AC Origins mounts are used to traverse the game’s map faster. They’re a necessity, since the game’s rendition of ancient Egypt is enormous. The horses and camels are a boon, but sometimes they’ll start trotting casually instead of running full speed, which can be a nuissance. Many players are asking how to make mounts sprint in AC Origins – we’ve made this guide to help you with this unfortunate issue.
How to make mounts sprint?
You can’t really influence your mount’s speed. The only direct control you have over your horse/camel is in whether it will move or not, and in which direction. You can’t make them speed up or slow down by pressing a button. However, knowing the rules of their behavior will help you get around this limitation.
Your mount will run at full speed when you’re out in the wild. When you reach a settlement, it will automatically slow down. There are a lot of people in the streets of these Egyptian towns and villages, and Bayek is a protector – it wouldn’t do for him to recklessly endanger his fellow citizens.
If you’re travelling to a far away place, it’s worth avoiding towns, especially since roads don’t influence mount speed. You can also let the game do the travelling for you – simply set up a custom marker, get on your horse or camel, and press the appropriate button to make it go there on its own. You can take a break and stretch a bit, prepare a quick snack or simply enjoy the landscape without the need to steer.