Four cars drive through the neon airfield including the silver 2021 Rimac Nevera, the red 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the blue 2021 Lexus LC 500 and the blue 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing.
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Flash Your Headlights for Midnights at Horizon

27 March 2023- Alan Walsh
Mexico is turning down the sunlight as Midnights at Horizon bring extended night-time, new rally-themed customization, neon light decorations, and more.

As Sierra Nueva welcomes the first drivers to its rugged terrain in Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure from March 29, the Horizon Festival in Mexico will experience prolonged night hours from March 30 until April 27 to put on its own light show featuring neon decorations, drones and more.

The 2021 Rimac Nevera in silver with the Midnights at Horizon neon sign behind in purple and blue, reflecting on the car surface.

After a series dedicated to Horizon Wilds, the Street Scene vibes are now officially in check! There’s no better way to celebrate the Grit Reaper’s love of late-night rally racing.

Game Fixes & Release Notes

The latest Forza Horizon 5 update will be available to download on Xbox consoles and Windows PCs though the Microsoft Store and Steam from Tuesday, March 28 – one day before the release of Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure. To begin your expedition in Sierra Nueva, you’ll need to download both the upcoming series update and the expansion once it’s available starting at 11am PT on Wednesday, March 29. Looking ahead, the Midnights at Horizon series begins in-game on Thursday, March 30.

The green and pink 3D Neon Horizon Cube Collectible reflects on the surface as the sun begins to set.

We’re closely monitoring your Forza Horizon 5 feedback as new fixes are developed and made available to the community. Here’s a look at some of the most notable improvements you can look forward to upon downloading the update:

  • We’ve fixed the black windows that appear on car thumbnails in the car selection menu. While this won’t retroactively apply to existing thumbnails, these can be regenerated yourself by modifying the car with either a new color, livery or tuning parts.
  • Fixed an issue in the Las Afueras Street Race upon resetting the car after missing a specific checkpoint.
  • Daily Wheelspins from the Hotel Castillo Player House are now consistently rewarded every day.
  • An issue that prevented players from using d-pad menus after the Convoy host disconnects while loading into a race has been fixed.
  • We’ve made improvements to alleviate the crash rate for head-to-head races in The Eliminator and Free Roam.
  • Players could generate excess accolade points offline that contributed to the Hall of Fame leaderboard by repeating timed accolade challenges. This has been fixed.
  • The number of target photos for Horizon Promo has been corrected.
  • An issue that caused cars to not rev past 3000 RPM when shifting from first gear to reverse, or from reverse to first gear, has been fixed.
  • A PC-specific issue that caused the game to crash if the display was not connected to the primary graphics card has been resolved.

You can find the full list of fixes in our release notes, which will be published once the update has been released. Click here to see a list of the issues that we’re currently investigating. You can also report any bugs that you’re encountering in Forza Horizon 5 over on our recently launched Troubleshooting Hub, an issues tracker available on the Forza Forums.

Anti-Lag & Launch Control

Visit the Tuning & Upgrades menu at any Horizon Festival Outpost or Player House to fit the new anti-lag system to your favorite cars. This feature is available to all vehicles with a turbocharged engine and delivers more power while producing awesome flame effects and fire-cracker audio.

The red 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing creates a ring of tire smoke around its blue CT4-V sibling.

If you’re unable to locate anti-lag in the engine options, double check that your car has already been fitted with a turbocharger as it will not appear otherwise.

In addition, Launch Control has been added as a new assist option that can be toggled on or off. Whether you’re using it for Horizon Rally or Drag Racing, there’s no better way to achieve that perfect start off the line.

(Console only) Steering Wheel Rotation Support

Players who use a wheel in Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One have a selection of new options to customize:

  • Steering Rotation – This sets the range of steering degrees of rotation on your wheel device but does not affect the Steering Lock.
  • Steering Lock Multiplier – This sets the angle formed by the front of the vehicle and the direction of front tires at maximum steering angle. The lower this value, the lower the angle will be.
  • Steering Speed Sensitivity – This sets the amount of Steering Lock of the car with speed. Lower value will provide a lower steering lock at high speed. By default (1.0) the steering lock does not change with speed.

(PC only) NVIDIA DLSS 3 & Reflex

PC players using NVIDIA RTX 40 Series GPUs can boost their Forza Horizon 5 framerates to new heights by enabling DLSS 3.0. This feature allows for silky smooth gameplay with over 120 FPS at 4K. Check out the benchmarks below for DLSS 3.0 performance at 4K and 1440p resolutions on RTX 40 Series GPUs.

