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Forza Horizon 5: Play early access 12 hours before putting the console in New Zealand

Microsoft today announced the times when the Forza Horizon 5 Early Access period will be available in countries, revealing that instead of a global launch at the same time, the game will activate at 00:01 on November 5 in each country. This means that we can use the now well-known "New Zealand trick" to play it in advance!

For those who do not know it, it is a gimmick to play in advance the games that have a launch like that of Forza Horizon 5: being New Zealand 12 hours ahead of our time zone, just set the location of our console in NZ from the system settings, to allow us to play the title 12 hours before, in this case from 12:01 (noon) tomorrow, Thursday 4 November.

We remind you that, while the game will arrive for everyone (including Game Pass) on November 9th, owners of the Premium Edition of the title and Game Pass subscribers who have upgraded with the Premium Package will be able to play it early from November 5th, which becomes precisely the noon of the 4th by moving the console to New Zealand.

If you are among those who have purchased this version of the game or upgraded to game pass, you can then zip through the streets of Mexico earlier than expected!