Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 Disconnected from Server Issues Troubling Players

Forza Horizon 5 Disconnected from Server Issues Troubling Players

Forza Horizon 5 has been released on 9th November 2021 and within this short time players are already having a server disconnection issue. If you are at a crucial point of an event or a race and suddenly you get the notification “You have been disconnected from the session”, don’t worry, you are not the only one facing this error. Players are suffering and complaining about this problem all over the world.

This issue is affecting the online playing experience of the game. Moreover, it hampers the progress of the players. Suppose you are in the middle of a challenge and once you complete it, you’ll get a lot of Skill Points, but due to this sudden server disconnection, you lose your progress as well as your Skill Points. However, if you are also facing this “You have been disconnected from the session” error, we’ve got some solutions for you to solve this issue.

Fix to the Forza Horizon 5 Disconnected from Server Issues

If you are frequently disconnecting from the Forza Horizon 5 server and unable to play online games, most probably the problem is with your DNS Server. Below we are suggesting some fixes that might solve your problem-

  • Change the DNS Server
    • For PC- Press the Window key + I to open the Settings and then go to the Network & Internet. Click on the Change adapter option and select Network. Right-click on it and select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/ IPv4) from Properties. Next, select Properties and use the following DNS Server address to fill the Google DNS and Click on OK.
    • For Xbox Series X/S- Go to Configuration and from there ‘General’. Open the tab and select ‘Network Configuration’. Next, go to ‘Advanced Settings’ and from there ‘DNS Settings’. Change the DNS Settings to ‘Manual’ and Enter the Primary DNS as and Secondary DNS as
    • For Xbox One- Open Guide by pressing the Xbox button. Go to ‘Settings’ and from there ‘All Settings’. Next, go to ‘ Network’ and from there select the ‘Advanced Settings’ tab. Scroll down to ‘DNS Settings’ and set it to ‘Manual’. Enter the Primary DNS as and Secondary DNS as
  • Whitelist the game on your respective antivirus software
    • The developers have already confirmed that some anti-virus software may cause trouble while playing Forza Horizon 5. Therefore, do check if your game is whitelisted on your anti-virus software
  • Reset the modem
    • Alternatively, you can try resetting your modem to resolve this server disconnection issue. Press the button given at the backside of your modem to perform a factory reset.
  • Clean DNS Cache and Renew IP
    • Run the Command Prompt in Admin Mode and follow the below steps-
    • Type ipconfig/registerdns, press Enter
    • Type ipconfig/release, press Enter
    • Type ipconfig/renew, press Enter
    • Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.\
    • Run each command individually and once you complete the process, reboot your PC.
  • Run the Forza Horizon 5 in a Clean Boot Environment
    • Make sure to run the game to a clean boot environment where no third-party application hinders the game process and also has enough free space.
  • Ensure that forzahorizon5.exe is allowed through the Windows Firewall.
  • Play the game on a Wired Connection

These are all possible solutions that might work for you to solve the “You have been disconnected from the session” issue in Forza Horizon 5. If you are also facing this error, check out this guide and get the solutions that might help you solve this problem.

I am a mechanical engineer in a day job and my passion for gaming led to this website. I enjoy games that have bit of a story depth and mostly single player. One of my favorites is Horizon Zero Dawn. I also dabble in multiplayer, but not battle royals, mostly because I am not good at it. Occasionally, I do enjoy trending survival games such as the latest Valheim and Muck. I have another website where I write more often VGNerdsAtWork.

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