How big is the Forza Horizon 5 map? Mexico map size revealed

Forza Horizon 5 logo against screenshot of swampy landsPlayground Games

Set in a fictionalized version of Mexico, Forza Horizon 5 is packed to the brim with beautiful landscapes and scenery – but how big is the game’s map when compared to its predecessors? 

The open-worlds of the Forza Horizon franchise have always been what set the game apart from its competitors. From Colorado to Australia and now to Mexico, the game continues to innovate with each new location and this year is no different.

Comprised of 11 different individual biomes, the interconnected result of Forza Horizon 5’s map has earned it high praise from reviewers, and if you’re wondering about how much there truly is to explore, we’ve got the numbers you’re after.

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How big is the Forza Horizon 5 map?

Xbox Games Studios
Forza Horizon 5’s map is the series’ most ambitious outing to date, and if the size is any indicator, they cleared the bar with ease.

According to estimates from Forza content creator DonJoewonSong, the Mexico map clocks in at around 107km² or 41.3 mi².

This is roughly one-and-a-half times bigger than Forza Horizon 4’s map, which clocked in at 71km² or 27.4mi².

Forza Horizon 5 map and locations

Full-sized map of Forza Horizon 5 version of MexicoSledgehammer Games
The full map of Forza Horizon 5 offers a number of unique and immersive landscapes to check out for yourself.

The full map is made up of 11 different biomes that each offer a distinct depiction of the world. Each of these biomes is affected by the changing of seasons and will feel different depending on what season you’re currently in.

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For example, the city of Guanajuato brings a touch of the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life to the table, showing off a stylistic recreation of the city known for its narrow streets and alleyways.

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Guanajuato, Mexico in Forza Horizon 5Xbox Game Studios
Guanajuato is beautifully rendered in Forza Horizon 5 and the narrow spaces will quickly teach you why part of the city is called the Callejón del Beso, or Alley of the Kiss, where opposing balconies are close enough together for couples to kiss each other.

On the other side of the spectrum, the volcanic scenes of La Gran Caldera offer a more barren and earthy view of things.

The splotches of green grass and white snow along with the open-air feeling in this area directly contrast the bright colors and tight confines of the city, creating a completely different experience for players to maneuver through.

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La Gran Caldera in Forza Horizon 5Playground Games
La Gran Caldera offers a breathtaking view and invites players to closely examine the mountainous walls around them.

These environments combine to make a sprawling and lively world for players to explore, making the thrill of racing around the map or hunting down those vintage Barn Finds that much sweeter.

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