Best Forza Horizon 5 Audio Settings on PC & Console

Two Horizon 5 cars at the finish line

It’s been almost one month since Forza Horizon 5 launched and it’s already being dubbed as one of the best car games ever made. However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise when considering the success that Horizon 4 had. Nonetheless, today I will show the best Forza audio settings and fixes for issues like Forza Horizon 5 audio cutting out.

Since Forza Horizon 5 is a driving game, the most important audio settings are “car volume” and “tires volume”. By setting car volume to 100, you will be able to hear the roaring and switch gears without having to look at the speedometer. The tires volumes should also be set around 70 because it allows drivers to determine when their tires have grip or when they are slipping. In addition, I like to have the radio volume to 6. The music is cool, but hearing the engine is more important.

Best Forza Horizon 5 Audio Settings

Right from the start, I want to mention that these are my favorite Forza Horizon 5 settings. I have hours upon hours of game time in Horizon 4 and I bet that I will get similar numbers in Horizon 5 as well. I made the adjustments to the audio settings so that I can always hear the engine and reach maximum performance in terms of switching gears and drifting. Nonetheless, here are the best audio settings for Horizon 5.

Master Game Volume: 100;

Car Volume: 100;

Tires Volume: 70;

Speech Volume: 50;

Radio Volume: 50;

UI Volume: 50;

SFX Volume: 100;

GPS Volume: 80;

Lee Volume: 100;

Speaker Setup: I personally use headphones, but you can pick anything else;

GPS Voice: On;

Radio DJ: On.

I also wrote a guide that shows the best Forza Horizon 5 controller settings. You need to check it out if you are playing the game on Xbox.

How to Fix Forza Horizon 5 Audio Cutting Out

For errors – while the game might be gorgeous, there are still some bugs that need to be fixed. One of the most commonly encountered errors in Forza Horizon 5 is audio cutting. As you can imagine, this error is super annoying because it breaks the driver’s focus.

Make sure that the proper Audio Output is selected

Generally, the main reason why Forza Horizon 5 audio gets bugged is because the proper audio output is not selected. Luckily, this is a super simple and quick setting that you can adjust by following the steps below:

  1. Access your computer’s Audio Settings;
  2. Select the Sound Tab;
  3. Now make sure that the proper Output Device is selected.

Update the Audio Drivers

Whenever you run into audio issues (with any PC game), the best way to fix the problems is to update the audio drivers. Doing this will make sure that Horizon 5 benefits from the all the latest audio improvements and that there aren’t any bugs that need to be fixed.

Final Words

The expectations were really high for Forza Horizon 5 and to be honest, the game has delivered. From the looks of it, we are going to be playing Horizon 5 for the years to come and enjoy the bundle of content that the developers are preparing for us. To make things even better, the game is available directly on the Xbox Game Pass that is also available on PC.