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How to Get Off Your Horse in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord’s horse is great, except for when you actually want to get off your horse and walk. Here’s how to dismount.

Hang on… why would you want to walk when you’ve got a perfectly good mount? As long as you don’t overwork the animal and remember to give it rest and sugar lumps, you’re good to go. Well, there are a few reasons you might want to get off your Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord horse.

Firstly, it can be a tricky controlling your horse in-town, so you risk hitting villagers or blundering into a fence. Secondly, talking at someone from the top of a horse makes you look a bit snooty, assuming you’re not actually a Lord.

Finally, when it comes to combat, it can be easier to fake on some foes face-to-face. Yes, large groups of enemies can overwhelm you but if you’re trying to take down just a couple of opponents, repeatedly charging past them can be a pain.

So what do you do? The good news is that in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord you can get off your horse. But, unlike Red Dead Redemption and its ilk, it’s not a case of just holding down a single button. Here’s what to do:

  • Be in a village, battlefield etc. – you can’t dismount on the main map.
  • Look down at your horse. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in third or first person mode.
  • You’ll see a message prompting you to press a key or button (Y on Xbox).
  • Press that button and you’ll get off your horse.
  • Then, when you want to climb back on your horse, walk up to it and press the same button.

And that’s how you get off your horse on Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, though we’d recommend you make sure you don’t dismount into the middle of an enemy horde.

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Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.