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Is Forza Horizon 4 Free on Steam?

I know what you‘re wondering – with Forza Horizon 4 now available on Steam, can you get the full game for free?

The short answer is: unfortunately, no. Forza Horizon 4 is not free on Steam.

But don‘t tune out just yet! In this detailed guide, I‘ll cover everything you need to know about getting Forza Horizon 4 on Steam, including:

  • Standard pricing and editions
  • Trying it for free with demos and Game Pass
  • If it‘s worth buying at full price
  • How to get it for free through giveaways and rewards
  • Breakdowns of what‘s included with each edition

And plenty more tips for maximizing your Forza Horizon 4 experience on Steam!

So buckle up and get ready to go in-depth on Forza Horizon 4 with your racing game expert friend. Let‘s hit the road.

What‘s the Standard Pricing for Forza Horizon 4 on Steam?

Forza Horizon 4 has a standard upfront cost on Steam, unlike free-to-play games. Here‘s a quick look at the MSRP pricing:

Standard Edition$59.99
Deluxe Edition$79.99

These are the base prices without any discounts or sales applied.

There are occasional promotions on Steam that drop the price by 20-50%, so keep an eye out for deals. But most times, expect to pay $60+ for the Standard Edition.

Now, you might be wondering – do you need to pay for Xbox Live or Game Pass too?

The good news is that Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass subscriptions are not required to play Forza Horizon 4 on Steam!

A free Xbox Live account is needed for features like multiplayer and cross-play. But unlike the Xbox console version, there are no recurring fees just to access Forza Horizon 4 on Steam after purchase.

So while Forza Horizon 4 isn‘t free itself, you won‘t have to pay a monthly fee on top of it. Just a one time purchase cost to play on Steam.

Can You Try Forza Horizon 4 for Free Before Buying?

Dropping $60 on a game sight unseen can be nerve wracking. So are there any ways to take Forza Horizon 4 out for a free test drive before purchasing?

Fortunately, yes – here are 3 legit ways to sample Forza Horizon 4 for zero dollars:

1. Download the Free Demo

Forza developers occasionally release free, limited time demo versions. These let you explore the open world and try out races and events.

The demos are usually available for 3-5 days as a free download from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 PCs.

Keep tabs on Forza‘s social media and news sites to catch demo announcements. Then take it for a spin while you can!

2. Use Xbox Game Pass for PC

This is hands down the best way to play Forza Horizon 4 for free. Xbox Game Pass includes full access to download and play Forza Horizon 4 on PC as part of the subscription.

Right now, you can even get your first month of Game Pass for just $1! One buck to enjoy the full Forza Horizon 4 experience is pretty awesome.

And if you decide to buy it after trying with Game Pass, your save progress will carry over.

3. Watch for Free Play Weekends

Occasionally, Forza Horizon 4 is one of the free games during Xbox‘s "Free Play Days" events. These usually run Friday-Monday and are open to all Xbox and Windows 10 gamers.

Follow Xbox on Twitter or Facebook to be notified when the next Free Play Days weekend is scheduled. Then hop on Forza Horizon 4 for up to 4 days at no cost!

With demos, Game Pass trials, and Free Play Days, you‘ve got options to test drive before fully committing. Try them out to get a feel for the gameplay before buying.

Is Forza Horizon 4 Worth Buying on Steam at Full Price?

Alright, so we‘ve established Forza Horizon 4 isn‘t free, but costs around $60 for the base version on Steam. That‘s a chunk of change – but is the game worth paying full price?

In my opinion as a long time racing fan: absolutely, yes.

Here are 5 key reasons why I think Forza Horizon 4 is totally worth buying at $60 on Steam:

1. It‘s one of the highest reviewed racing games ever

Forza Horizon 4 is sitting at a 92 out of 100 critic score on Metacritic. It‘s been showered with praise and awards as one of the top racers of the decade. This game delivers an amazing experience.

2. The open world is incredibly immersive

Few racing titles capture the feel of freely driving through a living, breathing open world like Forza Horizon 4. The recreation of Britain just begs to be explored from the Cotswolds to Edinburgh.

3. Dynamic seasons change everything

As real-world seasons change in the game, it impacts driving conditions and unlocks new events. Winter snowboarding races and fall foliage tours are just some of the unique events only available in certain seasons.

4. Hundreds of cars to collect and customize

With over 450 cars from off-road trucks to track racing beasts, you‘ll always have exciting new rides to add to your garage and customize visually + performance wise.

5. Multiplayer is seamlessly integrated

Joining up with friends or random racers to explore together is totally seamless. Solo play is great fun too, but mixing in multiplayer makes the world feel even more alive.

If you‘re still unsure, check out the Overwhelmingly Positive user reviews on Steam. Fans love Forza Horizon 4 for good reason, and Steam reviews reinforce that it‘s money well spent.

In summary – yes, Forza Horizon 4 is absolutely worth buying at full price for the quality and hundreds of hours of content. But read on to learn how you may be able to score it at no cost!

How Can You Get Forza Horizon 4 for Free?

Forza Horizon 4 won‘t be coming to permanently free-to-play anytime soon. But there are still a couple legitimate ways you could score the full game for $0:

Enter giveaways

Microsoft and other companies sometimes run contests where they give away codes for Forza Horizon 4. Follow accounts like Forza on social media and be ready to enter! With some luck, you could win a free copy.

Earn rewards points

Microsoft Rewards lets you earn points from Bing searches, game play, surveys, etc. Save up enough points in your account to redeem a Forza Horizon 4 code for free!

Outside of those options, be wary of any site offering free unlocked copies or downloads. Those are likely illegally pirated. Stick to official giveaways and rewards programs for your best chance at getting Forza Horizon 4 for free!

Breaking Down the Forza Horizon 4 Editions on Steam

Forza Horizon 4 is available in Standard and Deluxe Edition options on Steam. Let‘s look at everything you‘ll get in each version:

Standard Edition ($59.99)

The base version comes with the full core game and tons of content:

  • 450+ cars from 100+ manufacturers
  • Britain open world with changing seasons
  • 72 story missions across solo and co-op play
  • Extensive multiplayer modes for racing with friends
  • The Formula Drift Car Pack (7 extra cars)
  • The Best of Bond Car Pack (10 cars from James Bond films)

For most players, the Standard Edition is the perfect choice for getting started. It delivers hundreds of hours of gameplay at great value.

Deluxe Edition ($79.99)

The upgraded edition includes everything in Standard, plus:

  • Car Pass: 42 additional cars released over time
  • VIP Membership: 5M credits, cosmetics, emotes, player house, wheelspins, super wheelspins, and double credit race rewards
  • Expansions: Future major expansions included when released
  • Formula Drift Car Pack
  • Best of Bond Car Pack

The Deluxe is ideal for diehard collectors who want access to all cars. The VIP perks can also be nice. But Standard has plenty enough content for most.

No matter which you choose, you‘ll get a fantastic racing package! Now let‘s get out there and start exploring the open roads.

Hopefully this detailed guide has answered all your questions about getting Forza Horizon 4 on Steam – and maybe even how to get it for free! Let me know if you have any other Forza topics you‘d like me to cover. Now get behind the virtual wheel and let‘s race!



Michael Reddy is a tech enthusiast, entertainment buff, and avid traveler who loves exploring Linux and sharing unique insights with readers.