Forza Horizon 5 is already up to its fifth major update with the recent arrival of Series Update 5. Playground Games outfitted this latest update for the hit racer with a slew of new content, fixes and enhancements, including shiny new cars to collect, more accessibility updates for hearing-impaired players, improvements to the EventLab, and more.
Playground Games has made some notable efforts when it comes to ensuring that as many players as possible can enjoy Forza Horizon 5. With the Series 5 update, cutscenes will now include on-screen narration with ASL and BSL videos to ensure that hearing-impaired players get the full scope of what’s going on. Considering that Forza Horizon 5 has a much larger number of cinematics and spoken dialogue compared to past entries, this is a very commendable move by the studio.
More to love
But, when it comes to content for everyone to benefit from, there’s a lot on offer. Stunt lovers can make their way to the Horizon Stadium in the northeast portion of the map, as it has now been tricked out (pun intended) with ramps, smashable objects, a halfpipe, and a lot more fun implements. This is all a part of the new PR Stunt Carnival, which invites players to wrack up as many points as possible with 16 new total PR Stunts around the map, four for each type. The Speed Zones will remain after Series 5 wraps up, but the others will be there to enjoy for the time being.
The 1965 MINI Coopr S Forza Edition, 2010 Noble M600, 2018 KTM X-Bow GT4, 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, and 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO (R35) are the four new vehicles that will be available to unlock throughout the course of Forza Horizon 5’s Series 5.
While it’s always cool to get new machines, admittedly, some of these are just new models of vehicles that are already in the game. For the true collectors, however, there are four entirely new cars on their way via the Car Pass: the 1986 Ford Mustang SVO, 2006 Noble M400, 2017 Ferrari #25 Corse Clienti 488 Challenge, and 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. None of these cars have ever been in a Forza title prior to their debut here, so they’re effectively the first of their kind. Remember, Car Pass cars are just that. They’re only available to players who’ve bought the Pass. You can then grab the cars for free as they’re gradually rolled out throughout the course of the Series.
Tools in the trunk
Beyond just a wealth of new content, Forza Horizon 5 has received a lot of fixes in this new update.
In addition to some bugs getting wiped off the windshield, various notable improvements have been made, such as the time of day now properly pausing when in Photo Mode, the HUD no longer disappearing in Freeroam, and improved traffic sync in online sessions, just to name a few. The exhaustive full changelog can be viewed over on the Forza Support website.