Red Dead Redemption 2 is a big, and beautiful, game. As you spend more time in it, it becomes clear exactly how big it is. The pace of the game, combined with the size of the map, might make the game feel a little daunting. Do you really have to spend all that time on your horse to get from one place to another? The answer is no; you don’t. There is a fast travel mechanic in the game, although it is reasonably well hidden.
How To Fast Travel
In your main camp, you should be acquainted with the donation box. This is where everybody in camp will put the money or loot that they are willing to share, to help the camp run smoothly. There is also a ledger that allows you to use camp funds to upgrade various elements of your camp.
One of the things that you can upgrade is Dutch’s lodgings because the man in charge would like something a bit more comfy to sleep in. It costs a lot of money to do, but is actually worth it in a way, as the rest of the camp will then begin to donate more money to the camp fund. The real reason to do it, however, is because the next upgrade in line will allow Arthur to have a fast travel map in his tent. This costs over $400 in total to get, so it is quite expensive. My advice is to get used to riding around at first but save your pennies to get this particular upgrade if you don’t really enjoy having to travel by horse everywhere.
Even when you unlock it, you can only actually fast travel from the camp; you won’t be able to just fast travel all over the map as you wish. It also doesn’t unlock the ability to fast travel BACK to the camp. You also need your horse to be close by to fast travel, and fast travel will be limited to previously discovered locations.
It may not be the solution that you are looking for, but it is some way to cut down on time spent traveling, for those who are not enjoying the scenery. Be sure to keep an eye on our Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide Hub for more advice on how to survive.