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Best answer: Yes, the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle DLC is worth it for those who want the best experience in FH5, especially if you intend to play through Xbox Game Pass or a physical disc. The Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes almost every optional DLC for Forza Horizon 5 for significantly less than it would to purchase individually, making it a good value for the interested.

Value in context

Forza Horizon 5 includes mountains of content by itself, but Playground Games is letting players expand their experience even further with a series of optional DLC add-ons and expansions. Depending on the edition of Forza Horizon 5 you buy, you may get one or more of these DLCs included in your purchase. For those who want to enhance their FH5 experience without shelling out for a more expensive edition, or are playing through a different method, there are plenty of ways to get more out of Forza Horizon 5.

The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes practically every optional DLC add-on at launch for considerably less than it'd cost to purchase those DLCs individually. Effectively, this amounts to buying Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition (the most expensive FH5 tier) without the base game included. The value of the Premium Add-Ons Bundle changes depending on how you plan to play or buy Forza Horizon 5.

If you're purchasing the Standard or Deluxe Editions of FH5 digitally through the Microsoft Store or Steam, and you're considering the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, you're much better off simply buying the Premium Edition. This saves you money (about $10) and gives you everything in one simple package.

On the other hand, those who are playing Forza Horizon 5 through Xbox Game Pass, or buying a physical copy of the game (which only comes in the Standard Edition), could gain a lot from the Premium Add-Ons Bundle. This is a great way to augment your physical disc or Xbox Game Pass subscription with all the optional DLC. Even better, Xbox Game Pass subscribers get an automatic 10% discount on the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, saving you an extra $5. Ultimately, this is the main reason the Premium Add-Ons Bundle DLC exists.

If you pick up the Standard Edition of Forza Horizon 5 for launch and are on the fence about purchasing additional DLC, there's a chance the Premium Add-Ons Bundle will eventually go on sale, making it an easier pill to swallow. Of course, you can always pick up the individual DLCs you're interested in and purchase them separately (just keep in mind this will end up costing much more if you buy them all).

What's included

Here's everything you need to know about the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle, and what's included:

  • Early access. Preordering the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle nets you four days of early access, letting you play Forza Horizon 5 on Nov. 5, 2021, instead of Nov. 9.
    • Early access is also granted to Xbox Game Pass subscribers through the Premium Edition
  • Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass. The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass, a DLC that adds an additional 42 cars to the game.
    • Eight additional cars will be available in Forza Horizon 5 at launch with the Formula Drift Cars Pack
    • One car will be added to Forza Horizon 5 every week, for a total of 34 additional cars
    • We're keeping track of all the DLC cars in Forza Horizon 5
    • The Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass is available through Forza Horizon 5 Deluxe Edition, Premium Edition, and the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, and is not available as a standalone purchase (right now)
  • Forza Horizon 5 Welcome Pack. The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes the Forza Horizon 5 Welcome Pack, a DLC that adds several in-game perks and bonuses when first playing the game, including:
    • Five specially pre-tuned cars gifted at launch
    • One Player House gifted at launch
    • Included one-time voucher that lets you purchase any car from the Autoshow
    • Three included one-time vouchers that let you purchase any Common or Rare clothing items
    • The Forza Horizon 5 Welcome Pack is available through Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition, the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, and as a standalone purchase
  • Forza Horizon 5 VIP Membership. The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes the VIP Membership, a DLC that adds several in-game perks and bonuses throughout playing the game, including:
    • Three exclusive Forza Edition cars gifted at launch
    • One Player House gifted at launch
    • A Crown Flair, Vanity Items, Emote, and Car Horn gifted at launch
    • Races provide double the Credit rewards
    • Players gain extra Super Wheelspins every week
    • Additional bonuses and perks
    • The Forza Horizon 5 VIP Membership is available through Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition, the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, and as a standalone purchase
  • Forza Horizon 5 Expansion One. Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes Forza Horizon 5 Expansion One, which is one of two unannounced DLC expansions coming to Forza Horizon 5 in the future.
    • Forza Horizon 5 Expansion One has not been revealed yet, but will be included in Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle when it does eventually launch
    • Forza Horizon 5 Expansion One is available through Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition, the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, and the Expansions Bundle, but is not available as a standalone purchase (right now)
  • Forza Horizon 5 Expansion Two. Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes Forza Horizon 5 Expansion Two, which is one of two unannounced DLC expansions coming to Forza Horizon 5 in the future.
    • Forza Horizon 5 Expansion Two has not been revealed yet, but will be included in Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle when it does eventually launch
    • Forza Horizon 5 Expansion Two is available through Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition, the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, and the Expansions Bundle, but is not available as a standalone purchase (right now)
  • Not included: The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes almost all optional DLCs for FH5, but does not include the Forza Horizon 5 Treasure Map. The Treasure Map DLC is only available as a standalone purchase.

In our Forza Horizon 5 review, we saw that FH5 is almost guaranteed to be one of the best Xbox racing games. Forza Horizon 5 officially releases on Nov. 9, 2021 (Nov. 5 with early access), and is now available to preorder.

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Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle

Value for most

The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle is an excellent way to get almost every optional DLC for FH5, but only if purchasing the full-blown Premium Edition isn't the best route for you. Those playing through Xbox Game Pass or a physical disc should look no further than the Premium Add-Ons Bundle.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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Is the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate the best value in all of gaming? It's possible. Ultimate bundles your Xbox Live Gold subscription, an Xbox Game Pass subscription for both Xbox consoles and Windows PCs, and Xbox Cloud Gaming for on-the-go. Forza Horizon 5 will be available through Xbox Game Pass day one, including on consoles, PC, and the cloud. You even get a discount on the Premium Add-Ons Bundle.

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