NVIDIA DLSS 3 chart showing Forza Horizon 5 running at 4K resolution with framerates up to 189.
NVIDIA DLSS 3 chart showing Forza Horizon 5 running at 1440p resolution with framerates up to 237.

For players looking to reduce system latency and improve overall responsiveness, NVIDIA Reflex will also be added as an option on GeForce GTX 900 and higher NVIDIA graphics cards.

Tire Profile Size

Tire Profile Size is being introduced for the off-road vehicles listed below, which includes buggies, trucks and performance SUVs. This option can be enabled on every tire compound, allowing players to increase the height of tires to maximize the available wheel arch space. As tire height is a component in gearing, the PI of the vehicle will increase while the gearing becomes “taller.” Increasing the tire height also raises the car’s ride height, giving more ground clearance.

A yellow 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE fitted in the StreetFighter LA as it drives towards the neon-infused Street Scene Festival Outpost.

All players can utilize this feature regardless of owning Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure. Some vehicles that support it are only obtainable in the expansion or were released in previous series updates or the Car Pass. Those cars have been marked with an asterisk.


  • 2016 Bentley Bentayga
  • 2011 BMW X5 M
  • 2015 BMW X6 M
  • 2018 Can-Am Maverick X RS Turbo R
  • 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT
  • 1975 Ford Bronco
  • 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • 2020 Ford Super Duty F-450 DRW Platinum
  • 2021 Ford Bronco
  • 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum*
  • 1970 GMC Jimmy
  • 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
  • 1970 International Scout 800A
  • 2017 Jaguar F-Pace S
  • 2018 Jaguar I-Pace
  • 1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
  • 2016 Jeep Trailcat
  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
  • 2019 Lamborghini Urus
  • 1972 Land Rover Series III
  • 1973 Land Rover Range Rover
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar First Edition
  • 2017 Maserati Levante S
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class
  • 2004 Nissan Pickup #23 Rally Raid
  • 2016 Nissan TITAN Warrior Concept
  • 2021 Polaris RZR Pro XP Factory Racing Limited Edition*
  • 2021 Polaris RZR Pro XP Ultimate**
  • 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
  • 2019 Porsche Macan Turbo
  • 2017 RAM 2500 Power Wagon
  • 2021 SIERRA Cars 700R**
  • 2021 Sierra Cars RX3
  • 1979 Toyota FJ40
  • 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro***
  • 1945 Willys MB Jeep

* This car is obtained through Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure.

**This car was unlocked through the Festival Playlist during the Horizon Wilds Takeover series.

***This car is obtained through the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass or can be purchased standalone.

New Rally Body Kits

Make your car look the part in Sierra Nueva with a selection of new rally-ready body kits. In addition, we’re introducing new kits from aftermarket brands Liberty Walk and StreetFighter LA. These body kits are available to all Forza Horizon 5 players who have the vehicles listed below in their garage.

A white 2008 BMW M3 fitted with the StreetFighter LA body kit.


  • 2017 Alpine A110
  • 1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
  • 1970 Ford GT70
  • 2017 Ford M-Sport Fiesta RS
  • 2017 Ford Focus RS
  • 2016 Honda Civic Coupe
  • 1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS1800
  • 1986 Hoonigan Ford RS200 Evolution
  • 1991 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A
  • 1994 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS Cosworth 'Cossie V2'
  • 2016 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Focus RS RX
  • 1992 Mazda 323 GT-R*
  • 1986 MG Metro 6R4
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR 'Welcome Pack'
  • 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTI-R
  • 1984 Opel Manta 400
  • 2007 Peugeot 207 Super 2000
  • 1985 Porsche #185 959 Prodrive Rally Raid
  • 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
  • 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ
  • 2019 Subaru STI S209*
  • 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  • 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution

*This car is obtained through the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass or can be purchased standalone.

A purple 1997 BMW M3 fitted in the StreetFighter LA body kit.


