As beautiful as the world of Horizon: Zero Dawn is, walking from one place to another may not seem like a bad idea. You’ll, however, soon realize that it can get hectic fairly quickly. That’s where the ability to fast travel comes into equation. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about how to fast travel in Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Horizon: Zero Dawn Fast Travel
There are 2 different methods of fast traveling in the game and both of them require a bit of legwork.
The first one involves finding campfires/settlements located around the game’s world. Once you’ve discovered a settlement, it should be marked in green on your map. You should then be able to simply click on it and instantly fast travel to it. As you might’ve guessed by now, this method only involves fast traveling to settlements/campfires only.
The second method, on the other hand, allows you to fast travel to anywhere (not just settlements/campfires) but requires valuable resources. This method requires you to find or buy Fast Travel Packs. You can find them as quest rewards or simply buy them from merchants for resources i.e. 2x Metal Shards, 15x Ridge-Wood, 1x Rich Meat.
Since these are valuable resources, it can get pretty expensive to fast travel in HZD. Luckily, you won’t have to rely on buying Fast Travel Packs for long.
After completing “The City of the Sun to Meridian”, you’ll be able to buy the Golden Fast Travel Pack. Unlike the normal Fast Travel Packs, this one allows you to fast travel an unlimited amount of times – anywhere.
Buying the Golden Fast Travel Pack can be pretty expensive considering it’s a one-time investment.
It requires 50x Metal Shards, 1x Fox Skin, 10x Fatty Meat. Since there’s a bit of RNG involved in finding these items (especially the Fox Skin) it might take you a lot of time farming them. With all these items in your inventory, you’ll need to head over to Meridian and speak with a Hunters Goods vendor to buy the Golden Fast Travel Pack.
That’s how you can fast travel in Horizon: Zero Dawn. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our guide on how you can override machines. For more help on the game, you can check out our detailed Horizon: Zero Dawn wiki guides.