Red Dead Redemption 2 has a huge game world. It even contains a large chunk of Red Dead Redemption's map which you can visit after you've unlocked it.
Traversing such a vast landscape on foot or on horseback can be a bit daunting, and if you ever need to get to the other end of the map for an objective, going there manually might take too much time. Luckily, the game has fast travel, and this guide will show you how to use it.
First of all, fast travel isn't accessible by default. Once you've reached Chapter 2 and the game has properly opened up before you, camp upgrades become available. One of these is called Dutch's Lodgings, which then unlocks further upgrades.
First, you need to purchase the "Dutch's Lodgings" upgrade from the Ledger. After this, you need to buy the "Next In Line" upgrade. The two together cost around $600. Then Fast Travel will be unlocked.
Once unlocked, fast-travel still isn't quite as unrestricted like in some other open world games. Instead of opening your map and allowing you to fast travel anywhere from anywhere, or even just to points of interest like in Assassin's Creed, there are several orules.
- You can only fast travel from your camp, but not back to it.
- You can only fast travel to specific fast travel locations that you have already discovered.
- Fast travel only works if your horse is near the camp when you use the map.
- Additionally, the interface is also less than helpful, as instead of showing you an actual map, it just gives you a list of location names that you'll need to remember.
While this isn't the most convenient fast-travel system we've seen in games, we're just happy Rockstar added this at all. With so many mechanics expressly focusing on realism above all else, they could have just as easily omitted fast travel from Red Dead Redemption 2 entirely.
If you're interested in how to upgrade and maintain your cores and bars, check out our guide on the subject.