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Does New World have mounts?

Is there a better way to get around in New World than running?

Are there any mounts in New World? Unsurprisingly it's a question that has crossed the mind of many a new player joining New World with the game's full release. Surely there's a faster way of getting about than letting your character auto-run at a leisurely pace down the hundreds of winding paths and roads that make up Aeturnum?

It's a simple question with a simple answer, so let's not waste time: read on to find out whether mounts exist in New World.

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Does New World have mounts?

Currently, New World does not have mounts. This is likely to be sad news for players who wish to see a faster method of travelling about the world of Aeturnum than simply walking (or running) there, because not one of the five attributes you can invest points in over time will grant you increased movement speed. At least fast travel exists, eh?

What's more, it doesn't look terribly likely that mounts will ever be added to New World. Reddit user "ParadiftShigm" discovered a piece of lore in an in-game text which states:

Please remember that there are NO beasts of burden on Aeturnum. No horse or donkey will pull your cart, carry your pack, or tolerate a rider. All efforts to domesticate or re-domesticate these animals have led only to injury and a lot of swearing.
A piece of lore in New World explaining the absence of mounts and beasts of burden.

Of course, this doesn't mean Amazon Game Studios can't change their mind later on and retcon mounts back into New World, and it's not out of the realms of possibility given the inevitable expansion of the game world and the clamouring of players who wish to see mounts added. But for now at least, mounts don't exist in New World, so get used to fast travelling, camping, and running about as you gather Hemp or whatever else it is you fill up your time with in Amazon's sprawling MMO.

That's the question of mounts in New World answered rather decisively. If you're looking to make the travelling time pass a bit quicker, surround yourself with a party and play New World with friends! Elsewhere you can read up on the best New World character builds, and the best weapons and armor in the game.

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