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Forza Horizon 5 loading screen crash – How to fix on PC

Encountering loading screen issue, these fixes might help you out.

Updated: Nov 30, 2021 3:18 pm
Forza Horizon 5 loading screen crash – How to fix on PC

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Forza Horizon 5 is finally here, with car enthusiasts able to explore the streets of Mexico, driving around volcanoes while seeing the Aztec ruins of old. However, some players cannot play the game all that well due to several crashes and errors. One of the new bugs apparent in the live build is the Forza Horizon 5 loading screen crash. While crashing in the loading screen is certainly annoying, we have discovered a fix.

How to fix Forza Horizon 5 loading screen crash

For some reason, the Forza Horizon 5 loading screen crash appears to be related to a client error. While our WePC Benchmarking team encountered the crash while benchmarking the game, they found the solution to be simple. They simply forced the game into a window by pressing ALT + Enter at the same time. Pressing that key combination will force any application into a window. For some reason, it forces the client to re-attempt whatever caused it to freeze. Once when Forza Horizon 5 is in a window, give the client a wiggle. Then you can press ALT + Enter to bring the game client back to full screen.

From what they can tell, it’s an issue with select AMD graphics cards, but it’s unlikely to only stop at AMD. One of the potential errors could be Vsync related or the game hitting a rendering issue with uncapped frames. We recommend locking Vsync to your monitor’s native refresh rate or current desktop refresh rate f you have a 120/144 or higher HZ display setting. If the error stops, can you comment so we can track the error that occurs and stops in what situations?

If you’re experiencing this issue on Xbox, then we are not sure how to fix it. Forza Horizon currently has a few launch day technical issues. No doubt Microsoft and Playground Games are working on a patch to address these issues on both PC and Xbox. If this fix isn’t working for you, we recommend trying out our bug megathread and other crash solutions for other crashing issues. Maybe you can find a more appropriate answer there?

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