Forza Horizon 5 is now available for preload

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  • We know you were waiting on this for quite some time so here it is.
  • Playground Games announced that Horizon 5 is available for preload.
  • Forza Horizon 5 will have a total oft 103GB on Xbox Series X|S and PC.
  • The Xbox One version of the game requires some more space, with 116GB.
forza horizon 5 preload

If you didn’t already know, Playground Games has announced that starting today, petrolheads will be able to preload Forza Horizon 5 on both console and PC ahead of its launch in a few weeks’ time.

A post from the official Forza site gave us the green light to get the game installed on our systems early, as well as dropping some additional details.

Enjoy Horizon 5 ahead of its big release

Forza Horizon 5 comes in at 103GB on Xbox Series X|S and PC, while the Xbox One version is a little bigger at 116GB.

With the high-speed internal SSD storage found on Xbox Series X|S consoles, we’ve reduced the install footprint of Forza Horizon 5 on those systems by optimizing our assets for higher bandwidth streaming.

That means a shorter download combined with super-fast loading times so you can seamlessly jump into the action

So, even if you’re planning on picking up a physical copy of the game, you can still get in on this in the Xbox mobile app.

All you have to do is simply locate the game in the store and use the Download to Console option to get your download started.

Players with a digital preorder or an active Xbox Game Pass subscription should also be able to start the download through the console or web store.

Steam preloads are currently not available, but Playground says it will be sharing an update on that via its social channels soon.

Get Forza Horizon 5 for PC

Remember that Forza Horizon 5 launches on November 9th, with Premium edition owners able to start four days sooner on the 5th.

Are you also planning on getting it downloaded early so you can start your tour of Mexico that much quicker? Let us know in the comments section below.