In the past couple of weeks, Forza Horizon 4 has been plagued with a plethora of network errors, DNS issues, and connectivity problems. While there is no clear cause or fix for these problems, there are some things you can do that may help you out. Make sure to follow closely for the best results! Right, let’s get into it.
The “Cannot connect to Horizon Life fail” is the most recurring error on the game, so let’s see how you can possibly combat errors like these. Check out our other articles in case you have network issues on Team Fortress 2, Escape from Tarkov or ARK Mobile!
Ensure it isn’t a server fault.
You need to make sure some part of the problem is indeed on your end, first and foremost. Use this Forza Horizon down detector. If the servers are indeed down, you must simply wait till all services are back to normal and get back to playing Forza Horizon 4! Make sure to review the live outage map available on this page as well to figure out if the problem is localized to your region.
Run a speedtest.
Use Ookla’s speedtest to find out if your network connection is suffering for whatever reason. If your ping is above 100 ms, this could be a very real problem for you when you are gaming, since it means that any input you provide to the game is registered only that much time after you do so. Using an ethernet connection is always the way to go for the best connectivity. If you must use a Wi-fi connection, try and restart your router to see if that fixes the connection.
Check your ping.
Search cmd in the windows search bar and hit enter. Type in the command ping google.com to check your latency lost to google.com, and anything above 100 ms should be worrying. If you also see packet loss, run the command: ipconfig /flushdns. This frees up your DNS Resolver Cache.