Forza Horizon 5 features regional and seasonal weather and "towering dust storms"

By Sean Carey,
Playground Games has shared new details on Forza Horizon 5's weather system, revealing that weather is regional and seasonal, and you can do a bit of storm chasing with new dust storm and tropical storm weather effects.

During a live stream, Playground Games discussed the new weather systems you'll encounter across Forza Horizon 5's "largest, most diverse open world ever." Don Arceta, art director on Forza Horizon 5, revealed that the game's weather is both regional and seasonal, "If you're in the desert, you could get just a sprinkling of rain, and then if you go down in the jungle, it could be a torrential downpour. We have all these different weather behaviours in the different biomes, which really reflects and enhances the experience that you have in those biomes."

You'll also come across "towering dust storms and tropical storms" while speeding across Playground's representation of Mexico, thanks to two new seasonal weather effects. These storms "don't just happen around you," Arceta says. "You actually can see it from a distance and approach it, which is something we've never done in a Horizon game."

Answering a few questions at the end of the stream, Playground revealed a few more titbits about Forza Horizon 5, confirming that Barn Finds will return and that they are "probably the most detailed and location-specific Barn Finds" in any Forza Horizon game, there is a long highway that stretches from "corner-to-corner" of the map, and that "big-horned sheep" will also feature.

Forza Horizon 5 launches for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 on November 9th.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.