Red Dead Redemption 2 is an almost impossibly massive game with a suitably massive map to boot, so much so that sometimes you want to cut out a lot of the legwork and just magically teleport. While there is fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2, it does come with some caveats and plenty of work before you can even unlock it.
First off, you will need to have reached at least Chapter 2’s Money Lending and Other Sins mission before you can unlock fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2, so bear that in mind before you follow the info below.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Fast Travel: How To Unlock It
As mentioned, you will need to have completed the Money Lending and Other Sins mission beforehand — the mission is given by Strauss. Once that’s over with, you unlock the ability to interact with the ledger in the camp.
The ledger effectively allows you to contribute camp money towards purchasing upgrades to stuff like lodgings and supplies. It’s lodgings that you need to look at, however. You will first need to improve Dutch’s hut before you can move on to your own, meaning that you will need at least $436 before you can unlock fast travel.
To earn money quick, just do some of the story missions and then be sure to loot any dead bodies you create and sell their wares on through a fence, or you could donate those items directly to the camp’s coffers. Look out for any gold nuggets or basically anything gold at all; they’re worth a lot in the world of Red Dead Redemption.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Fast Travel: How To Use It
Once you’ve purchased improvement to Arthur’s lodgings, the fast travel map will be available around the side of his tent.
Simply walk up to it, interact, choose where you want to go, and it will trigger a transition cutscene.
Note that you can only use the fast travel map while inside the gang’s camp; there’s no option to just fast travel at any point.
You will only also be able to travel to places that you have already visited. A quick way around that is to also consider travelling by train, which you can either hop on by chance or wait for at a train station.
Red Dead Online Fast Travel
While you can technically fast travel in Red Dead Online from signposts dotted around the world’s town, there’s an easier and cheaper way of getting around. Simply go into your pause menu, select “Online”, and then you can choose in which region you want to respawn. Very handy if you want to get from Saint Denis to, say, Armadillo in as quick a time as possible.