Although the newly released Forza Horizon 5 title is the 12th main installment in the Forza series, there seem to be a lot of issues or bugs troubling players. Meanwhile, plenty of affected players have started reporting the Forza Horizon Low Streaming Bandwidth Issue while getting into the game or driving around. Now, if you’re also facing the same issue, follow this troubleshooting guide.
Multiple reports also say that whenever players hit a specific speed limit while driving cars, the game starts freezing a lot, and players get an error message that says “Warning, Low Streaming Bandwidth.” Even some players have updated the game; rolling back the driver and performing a factory reset to the title didn’t help, and the problem persists. Well, a couple of possible workarounds mentioned below should come in handy.
How to Fix Forza Horizon Low Streaming Bandwidth Issue
According to several reports that surfaced on the Forza Horizon subreddit forum, some troubleshooting methods did help many affected players. So, without wasting time, let’s jump into the guide below.
1. Check for the game update
Check for the game update because an outdated or buggy game version may cause several issues with stability and gaming performance. Try performing the update from the Steam client directly to check for the issue. If you’re not sure which is the latest patch version released by the developer, you can head over to the official Forza Horizon 5 game page and check for the latest patch notes.
2. Moving or Reinstalling the game on SSD
Try moving or reinstalling the game on the SSD storage rather than keeping it on the HDD (hard disk) because it may eventually slow down the game launching time and overall gaming performance to some extent, triggering some issues. Plenty of players have resolved the same issue by performing this method. So, try this out.
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3. Run the game as an administrator
It’s also worth mentioning that running the Forza Horizon 5 game as an administrator may fix the connectivity or low streaming bandwidth issue most probably. To do so:
- Right-click on the Forza Horizon 5 executable file on your PC. [If you don’t the shortcut file then head over to the installed directory of the game which should be like C: drive > Program Files > Steam > Steamapps > Forza Horizon 5 > Right-click on the Forza Horizon5.exe file]
- Now, select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.
- Make sure to click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to checkmark it.
- Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.
- Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes immediately.
4. Set Higher Priority
Try setting up the higher priority in the Task Manager section on your Windows computer to command the system not to mess with the Forza Horizon 5 game. To do that:
- Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu option.
- Now, click on Task Manager > Click on the Details tab.
- Find out the Forza Horizon5.exe file > Right-click on the Forzahorizon5.exe file.
- Then click on Set Priority and select High Priority.
- Once done, make sure to reboot the PC to apply changes.
5. Turn Off Antivirus and Defender Program
In most scenarios, it’s always better to temporarily turn off the Defender firewall program or any other antivirus program on your Windows computer to check for the issue related to the game launching, game lagging, connectivity issues, etc. To do this:
- Click on the Start Menu > Type firewall.
- Select Windows Defender Firewall from the search result.
- Now, click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off from the left pane.
- A new page will open > Select the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) option for both the Private & Public Network Settings.
- Once selected, click on OK to save changes.
- Press Windows + I keys to open the Windows Settings menu.
- Click on Update & Security > Click on Windows Security from the left pane.
- Now, click on the Open Windows Security button.
- Go to Virus & threat protection > Click on Manage settings.
- Next, you’ll need to turn off the Real-time protection toggle.
- If prompted, click on Yes to proceed further.
- You can also turn off cloud-delivered protection, Tamper protection if you want.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.
We were experiencing this on my kid’s computer, which is running Win11. When we tried to set the priority in Task Manager, that option did not appear in the right-click drop down menu.
Did the location of that setting change in Win11? Or…upon thinking about it a bit, could this be because MY login is the administrator, and his login is just a user – would that hide certain settings from us? If that’s the case, I can fix it later when he’s not playing.
That’s because on Forza 5, all the subprocesses run separately under a collection. Just hit the drop down next to forza horizon 5, then continue with the process by right clicking on the main “Forza Horizon 5” subprocess