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Is the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle DLC worth it?

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Is the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle DLC worth it?

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're playing 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 cost 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 almost every optional DLC add-on 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 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 and gives you everything in one simple package.

On the other hand, those playing Forza Horizon 5 through Xbox Game Pass or a physical copy of the game (which only comes as the Standard Edition), can 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 — for Xbox Game Pass subscribers who still want to quintessential FH5 experience.

If you picked up the Standard Edition of Forza Horizon 5 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 significantly 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:

  • Includes Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass. Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass, a DLC that introduces an additional 42 cars to the game.
    • Eight cars gifted immediately with the Forza Horizon 5 Formula Drift Cars Pack
    • One car added to Forza Horizon 5 every week, for a total of 34 additional cars
    • The Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass is available through Forza Horizon 5 Deluxe Edition, Premium Edition, the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, and as a standalone purchase
    • You can check out the cars included in the Car Pass in our Forza Horizon 5 car list
  • Includes Forza Horizon 5 Welcome Pack. 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.
    • Five specially pre-tuned cars gifted immediately
    • One Player House gifted immediately
    • An 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
    • You can check out the cars included in the Welcome Pack in our Forza Horizon 5 car list, and the included house in our Forza Horizon 5 Player Houses guide
  • Includes Forza Horizon 5 VIP Membership. Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes the Forza Horizon 5 VIP Membership, a DLC that adds several in-game perks and bonuses throughout playing the game.
    • Three exclusive Forza Edition cars gifted immediately
    • One Player House gifted immediately
    • A Crown Flair, Vanity Items, Emote, and Car Horn gifted immediately
    • Double the Credit rewards for races
    • Two extra Super Wheelspins gifted 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
    • You can check out the cars included in the VIP Membership in our Forza Horizon 5 car list, and the included house in our Forza Horizon 5 Player Houses guide
  • Includes 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 Forza Horizon 5 Expansions Bundle
  • Includes Forza Horizon 5 Expansion Two. Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition 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
  • 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 concluded that FH5 is absolutely one of the best Xbox racing games. Forza Horizon 5 is now available, and our ultimate guide covers everything you need to know.

Zachary Boddy
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