Forza Horizon 5 Controls for PC, Xbox | Default Keybinds

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With Forza Horizon 5 ready to release in less than a week, learning the controls (keybinds) before launch can set you ahead of the other opponents. Since the game relies on quick wits and reaction times, knowing all the controls of the game is an absolute necessity if you wish to win some races!

High-speed racing in Forza Horizon 5 doesn’t give players much reaction time to look down or think about which key to press. Your best bet for not crashing your ride amidst a head-to-head race is memorizing the control layout and knowing what to press.

Forza Horizon 5 Controls (PC and Xbox)

Forza Horizon 5 will be featuring about 505 cars, with an additional 18 Forza Edition cars and 5 Welcome Pack cars, making a total of 528 super cars in the game. However, driving these high-powered cars won’t be a piece of cake and will require some intense control and skill.

Forza Horizon 5 PC Keyboard Controls

This is a list of all the Forza Horizon 5 PC keyboard controls (default keybinds list). Keep in mind that these controls are entirely customizable and can be changed upon personal preference.

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We recommend giving the default controls a go and changing them up later if you feel the need.

Steering A & D
Free Look 
Switch CameraTab
Shift UpE
Shift DownQ
Hand BrakeSpace
Photo ModeP
Activate Anna / Toggle Mini LeaderboardC
Activate Quick Chat 
Cycle Radio 

Forza Horizon 5 (FH5) Xbox Controls

Forza Horizon 5 Xbox Controller
Controller Layout

Here is a list of all the default controls in Forza Horizon 5 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S:

SteeringLeft Analogue
Free LookRight Analogue
Switch CameraRB
ActivateView Button
Shift UpB
Shift DownX
Hand Brake 
Photo ModeD-Pad Up
Activate Anna /
Toggle Mini Leaderboard
D-Pad Down
Activate Quick ChatD-Pad Left
Cycle RadioD-Pad Right
PauseMenu Button

Knowing the controls can give you an exemplary advantage over other players and help you in your decision timing while you’re going 150 miles an hour. What are you expecting for the upcoming Forza Horizon iteration? Tell us in the comments below!

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5 responses

  1. Where can i find button for reving engine in uprage menu?

  2. it’s just the regular throttle i believe

  3. Mrs Hilary Molineux Avatar
    Mrs Hilary Molineux

    hi need to alter buttons on controller for shifting up and down and when I try it comes up with ‘key bindings missing’. Would like X to be upshift and A for down. Any help out there?
    Thanks in advance.

  4. hi i would like to know if there will be an option to use the keyboard in the xbox one, cause i hate to use the controller and my pc isn’t good enough to play the game on it.

  5. advik Avatar

    why no handbrake for xbox tho

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