Horizon Forbidden West: How to Fast Travel – All Methods

There is more than one way you can fast travel in Horizon Forbidden West. We have listed all methods so read our guide and find out.

Fast travel is one of those game mechanics which are a must-have for modern games. Horizon Forbidden West’s map is 5 miles long. Meaning it can take quite some time to get from one end to the other.

To put that into retrospect, it takes 30 minutes on a land mount and 12 minutes on a flying mount. Thankfully, Horizon Forbidden West’s fast travel is well thought-out and makes moving around much easier. This is especially useful when trying to collect items for secret weapons like Regalla’s Wrath or the Wings of the Ten.

Let’s dive into Horizon Forbidden West’s fast travel mechanics without further ado!

Key Takeaways
  • Horizon Forbidden West features a Fast Travel System utilizing “Campfires” spread across the map.
  • Two ways to fast travel: easily between campfires or using resources with Fast Travel Packs.
  • Obtain fast travel ability early in the game through the mission “To the Brink.”
  • Within 20 meters of an unlocked campfire, use it for fast travel (indicated by a white icon).
  • Fast Travel Packs can be used from anywhere to a campfire, available for purchase (25 metal shards) or crafting (3 Wild Meat, 10 Ridge Wood).
  • Maximum of 50 Fast Travel Packs can be held at once.
  • The Base serves as a hub for quick travel without consuming Fast Travel Packs

How to Fast Travel for free

  • Two methods of travel: free (between campfires) and resource-exhausting.
  • Free travel is restricted to initiation from a campfire, not possible from anywhere on the map.
  • Fast travel limited to campfires or settlements with campfires that have been visited before.
  • Campfires are made available for fast travel by being within 20m of them, turning the icon white.
  • To initiate fast travel, approach the unlocked campfire and hold down the circle button to access the menu.
  • Choose a campfire near the desired location to complete the fast travel process

Campfires in shelters also have another use, changing the time of the day. You get to pick between the four options:

  • Morning (4 Hours)
  • Afternoon (9 Hours)
  • Evening (15 Hours)
  • Night (19 Hours)

Though do keep in mind this feature comes a little later in the game and not as immediately as Fast Travel.

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How to Fast Travel with Fast Travel Packs

  • In Horizon Forbidden West, Fast Travel Packs are essential for traveling from any location on the map to a specific campfire.
  • Unlike the first game’s Golden Fast Travel Pack, which allowed unlimited fast travel, regular Fast Travel Packs are now used upon each travel.
  • Fast Travel Packs enable travel even during battles, offering a convenient escape option.
  • While they cannot be used when falling or during story sequences, Fast Travel Packs provide flexibility in various situations.
  • To use Fast Travel Packs, open the map, hover over the desired campfire, press R2, and confirm or cancel the use of a Fast Travel Pack
Travel Packs to save time
Horizon Forbidden West – Using the Fast Travel Pack

The Fast Travel Packs also allow you to travel to other discovered locations such as Ruins, Tallnecks, and Melee Pits.

Related: Horizon Forbidden West: Tallnecks Locations

How to acquire Fast Travel Packs

You will most likely want to keep some Fast Travel Packs on you for emergency purposes. To acquire them, you can either craft or purchase them.

Merchants in the wild and in settlements sell these Fast Travel Packs for 25 metal shards. Although at a low price, shards also have a more important use case in upgrading weapons and buying the best armors. So, your next best bet is to craft them yourself.

Fast Travel Pack From Merchant
Horizon Forbidden West – Fast Travel Pack From Merchant

Crafting a Fast Travel Pack simply costs 3 Wild Meat and 10 Ridge Wood. With both the resources being vastly available throughout the map, crafting seems like the better option. Wild Meat can be harvested from boars, whereas Ridge Wood is literally everywhere. Ridge Wood is the same item used for crafting arrows for regular or best bows and looks like small dead trees.

Fast Travel Pack Crafting
Horizon Forbidden West – Crafting the Fast Travel Pack

Regardless of whether you buy the item or craft it, you can hold up to 50 Fast Travel Packs. If you’re not in the middle of a treasure hunt, 50 is an ample amount for regular playthroughs.

Summary

With that, we wrap up all there is to know about Horizon Forbidden West Fast Travel. Make sure to utilize the campfires as much as you can to zip around the map freely. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions!

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