Forza Horizon 5: Best Graphics Settings

Forza Horizon 5 is a beautiful game that truly looks next-gen. If you want to have the best graphics settings for Forza Horizon 5 and still have good FPS, then this guide is just for you. The game has various graphical settings ranging from low to extreme. All the settings mentioned are benchmarked according to 1080p systems.

There are tons of various small little options in the graphics tab and it can get overwhelming for new players. We will explain all the settings and the best controls in depth so you can completely understand how every option works.

Best Graphics Settings For Forza Horizon 5

Best Graphics Settings for Forza Horizon 5

After tweaking every graphical option in the game, we came to the conclusion that these are the best graphics settings for Forza Horizon 5:

In-game OptionsSettings
Resolution1920X1080
Frame RateUnlocked (If your GPU usage is high, turn it to Limited)
Resolution ScalingOff
V-SyncOff (Tanks FPS a lot if it is On)
Full ScreenOn
Show FPSOff (Depends on your preference)
Motion BlurOff (Depends on your preference)
User Interface Scale100
Anisotropic FilteringHigh
Shadow QualityMedium
Night ShadowsOff (You won’t notice a massive difference)
Motion Blur QualityLow (Since you have Motion Blue off)
Environment Texture QualityMedium
Environment Geometry QualityMedium-High (Depending on your GPU)
MSAA2X (Higher settings are more taxing)
FXAAOff (Makes the game look less sharp)
SSAO QualityMedium (Just as demanding as MSAA)
Reflection QualityMedium (Keep this at Low if you want better performance)
World Car Level of DetailHigh
Deformable Terrain QualityMedium (Not a massive difference between Medium-High)
SSR QualityMedium
Lens EffectHigh (Not a taxing option)
Shader QualityHigh (Game will prompt you to restart)
Particle Effects QualityLow-Medium (Tanks FPS a lot)

If you follow these settings, your game should look absolutely stunning while maintaining a good FPS. These settings are ideal for low-medium tier GPUs since, let’s be frank, getting the RTX 3000 series is quite difficult right now.


That about does it for our guide about the best graphics settings for Forza Horizon 5. Try them out and let us know how much your performance increased. Since Forza Horizon 5 is a beautiful game, it would be a shame to turn everything too low. Have fun playing the game and tell us about your experience.

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Umer Cheema
By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.

One comment

  1. Thank you for the suggestions, but seriously I beg to differ with LOTS of things. First of all, there is NO medium option for shadows. Second, Particles on LOW are crap. Third, the most demanding option which is world car detail should be at least medium. Fourth, the geometry of the environment makes it more realistic which means less pop ups, so it should be at least high. Fifth, the reflections are nice to be at high to really enjoy it. And last but not least, lens effect is like motion blur, makes the game look cheap, so… as low as possible. I agree to all other options though.

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