Now that Forza Horizon 5 is finally here, the last thing you want to deal with is game crashes on startup. While it’s hard to say how widespread the problem is, it does seem to affect the PC version rather than the console – which may not be surprising when you consider the variation in components and architectures across the platform.
If you haven’t done so already, it’s a good idea to recheck Forza Horizon 5 system requirements To make sure your device can turn it on. Assuming that’s all good, there are some fixes you can try to get it up and running on your computer. Here’s what you can try to stop Forza Horizon 5 crashing at launch.
Forza Horizon crashes on startup: Fixes to try
The good news is that Playground Games is aware of this problem and has many fixes to try. I’ve summarized these below, along with a list of software that can cause problems with the latest version of Forza.
- Log in to Windows and start the game as administrator
- Check for Windows 10 updates
- Check the program you are running (see below)
- Deactivate Windows Defender (but don’t forget to turn it back on)
- Turn off Windows Game Mode
Software to check before playing Forza Horizon 5
Certain software is known to conflict with Forza Horizon 5, so check the list below and disable any installed software. In the case of antivirus or malware programs, be sure to re-enable them once you are done playing.
Forza Horizon 5 will not run with the following software:
- Trend Micro Maximum Security
- komodo antivirus
- Emisoft Anti-Malware برنامج
- Bitdefender Firewall
These apps can cause instability and crashes in Forza Horizon 5:
- Logitech G Hub
- MSI Afterburner / Riva Tuner Statistics Server
- EVGA Resolution
- Mac type
- Warsaw banking app
- wallpaper engine
- A-Volute Sound Studio
- Nahimic Audio
- sonic audio
Some power monitoring software can also cause problems so if none of the above fixes solve the crash, it is worth turning them off as well.
I’ll be sure to update this guide if we get more information.