In Dead Island 2, fast travel can let you jump between different sectors of Hell-A for easy quest completion and exploration. The only downside? You won’t have it unlocked from the get go. Below, we’ll explain how to fast travel in Dead Island 2, with details on how far you need to progress to unlock it and how to actually access the feature once it’s available.
Dead Island 2: How to fast travel
You’ll unlock the Dead Island 2 fast travel feature once you arrive at Venice Beach and stop in with Kai and the others inside the restaurant. That's likely to be 5-8 hours into the game. It’s the first area you’ll be prompted to go to once you’ve made it out from the Brentwood Sewer, but you will need to tackle a few undead before you’re allowed inside.
If you’ve yet to make it to Venice Beach, we’re afraid that fast travel in Dead Island 2 won’t be available – you’ll need to get about the slow way until you’ve progressed further through the story. Once you’ve been let into the restaurant by Kai and his friends, you’ll get to enjoy a lengthy (and gruesome) cutscene. After that, you’ll receive a call from Emma Jaunt and Dead Island 2 fast travel will be permanently unlocked.
The catch is that you can’t teleport around from anywhere. You can only fast travel in Dead Island 2 by interacting with a fast travel map. These are located in key places in each zone, and you’ll only have access to one per region when the ability first unlocks.
The first fast travel map is in Kai’s diner on a table on the opposite side of the room to where his gang are standing. On your map, Dead Island 2 fast travel points show up with a signposts icon. Head to one and interact to open a map of Hell-A. Here you can choose between the different available fast travel locations, choose the time of day for arrival, and will also be able to see the number of of available quests in each area. That should save you from slogging your way back through the grimey sewers each time you want to return to Bel Air.
Now that you know how to fast travel in Dead Island 2, it’s worth using it first to visit traders in each area and grab any useful supplies they’re holding. If you haven’t already, make sure to pick up their fuses to unlock rare caches. You can also use fast travel to mop up any keys you missed on the first few runs through a region, such as Curtis’ Safe Key or Coach’s Car Keys in Bel Air, or the Security Cooler Key in Monarch Studios.