  • 1997 BMW M3 (StreetFighter LA)
  • 2008 BMW M3 (StreetFighter LA)
  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE (StreetFighter LA)
  • 2021 Lexus LC 500** Liberty Walk (LB Holdings Co., Ltd)

**This car is unlocked through the Festival Playlist during the Midnights at Horizon series.

Epitaph Records

Introducing a punk soundtrack to complement your Sierra Nueva off-road adventures. Epitaph Records is coming to all Forza Horizon 5 radio dials – regardless of whether you own the new Rally Adventure expansion – and features 15 new songs. Check them out below:

Music style graphic promoting the new Forza Horizon 5 radio station Epitaph Radio.
  • Aftermath by The Ghost Inside
  • Bittersweet Teeth by PTS!
  • Blackbird by Alkaline Trio
  • Control by Mannequin P
  • Feel Something (ft. Derek Sanders) by Magnolia Park
  • Gotta Let It Go by Joyce Manor
  • Growing Up by The Linda Lindas
  • Happiness by Thick
  • It’ll be a Long Time by The Offspring
  • Land of the Free? by Pennywise
  • Never Moving On by Chad Tepper
  • New Dark Ages by Bad Religion
  • Oh! by The Linda Lindas
  • Revel Berry by Early Eyes
  • When We Were Young by Architects

Evolving World

The nightlife is heating up at the Horizon Festival and lighting up those extended night skies throughout the series are new neon decorations and drone shows.

Neon lights encompass the abandoned airfield with blue, pink and purple hues.

Look out for the Horizon Badlands drones in Dunas Blancas, which acts as your Fast Travel point to Sierra Nueva, as well as another set at the end of the Danger Sign in Aerodromo En La Selva forming a bullseye target. This abandoned airfield will also be covered in brightly lit neon-infused decorations, while neon barriers and structures will be seen in race events throughout the series.

Extended night-time and neon decorations will be visible in the open world for a limited time, from March 30 until April 27.

EventLab Rally & Neon Props

The EventLab Blueprint Builder expands with 26 new Rally props, available to all players regardless of whether they own Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure.

A sky high view of the abandoned airfield coveted in neon lights and structures.

These structures can be found in the Rally tab and include the Horizon Rally Helicopter, as well as rally trucks, caravans, rally flags, tents, barriers, rally chasers, a metal shed, a water tank, a gantry, and a rally brick wall that features nodes for snap functionality. Creators can place these objects in all map locations including Mexico, Hot Wheels Park and Sierra Nueva.

In addition, we’re adding 5 Neon Lights and 3 Googly Eye props under the Decoration category, while the 3D Neon Horizon Cube Collectible has been added to the Gameplay tab.

Festival Playlist

On the Festival Playlist, look out for the exclusive Neon Lights Tank, displaying in four Photo Challenge locations across Mexico. Plus find the hidden 3D Neon Horizon Cube Collectibles in the Autumn “Lights Out” challenge. New cosmetics include the Walkie Talkie and Foghorn Car Horns, as well as new clothing items inspired by Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure.

The red and blue Cadillac Blackwings create tire smoke through the streets of Guanajuato.

From this series onwards, Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure players will find two exclusive events available every week on the Festival Playlist. These will include a Seasonal Championship and PR Stunt set in Sierra Nueva and are unlocked by winning the Horizon Badlands Goliath. While completion of these events contributes points to your Festival Playlist completion, they are not required to unlock new reward cars, earn “Gold” on a series or unlock the “Min, Meet Max” achievement. Furthermore, non-expansion owners will not feel increased difficulty in unlocking new series reward cars, as their points requirements remain the same as before.

Here’s a look at the #NewToForza cars entering the Forza Horizon 5 garage during the upcoming series, as well as unlock requirement for each one:

2021 Rimac Nevera

The silver 2021 Rimac Nevera with its gulf-wing doors open, parked on a road surrounded by palm trees.
Earn 20 PTS during Week 1 “Summer” Season on the Midnights at Horizon Festival Playlist. Available from Mar. 30 – Apr. 6.

Since the Rimac Concept Two first debuted in Forza Horizon 4 in 2019, the Forza community has pushed this incredible 1,914-horsepower hypercar to the limit and defined new levels of speed. Now it’s time to see how the production model propels the driving experience to the next level. Considered the fastest electric production car in the world, the Rimac Nevera – the name derived from the Croatian language word to describe the unexpected short-burst lightning storms that occur along the Adriatic Coast in summer – set a record-breaking top speed of 258mph (412kph) in November 2022.

A side view of the silver 2021 Rimac Nevera parked by a historical site.

Rimac had already simulated this impressive figure for its C-Two in 2018 while it was in active development, however it was Miro Zrncevic, Rimac’s Chief Test and Development Driver, who achieved the same unprecedented speed in the real-world four years on. While 150 units of the Nevera are destined for the production line in Zagreb, their top speed is reduced to a still impressive 219mph (352kph). Its full potential can be unlocked by Rimac for special events in controlled environments. This process involves fitting new specialized tires, an essential upgrade for safely achieving higher speeds.

