In the massive open world video games Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, not all robots are dangerous enemies. Some can be overridden and used as helpful mounts for traveling long distances fast. Here are the best robotic mounts Aloy can take control of:
7- Fast and Smart Striders
These horse-like machines are the original mounts in Zero Dawn. With their speed and agility, Striders make great transportation early in the game. Sneaking up to override a Strider can be tricky since they tend to flee from you. They’re also pretty basic compared to later mounts.
6- Use Chargers’ Horns for Surprise
Resembling rams with curved horns, Chargers are fast sprinters encountered early on in Forbidden West. Their speed helps cover ground quickly in the huge map. You can use their horns to surprise attack enemies while mounted.
5- Broadheads: Heavy Protectors
Broadheads are small cow-shaped animals, mostly discovered in Zero Dawn. They can provide some protection in combat. However, the weighty size makes them hard to move in tight spaces. Escaping enemies on narrow paths is tough.
4- Dinosaur-Shaped Clawstriders
These mid-sized dinosaurs are found in packs. There are two variations of them: fire-breathing and acid-breathing. While not the fastest, their sharp claws and armor help in battle. Clawstriders were initially seen in the first gameplay trailer of Forbidden West.
3- Sturdy, Bulky Bristlebacks
Bristlebacks are the second mount found in Forbidden West, when Aloy spots Erend after she unnoticeably left Meridian. They’re fast, vigorous, and bulky. With tusks, blades and fire attacks, few machines match their might.
2- Soaring Above on Sunwings
The flying Sunwings are a major new addition in Forbidden West. Finally players can soar through the skies overlooking the whole landscape. Learning to override these bird-like bots opens up exploration. Gliding by Sunwing makes for breathtaking views.
1- Explore Under Water with Waterwings
Waterwings are similar to Sunwings but feature a new ability to dive into the water. These machines were introduced in the Burning Shores DLC, allowing Aloy to evade enemies’ attacks by diving beneath the waves.
The ability to temporarily take control of these different robots as mounts is a key skill for Aloy. Different situations call for different mounts based on what’s needed. Override wisely to choose the right robo-mount!
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Horizon Zero Dawn is available on PS4 and PC – Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 and PS5.
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I'm a passionate content writer dedicated to the world of video games.
My heart beats to the rhythm of the virtual landscapes, and my true gaming obsessions are "Horizon Franchise", Zero Dawn and Forbidden West, and "The Last of Us Series". You can always find me exploring the breathtaking horizons of Ellie's and Aloy's adventures.