Forza Horizon 5 Multiplayer Guide: How to Play With Friends

How do you play Forza Horizon 5 with friends?

by Shubhendu Vatsa
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Just like most games out there, Forza Horizon 5 comes with its own multiplayer system, allowing different players to hop into the game and play together. Forza Horizon 5 is the latest installment in the Forza series that comes with a single-player campaign as well as an online multiplayer mode. With the multiplayer mode in Forza Horizon 5, players can enjoy races with their friends or compete against other players. This article will be a guide to Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer mode and how players can jump into Forza Horizon 5 races with their friends.

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How to Play Forza Horizon 5 With Friends

​Following the footsteps of its predecessor, Forza Horizon 5 packs in a full-fledged online multiplayer mode with its own map and other features. Forza Horizon 5’s multiplayer map is called Horizon Life, where all players can freely drive around and have fun with their fancy rides.

Players aren’t forced to compete in co-op events and can choose between playing solo or with other players. Players who have played previous Forza games will know about Convoys, making its re-entry in Forza Horizon 5. Convoys can be thought of as Forza Horizon 5’s party system. To play Forza Horizon 5 with friends, players have to create a convoy.

​How to Create a Convoy

​In Forza Horizon 5, convoys can be created by simply driving up to a player you want to start a convoy with and pressing the invite option. Players can invite different players and engage in various in-game events or simply wander around the map. You can join a convoy by using the game’s search feature to find one.

How to Challenge Other Players to Races in Forza Horizon 5

​Players can race with other Forza players by driving up to the other player’s car until an option to interact appears. Players can then challenge them to races. Once the other player agrees, you need to select a course and race for the first place.

What Are  Gift Drops?

​Gift Drops are a new feature to Forza Horizon 5 that allows players to send cars to other players at random. You can send gift drops by going into your menu and selecting the gift drop option. Players will be asked to choose the desired cars and the player to be sent to. Players also have the option to include their Gamertag.

Is Forza Horizon 5 Cross-Play?

​Yes, Forza Horizon 5 does offer cross-platform and cross-play support. The feature is available across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud Gaming through Game Pass, and PC on both Steam and the Microsoft Store.

Forza Horizon 5 will release November 9 on Xbox Series X|S and PC and will be available on day one on Xbox Game Pass.