Forza Horizon 5 crashing with latest NVIDIA drivers, here's a temporary fix

Forza Horizon 5 Release Screenshot
Forza Horizon 5 Release Screenshot (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Forza Horizon 5 players have been alerted to an issue with crashes linked to the latest NVIDIA drivers.
  • The game can crash when applying liveries and vinyls to a car.
  • A couple of workarounds should work while a fix is deployed.

If you're a Forza Horizon 5 player on PC then you'll want to hear about an issue that has been identified. The developers are sending an in-game message to all players (even on console) alerting to a crashing issue that has been identified when applying vinyls and liveries to a car.

Forza Horizon 5

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The good news is it's isolated to PC players and even then, only those using NVIDIA graphics cards. So AMD users can switch off at this point. The issue has been identified and linked to the 511.23 NVIDIA drivers, and nobody likes crashes. So what can you do in the meantime?

Well, you actually have a couple of options. The first, and potentially easiest, is to disable ray tracing. The other option is to roll back your NVIDIA drivers to the previous release and, again, this should prevent the crashing issue from occurring.

The Forza Horizon 5 team is working on a fix but there's no time frame as yet for that to be pushed out. Even if you haven't yet seen this issue, it might be prudent to follow the advice anyway. Prevention never hurts anyone.

Richard Devine
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