Have a question about Forza Horizon 4? Check here for answers to common questions.
When you purchase an Xbox Play Anywhere title digitally, it’s yours to play on both Xbox and Windows 10. You only need to purchase the game once via the Store on your Xbox or Windows 10 device and it will appear in your game library wherever you sign in.
If you have purchased the game or content on Xbox and you want to play on your Windows 10 device, sign in on your device. If the game is already installed on your device, it will appear in your list of apps; otherwise, you can install it by opening the Store and selecting My library.
If you have purchased the game or content on Windows 10 and you want to play on your Xbox console, sign in on your console and go to My games & apps. If the game is already installed, it will appear in your game list; otherwise, you can find it in the Ready to install tab.
To learn more about Xbox Play Anywhere, and to see which games are supported, visit the Xbox Play Anywhere website. You can also visit Troubleshoot problems with Xbox Play Anywhere games if you are having any problems finding Forza Horizon 4 or content on your Xbox One or Windows 10 device.
Forza Horizon 4 also supports cross play between Xbox and Windows 10 for multiplayer mode.
See Cross play on Windows 10 and Xbox One for more info.
To download and install Forza Horizon 4 on Windows 10, you need a device running version 1703, with OS Build 15063.0 or later.
Additionally, your device must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 10. If you have a 32-bit version, you will not be able to play Forza Horizon 4.
To see whether you're running an appropriate version of Windows on your device:
If you don't see a version listed, you need to update before you can download the game. There are a couple of ways you can do this:
If you have version K or KN of Windows 10, you may need to download additional software. These are available as a free download. To do this, visit https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3099229.
If you are part of the Windows Insider Program, or you have a device running a version higher than 1703, you may experience some problems downloading and installing Forza Horizon 4 on your device. We encourage you to use the Feedback Hub to report any problems you have while running an Insider build of Windows. To do this:
If you are part of the Xbox Insider Program and are having issues playing Forza Horizon 4:
Note For both the Feedback Hub and Xbox Insider Hub, you may not receive feedback directly from the team investigating your problem.
Yes, you need to have DirectX 12 with feature level 11 or later installed to play Forza Horizon 4.
If you’re not sure if you have DirectX 12 installed, here’s how you can check:
The hardware requirements for Forza Horizon 4 will vary depending if you are playing on Xbox or Windows 10. Visit the Product Detail Page for each platform to determine the size of the game, the system requirements (particularly for Windows 10 devices), as well as any additional info about the game.
Note As this is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, you can purchase digitally on Xbox or Windows 10 and you will own both versions of the game. The Product Detail Pages are called out separately for each platform for information only – you do not need to purchase the game twice.
To view the installation requirements for Xbox, visit the Forza Horizon 4 product detail page.
To check if your Xbox has enough available disc space to install Forza Horizon 4:
If you’re using an external storage device with your console and you want to change the default installation location:
To view the system requirements for Windows 10, visit the Forza Horizon 4 product detail page. The “Additional information” section will give you the approximate download size, indicating how large the game is.
If you don’t know your GPU (graphics processor) or VRAM (video memory), here’s how you can check:
See How to find out if a game will work on your Windows 10 device for more information about how to check your device.
To determine how much available disk space your Windows 10 device has and change the location that your game will save to:
See Find out how much storage your PC has for more info about how to check your Windows 10 device.
We recommend that you check the device specifications first to make sure your device meets the minimum requirements.
If you've already downloaded the game, you can try adjusting the in-game graphics options in the game settings.
The download time can vary depending on the speed of your internet connection. On average, it takes about 4 hours to download 40 GB over a 20-Mbps connection.
Follow the steps in the What are the hardware requirements? section to find the size of the game on Xbox and Windows 10. These may vary depending on which device you are installing to.
The table below represents estimated download times based on current download speed.
