Racing Wheels for Forza
Forza Motorsport is one of Microsoft’s crown jewels, a racing sim that’s accessible to players of all skill levels. Whether you’re a casual or hardcore player, into endurance racing or drifting, Forza Motorsport has a little bit of something for everyone. It also enjoys full wheel support so if you’re looking to get a little more realistic in your racing, these are the ones we’d pick,
The Logitech G920 is a great wheel for most levels of Forza drivers. It’s got excellent build quality with a metal body and paddles trimmed in a soft, comfy leather. It also has dual-motor force feedback for a good feel of the road, the included pedals are solid, and its mounting pattern is supported by any leading wheel stand or cockpit. You also get a realistic 900-degree rotation and a stripe so you can easily see your angle at a glance.
The TMX is a good entry-level wheel for newcomers that still want an authentic, high-quality experience without spending a fortune. This belt-driven wheel has adjustable rotation between 270-900 degrees, 12-bit resolution optical reading for precision response, and a high-performance force feedback motor. It also supports the T-3PA and T-LCM pedal sets, both of which are a good investment if you’re looking for the full three-pedal setup.
If you’re looking for a high-end wheel to use with your Xbox One, then the TS-XW is about the best there is. The wheel itself is modeled on the real-world Sparco P310 and trimmed in alcantara, but can also be swapped out. It packs a 40-watt brushless force feedback system, internal cooling, a turbo power supply, two large paddle shifters, and a full 1,080 degrees of rotation. This is a serious wheel for serious racing and not for the faint of heart.
This Fanatec wheel actually supports Xbox One (and has a snazzy Forza branding) but Fanatec is the place to go for some high-end but not ridiculously priced sim racing equipment for PC. The base is universal, the buttons and paddles are customizable, the motors are brushless, you get an included LED display, and the performance is staggeringly good. The only downside is that due to current shortages, pre-orders are being accepted for shipping to begin in June.
Not everyone wants to get super serious with their virtual racing and just wants something that feels better than a controller. The Hori RWO is a budget racing wheel with solid hardware, all the buttons you need, and a low price tag. Rotation is limited to 270 degrees but unless you’re drifting, this will be ample for most other action inside Forza. The stripe to quickly see your rotation angle is a nice touch, too.
The TX Servo base comes without a wheel, which makes it a perfect choice if you’re looking to build something a little more custom. With an “industrial class” brushless motor you’re getting force feedback on par with the best of Thrustmaster’s setups but with the freedom to pick your own wheel and pedals. It’s also ready for both Xbox One and PC, so it doesn’t matter where you play your Forza.
Start your engines
Forza Motorsport on either Xbox One or PC is a fantastic experience with a controller, but the added experience with a wheel and pedal setup adds a whole new dimension to the game. If you’re looking for something that’s good for just about everyone, the Logitech G920 is a perfect place to start. Logitech is known for its great PC and gaming accessories, and the G920 is no different. It comes in at a great price and packs in plenty of features for beginners and more advanced wheel users.
Xbox is supported by some excellent wheels though, and whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced racer, Thrustmaster has something for you in the TMX and the TS-XW. The former is such a good value package for starting out, while the latter has all the bells and whistles that longer serving sim racers will be looking for.
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