Fast travel in Death Stranding works a little different than in other games, so I wouldn’t be surprised if players had some trouble figuring out how to use it. The Death Stranding fast travel system isn’t too difficult to wrap your head around once you get to it, however, it is a little too complicated. With that in mind, in this guide, we’ll show you how to use fast travel in Death Stranding, where and when you can fast travel, how to use the umbrella in your Private Room, and more.
How to Fast Travel in Death Stranding?
To fast travel in Death Stranding, you’ll first have to play through the game until you reach Lake Knot City. We’re not gonna reveal too much to avoid spoilers, but suffice to say, Lake Knot is where you’ll unlock fast travel. Once you do, you’ll be able to travel between the different Private Rooms. You can find Private Rooms in settlements and the distribution centers all across the map. Now, this all sounds fine and dandy, but there are several catches to this system that you’re gonna have to get used to.
The first catch is that you can only fast travel from Private Room to Private Room. You can’t be out and about in the open world and teleport to a fast travel point. Instead, you’ll have to trek to a Private Room. Then, select the floating umbrella, and follow the instructions from there. The second catch is that you can’t take any of your cargo with you when you fast travel. And, well, that kinda makes sense. The whole point of the game is taking precious cargo from one spot to the next. Giving you the ability to simply skip over the whole journey would make the whole thing moot.
Oh, one more thing: you can fast travel to any Private Room that you’ve discovered already, that much is obvious. However, you can also fast travel to any safe house that you or any other player has already set up. Just don’t count on them to make quick deliveries; they’re more useful for revisiting locations and picking up new quests that might have become available for you.