Fix: Forza Horizon 5 Crashing on Xbox Consoles

Forza Horizon 5 is the latest title of the Forza Horizon series that has been launched a couple of weeks ago in November 2021 for PC and Xbox consoles officially. Yes! There is no plan for PS4/PS5 consoles as of now as per the developers. However, the game is quite good in terms of graphics and gameplay which is all set in Mexico (fascinated), some Xbox console users are reporting that the Forza Horizon 5 is Crashing on Xbox Consoles.

Now, if you’re also facing the same issue then make sure to follow this troubleshooting guide to quickly resolve such an issue. It seems that the startup crashing issue is not only happening on the Windows PC but also on the reliable Xbox consoles. Unlike the PC version, affected players don’t have too many options to play with in order to fix the crashing issue on the consoles. However, we’ve provided a couple of workarounds that should help you.

Fix: Forza Horizon 5 Crashing on Xbox Consoles

Fix: Forza Horizon 5 Crashing on Xbox Consoles

So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Go Offline Status

Make sure to go offline status and then try playing or launching the game again. Although it may take a couple of minutes to completely perform the process, it’s worth trying once at least.

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller.
  • Head over to the profile section (last option on the right side) > Select Profile & system.
  • Choose to Settings > Select General.
  • Select Network Settings of your Xbox console > Choose to Go offline.
  • Once done, head over to the game library, and run the Forza Horizon 5 game again.


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2. Check for Game Updates

An outdated game version can cause several compatibility issues rather than having bugs. So, it’s always better to keep your game version up-to-date. To do so:

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  • Next, choose My games & apps > Select See all.
  • Select Manage and then Updates.
  • If there is an update available, your console will automatically start downloading & installing the new patch.

3. Check System Updates

  • Press the Home button on the Xbox console to open the Dashboard menu.
  • Now, select Settings from the bottom of the menu > Select All Settings.
  • Choose to System > Select Updates.
  • Select Update Console (if available) > Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update process.
  • Once done, make sure to restart the console to apply changes.

4. Uninstall and Reinstall Forza Horizon 5

As a final resort, if nothing works for you, try uninstalling and reinstalling the game completely. It may also be possible that your game files are become corrupted or missing. Therefore, try to reinstall the Forza Horizon 5 on your console. To do that:

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller to open the Guide menu.
  • Select My games & apps > Hit See all > Choose to Games.
  • Then select the Ready to install tab > Select Queue.
  • Select the Forza Horizon 5 game that you’re trying to reinstall.
  • Now, press the Menu button on your controller.
  • Select Manage game & add-ons or Manage app.
  • Choose Forza Horizon 5 > Select Uninstall all.
  • Make sure to select Uninstall all to confirm the task.
  • Wait for the uninstallation process to complete.
  • Reboot the system to apply changes.
  • Then press the Xbox button on the controller to open the Guide menu again.
  • Hit My games & apps > Select See all > Go to Games.
  • Select the Ready to install tab > Hit Install for Forza Horizon 5.
  • Wait for the installation process and then restart the console.

5. Reset the Console

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller to open the Guide menu.
  • Select Profile & system > Go to Settings > Select System.
  • Go to Console info > Select Reset console.
  • You’ll get a prompt like Reset your console?
  • Here you should select Reset and remove everything. [This will delete all user data including accounts, saved games, settings, all installed apps & games, etc]
    • Although you can choose to Reset and keep my games & apps, it may not gonna resolve the issue in most cases.
  • After you select the option, your Xbox console starts deleting and resetting the system to the factory default settings.
  • Wait for the process to get completed then reboot the console.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, let us know in the comment below.


  1. Forza Horizan 5 still keeps crashing, wont load at times and will not let you buy cars. We have updated it but it still won’t work. Does it matter that the game is through a disk and not downloaded?

  2. Now my Xbox one is kicking me out of the eliminator on forza horizon 5. Non stop problems. It even slowed my car down to almost a complete stop when head to head for racing to location when challenged

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