Horizon Forbidden West Mount Guide
Forbidden Horizon West sees the return of Aloy and the future post-apocalyptic United States, complete with an abundance of machine wildlife. Although this game is a sequel to Horizon Zero Dawna large number of new players are flocking to the sequel.
To say this game is dense would be an apt observation, given that there’s so much to do in Horizon Forbidden West, it’s no surprise that some people need help and guidance. And if you’re here now, then you’d probably like some advice on the different mounts you can find in the game.
How to Get a Mount in Horizon Forbidden West
To unlock mounts in the game, you need to replace mountable machines. There are three types of mounts in Horizon Forbidden West, all of which are similar in nature, but they each have a unique quality that might make you choose one over another. But all of them make travel infinitely easier.
To get a mount, Aloy will have to replace the machines. To replace each mount, you will need to go to a specific cauldron, which will be listed below for each mount.
How to replace a machine
In order to use this new ability, players will need to be within range of mountable machines. Players will need to avoid being seen, so you’ll need to use the best of your stealth abilities. Using Aloy’s whistle, players can bring machines closer together so they are within range. Once close enough, there will be a prompt to replace it.
At this point, timing is key. If the player misses the chance, the machine may notice Aloy and become aggressive. But if the replacement is successful, Aloy will be able to ride it until it dies or players get a new one.
Horizon Forbidden West Mounts
Four different types of media are available.
Magazines will be the first mount you can use in the game. You will start the game with the replacement code for the magazine, so you can get one quickly.
The chargers are fast, but they’re not the most powerful. Especially if you run into trouble while rolling, they can fall off quickly if you don’t get away quickly.
In Daunt, you will find Bristlebacks. These machines are good fighters and have elemental attacks that boost their strength. Not to mention that they are quite fast, which makes getting around a lot easier. You also won’t have to worry about getting into trouble as the Bristlebacks can help you out in a fight.
You can find the replacement for Bristlebacks in the TAU Cauldron / Repair Bay west of Plainsong.
While Clawstriders are great additions to any fight, they pay for their strength with their speed. They are some of the slowest mounts out there, but luckily they are much more maneuverable in the wilderness and terrain.
You can get the Clawstrider Override by completing the IOTA Cauldron that you’ll find near the northern edge of the map, just north of Scalding Spear.
Your only flying mount, Sunwings make getting around a lot easier. You can descend into the world below and bypass certain puzzles or fights. It’s the fastest mount but it’s not a great fighter. But overall it’s a flying mount, what’s not to want?
You’ll get the Sunwing Override as part of the story, so you can’t unlock it ahead of time. You will need to do the quest that will take you to the Gemini Cauldron to get it.
There you have it, all the mounts you can find in Horizon Forbidden West!