Note This information is intended as a guide only, not an actual representation of download time. Bandwidth will be constrained and download time will increase during activities such as streaming content, playing games, or game streaming from your Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC.
|Current download speed||30-GB file||40-GB file||50-GB file||60-GB file||70-GB file|
|2 Mb/s||33.3 hours||44.4 hours||55.6 hours||66.7 hours||77.8 hours|
|5 Mb/s||13.3 hours||17.8 hours||22.2 hours||26.7 hours||31.1 hours|
|10 Mb/s||6.7 hours||8.9 hours||11.1 hours||13.3hours||15.6 hours|
|20 Mb/s||3.3 hours||4.4 hours||5.6 hours||6.7 hours||7.8 hours|
|50 Mb/s||1.3 hours||1.8 hours||2.2 hours||2.7 hours||3.1 hours|
|100 Mb/s||0.7 hours||0.9 hours||1.1 hours||1.3 hours||1.6 hours|
|200 Mb/s||0.3 hours||0.4 hours||0.6 hours||0.7 hours||0.8 hours|
If you're installing a 20-GB file and it's 25 percent downloaded (15 GB remaining) and your connection speed is 10 Mb/s, it should take about 3.4 hours for the download to complete. (This assumes that the download speed stays the same.)
While you're downloading the game, do not cancel the download or shut down your computer. The Forza Horizon 4 icon will appear in the listed Installed Apps section of the Start menu on Xbox, and in My Library on your Windows 10 device.
Note You may be subject to additional internet fees while you download the game.
If you believe you’re experiencing a slow download of the game, visit Troubleshoot slow game or app downloads on Xbox One or Fix network connection issues in Windows for additional troubleshooting steps.
How do I get the best gaming experience while playing on Windows 10?
If you’re playing on Windows 10, make sure that your device meets the highest system requirements by checking the System Information. See the What are the hardware requirements? section for details on how to do this.
You can also enable Game Mode to prioritize your device’s resources for gameplay. Visit Use Game Mode while gaming on your PC for more info.
You can use a mouse and keyboard or a game controller (Xbox One or Xbox 360 controller is recommended). If you use an Xbox One controller, you'll need either a USB cable to connect it to your device or an Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.
You can also connect an Xbox One S or Xbox Design Lab controller to your device using Bluetooth. For more details, visit Using Xbox One Wireless Controllers on a PC.
Other USB game controllers supported by Windows may also work.
If you’re stuck on a part of the game, you need some advice from other players on what to do next, or even want to give others hints and tips from your own experience, there are a couple of places you can go.
Yes, you'll need a Microsoft account to play Forza Horizon 4. If you already play games on Xbox 360 or Xbox One, you can use the same account you use for those games to also play on Windows 10.
If you’re planning to be in an area with no online coverage, such as a long-distance flight or a sailing excursion, you can prepare your Windows 10 device to allow you to play Forza Horizon 4 offline.
For details on how to configure your Windows 10 device for offline play, visit Play games offline on Windows 10 using Offline mode.
If you play offline, some features, such as the ability to purchase additional items from the Store, will not be available. Additionally, any leaderboards will be unavailable while you're offline.
If you earn any achievements while playing offline, they will sync to your account the next time you sign in to Xbox Live on your device. Your game save progress will also sync when you sign in to Xbox Live.
You also won't be able to use the benefits of Xbox Live while offline. See the Why should I sign in to Xbox Live with a Microsoft account? section for details.
On Xbox, you can install Forza Horizon 4 and play offline on your home console, as well as install and play on your friends’ consoles if you sign in to Xbox Live before playing.
On Windows 10, you can install Forza Horizon 4 and play offline on your main device (usually the first device you install the game on), and install on multiple devices if you sign in to Xbox Live before playing.
You can only be signed in at one place at a time while playing Forza Horizon 4, or any other title that supports Xbox Play Anywhere.
When you connect Forza Horizon 4 to the Xbox Live service, you get the following benefits while you play on your Windows 10 device.
Note You must connect to Xbox Live through the Xbox app to launch Forza Horizon 4. See the Do I need to be online or connected to the internet to play? above.
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