I need to get this off my chest…

I’m a really big fan of the Forza Horizon franchise and I want Horizon 5 to be the best it can be. So I want to share some thoughts and maybe there are others out there who share the same opinions as me.

  • Grinding**:** After finishing all the races and promo stuff my motivation was it to get all the cars and complete most of the ingame awards. I collected a lot of Wheelspins for this and wanted to continue doing so, because otherwise it is difficult to get money. Unfortunately, I never used the car skill trees for this in this horizon. Now that the new patch with the worse wheelspins has come out, I’m no longer motivated to continue collecting, let alone opening the ones I’ve collected.
  • Designs: I really hate the design system that’s been around for a few years now. In my opinion, you don’t find that many cool paint jobs anymore. In Forza Motorsport 4 I’ve found so many cool ones based on filters like top rated etc.
  • Map: I don’t know about you, but one of the things I enjoy the most is simply cruising around and enjoying the freedom and the cars. What I always missed with the current map and those before was a great mountain route. Although there is now a high mountain, I would have wished for a lot more switchbacks. I find the current one relatively boring and the track is also full of the drift and speed camera zones. For me it’s the most fun to race up and down such a cool mountain track. I would also find a proper race track and special places like multi-storey car parks very cool.
  • Game settings: It would be very cool if you could display the promo stuff like speed camera zones and drift zones so that the flags on the side would also disappear.
  • Simulation aspect: It would be pretty cool if we could turn the lights and wipers on and off ourselves.
  • Forza Hub: I just can’t understand why the app was discontinued…

Unfortunately, I have the feeling that the people who have been there for a long time are no longer looked at, but only at the new ones to keep them.

How do you see this and what do you think of the current state of the game?


The things in your list don’t bother me. There are more important things to fix.

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Just going through each of your points,

  • Grinding: I agree, I’m waiting to use any wheelspins I can save, hoping they’re returned to how they used to be.
  • Designs: No opinion, I only really use factory paints.
  • Map: I think the map is pretty good honestly. It can feel a bit empty at times, but it isn’t too much of a problem.
  • Game settings: Absolutely. The drift zone flags ruin perfectly good scenery.
  • Simulation aspect: Unnecessary, really. Plus, there just aren’t many buttons on the controller. It would need another menu, probably similar to ANNA/LINK.
  • Forza Hub: It was discontinued because it didn’t work and it was easier to just discontinue than to fix its inability to gather data from every game since FM3. They claim it was for balancing in FH5, but the real reason is obvious to anyone who actually used it.
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Thanks for your opinions mate

Map: I like the map too but It would be even cooler.
Game seetings: Exactly what I thought.
Simulation aspect: Definitely not for me. Would just give it more realism and it’s just way cooler when the lights in the cockpit are on. It would also be super easy to implement. As with the chat at the bottom left, you could show a control for the car.
Forza Hub: Didn‘t know that, thanks for the info. Still sad…