The Fortnite riding animals feature is a thing that exists, yes. If you’re tired of having to look for the nearest vehicle or a lucky find of a lunch pad to move around, this is a great alternative. The new season introduces massive changes on the battle royale map, returning mechanics, and some interesting additions, from weapons to quests to follow on a weekly basis. This guide explains how to mount wolves and boars in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3.
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How to Jump on a Wolf or Boar’s Back in Fortnite
During the Zero Week quests batch of Chapter 3 Season 3, one of the challenges asks you to jump on a Wolf or Boar’s back in Fortnite. This serves as an introduction to a cool new feature where you can tame and ride wildlife to your heart’s content.
In order to mount and ride a wolf or boar in Fortnite, all you have to do is jump on their back. Yes, it’s as simple as the objective implies. Keep in mind that it’s likely you’re going to get hit by the animal as you try to do it, but once you’ve successfully mounted them, the animal remains tamed as long as they stay alive.
Something that is worth noting is that you don’t have to dismount from either animal in order to shoot or throw weapons. This adds an interesting strategy to consider, and one that will come in handy in a number of different situations. You can also jump and even dismount yourself if you jump again in mid-air. In addition, the sprint is very fast — you can’t shoot while sprinting for obvious reasons, but in every other situation, feel free to heal yourself, throw items at friends, and so on.
The ability to mount wildlife in Fortnite sounds excellent on paper, and I’m surprised that it took developer Epic this long to implement it. It’s a fantastic idea and it seems like the foundation for it has been settled in place a long time ago, but honestly, it makes sense that this is happening in Chapter 3.
If we look back at what the season has brought, Fortnite riding animals make perfect sense. The focus on improving movement introduced itself with the possibility to mantle on walls and all sorts of structures, while sliding fits the core gameplay perfectly. And if you take into account that Zero Build allowed thousands of players (myself included) to focus on these additions as opposed to worrying about not being aspirational architects, mounting animals is the next logical step.
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Of course, wolves and boars have been roaming the battle royale map for a long while now, and it’s likely that you got jump-scared by them dozens of times by now. But being able to tame them and just explore the new map together is a welcome addition.