How to get mounts in New World

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New World character stood next to wolf
New World now has mounts. Image via Amazon Games

New World finally has mounts, meaning you no longer have to venture Aeterum on foot, instead, you can zoom around on a horse, lion, or ride of your choice.

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Two years on New World finally has a mount system. This is the best way to travel and in all honesty, it’s just a lot of fun. Mounts are something common in most MMOs, so if you’re playing New World in 2023 you’ll definitely want to know how to get one.

The best part is, that getting your first mount should take little to no effort at all.

New World mount quest: How to unlock your first mount

New World player standing in front of mission marker
Here is where you can start the mount questline. Screenshot by Dot Esports

To get your first mount in New World you will need to own the Rise of the Angry Earth expansion, reach level 25, and complete the mission My Kingdom for a Horse.

My Kingdom for a Horse is a mission that can be completed during the lengthy mount questline that was added to the game as part of the expansion.

The first quest in this chain is called A Change in the Wild. For this, you’ll simply need to start it by interacting with the mud-stained note in Everfall, or another major city. Then venture out into Aeternum and speak to Jochi Khan. The quickest way to find him and do this is to fast-travel to the Shadowmine Shrine.

Once you’ve spoken to Khan you’ll get the next quest, My Kingdom for a Horse. This mission will have you wandering around the zone looking for signs of the Beast Lords. Simply follow the objectives and explore, harvest some materials, and speak to the wild horse.

Speak to Khan again to get your rewards, which include your very first mount in New World. Go to your inventory and double-click the horse to claim it.

How to access mounts in New World

New World player standing in front of horse.
Screenshot by Dot Esports.

To access your mounts in New World, press tab and in the top left you will notice a small horse icon. Click this and it will show you all of the different mounts that are available.

How to get the Wolf and Lion mounts in New World

While unlocking a horse is a painless endeavor, if you want to get the other mounts in New World such as the Lion or Dire Wolf you’ll need to put in a lot more effort. These mounts are given as rewards from quests accessible via Jochi Khan.

Khan will give you a quest to complete the different races across Aeternum called Warrior’s Path Circuit. Go and complete these different races and eventually, you’ll be given subsequent quests to complete races in other zones.

Eventually, if you keep completing the mount quest line you will receive both unique mounts, but be warned. You need to be at level 45 to get the Wolf mount and 65 for the Lion mount, so you might need to do some grinding if you’re a new player.

All mounts and requirements in New World

  • Horse: Reach level 25, complete My Kingdom for a Horse
  • Wolf: Reach level 45, continue to level up Horse via quests from Jochi Khan
  • Lion: Reach level 65, continue to level up Horse and Wolf mounts with missions from Jochi Khan
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Ryan Galloway
Ryan is a Senior Staff Writer for Dot Esports who has been working at GAMURS since 2020. He covers a wide variety of titles from across the gaming space, with a focus on Pokémon. He boasts a degree in Journalism from Murdoch University. Email: ryan@dotesports.com