One feature of Horizon Zero Dawn is that you can override certain machines and use them as a mount. Then you can ride them like a horse, which makes navigating the huge open world much quicker.
So you went through all the trouble to catch one of these machines and suddenly it has disappeared. That’s normal, because machines only stay overriden for a set amount of time and then they go away.
But there is an easy way to unlock permanent mounts. They can also help you in battle! You can call a mount whenever you want, how often you want. Here’s how to do it:
- In the Skill Menu buy “Call Mount +” (Forager Skill Tree).
This skill calls a new overriden mount if no mount is available. To unlock the skill you need 3 skill points and unlock other skills in this tree. I recommend you get it as early as possible because the mount is really useful in combat, too. A fast way to get skill points in the early game is to climb all Tallnecks (there are 5 of them an each gives 1 skill point).
And this is how you get a permanent mount in Horizon Zero Dawn.