04 Nov 2021 11:55 AM +00:00 UTC

Forza Horizon 5 Release Time For Early Access: How To Play Early With Premium Edition

Forza Horizon 5 will be released next week but fans can get their hands on the highly anticipated entry to the renowned racing franchise a little bit ahead of time.

Early access is actually available for players who opted to buy the more expensive Premium Edition of the game. There's still time to pre-order, but be warned it'll set you back $99/£84.99 for the privilege.

In exchange, you'll get four days of early access play before anyone else, plus the Welcome Pack, Car Pass (42 extra cars), VIP Membership and two game expansions when they become available.

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Can I Pre-Load Forza Horizon 5?

Pre-load for Forza Horizon 5 is also now available on all platforms (including Steam), so if you do decide to fork out for the Premium Edition, you'll be able to start downloading in order to jump into the game straight away.

Just make sure you make room for the game,(download sizes available below)

  • Xbox Series X|S: 103 GB
  • Xbox One: 116 GB
  • Windows: 103 GB
  • Steam: 103 GB
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What time does Forza Horizon 5 Early Access Start?

Early access for Forza Horizon 5 begins on 5 November 2021, although understanding what time early access starts is a little more tricky to wrap your head around.

"This is a rolling release. All editions will release at midnight (date depending on the edition you purchased) for your countries most Eastern time zone. i.e. USA Eastern time zone of midnight will be 9pm Pacific time."

Confused? We are too, but the clever clogs at Pure Xbox seem to have worked it out:

This means it will release at 00:00 ET / 00:00 BST (and 21:00 PT on Nov 4th).

Release time for Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition

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