjoy Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer now on Xbox Game Pass via our affiliate link. The game is vast, and the following modes are just a sampling of what Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer has to offer, so start off your ride with these six ways to play online.
The hallmark of Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer is the convoy. Join up with friends to drive around Mexico, race as a team in the same competitions you can play in solo, or challenge them to races directly. Even if you’re not racing together, just being in the same instance and being able to drive around is a plenty good time on its own.
Meet up with other drivers at a rally point and race against the clock to collectively meet a shared objective. You might need to reach a certain cumulative number of skill points, smash some piñatas, or do a certain number of certain skills. For every goal you smash, your group will level up and race to the next location to complete the next requirement.
With a group of friends or total strangers, your team of six racers will go up against six Drivatars in a battle for more points than the computers. Every racer you finish ahead of gains you more points individually, but this is a team sport, so finishing in first only matters if the rest of your team does well too. You’ll have three races to rack up those points and should expect that even if you have teammates who drop midway that the competition remains fair, since the scoring system remains balanced no matter the number of competitors. A first place winner on a team of one will ultimately have more points than the whole rest of the other team.
Ever wonder what a racing game would look like when crossed with a battle royal? Well, meet The Eliminator. Everyone begins with a basic and mediocre vehicle and must remain within the ever-shrinking boundaries finding higher-level cars and racing 1v1 against the competition whenever you pass them by until only one winning racer remains. Even if you don’t place highly, the potential XP gained is enormous the longer you survive.
You can design races of any kind with any requirements and see them across a number of Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer modes, including single races found on across the map and the Horizon Super7, a mode where you complete seven player-made races with particular requirements like using certain vehicles. These user-designed races can range from long sprints across random terrain to enclosed tracks strewn with scenery and ramps to distract you. These tracks are a nice break from the pre-built, standard races for a little extra chaos.
Matchmade Races and Playground Games
Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer features the best matchmaking in the series. Quickly go to a menu or arrive at certain locations on the map to be installed shuffled off into matchmade races, drifting competitions, or playground games. These competitions are available at any time and include standard contests and wacky team-based games. The Playground Games include capture the flag, infection, and more types of competitive modes.
No matter how you play online, there are endless hours of fun to be had in Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer. ou can enjoy Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer now on Xbox Game Pass via our affiliate link.