Forza Horizon 5 Gamescom ScreenshotSource: Xbox Game Studios

Forza Horizon 5, being an Xbox Game Studios title, of course supports its own suite of Achievements for players to earn and seek out during their playthroughs. As revealed during a Forza Horizon 5 stream, this highly anticipated open-world racing game from Playground Games will feature dozens of Achievements that span every pillar of gameplay, meaning players and Achievements hunters will have plenty of direction for what to attempt next.

With 53 Achievements worth a combined 1,000 Gamerscore, here's every Achievement in Forza Horizon 5, and how to unlock them.

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Forza Horizon 5 is the latest project from Playground Games and continues the epic Forza Horizon adventure with a new roster of amazing cars and a brand-new location to explore: Mexico. Forza Horizon 5 launches on Xbox and PC later this year, and it's already available to preorder.

What is Forza Horizon 5?

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Forza Horizon 5 continues the popular Forza Horizon open-world racing series with an entire suite of improvements and added features across the board. Xbox Game Studios and Playground Games are aiming to deliver a premier racing experience with the largest and most diverse map yet in Forza Horizon 5, one of the most anticipated titles of the year. The Forza Horizon 5 car list is also mightily impressive, likely featuring over 500 cars at launch.

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Forza Horizon 5 is more than just another racing game, meaning it has something for practically any player to enjoy. This means that it's absolutely massive in scope, so it can be daunting to dissect everything there is to do in this gargantuan racing adventure. Our ultimate FH5 guide provides a comprehensive overview of everything you should be aware of, however.

We previewed Forza Horizon 5, which showed just how great this game could be. Players will have plenty of motivation to earn every Achievement in Forza Horizon 5, especially while going on an FH5 road trip of their own.

Officially launching on Nov. 9, 2021 (or Nov. 5 for some preorders), Forza Horizon 5 is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Forza Horizon 5 is now available to preorder with multiple editions and add-ons from which to choose. If you're concerned about whether or not your PC can run FH5, we have the full PC requirements for Forza Horizon 5.

What is the full list of Achievements in Forza Horizon 5?

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Forza Horizon 5's base game includes 53 Achievements worth a combined total of 1,000 Gamerscore, which is pretty standard for a "AAA" Xbox game. With so many Achievements, individual Gamerscore amounts tend to be pretty small, but Forza Horizon 5 should pretty liberally reward you throughout a lot of your gameplay, as long as you're experimenting with the many facets of FH5.

As Forza Horizon 5 releases updates and post-launch DLC, it may add additional Achievements for players to earn, similar to other games that see plenty of support after release.

Without further ado, here's the full list of Achievements in Forza Horizon 5:

