Here's when Forza Horizon 5 unlocks in your time zone

Forza Horizon 5 release date
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Searching for the Forza Horizon 5 release time so you can work out when it unlocks for you? Early access is already well underway, and players with the Premium Edition have been enjoying their sunny Mexican vacation over the past weekend. The rest of us, though, are still waiting with our bags packed in departures.

If you've seen Phil's glowing Forza Horizon 5 review, you'll already know there's plenty to look forward to in Playground Games' biggest ever map, whether it's exploring verdant jungles and sandy deserts, or racing down the side of a massive volcano. Did I mention the 500 vehicles to choose from on the Forza Horizon 5 car list?

With all that in mind, it's no surprise you're eager to get behind the wheel. Here are the Forza Horizon 5 release times for each region on PC. Buena suerte!

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Forza Horizon 5 release times

Early access for Forza Horizon 5 already started on November 5 ahead of the main release. If you've bought the Premium Edition or the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, you can still play one day early, though. Players can also start the storage hog-worthy 103GB pre-load now.

If you're getting the Standard or Deluxe editions, or you're playing on Game Pass, you can play at the stroke of Tuesday, November 9.

If you're on the fence about picking up the Premium Edition with only one day of early access left, you do get a few extras on top of that to sweeten the deal. These include the Welcome Pack with five special pre-tuned cars and a house, among other things. There's also the Car Pass, which gives you 34 new cars and eight Formula Drift cars, with one delivered to your virtual garage each week. You'll also get the two expansions when they come out.

Whichever version you do choose, know that there'll be plenty of guides available from launch if you get stuck. From barn finds to treasure locations and the fastest cars in the game, we've got your petrolhead holiday covered.

Harry Shepherd

UK — After collecting and devouring piles of print gaming guides in his younger days, Harry has been creating 21st century versions for the past five years as Guides Writer at PCGamesN and Guides Editor at PC Gamer. He has also produced features, reviews, and even more guides for Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and Top Ten Reviews. He's been playing and picking apart PC games for over two decades, from hazy memories of what was probably a Snake knock-off on his first rig when he was seven to producing informative guides on football simulators, open-world role-playing games, and shooters today. So many by now he steadfastly refuses to convey information unless it’s in clickable online form.