Forza Motorsport early access explained: Dates, times & how to play early

Blue and red cars touch and go while racing in Forza MotorsportMicrosoft

Early access to Forza Motorsport has begun and players around the world can finally experience the reboot of the franchise that began in 2005. Here’s everything to know about the Forza Motorsport early access, including the start dates and times, and how you can play early.

Forza Motorsport is finally upon us but you can only play it through early access at the moment. The highly-anticipated racing game is expected to reignite the franchise and from new cars to race tracks, there’s a ton of content worth exploring this time around.

Forza Motorsport is available on the Xbox Game Pass but the subscribers are naturally curious to know if they can enjoy early access for free or if they’ll have to purchase an upgrade like Starfield.

To clear all your doubts, here’s everything to know about Forza Motorsport early access dates, times, and how to play early.

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Forza Motorsport early access dates & times

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Forza Motorsport will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.

Forza Motorsport’s early access officially began on October 5, 2023, at the following times for different regions around the world:

  • 9 PM PDT on October 4
  • 12 AM EDT on October 5
  • 12 AM JST on October 5
  • 12 AM CEST on October 5
  • 12 AM BST on October 5

The official release date for Forza Motorsport is October 10, 2023, but early access for the game has begun five days before launch

How to play Forza Motorsport early

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Forza Motorsport will have 500 cars and 20 dynamic environments.

To access Forza Motorsport five days early, you’ll have to buy the Premium Edition for £89.99/$99.99. For Xbox Game Pass subscribers, you can also purchase a Premium Add-Ons bundle to get all the added bonuses from the Premium Edition of the game. The add-on is priced at $40, but Game Pass users can get a 10% additional discount. 

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