Forza Horizon 5 (FH5) Known Issues and Bugs for PC, Xbox

Forza Horizon 5 is going live later this week, and here is a detailed list of all the known issues and bugs players should be aware of. The list of FH5 bugs is pretty comprehensive, and we have listed down all the issues below so you can make sure you are not reporting back to the developers something they already know and are working on. The game seems to have the least number of issues on the Xbox Series X/S.

Now that the FH5 has launched in Early Access, this will be a good time for the developers to quickly roll out patches with all the new fixes. We have already covered our suggestions for the best graphics settings and PC (and Xbox) controls for optimal performance, with a lot more Forza Horizon 5 coverage to come later.

Forza Horizon 5 (FH5) Bugs, Glitches and Issues

Here is an official (and also an unofficial) list of all the Forza Horizon 5 glitches and known issues, revealed by Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios and the player community, as of updated on November 5, 2021:

CROSS-PLATFORM

  • The Forzathon Shop is currently not open, please keep an eye on our social channels for when this is available
  • Accessibility – Player is not informed that it is not possible to join the Horizon Life session when the Game Speed is lowered
  • User is asked to save changes in Wheel Controls Settings regardless if changes were made
  • Audio – Audio no longer works after turning on Dolby Atmos or Windows Sonic on PC
  • Custom Controller mapping cannot be saved with unassigned actions
  • Super 7 –  The Horizon Super 7 progress is automatically reset when entering The Horizon Super 7 Screen after winning last Challenge Card
  • Publishing an arena in EventLab navigates to the custom events screen which shows the newly-created event
  • When changing output format from stereo to 7.1 (or any other combination) the game sometimes goes silent.
  • Online friends are occasionally not shown in the Online Players List
  • Cut-scenes lock to 30 FPS while user setting is set to “Unlocked Frame-Rate (Variable)”
  • Non-standard aspect ratios do not have their native resolution set by default
  • Game input intermittently non-functional on Press A To Start screen
  • Challenge Cards can be created in offline mode even though they cannot be published
  • Player is unable to set group/convoy run from map screen
  • Player may become blocked after switching input devices in some areas.
  • Cars visibly despawn in player’s view
  • After creating a Custom Layout player is unable to use any ANNA/LINK options
  • Controller vibration suddenly stopped working after being disconnected from an online session
  • User has to terminate and relaunch the title to apply an installed language pack
  • Blueprint-  Ramp assets placed during creation may not appear in race
  • It is possible to change the state of a challenge card from “revealed” to “covered” while burning them
  • Head-to-Head – Losing the race during rewind forces the player out of the rewind and causes the car to be stuck in place with high speed
  • Players are not able to join another Player after they create a significant number of new convoys back-to-back
  • Rebooting the console with headphones plugged into the controller and then booting the game results in only the radio audio being heard
  • Eliminator – The Player may become unable to pause or open the map during an Eliminator session
  • Black bars persist on top of the screen when creating a new route in playground games
  • Telemetry overlay may not turn off preventing usage of other menu items
  • There is no on-screen message while matchmaking for Horizon Open
  • Event Lab – The “Set Player Objective” action in EventLab doesn’t work in certain conditions
  • Not completing Co-op “Buggy and the Beast” can cause persistent cinematic black bars
  • Idle players are sometimes not properly kicked for inactivity
  • Audio – The looped sound occurs when the Player gets kicked out for inactivity from the Seasonal Race Coop
  • Navigation lines may be missing when using ANNA to complete more Horizon Stories for Accolades
  • Checkpoints cannot be placed if creating a route blueprint at a Street Race location in EventLab
  • Barn Finds – Unable to collect the Mk1 Ford Escort until after a reboot
  • Props will occasionally fail to load in Challenges
  • Players’ dots on the map may appear to be driving a D-class car
  • Player liveries may not load in free roam.
  • Convoys – Joining a player after sending them an invite causes an absence of convoy leader
  • “Off the Beaten Trail” Test Driver Story and certain optional Expedition objectives cannot be completed with maximum assists enabled
  • The “No Music” option is not working when creating a Challenge Card in Super7
  • Air Event volcano – GPS route did not update for Round 3 Danger Sign
  • Buggy and the Beast – Player does not get the accolade “monster destroyer” if they win the event after a restart
  • Prestige Stars may not display correctly in leaderboards
  • Players may experience infinite “Waiting for Players” screens after finishing first stage of the Co-op Baja Expedition
  • xCloud – The majority of game settings (including controller layouts) are not retained when playing on different platforms
  • Expeditions – Canyon – Players are not able to finish expedition with the entire convoy
  • Terrain may disappear temporarily during Co-op Expeditions
  • Friends/Players shows no one online when a friend is actively playing
  • The Trial – After “Event Starting” countdown solo players are not prompted if they want to participle in event
  • Drag Racing: AI cars seem unusually difficult at higher difficulties.
  • Accolades – Danger Signs – Don’t Break It, There Isn’t Many Left – doesn’t tell the player about the specific danger sign you need
  • xCloud – Players are unable to join or invite to a Convoy using LINK (‘X’ Action)
  • DLC – Player may lose VIP crown and house after restarting the game
  • Accolades – Some Accolades may display uncomplete even after being completed
  • Crash – EventLab – Playing an Event that was created in Performance mode while playing in Quality mode causes a crash
  • Accolades – When playing on Xbox some Accolades are missing icons in the Menu
  • Some Drift Zone, Speed Zone, and Danger Sign Accolades may become impossible to achieve
  • Mouse input may not work in some post-race scenes
  • The Festival Pass “Max Points” score may occasionally be incorrect
  • Quitting a club via the Club Info panel leads to invalid options in the UI
  • Corrupted textures are visible on the road and terrain in certain areas of the map after completing a Horizon Arcade event
  • A prompt saying that the convoy leader is already in a convoy sometimes appears when attempting to invite other players
  • Long wait times can be experienced during matchmaking
  • The livery or tune on a Gift Drop can be removed if an error is encountered while uploading it
  • xCloud – Players may experience mouse control issues on the Replay screen
  • Crash – When using Sogou Pinyin input software, the game crashes during the initial drive.
  • Convoy – Players in a convoy may disappear and reappear repeatedly.
  • Lotus Elise GT1 1997 tagged as Barn Find in Auction House
  • When applying a livery players may notice the background to be filled in rather than being transparent
  • Porsche Spyder 918 main body of the aero wing remains inactive when the car is speeding up or braking
  • “William” used instead of “Willian” in Brazilian Portuguese
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ has window trim issues on each side
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ is missing a gear shift animation
  • Convertible feature does not work in free roam for some cars such as the Honda S2000, Mazda mx5 2016, Mazda mx5 2013, and Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
  • Water droplet effects may remain on screen.

