Forza Horizon 5 Goliath Glitch: Unlimited Money And XP

Forza Horizon 5 Goliath Glitch: Unlimited Money And XP
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Written by 

Aaron Bayne


11th Nov 2021 15:26

The Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch is a now-infamous way for players to wrack up a ridiculous amount of XP and skill points with very little effort. Forza Horizon 5 is a sprawling racer, with a multitude of ways to earn XP. But if you have the mentality of this racer experience and want to get places fast, that'll likely apply to your levelling as well. Luckily, for you the Goliath glitch a brilliant to makes massive leaps in your levelling, and fast. Here's everything you need to know to pull off the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch. 

Looking for more guides on Forza Horizon 5? We've got plenty to go around. 

Forza Horizon 5 Goliath Glitch: What Does It Do? 

Menu counting 187,013 XP
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The Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch allows you to run an extremely long race without actually having to sit down to the full thing yourself, with no chance of losing. As a result and depending on your patience, you can drift away with literally millions of XP, leaping ahead in level and gaining a ton of skill points to upgrade other cars. Additionally, you'll earn a bunch of wheelspins which are a great way to accumulate hundreds of thousands of credits. 

We did a relatively short 40 minute race, and walked away with 187,000 XP, jumped ahead over 10 levels, earned nearly 30 skill points and giants just shy of one million credits. And this was just a small race. You can run a near-10 hour version of the whole thing, so you can imagine the haul then. So let's get into it. 

Forza Horizon 5 Goliath Glitch: Unlock The Goliath Race

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Uncovered by TikToker POPGarage, the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch requires that you unlock the Goliath Race. To do so you'll need to earn accolade points and unlock the entirety of the Horizon Festival Mexico Mainstage events. On the fourth unlock the Goliath Race will be unlocked and located on the eastern coast of the Forza Horizon 5 map. 

A map showing The Goliath event.
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In truth, you can carry out the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch with any of the end events across road, dirt, cross-country or street racing series. However, the Goliath Race works best for its relatively straight roads. 

  • Once done with the Goliath glitch, are you keen to race with a friend? Find out whether Forza Horizon 5 split-screen is featured in the game. 

Forza Horizon 5 Goliath Glitch: Master Your Car

A skill upgrade tree for the 2011 BMW X5 M Forza Edition
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For the next step in the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch, you'll want to fully upgrade your car, as this acts as a massive XP multiplier. To do this, press the pause button and navigate over to the Car tab. There you should be able to see an option for Car Mastery. This will allow you to spend skill points on your car, which you earn through skill chains. To discover how to earn these fast, check out our Forza Horizon 5 tips, as you'll need 62 points in total. You won't need to upgrade the Extra Life perk, as it doesn't change the points multiplier. 

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If you are wondering which car to choose, you are best to pick a Forza Edition vehicle as these come with their own point bonuses. You can access Forza Edition cars through the wheel spins, or if you paid for Forza Horizon 5 instead of downloading through Game Pass, you will be rewarded with the BMW X5 M Forza Edition 2011, which is the vehicle we used for the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch. 

Forza Horizon 5 Goliath Glitch: Create Your Own Blueprint

A menu with a "Create Blueprint" option in Event Lab
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Once you have access to the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch, and you have your upgraded car in place, you'll want to make your own blueprint of the event. To do this, enter the event, select solo, then instead of selecting the Horizon Festival Mexico Presents version of The Goliath, navigate left and select the Horizon Eventlab create blueprint. Once you've done that select "Anything Goes", then for performance class pick "Open". 

Event settings for the Goliath Race.
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Now you'll be put into the Event Lab settings. By selecting Event Settings, you can reduce the amount of Drivatars down to zero, and the number of laps can go all the way up to 50 However, this race will take upwards of 10 hours with that many laps, so don't pick that if you are wanting to play your Xbox within the hour. 

Once you have selected these savings, you will want to publish your blueprint. Do not select a test drive as the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch will not work. Then you can select the car that you fully upgraded.

Forza Horizon 5 Goliath Glitch: Change Your Driving Settings

A driver difficulty settings menu.
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You've got your opposition out of the way, but now it's time to ensure you don't have to sit at your Xbox for a solid 10-hour race. Before officially starting the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch, go into your Difficulty And Settings. In the difficulty options you'll want to select the settings as shown above, making your Braking assisted, Steering to auto-steering, Traction and Stability off, Shifting to automatic and the Driving Line to braking only. Lastly as a small bonus, since you don't have any Drivatars to race against, upping the Drivatar difficulty will still up your difficulty bonus multiplier by 50%. With these settings all that will need to be pressed is the right trigger for acceleration. 

Forza Horizon 5 Goliath Glitch: Set Up Your Controller

A car begins a race as the word "GO" turns up on screen.
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Last up you'll need to figure out how to let the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch run its course. You can't go wrong with a couple of hairbands to pin down the acceleration trigger, and all you'll need is to pull the right analogue, so the controller doesn't time out. This is really down to personal preference, so any method that has the trigger and right analogue sorted, works. You can see an example of how to set up the hairbands in this TikTok video from POPGarage.

Now you know how to pull off the Forza Horizon 5 Goliath glitch. With all that extra cash you'll be making, check out our guide for Forza Horizon 5 house locations, so you can live the life of luxury.


Aaron Bayne was a Guides Writer at GGRecon. His previous experience includes BBC and Fraghero.

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