Forza Horizon 5 is getting Hot Wheels DLC on July 19

Forza Horizon 3's Hot Wheels expansion is widely considered one of the best pieces of DLC content released for the franchise.


Forza Horizon 5 isn't short of content, with weekly and monthly updates ensuring that all players have a steady stream of new things to do all the time.

The first of Forza Horizon 5's DLCs sets a high bar that should keep the game relevant until the year ends.

However, we can't deny just how hungry racers can be. Although it's for a different game, someone decided to race 200 laps on the Nurburgring in 24 hours in Gran Turismo 7 just for the heck of it. So, it definitely wouldn't hurt to release a new expansion for Forza Horizon 5.

Now, it's finally happening, with news of the Forza Horizon 5 DLC coming at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.

Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios confirmed that the long-rumored Forza Horizon 5 DLC will release on July 19, bringing realistic, life-sized Hot Wheels models to the game's massive fictionalized version of Mexico.

Forza Horizon 5 already set a new record for the most played Xbox Game Studios title.

This is not the first time that Playground Games has worked with the toy manufacturer to bring a Hot Wheels expansion to Forza Horizon. The last time was in 2016 for Forza Horizon 3, which many fans consider one of the franchise's best expansions. The DLC should only benefit from the much larger world in Forza Horizon 5.

What's more, the launch of the Hot Wheels DLC will give Turn 10 Studios more time to work on Forza Motorsport, which is set to arrive by spring 2023.

Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels will be available as a standalone purchase for $20, but it will also be available for those who purchased the Expansions Bundle DLC, the Premium Add-Ons Bundle DLC, as well as Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition.

Forza Horizon 5 just bumped off Forza Horizon 4 in our list of the best racing games. You could argue that it's better than Gran Turismo 7, and you'd have a lot of reasons to do so. The arrival of the Hot Wheels expansion should only solidify Playground Games' latest racer as the go-to game for enthusiasts and casual gamers alike.

Having said that, we know that this isn't the only DLC pack coming to Forza Horizon 5. As confirmed by the Expansions Bundle DLC, Forza Horizon 5 will see one more expansion on top of the Hot Wheels DLC. Hopefully, as soon as Playground Games is done with both, it will have more time to work on the Fable reboot, which, the last we heard, wasn't doing too well.

Ray Ampoloquio
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