XBOX SERIES X & S

  • No in game audio after resume

WINDOWS 10/11

  • There are flickering water reflections on low spec PC with AMD graphics card
  • Car dials have a “white-ish” texture and are blurred when car is moving on AMD card with integrated Radeon graphics
  • Horizon Stories – Born Fast – AI drivers are not spawning in the race / loses track in CO-OP mode
  • It is possible to fall through the world after the race ends during “The Trial” Seasonal Championship event
  • If the player has selected maximum driving assists, they are unable to explore expeditions at full speed (or complete certain optional objectives)
  • PC – While using ‘Alt+Enter’ combination the Title still reads ‘Enter’ button as an input
  • Upon changing hardware the game doesn’t ask you if you want to re-run the graphics setup.
  • Clicking buttons with the mouse can trigger the wrong action
  • Capturing the video using Xbox Game Bar with Scaled display in Windows result in partially black recording
  • PC – UMA video memory is not supported
  • At first launch in game resolution does not match the Windows resolution
  • Game window is partially obscured when launching in full screen mode
  • Turning off screen effects in the menu does not turn off chromatic aberration
  • PC – Chromatic aberration get very extreme with ultra wide resolutions
  • PC – User is not messaged to download media pack on Windows N version (windows 10 and 11)
  • Tabbing out during launch will cause window to open cut off in bottom right of screen
  • Some car elements have missing transparency on PC with AMD GPU
  • DRS on PC can cause GTAO depth issues at high resolution
  • Texture rendering issues on PC for terrain and vegetation
  • Horizontal stripes on road when SSAO is enabled
  • Graphics artifacts on screen edge at 3440×1440 resolution (Ultrawide)

STEAM

  • There are flickering water reflections on low spec PC with AMD graphics card
  • Car dials have a “white-ish” texture and are blurred when car is moving on AMD card with integrated Radeon graphics
  • PC – While using ‘Alt+Enter’ combination the Title still reads ‘Enter’ button as an input
  • Upon changing hardware the game doesn’t ask you if you want to re-run the graphics setup.
  • Clicking buttons with the mouse can trigger the wrong action
  • Capturing the video using Xbox Game Bar with Scaled display in Windows result in partially black recording
  • PC – UMA video memory is not supported
  • At first launch in game resolution does not match the Windows resolution
  • Game window is partially obscured when launching in full screen mode
  • Turning off screen effects in the menu does not turn off chromatic aberration
  • PC – Chromatic aberration get very extreme with ultra wide resolutions
  • PC – User is not messaged to download media pack on Windows N version (windows 10 and 11)
  • Tabbing out during launch will cause window to open cut off in bottom right of screen
  • Steam – Mouse Cursor is stuck on screen at all times
  • Some car elements have missing transparency on PC with AMD GPU
  • DRS on PC can cause GTAO depth issues at high resolution
  • Texture rendering issues on PC for terrain and vegetation when using Resolution Scaling On
  • Players may not be able to change their radio station
  • Players my get an e:1047-0 Invalid Save error message
  • Players my get an e:1045-0 Invalid Save error message
  • Horizontal stripes on road when SSAO is enabled
  • Graphics artifacts on screen edge at 3440×1440 resolution (Ultrawide)

WHEEL

  • Fanatec Clubsport Shifter SQ V1.5 – Input from the shifter is not registered
  • Logitech G920 – Driving wheel no longer produces force feedback after suspending the title
  • Logitech G920 – LINC – Quick Chat Phrases are not being displayed when selecting them on Wheels’s D-pad in events and in Freeroam
  • Players using wheels are unable to navigate the Controls Mapping screen using the D-pad after creating a new Custom Layout
  • There is no “Rev Engine” binding in the Upgrade Shop when using a wheel
  • Steering wheels have car feedback during cinematics in Initial Experience
  • When using the Logitech G920 steering wheel on Xbox, button icons for prompts are not visible
  • Players may experience recurring disconnects when using the Logitech G923 and Thrustmaster wheels

As always, we’ll be providing you with complete information about the patch notes for Forza Horizon 5 (FH5) as soon as they are released with the above fixes. You can also join the official Forza forums to report problems. Are you facing an issue other than the ones mentioned above? Let us know in the comments down below!

Forza Horizon 5 is now out for the PC via Microsoft Store and Steam, and Xbox Series X/S platforms. If you want to learn more about game news and patch notes, make sure to check out our Patch Notes section.

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Haris Nadeem
Haris is an avid mobile gamer who loves to play Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG Mobile in his free time. He is also a coffee aficionado who loves to write technology news and gadget reviews.

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