Like in real life the amount of weight a character in Albion Online can carry is limited. Until this limit is hit the character will move at full speed. 4.8 meters per second is the base move speed.
If a character becomes over encumbered by reaching over 100% of their max load the movement of the character will Immediately slow down by 20%, limiting the characters ability to move across the world. When the character reaches 200% of their max load they can't move anymore. Your base max load is 200kg.
Note there is no increased movement penalty between 101% and 120% max load.
Bags and bootsEdit
You can increase the maximum weight you can carry by equipping bags and or boots with carry weight enchant.
|Bag Tier||Max Load increase|
|Boot Tier||Max Load increase|
Oxen decrease carry weight massively when used. They can be used for trade as well as gathering. Resource hopping is commonly used way of utilizing oxen - player gathers material, then uses ox to move to another node and so on. Effectively a player can bring about resources worth about 700-900% of his carry weight in one trip.
Please note that this method renders you immobile when you cross 200% weight threshold, making it incredibly dangerous in areas with dangerous NPCs.