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Forza Horizon 5 Tips and Tricks – Beginner’s Guide

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Kerem Dogan Karakoc

With these Forza Horizon 5 tips and tricks in our beginner’s guide, racing on the long roads of Mexico will be delightful.

As the pinnacle of racing games, Forza Horizon 5 invites players to the rocky mountains and massive plains of Mexico. The most recent installment of the series managed to create a huge player base consisting of both new and returning players. That said, as the game brings a great amount of new content, you might need a couple of tips and tricks to navigate your way around Mexico.

Forza Horizon 5 Tips

There are some essential tips you need to know before hitting the gas in Forza Horizon 5. From gaining experience points to the events in the open world, here are some must-know tricks.

Brake First, Turn Later

Make sure that you are using brakes before taking hard turns. If you are new to the genre of racing games, you might want to hit the gas all the time. But using brakes before making turns will result in more smooth maneuvers that will help you preserve the control of the car. We also recommend keeping an eye out for driving arrows as they are quite effective in assisting you before turns.

Enjoy the Amazing Open World

Choose your favorite car and hit the road. Forza Horizon 5 does a wonderful job with its open world full of fun activities and rewarding content that just keeps giving. Drive wherever you want, hit signs that give you fast travel and experience points. The Festival encourages you to overcome the rocky plains and sandy highways of the beautiful country of Mexico.

Visit Your Home

You will get a house after spending some time in the open world of Forza Horizon 5. Thanks to this place, you don’t have to travel to certain places. Your house in Mulege also allows you to buy and upgrade vehicles from the same place.

We strongly recommend buying Buenas Vistas though, as this house will give you the chance to fast travel wherever you want on the game map.

Try Out New Cars for Different Races

One thing you need to know in the Forza Horizon 5 tips and tricks is that the fifth installment of the series comes with a ton of different cars in different models from various manufacturers. Even though you have a favorite, try driving every vehicle in the gallery. One of them might be effective in a certain race or route whereas the other one might come short.

Every Car Has Its Own Skill Tree

While you might think that giving skill points to certain perks should work for your every car, cars come with their own unique skill chains. So you need to try unlocking skill chains by driving different cars for some time in order to upgrade them further.

Consider Enabling Cosmetic Car Damage

Clashing with other cars on the road leaves visible damages on your vehicle. While you might want to preserve that sleek look all the time, seeing where you are getting hit by other cars on the road might be helpful for your driving.

Check the Map

Forza Horizon 5 Beginner's Guide
Forza Horizon 5 Maps

Forza Horizon 5 comes with a wide range of various activities. So the map might get a bit crowded after some time. For better map control, head out to the filter section and decide what will be shown on your map through the legend settings.

Check Your Accolades

After you complete the events and other activities, you need to check your mail to receive all of the awards. Even though you receive them, you actually need to claim them.

Return to the Auction House to Collect Your Funds

You can also sell your cars at the auction house. After analyzing the price range and putting your vehicle on sale, we recommend setting the time to 24 hours. After you made the sale, you will see that you don’t receive the funds automatically. So head to the auction house and collect your hard-earned cash.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you find your way around the wonderful country of Mexico in Forza Horizon 5.