Name Description Gamerscore
Welcome to Mexico Arrive at Horizon Festival Mexico 10
Race into Action Complete any Horizon Race Event 10
Adaptable Complete the "On a Wing and a Prayer" Showcase Event 10
Icebreaker Participate in a Horizon Arcade Event 10
Mi Casa Unlock the first Player House 10
First Love Purchase your first car from the Autoshow 10
This Is the Way Start a new chapter of the Horizon Adventure 20
Viva Horizon! Unlock your first Horizon Finale Event 30
Putting on a Show Win every Showcase Event 20
AWDyssey Build the Horizon Wilds Outpost 10
Ask Any Racer, Any Real Racer Build the Horizon Street Scene Outpost 10
Far from the Mudding Crowd Build the Horizon Apex Outpost 10
There's Always Money in the Baja Stand Build the Horizon Baja Outpost 10
Adrenaline Rush Build the Horizon Rush Outpost 10
Hall of Famer Reach the Horizon Hall of Fame 50
How to Race Friends and Influence People Earn three stars in the "Tristan" Chapter of the "Born Fast" Horizon Story 10
Cover to Cover Earn three stars on all chapters in a single Horizon Story 20
Tourist Attraction Complete your first Horizon Tour Race Event 10
Show Me Your Moves! Play any EventLab Event created by another player 10
Good Carma Give another player some Kudos to show your appreciation 10
Album Cover Take a photo of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE for Horizon Promo 10
Fit to Print Take 50 photos of Legendary cars for Horizon Promo 30
A Forza Edition to My Collection Earn a Forza Edition car from a Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin 10
Manufacturer Affinity Earn a Manufacturer Bonus 10
You Could Say I'm a Fan Earn a Manufacturer Bonus for a collection of 25 or more cars 30
An Item Of Extreme Value Discover and photograph the Golden Tlaloc Totem 10
No Stone Unturned Complete your first Expedition 30
Chicken Dinner Win your first game of The Eliminator 30
Jackpot Fully complete a run of Super7 20
Seasoned Veteran Complete a Festival Playlist activity in every season 50
Racing and Pacing and Plotting the Course Win 80 different Race Events in Mexico 50
Unbeatable Triumph Win six different Race Events against Unbeatable Drivatars 30
Living Legend Earn 300 stars from PR Stunts in Mexico 50
I Have the High Ground Win 3 Rivals Events in 3 different PI Classes while driving the same car 30
Unlimited Prowess! Complete Round Three in all 5 Themes of Horizon Arcade 20
Ride and Seek Discover and drive every road in Mexico 20
Min, Meet Max Complete all Events in a Festival Playlist Series 20
Better Than New Restore 14 Barn Finds in Mexico 20
Complete Collection Find and smash all 250 Bonus Boards in Mexico 30
Ford of the Wings Earn 3 Stars at the Eagle's Perch Danger Sign in a Ford Supervan 3 20
Mogul Purchase all 7 Player Houses 30
Long Gone Win the Goliath Race Event 20
Gotta Smash 'Em All Complete 5 Seasonal Smashable Challenges 10
Cactus Makes Perfect Smash 500 cacti during Mexico's Wet Season 10
A Royal Affair At sunrise, take a photo of your car with some monarch butterflies at Hotel Mirador Balderrama 10
Dust in the Lens Take a photo featuring the Gran Telescopio and a dust storm 10
Stunning Photography Take a photo during a tropical storm 10
A Heart of Gold Send another player a Gift Drop 10
Water Performance Earn three stars at the Puerta Pétrea and La Marisma Trailblazers within 2 minutes 20
You're the Champion Win any Event in Horizon Open 10
Treasure Hunter Find all Treasure Chests in a Festival Playlist Series 20
Front Runner Finish 5 Horizon Tour Race Events ahead of all Drivatars 20
New Tune Find a place to install the Horizon Pulse Radio Beacon 10

How do I unlock the Achievements in Forza Horizon 5?

Forza Horizon 5 Store ScreenshotSource: Xbox Game Studios | Microsoft

As we go hands-on with Forza Horizon 5 and begin unlocking and earning Achievements ourselves, we'll be populating this section with full guides on every single one. Be sure to check back in regularly for step-by-step instructions on unlocking every Achievement in Forza Horizon 5, from the simplest and most unavoidable to the most time-consuming and complicated.

Here's how you can complete every Achievement in Forza Horizon 5.

Welcome to Mexico

  • Description and reward: Arrive at Horizon Festival Mexico — 10 Gamerscore

The first Achievement any player will earn in Forza Horizon 5, "Welcome to Mexico" congratulates players for first entering Horizon Festival Mexico. All you need to do to earn this introductory Achievement is to complete the initial drive at the beginning of the game, making this an unavoidable Achievement.

Race into Action

  • Description and reward: Complete any Horizon Race Event — 10 Gamerscore

Forza Horizon 5 is filled with various kinds of Race Events, including asphalt, cross-country, off-road, drag races, and more. In order to earn the "Race into Action" Achievement, you'll need to enter and complete any one Race Event in FH5, which you'll be able to do immediately after completing the first three objectives in FH5.

After the initial drive, the first Showcase Event, and the first Horizon Story, you'll be offered a selection of races to enter in order to earn Accolade points. Choose any one of these races to enter the Achievement early on, but this Achievement will pop the first time you complete a Race Event at any point in Forza Horizon 5.

Adaptable

  • Description and reward: Complete the "On a Wing and a Prayer" Showcase Event — 10 Gamerscore

Another practically unavoidable Achievement, this will likely be the second Achievement most players will earn. The "On a Wing and a Prayer" Showcase Event is the second objective players will complete, immediately after the initial drive and introductory cinematic. You'll need to drive to the designated location (the game will nudge you in that direction) and race against a cargo plane and two wingsuit-equipped NPCs riding dirt bikes.

