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How to Play With Friends in Forza Horizon 5

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Increase the stakes in Forza Horizon 5 by playing with friends. Here's what you need to know.

There's a certain allure to racing with friends through the Mexican vistas in high-end supercars. Of course, for most of us, that's only possible thanks to Forza Horizon 5. While the game is great when playing solo, bringing some friends into the mix adds a new competitive element to the racer.

But, like most modern games, there are a few steps to take before you can start driving around with your pals.

Here's how to play with friends in Forza Horizon 5.

How to Play With Friends in Forza Horizon 5

In order to unlock the ability to play with friends in the latest Forza, you'll need to complete the introductory set of races and events. It's not quite as long as previous installments, but it should help you familiarize yourself with the game's mechanics.

After that, you'll need to form a convoy - Forza Horizon 5's party system. This version of the convoy system allows you to invite up to 12 players, including via cross-play. You can invite friends or the randomers you meet online during free-roam.

There are a number of activities that you and your convoy can take part in, including the Horizon Arcade and race events. Players can also drop-in and out of the party without dirupting the rest of the convoy, so no need to commit to a full session just to keep the group happy.

Forza Horizon 5 is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows.