Forza Horizon 5 is in the hands of players everywhere, and its car list is the most extensive the series has seen yet. Squeezing the most performance out of every one of these varied vehicles often means taking them to the Upgrade Shop and installing some new parts. Novice and veteran players alike may struggle to know what to prioritize when upgrading their cars, however, with thousands of potential performance and cosmetic upgrades available across FH5’s car roster.
Here’s everything you need to know about upgrading your car in Forza Horizon 5, including general tips and tricks, how to pick parts and upgrades, and more.
The unchallenged champion
Forza Horizon 5
The best open-world racer
Playground Games has delivered their latest masterpiece with Forza Horizon 5, which features the series’ most diverse map and largest car list yet. Forza Horizon 5 somehow fulfills its ambitious promises to be the best open-world racer right now, and one of the best racing games in general.
What is upgrading and tuning in Forza Horizon 5?
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Forza Horizon 5 features hundreds of unique vehicles in its car lineup, each of which possesses different performance characteristics and styles. FH5 players can accomplish a lot simply by driving the cars stock (devoid of optional upgrades and alterations), especially since the wide variety of cars ensures there’s a perfect vehicle for every situation. Still, using Forza Horizon 5’s comprehensive upgrade and tune tools, players can obtain greater levels of performance, or design cars that specialize in certain events or scenarios.
You can create a “sleeper car” that packs a huge amount of raw power in an assuming body, refine an already-fast hypercar to achieve unbelievable speeds, build the ultimate off-roading machine, design the perfect drifting or drag racing car, and so much more. All of this is possible through Forza Horizon 5’s Upgrade Shop, which lets you replace and install new parts in your cars. The tuning menu lets you tweak your car even further, with in-depth controls allowing you to alter every element to fit your precise needs. Tuning is especially important when you significantly upgrade a car beyond its original capabilities.
Upgrading, and tuning in particular, can feature steep learning curves if you’re not familiar with how to approach car upgrades or you’re unsure what you want to accomplish. In this Forza Horizon 5 guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know about upgrading your cars to your heart’s content. While car upgrades aren’t really necessary to play Forza Horizon 5 or even beat the game, it can unlock entirely new ways to play, with plenty of fun combinations available. This guide specifically covers car upgrades, and doesn’t go over tuning, which is more advanced and has an even steeper learning …….