Fast traveling is an essential part of any open-world game, and it is no different in Dead Island 2. Hell-A may be a smaller world compared to many other games in the genre but that doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from fast travel.
This guide will tell you where in the story can you expect to have fast travel in Dead Island 2. Though it is worth knowing that the maps in Dead Island 2 are somewhat interconnected. Some places just connect to others almost effortlessly but the game won’t tell you that half the time. You’ll just have to find out which exit leads to which map.
Dead Island 2: How to Fast Travel?
For whatever reason, fast travel doesn’t become a thing until you’re well into the game. More accurately, roughly around halfway through the game.
Fast travel in Dead Island 2 becomes accessible after crawling out of the sewers and meeting up with the Blue Crab Boys for the first time. We won’t go into the specifics but just know that you are on a mission to get in touch with the authorities, or what’s left of them.
Simply interacting with the map opens the menus. From there, you can change locations and the time of day you want to enter the map – either night or day. We have noticed no difference between the two. And there doesn’t seem to be any timed-related stuff.
Generally, we go into the area during the daytime as you have the best visibility during the day. The only benefit for Night time activities is that you can see the glow of collectibles a little more easily… but that kind of thing is subjective, at best.
Getting access to the Fast Travel Map also earns you access to previously unlocked safe zones. But not all safe zones, only the ones that have a fast travel map on them. There are 10 locations available in Dead Island 2. And each of them has at least one Fast Travel map. Some locations like Venice have two places that have a fast travel map. The catch is that you’ll have to unlock the second one after progressing the story a little more.
At the very least, you’ll be able to go back and forth between locations, completing side objectives such as the lock boxes. You can also take this time to collect any journals you may have overlooked. And who knows, you may even stumble upon a newly unlocked side quest just by wandering around.
And that’s everything you need to know about fast traveling in Dead Island 2. We hope you have found this information quite useful for your survival efforts. Good luck out there, Survivors.
Dead Island 2 is available now on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.