The Showcase Event will put you behind the wheel of the 1994 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC "Cossie V2," which will be rewarded to you upon completion of the event. Showcase Events aren't designed to be difficult, but the race will almost always be close. Once you complete the Showcase Event, you'll earn this Achievement immediately.

Mi Casa

  • Description and reward: Unlock the first Player House — 10 Gamerscore

The "Mi Casa" Achievement goes hand in hand with the "This is the Way" Achievement further down, since most players will earn these at around the same time. The first Forza Horizon 5 player house is "Casa Bella," and is given to players for free upon getting through the initial "tutorial" stage of Forza Horizon 5 and starting the first proper Horizon Adventure chapter.

If you intend to complete the FH5 campaign, this Achievement is also pretty much unavoidable. Once you complete the initial drive, first Showcase Event, first Horizon Story, and earn enough Accolade points to start a new Horizon Adventure chapter, you'll be directed to Mulegé, where you'll be given Casa Bella by Ramiro. You can use Casa Bella for anything Horizon Festivals can be used for, including customizing your cars and character, expanding your car collection, and more.

First Love

  • Description and reward: Purchase your first car from the Autoshow — 10 Gamerscore

The "First Love" Achievement is pretty straightforward: buy any car at all from the Forza Horizon 5 Autoshow. You can earn this Achievement at any point, simply by heading to a Horizon Festival site or player house to access the Autoshow, and purchasing absolutely any car you want (that's within your means to afford). You'll need to earn money from completing races and other events, as well as from Wheelspins.

This Is the Way

  • Description and reward: Start a new chapter of the Horizon Adventure — 20 Gamerscore

This Achievement is connected to the "Mi Casa" Achievement above, in that they're going to be unlocked around the same time. This Achievement is earned after you complete the initial drive, first Showcase Event, first Horizon Story, and you accept your first player house from Ramiro in Mulegé. After which, Forza Horizon 5 should expand and give you increased access to the Horizon Adventure campaign.

A Forza Edition to My Collection

  • Description and reward: Earn a Forza Edition car from a Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin — 10 Gamerscore

Unfortunately, there's no guaranteed way to earn the "A Forza Edition to My Collection" Achievement. This particular Achievement is earned whenever you gain a rare Forza Edition car after spinning a Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin, which effectively comes down to chance.

Wheelspins are earned from leveling up, redeeming Skill Points on cars, completing Accolades and Car Collection milestones, and more. Wheelspins can provide tons of rewards, including credits, rare clothing items, and tons of cars. You can check out our Forza Horizon 5 car list for an overview of every car we've seen in FH5 Wheelspins, including any Forza Edition cars.

Keep playing the game and earning Wheelspins, and you're bound to get this Achievement eventually. Not every Wheelspin gives you a chance at a Forza Edition car, and not every Wheelspin that gives you the chance will actually land on the valuable car, but you're chances are definitely better than winning the lottery.

Better Than New

  • Description and reward: Restore 14 Barn Finds in Mexico — 20 Gamerscore

Barn Finds are returning in Forza Horizon 5, and there looks to be 14 in total. As you likely guessed, the "Better Than New" Achievement is earned when you find and restore all 14 Forza Horizon 5 Barn Finds, which can take a considerable amount of time. You can refer to the aforementioned Barn Finds guide for a breakdown of every Barn Find that we discover, how to unlock them, and what car you'll earn for finding them.

Using the above guide may be a huge help, since FH5's Barn Finds can be unlocked in a variety of ways, from exploring the world, completing campaign missions, and even through dedicated Horizon Story side missions.

Mogul

  • Description and reward: Purchase all 7 Player Houses — 30 Gamerscore

There are seven player houses in Forza Horizon 5, which can all be earned in different ways. Refer to the aforementioned player houses guide for a breakdown of every player house in Forza Horizon 5, including its location and how you can acquire it. The first player house, Casa Bella, is given to players for free near the beginning of the game. However, other houses will require you to splash some cash, or some other method for unlocking.

The Festival returns

Forza Horizon 5 Key Art

Forza Horizon 5 (Preorder)

An epic adventure

Forza Horizon 5 is the latest project from Playground Games and continues the epic Forza Horizon adventure with a new roster of amazing cars and a brand-new location to explore: Mexico. Forza Horizon 5 launches on Xbox and PC later this year, and it's already available to preorder.

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