How to check if Forza Horizon 5 servers are down

Forza Horizon 5 servers
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If you're looking for the Forza Horizon 5 server status, this guide has you covered. Now that Forza's latest instalment is finally here, it wouldn't be surprising to see issues with server stability as more and more of us jump into the game—especially when there were around 800,000 people in pre-access (opens in new tab).

Some players have reported problems with Forza Horizon 5 crashing on startup (opens in new tab). But if you're having trouble connecting to the servers and can't play with friends as a result, there are a few places you can check before you start looking at your own network. Here's where to find the Forza Horizon 5 server status. 

Forza Horizon 5 servers: How to check if they're down 

If you find you're having trouble connecting to Forza Horizon 5's servers, the best place to check is the Forza Support (opens in new tab) Twitter account. It keeps up to date with various issues, fixes, and connection problems and is likely to be your best bet for those updates.

An alternative is to use a third-party site like DownDetector (opens in new tab) to see if any issues have been reported that the official channels may not have picked up on yet. Reddit (opens in new tab) is often also a good source to check as people will often post if they're having problems connecting to the game—just be sure to check the newer topics.

If your friends are able to connect to the game without issue, the problem could be with your network. The official Forza Support website has a page to help you troubleshoot (opens in new tab) basic connection problems, so that's as good a place to start as any. And with any luck, you'll be back behind the wheel in no time.

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.