This page of our guide to Death Stranding answers the question of whether the game has a fast travel feature. In addition, we explain whether it is possible to shorten the travel time between the main locations on the map.
Death Stranding offers fast travel, but in the initial stages of the game, the feature is unavailable. In the initial hours of the game you can travel on foot or use vehicles.
Fast travel becomes available after reaching chapter three - Fragile. During a visit to one of the hideouts, the main hero meets with Fragile, who informs the player that she has an ability similar to teleportation. She will help you in visiting previously visited locations.
To activate fast travel, you need to interact with Fragile's "umbrella". It can be found in any hideout across the game world. Once interacted with, you'll receive an ability - Fragile Jump
The available fast travel locations will appear on the screen - these are already visited hideouts or underground private rooms.
In Death Stranding, fast travel is free of charge, but the teleportation is possible only for the main hero, without his charges or equipment which he had equipped.
Remember that using fast travel means losing your inventory. Use the Private Locker to re-equip items that will come in handy while traversing the game world.
Alternatives to fast travel
Travelling on foot means that reaching your goal may take up serious amounts of your time. Once you reach a certain experience level, you can start using vehicles that will significantly reduce the distances between your goals. Moreover, you can store your equipment in the vehicle and reduce the load on your character. Nevertheless, remember that each vehicle has limited capacity - if you overload the vehicle, the battery consumption will increase.
We recommend visiting the How to get and start a new motorcycle? page of our guide, where we explain how to get your first vehicle.
Another way to potentially reduce travel time is to analyze the world map in search of alternative ways to reach your destination. It is especially worthwhile to take an interest in the tilt map option (by holding down the touch panel and moving the controller). For example, you can find a way to avoid the mountain that separates you from your destination.