Elden Ring: How to get a horse mount

Horseback riding is one of the new features of Elden Ring from FromSoftware. Players can get their mount quite early in the tutorial area.

While FromSoftware is coming Ancient ring closely resembles the proven formula of Dark souls franchise, the new IP builds on the strong foundations of its predecessor, such as granting players a new horse mount to ride on while traveling the world. The well-designed and highly detailed environments of Sekiro Where Dark souls were anything but small, but the decision to add horseback riding in Ancient ring hints at how much gamers can expect this whole new world to be.

Torrent, the name of the player’s spectral steed in Ancient ring, is not readily available from the start of the game but is instead unlocked later after progressing through the tutorial area. However, it is recommended that players take their time, familiarizing themselves with the familiar but new world and mechanics of the game before rushing to find their horse. Melina, one of the first characters the player meets, is the person who will provide the means to summon Torrent.


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To unlock Torrent, the horse rides in Ancient ring, players must meet Melina at Gatefront, one of the Grace sites in the tutorial area. Along the way, players must find three other sites before arriving at Gatefront, such as Stranded Graveyard, The First Step, Church of Elleh, Groveside Cave. Grace sites work the same as bonfires in Dark souls, small landmarks where players can rest and regenerate their HP.

How to get the horse mount in Elden Ring

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Gatefront is located directly north of where players start Ancient ring. After The First Step, the path will lead north and players will discover the other locations along the way. Once the player reaches Elleh’s Church, they can be sure that their next stop will be Gatefront.

When players rest at Grace’s Gatefront site, a cutscene is triggered, with Melina approaching the player and offering her services as a support maiden. After a bit of dialogue, she’ll give players the Spectral Steed Whistle, the item that unlocks Riding in Ancient ring and summons Torrent. Open inventory and add the whistle to the Hotbar for easy access.

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Ancient ring can be pre-ordered for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC, with official release slated for February 25, 2022.


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