Diablo 4 mounts: How to unlock & use

Diablo 4 mounts: How to unlock & use
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


2nd Jun 2023 14:54

You might be wondering how to unlock and use mounts in Diablo 4, as plenty of players have been showing off their own fast traversal across the huge map. Diablo 4 has a more open approach to world discovery than other games, so being able to get from one point to another in the game as fast as possible is a skill you will always want to have up your sleeve.

Unfortunately, mounts in Diablo 4 are not available to players right at the start of the game, so you will have to invest some time before you can jump up on a trusty steed.

Thankfully we've got all of the details you'll need if you were wondering how to unlock and use mounts in Diablo 4, so make sure to read the rest of this guide below to find out more.

How to unlock mounts in Diablo 4

Screenshot of a necromancer riding a horse in Diablo 4
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In order to unlock mounts in Diablo 4, you will need to complete the Mount: Donan's Favor quest. This quest only becomes available after you have completed Act 3 of the main campaign, however, so you will need to work your way through that before you can get riding.

Follow the step-by-step guide below to learn how to unlock and complete the Mount: Donan's Favor quest in Diablo 4:

  • Start Act 4 in the game and complete the A Master's Touch main quest by speaking to Donan at the Cathedral of Light in Kyovashad.
  • Find and speak to Oskar, the stable master, who is southeast of the waypoint in Kyovashad.
  • He will give you the Old Nell Steed for free, allowing you to use your first mount in Diablo 4 and complete the Mount: Donan's Favour quest.

Oskar will also have the Grey Steed and Mottled Steed available for purchase at 20,000 Gold each, so you can pick up one of those too if you would like.

How to use and ride mounts in Diablo 4

Key art of a mount in Drysteppes in Diablo 4
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In order to summon and ride your mount in Diablo 4, you must press the 'Z' key or right on the D-pad.

You won't be able to resummon your mount for eight seconds after dismounting in normal circumstances, but the cooldown will increase to 20 seconds if your horse is attacked and runs away.

Use the standard movement controls to ride your mount and control its direction, but you can also use the Spur ability with the spacebar or right trigger to gain a temporary speed boost.

  • Learn everything you need to know about the Diablo 4 classes in our comprehensive guide, including the abilities and skills on offer.

You can use the Spur ability to move through a cluster of enemies, but it only has a limited number of uses that are replenished over time, so make sure you have it for when you need it.

You can dismount normally while on your mount by pressing the right mouse button or B/Circle. Alternatively, you can also do a class-specific attack to dismount by pressing the '1' key or X/Square, but this cannot be initiated for nine seconds after your first get on your mount.

You are able to ride your mount freely within the overworld, but mounts in Diablo 4 are unavailable for use when in dungeons, cellars, or basements, so you will have to rely on your own two feet in those situations.

So, that's how to unlock and use mounts in Diablo 4, allowing you to ride freely across the demonic wastelands of the game.

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