The silver 2021 Rimac Nevera kicks up tire smoke while being reflected in a puddle.

Also established as the world’s fastest accelerating production car, the Nevera with its four Rimac-designed electric motors can reach 0-60mph in just 1.85 seconds, and blast beyond 100mph in 4.3 seconds. It even features a “Drift Mode” that disables the front motors to allow the car to drift. This feature is available in Forza Horizon 5 and is accessible in the same way as race mode and convertible options on other vehicles, by pushing in the Left Stick. Now the only question that remains is what speed record Forza fans will set on the Mexican highway once they’re seated behind the wheel.

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

A front view of the red 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing as it drives on an asphalt road through the arid farmland.
Earn 20 PTS during Week 2 “Autumn” Season on the Midnights at Horizon Festival Playlist. Available from Apr. 6 – Apr. 13.

As the larger, more extreme and even faster sibling of the Blackwing duo, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the V8-powered sports sedan that automotive dreams are made of. Its high-performance numbers are simply astounding with 668-horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. That means it’s fast, very fast actually. For top speed, the CT5-V Blackwing breaks the 200mph barrier, while Car and Driver testing has penned in the 0-60mph statistic at 3.6 seconds, with the 100mph target coming in at 7.7 seconds. That’s almost two seconds faster than the CT4-V Blackwing! It’s also sporting the same racing-inspired trimming as its smaller counterpart to deliver incredible downforce and ensure a smooth and nimble drive. Simply put, there’s no lifting this one off the asphalt, until it takes on the more elevated terrain of Forza Horizon 5’s landscapes of course.

2021 Lexus LC 500

The silver 2021 Lexus LC 500 reflects blue neons attached onto shopping containers.
Earn 20 PTS during Week 3 “Winter” Season on the Midnights at Horizon Festival Playlist. Available from Apr. 13 – Apr. 20. This car features an optional Liberty Walk (LB Holdings Co., Ltd) body kit.

The Lexus LC has been in production since 2017 and has iteratively evolved with each model since then. The 2021 spec trims down on the weight and improves the suspension system to ensure the car feels more connected to the road, offering a more robust and stable driving experience while retaining the luxurious looks and feel that Lexus is known for. In fact, the “LC” stands for “Luxury Coupe,” and the line itself replaced the SC, which was formerly Lexus’ luxury car of choice from 1991 until 2010. Also new for 2021 is cornering assist with braking control, so you can maximize its 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated V8 with confidence. Producing 471-horsepower and 398 lb-ft. of torque at its peak, the LC achieves 0-60mph in only 4.4 seconds and remains a testament to Lexus’ focus of elegance in driving.

2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Side view of the blue 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing as it races alongside a yellow train in the canyon.
Earn 20 PTS during Week 4 “Spring” Season on the Midnights at Horizon Festival Playlist. Available from Apr. 20 – Apr. 27.

The successor to the beloved Cadillac ATS-V is here. With a rear-wheel drive platform and a 3.6-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine under the hood, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is the next must have addition to your Forza Horizon 5 garage. Or perhaps that title belongs to the more formidable CT5-V Blackwing, which is also coming to the game. Both are excellent choices for cruising and racing around Mexico’s asphalt roads, and with a low-level spoiler and launch control on each, they’re also the perfect choice for drag racing. Power wise, the CT4-V Blackwing delivers 472-horsepower with 445 lb-ft of torque, which means, according to Car and Driver testing, it can go from standstill to 60mph in 4 seconds, and to 100mph in 9.4 seconds. Cadillac estimates a top speed of 189mph. It’s a mean machine in a smaller package to the CT5-V Blackwing, which makes it ideal for just about everything.

What’s Next

Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure launches on March 29! Get ready to attack the Horizon Festival’s most thrilling race routes yet on the rugged and biome diverse Sierra Nueva while behind the wheel of 10 incredible new off-road cars. For more details about the expansion, here’s a tour of the new map and check out the achievements and accolades that are available to unlock.

A close up view of the brightly lit Neon Lights Tank waving while placed on a wall.

Pre-order Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure today or get it included with the Premium Add-Ons Bundle for just $29.99 USD / €29.99 EUR / £23.99 GBP – a 40% discount that’s available on the Microsoft Store until April 3. Forza Horizon 5 discounts are also ongoing on Steam, check out the store for the current offers.

Looking ahead, the next Forza Horizon 5 series theme celebrates something we love in every car, and that’s High Performance. Stay tuned for details on this speedy update coming in April.