Forza Horizon 5 passes both CoD Warzone and Fortnite, is now the #1 Most Played game on Xbox

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#1  Edited By StrongDeadlift
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EDIT: AND DOWN GOES WARZONE! Forza Horizon 5 is now the #1 most played game on Xbox.

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Forza Horizon 5 passes Fortnite, is now the #2 Most Played game on Xbox, behind only CoD Warzone.

It has shown its back to Fortnite, Apex Legends, Cod Vanguard, GTAV, Roblox, Cold War, Destiny, 2k, Madden, Fifa, and Minecraft. πŸ‘€

It is also:

  • The Top Selling game on the Xbox Store, both currently and for the past week, occupying the top 3 spots, showing its back to Cod Vanguard, GTA Trilogy DE, GTA 5, 2k, Madden, Fifa, Far Cry 6, Battlefield, Riders republic, Minecraft, etc....This obliterates the narrative that people are not buying the game. This game is absolutely going to chart high on NPD despite being free on GamePass.
  • It was the #1 Top Selling game on Steam globally for the past week. It was unseated by Battlefield, and now sits at a comfortable #2 on Steam Charts. It was briefly knocked down to #3 by the release of the Skyrim Anniversary Update, but only for a few hours, before bouncing back to its comfortable #2 position where it remains.
  • the #1 most popular game on GamePass (surpassing Minecraft, which to my knowledge no game has done on GamePass other than games like GTAV/RDR2). What is interesting about this.......is that Forza Horizon 4 (yes, FOUR) has rocketed back up to #3 on the most popular GamePass list, behind only Minecraft, and its own sequel.

More Stats:

  • 1,400,000 paid players via Early Access prior to launch. At an average of $72 ($45-$100) the game made an average of $100,800,000 before its official launch.
  • It reached 4,500,000 players in its first 24 hours, as acknowleged by Phil Spencer. Call of Duty Warzone reached 6 million in 24 hours. Apex Legends 2.5 million. Before anyone mentions GamePass, this game is breaching territory only touched by free-to-play juggernauts, and games named GTAV πŸ‘€ Not even Playstation exclusives have reach like this.
  • Aaron Greenberg acknowleged 6 million YESTERDAY.
  • As of this writing I am 18 hours in, and have not reached the Hall of Fame yet (so I cannot see the leaderboard numbers yet, but as of 3 hours ago Timdog tweeted that its at 7,800,000 (as of 3 hours ago)https://twitter.com/XcloudTimdog/status/1459636984469770250

You can search on twitter for ramdom anecdotal screenshots of the updated numbers, or reach the Hall of Fame for yourself, but given the massive popularity of this game, even this thread may become outdated soon.

I'll tell you right now, I did not expect to be having as much fun with this game as I am, and no way in hell did I expect this game to be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with motherfucking Warzone and Fortnite. πŸ‘€

MS absolutely must be proud of PlayGround games, and that this franchise is finally getting mainstream respect. All I can say is, lawd bless these ponies when StarField drops lol.

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#2 Stevo_the_gamer  Moderator
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Makes me want to get the Logitech G923 racing wheel.

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#3 madrocketeer
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"Forza Horizon 5 passes Fortnite."

Really? What is this? Am I feeling a shred of... ...hope? Hope for humanity?

"#1 is Call of Du-"

And there it goes again. Humanity can burn.

Anyway, good on them. So far, I'm very pleased with the game. They seemed to have toned down the live service nonsense that tarnished my experience with FH4. Of course, I've only been doing my usual thing: fire it up, play 3-5 races, exit, go do something else. I therefore haven't got very far into the game yet.

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This is extremely impressive. Congrats to playground games and MS. Great series and imo one of the best racing games ever made.

For any racing game to touch the mass numbers of these F2P BR games is wild. Game is great and they deserve this one. Day 1 gamepass PC and Xbox is legit. MS has a winning strategy.

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#5  Edited By StrongDeadlift
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@madrocketeer said:

"Forza Horizon 5 passes Fortnite."

Really? What is this? Am I feeling a shred of... ...hope? Hope for humanity?

"#1 is Call of Du-"

And there it goes again. Humanity can burn.

Anyway, good on them. So far, I'm very pleased with the game. They seemed to have toned down the live service nonsense that tarnished my experience with FH4. Of course, I've only been doing my usual thing: fire it up, play 3-5 races, exit, go do something else. I therefore haven't got very far into the game yet.

