Mounts in Nier: Automata are large animals found within the game, there are four types of mounts, Boar, Moose, White Boar, and White Moose. You can hop on some of the wildlife found in the game and use them as a method of transportation around the world. Unlike in NieR: Replicant, they can't be used to drift. And while they are not as fast as they are when running at top speed, they are more agile to make up for it. Mounts can now jump, which is especially useful when traversing the Desert Zone, but the you will automatically dismount when approaching a dense sandstorm. To ride any animal, you must use Animal Bait or Sachet early in the game. These items can be bought from the Supply Trader at the Resistance Camp. Once you've unlocked the transport service, you can find your mounts near most access points and exits.
How to acquire a Mount in NieR Automata
To acquire a mount, you would first need to purchase an Animal Bait. These can be purchased from the Supply Trader at the Resistance Camp for only 100G. Now when you go out into the wild, you'll often see a Moose near access points. Once you're close to an animal, select the Animal Bait from your inventory to use it and place it on the ground. Be wary and don't get to close to the animal, or they might flee. You can avoid this by purchasing a Sachet from the Supply Trader as well, this item prevents animals from running away when apprached. Once the Animal Bait is on the ground, the Animal will become attracted to it and start moving towards the bait. Once the animal starts eating the bait, you can go near it and press the action button (Circle for PS4, B on Xbox, E for PC) to mount the animal.
Albino Animals in NieR Automata
There are albino versions of Boars and Moose, the White Boar and White Moose. These animals can't be mounted, but their meat can be sold for a good amount of gold. They rarely spawn and can only be seen on rare occasions, but once you encounter one, be sure to have a Sachet ready.