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Forza Horizon 5 Map: Size, Location, Regions, Comparison

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26th Aug 2021 16:40

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The Forza Horizon 5 map trades the British countryside from the last game for the sunny hills and beaches of Mexico, which make for a very different climate indeed. The Horizon festival is still the focal point for the open world racing game, but Forza Horizon 5 has a vast map to explore with plenty of landmarks and types of terrain. This is the biggest map in a Forza Horizon game to date, serving players with a vast playground to explore and countless secrets to discover. Here's everything you need to know about the Forza Horizon 5 map including the size, regions, and more.

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Forza Horizon 5 Map: Full Map Of Mexico

Forza Horizon 5 map: Full map of Mexio in summer

Kicking things off is the Forza Horizon 5 full map of Mexico, showcased via the official Twitter. From this, we can see a plethora of different regions and places of interest to drive around, although it is during the summer season. Fans of the series will know just how much your experience of the map can change during poor weather in the Forza Horizon series, whether it's snow during winter or rain causing some difficulty staying on the roads.

Before Mexico was revealed for Forza Horizon 5, there was a lot of speculation that the next game in the series could be set in Japan. The possibilities that could offer, like the bustling streets of Tokyo to the mountainous areas around Mt. Fuji or the blossom-filled Hokkaido, would offer some stunning environments to go for a drive in, but maybe we'll see that with Forza Horizon 6 instead.

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Forza Horizon 5 Map: Landmarks

Forza Horizon 5 city

As you've probably realised, despite the Forza Horizon 5 map being Mexico, it isn't quite an exact replica. This Mexico is condensed and much smaller, just like the English/Scottish countryside was in Forza Horizon 4. As a result, you can speed from one side of the coast to the other much quicker than in real life.

A lot of the regions on the map have generic names and aren't named after real places, although there are a few landmarks we know about that have been recreated from real life.

Guanajuato is the main city we know about, much like Edinburgh in the previous game. Thanks to it being an old, historic city, drifting supercars around the streets will be something we don't often get to see in real life and as a result, much more fun. The roads are very maze-like and streets can be tight, offering a unique driving experience compared to the open roads.

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Outside of the built-up areas, we also know the Mexico map will feature four ancient ruins to actually drive through. The ones we know about are Ek' Balam, Tulum, Uxmal, and Teotihuacan; all real ancient ruins from the Mayan era. On top of the civilisations from a bygone era, the Duna Blancas area on the map looks like it will provide some excellent sand dunes to race through, while La Gran Caldera is a huge mountain that will undoubtedly provide some thrilling downhill racing.

Forza Horizon 5 Map: Size

Forza Horizon 5 map size comparison

Playground Games has claimed that the Forza Horizon 5 map size is bigger than any game in the series to date and thanks to the above image from Forza YouTuber Don Joewon Song, we can see just how big Mexico is compared to the United Kingdom from last time. In a further tweet, he claims that Forza Horizon 4 was 71km², while Forza Horizon 5 is approximately 107km².

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These comparisons aren't exact, and we'll know more when Forza Horizon 5 comes out, but until then keep your eyes peeled on GGRecon for more Forza Horizon 5 guides and news.

 

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Xbox Gamescom 2021 Stream Round-Up: Dying Light 2, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, And More

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