Forza Horizon 5: How to Anti-Lag and Launch Control

Make use of the Launch Control and Anti-Lag features in Forza Horizon 5 with the help of this guide.

Make use of the Launch Control and Anti-Lag features in Forza Horizon 5 with the help of this guide.

Anti-Lag and Launch Control are two new Forza Horizon 5 features to release alongside the Rally Adventure DLC. doesn’t just add a new region for you to explore. The free Midnights at Horizon update brings these two features to all racers. Both work together to make for a more realistic racing experience, but you may be wondering what they are and how to use them. 

Forza Horizon 5 Anti-Lag System Explained

The Forza Horizon 5 Anti-Lag system is usable as long as a car can be turbocharged. The system helps reduce or eliminate turbo lag. To enable it, head to any Horizon Festival Site or player home and go to:

  • Upgrades & Tuning menu
  • Custom Tuning
  • Engine

This will tell you if your vehicle has Twin Turbo installed. If it does, look at the option for an Anti-Lag variant. However, if this option doesn’t appear, then you might need to go to the Conversion tab in case a Twin Turbo Aspiration swap exists.

Note that these tune-ups cost money. Likewise, if you downloaded a setup from another player, the Anti-Lag option might be locked, and you’ll have to remove it if you need to make additional customization.

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Forza Horizon 5 Launch Control Explained

The Forza Horizon 5 Launch Control system ensures that you can gain an advantage at the start of each race. Go to Campaign -> Difficulty, and you should see that it’s enabled by default. Likewise, it should trigger automatically at the beginning of race events.

To use Launch Control in Forza Horizon 5 while free-roaming, stop your car so it’s stationary. Then, press and hold the keybinds/buttons for the E-brake and accelerate.

Once you let go of the E-brake, your car should speed up, which includes a turbo boost thanks to Launch Control. This should be of help in most activities, such as Drag Racing. 

That’s how to use Anti-Lag and Launch Control in Forza Horizon 5. If you’ve picked up the Rally Adventure DLC, then check out our guide to completing the Raptors Challenges here. You may be wondering how to complete the Neon Tank Photo Challenge, and we have you covered. For more, head over to our guides hub for Forza Horizon 5

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