Everything you need to know about Forza Horizon 5’s new Anti-Lag system

Justin Melillo
Anti-Lag was introduced to Forza Horizon 5 in the latest update this week (29th March). Here’s everything you need to know about the new feature.
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In the most recent update for 2021’s release of Forza Horizon 5, alongside their second expansion with the Rally Adventure DLC, there are some new things for all players to enjoy and partake in.

One of the new features available to all players, regardless if they have the Rally Adventure expansion, is the addition of an Anti-Lag system that can be added to many of the cars in the title.

However, it’s not something that’s available for every car, only ones that can be turbocharged with a turbo system. On top of that, it’s a separate part than the previous turbos that may exist on the cars before the additions.

Long story short, it won’t inherently be on your cars from the get go. It is its own add-on part. For turbocharged cars or those with the ability to add a turbo, which reportedly is over 630 cars in Forza Horizon 5 already, players can add this new Anti-Lag system.


To add an Anti-Lag system to your car, you’ll need to first head to the Cars menu on the pause screen, then move over to the Garage tab.

Pick the car you want to add the Anti-Lag turbocharger to and get in the car. Then, click on Upgrades and Tuning. The big section in the middle of the screen says Custom Upgrade – go ahead and click on that, and head to the Engine section. Find the Turbo options, click to get in there, and then the part should appear.

Make sure to pick the part that says it comes “With Anti-Lag” or else you’ll be installing just the basic Turbo without it.

In the real-world, it’s a system that rally cars use to avoid large turbos from being off-boost on gear shifting, which in effect keeps drivers from losing valuable time in race events.

Basically, those loud backfire pops and exhaust flames are the by-products.

It’s a neat feature and addition to the popular arcade-style open world racing title. There are definitely more loud bangs in my world when playing, as well as more neat exhaust flames to take pictures of.


Now, it’s not a requirement, but it does improve the launch and the acceleration of any car you are able to install it on. For racing, it’s a great addition.

This new feature coincides with another added feature in the game for this update as well, Launch Control, which unlike the Anti-Lag, is something that can be turned on or off for all cars without any added parts.

What do you think about the Anti-Lag system addition to Forza Horizon 5? Let us know in the comments!

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