Riding a Horse
You will be able to travel faster around the island of Tsushima by riding your trusted steed that you will name yourself. Press Left on the directional pad to call him to your side. Use the R2 button to mount your horse.
How to Unlock
Choose your horse near the start of the game.
The horse is unlocked during the prologue where you must choose a horse to accompany you throughout the game. After arriving at the stables with Yuna, choose a horse that you want to use as your personal steed. You will also need to name it afterwards.
No Effect On Gameplay
All horses have the same performance so the choice only boils down to which color you like. The name you will give your horse also does not have any special effect.
Note that the horse you choose and its name cannot be changed after confirming them.
Unique horse in Digital Deluxe and Collector’s Editions
An additional horse is obtained by purchasing the Ghost of Tsushima Digital Deluxe or Collector’s Editions. As mentioned before, it performs the same as the other two horses if you only have the Standard Edition.
All Available Horses
|Brown||Digital Deluxe and Collector’s Editions|
All Available Horse Names
Gather items and materials faster.
Besides allowing you to reach your destination faster, riding a horse lets you gather materials and items on the road quicker.
Perform aerial critical strikes.
You can perform an aerial critical strike on an enemy by jumping off your horse using the △ button. This essentially allows you to take out a good chunk of the enemy’s health while mounted, giving foes little time to react because of the horse’s fast speed.
Your horse does not take damage.
Since the horse cannot take damage, it will not die during combat. When attacked, your horse will simply run away. Call him after defeating all enemies to ride him again.
|Call||Directional Pad Left|
|△ Button||Critical Strike|
The Hero of Tsushima skin set included in the Ghost of Tsushima Digital Deluxe and Collector’s Editions comes with a unique saddle for your horse.
|Saddle||How to Obtain|
|Hero of Tsushima Saddle||Included in the Ghost of Tsushima Digital Deluxe and Collector’s Editions.|
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|Exploration Guide||Weapons Guide||Standoffs|
|Resolve System||Stealth Guide||Techniques|
|Legend Level||Mount Guide||-|
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