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Forza Horizon 5 pre-order editions, bonuses, and early access

What are the pre-order bonuses and edition differences?

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Two cars drift in Forza Horizon 5 Image: Microsoft

Forza Horizon 5 pre-orders are live ahead of the PC and Xbox game’s release on Nov. 9, 2021. The latest edition in the open-world driving simulation title has three different versions to choose from, and those looking to pre-order Forza Horizon 5 should know the difference each edition offers.

In this Forza Horizon 5 buying guide, we’ll explain what each edition of the game comes with, how and where to pre-order the game, and how to play on day one with Xbox Game Pass.

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Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox Game Pass

If you already subscribe to Xbox Game Pass, you’ll be able to play the Standard Edition of Forza Horizon 5 on its release date of Nov. 9, 2021.

The Xbox Game Pass version of Forza Horizon 5 will give you the base game and is playable on Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. If you’re not a subscriber to Xbox Game Pass, you can get the first month for $1.

Pre-order Forza Horizon 5 Standard Edition

The Standard Edition of Forza Horizon 5 doesn’t come with any extras. If you purchase the base edition of the game, you’ll receive just the game, but you can always purchase add-ons if you like. The standard edition of Forza Horizon 5 is the same as the version you’d get with Xbox Game Pass.

Pre-order Forza Horizon 5 Deluxe Edition

If you pre-order the Forza Horizon 5 Deluxe Edition, you’ll receive the base game plus the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass which adds 42 extra cars to your game.

The Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass will instantly add eight new cars to your garage with a new car added to your roster over the course of 34 weeks.

Pre-order Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition

The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition pre-order comes with several add-ons to enhance your game’s experience.

The difference between each Forza Horizon 5 edition
The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition has multiple add-ons
Image: Microsoft

The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition comes with the following:

  • Early access to Forza Horizon 5
  • The Welcome Pack
  • The Car Pass
  • Two expansions
  • A VIP membership

The Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass adds 42 additional cars to your roster over the course of several weeks. The Welcome Pack adds five special pre-tuned cars to your garage, a special house for your character, the ability to grab some cosmetics for your driver, and the chance to choose an additional car from the game’s collection of vehicles. The Forza Horizon 5 expansion passes will add new locations, vehicles, and gameplay to the base game.

The Forza Horizon 5 VIP Membership offers several exclusive rewards and boosts for players who purchase it separately or get it as part of the Premium Edition. The VIP Membership includes:

  • Three exclusive cars
  • A unique piece of flair for your driver
  • Additional vanity items, emotes, and a special horn sound
  • A Player House for your character
  • 2x race rewards
  • Weekly bonus Super Wheel spins

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