Give it some time. It was the #10th most played game when I checked just 2 days ago, then it jumped to #3 yesterday, now its #2 today. Its growing in interest everyday. And if its anything like Forza Horizon 4 (who's numbers this game is obliterating) this game is going to be an evergreen with a very long tail, over the next 3 years.

I bet Microsoft is kicking themselves for not re-upping the licenses because the first 3 games could be capitalizing on renewed interest too.

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I'm the furthest thing from a gear head or a racing fan and this game is still a lot of fun. Looks great too...

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really great to see this game getting the engagement it deserves.. πŸ‘

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I don't really care about the rankings, I just came here to say that it's a great game!

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Starve your playerbase for a year of nothing (and its not like you had anything over a year before the X launched), then give em a bone, and see what they do with itπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

You lems are so predictable.

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Now it’s behind Fortnite but ahead of COD.

Either way, I’m glad folks are enjoying it. I’ve always been big on the Forza Horizon games. Much better than the mainline series

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#12  Edited By StrongDeadlift
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Absolute madman. This game cannot be stopped.

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Haha yeah that’s awesome. 8,011,088 on my screen as I write this.

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#14 hardwenzen
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Can we please stop talking about this game already? Very annoying to see one of two threads poping up every day. Its a racing game, get over it, lems.

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#15  Edited By jeffbuckley1
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Really good game and the graphics are truly next gen

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#16 hardwenzen
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@jeffbuckley1 said:

Really good game and the graphics are truly next gen

Its a cross gen game. Calm down. You lems are overhyping this thing. Ratchet looks much better and it doesn't need to move at 300 miles an hour to mask all the poorly detailed environment with blur to look good.

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#17  Edited By Maroxad
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@hardwenzen said:

Starve your playerbase for a year of nothing (and its not like you had anything over a year before the X launched), then give em a bone, and see what they do with itπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

You lems are so predictable.

You mean the slew of multiplats that exist on like every platform. This bogus hypothesis of starve and finally release something doesnt hold up to scrutiny.

Not to mention, this doesnt explain its success on Steam.

The far more likely solution is... this is simply put just a good game. A really good game

Edit: And no we cannot stop talking about this game, because this game is breaking all sorts of records. This game will be talked about, played all the way up until Forza Horizon 6. Why would it being a racing game somehow delegitimize it?

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@Maroxad said:
@hardwenzen said:

Starve your playerbase for a year of nothing (and its not like you had anything over a year before the X launched), then give em a bone, and see what they do with itπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

You lems are so predictable.

You mean the slew of multiplats that exist on like every platform. This bogus hypothesis of starve and finally release something doesnt hold up to scrutiny.

Not to mention, this doesnt explain its success on Steam.

The far more likely solution is... this is simply put just a good game. A really good game

Edit: And no we cannot stop talking about this game, because this game is breaking all sorts of records. This game will be talked about, played all the way up until Forza Horizon 6. Why would it being a racing game somehow delegitimize it?

Disagree on everything you just said. Everything.

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#19 simple-facts
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Meanwhile on PlayStation a tumbleweed rolls past

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#20 Mesome713
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O man, the dust on my PS5 just continues to build up. Worst console I have ever purchased. It has no games.

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Even for a moment, to be more popular on a system than Fortnite is ridiculous

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Enjoying the game a lot. Arcarde-y and fun. Gorgeous too.

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And when Infinite releases, it will also top the bottom charts.

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#24 Pedro  Online
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Stop this madness. You all going to drive the Sony fannies insane with all this Xbox news.

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#25  Edited By Archangel3371  Online
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Very nice. The game is fantastic and I’m absolutely loving it. Kudos to Microsoft and Playground Games.

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@hardwenzen said:

Starve your playerbase for a year of nothing (and its not like you had anything over a year before the X launched), then give em a bone, and see what they do with itπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

You lems are so predictable.

cough ps5 the same.

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@firedrakes said:
@hardwenzen said:

Starve your playerbase for a year of nothing (and its not like you had anything over a year before the X launched), then give em a bone, and see what they do with itπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

You lems are so predictable.

cough ps5 the same.

Demon's souls, spiderman dlc, returnal and ratchet. Less starvation in a year. Some food was given.

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#28  Edited By Pedro  Online
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@hardwenzen: Sorry about your end of year starvation.😒

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#29 hardwenzen
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@Pedro said:

@hardwenzen: Sorry about your end of year starvation.😒

I am not starved, i have Demon's that i haven't played in over half a year.

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#30 hardwenzen
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Literally every lemming is on it in 2021

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I enjoy these cow meltdowns very much.

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It's not like it had much competition. The current gen is fucking garbage

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@speedfreak48t5p said:

I enjoy these cow meltdowns very much.

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@hardwenzen: HA HA HA HA. Dude, FH5 is the current graphics king- Console wise, anyway.

Suck it up and deal, hater.

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@dabear said:

@hardwenzen: HA HA HA HA. Dude, FH5 is the current graphics king- Console wise, anyway.

Suck it up and deal, hater.

Super Copium consumer.

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@hardwenzen said:

Starve your playerbase for a year of nothing (and its not like you had anything over a year before the X launched), then give em a bone, and see what they do with itπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

You lems are so predictable.

What a great bone though!

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@hardwenzen said:

I am not starved, i have Demon's that i haven't played in over half a year.

My condolences fakeboy.😒

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#39  Edited By Moistcarrot
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More like Forza BORErizen, haha get it?

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#40 ZeroTheHero
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WTF FOrza horizon 5 DID NOT PASS FORTNITE FORNTITE IS THE BIGGEST GAME EVER THIS DID NOT HAPPEN ALL THOSE KIDS BUY THOSE SKINS THIS DID NOT HAPPEN SYSTEM WARS

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#41  Edited By above_average
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It's funny to see some Sony fans triggered and act like what I usually see from PC and Xbox fans when PlayStation gets a good game they can't play on their preferred systems.

It seems like Nintendo fans are the only fans who quietly enjoy their games without getting mad and bashing other systems when other fans get quality titles to play, outside of that Casey Wagner guy but I have my doubts about him as a real Nintendo fan.

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@zerothehero: You seem upset? Are you ok?

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@zerothehero said:

WTF FOrza horizon 5 DID NOT PASS FORTNITE FORNTITE IS THE BIGGEST GAME EVER THIS DID NOT HAPPEN ALL THOSE KIDS BUY THOSE SKINS THIS DID NOT HAPPEN SYSTEM WARS

Maybe you should bet your account on it...again😎

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@zerothehero said:

WTF FOrza horizon 5 DID NOT PASS FORTNITE FORNTITE IS THE BIGGEST GAME EVER THIS DID NOT HAPPEN ALL THOSE KIDS BUY THOSE SKINS THIS DID NOT HAPPEN SYSTEM WARS

Look at all those capital letters. We need to take this guy seriously.

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@above_average: πŸ˜‚ I guess you haven't met Casey/Meso and a few of the other hardcore nintendo trolls. πŸ˜†

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@zerothehero: @hardwenzen:

Both your tears sure are filling up the chalice that these lems are drinking out of πŸ˜‚

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#47 Mozelleple112
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@simple-facts: Well the PS5 has a lot more quality exclusives so its watered out I guess.

1 quality game vs 10 quality exclusives. obviously more spread out.

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#48  Edited By blaznwiipspman1
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It's a fantastic game and the best looking so far. Nothing on ps5 holds a candle. Don't forget 12 > 9. This game may be cross gen but it was optimized for the s/X and scales down to xbox one. I play this game a lot every day so I can see why it's so popular. The only issue I have is that it's a bit confusing and has a bit of a learning curve with all these wierd things called accolades, skill points, championship seasonal, etc etc. Then there's tuning which I have absolutely no clue how to do. I just end up using the pre built setups. It's annoying but there's a few races that I can't win without using a heavily tuned car. I'll figure it out in time.

I dont think its smart to compare it to mass market games like cod, fortnight, etc since this just released, and it's also one if the xbox big three titles. Compare it after a few months to see if it has lefs

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#49 firedrakes
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@above_average said:

It's funny to see some Sony fans triggered and act like what I usually see from PC and Xbox fans when PlayStation gets a good game they can't play on their preferred systems.

It seems like Nintendo fans are the only fans who quietly enjoy their games without getting mad and bashing other systems when other fans get quality titles to play, outside of that Casey Wagner guy but I have my doubts about him as a real Nintendo fan.

i enjoy all games. i could care less about the fan boy crap. but you gotten to a point on most places. half of all gamers act like that.

hell i pissed of the xbox sub on reddit. when i pointed out ms runs the psnow servers. they got really salty about that.

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#50  Edited By StrongDeadlift
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And down goes Warzone. Forza Horizon 5 is now the #1 most played game on Xbox.

Though I doubt how long that will last considering Halo Infinite multiplayer just released. Which itself is now #1 on the Steam Top Seller charts, #3 on the Steam concurrent players list as of posting (192k) and the #2 game with the highest viewer count on Twitch right now (221k). And this entire paragraph will be obsolete in the next 2 hours.

Good lawd what a good time to be an Xbox gamer.