How to Fast Travel in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Part of Dragon’s Dogma 2’s charm is its immersive world full of unique points of interest, enemies, and loot to uncover. It’s a game built on the foundation of exploration. But sometimes, you don’t want to wander down the same path. I fully understand and occasionally agree. So, here’s how to fast travel in Dragon’s Dogma 2!

How to Fast Travel in Dragon’s Dogma 2

The ability to fast travel in Dragon’s Dogma 2 doesn’t unlock until you start making your way to Vernworth, the largest city in the game, via the oxcart system. As you follow the soldiers out of Melve toward the capital city to speak with the local government about your status as Arisen, following the fight with the One-Eyed Interloper, you’ll have a chance to hop aboard an oxcart to finish the journey. It’s a quick trip, though.

But once you arrive in Vernworth proper, there’s an oxcart station just inside the main gate with a handful of people waiting to board. The thing is, the oxcart only travels during the day.

Nearby, you’ll find a board attached to a post with a bell at the top. If you interact with the posting, you can wait until the appropriate time for the next oxcart.

Then, once it’s time, just board the back of the cart and sit down on the rug. The driver will ask for payment—usually 100 gold—and then you’ll be off on your journey!

That said, the destinations the oxcart can reach prove limited. The game world is wild, with branching dirt paths, fallen trees, and rock slides blocking entire routes.

Other Methods of Fast Travel

While the oxcart is certainly the most accessible, and usually the most affordable, option to fast travel in the game, it’s not the only one. There’s also:

  • Portcrystals: These large crystals act as fast travel points but require you to activate them. They’re found in main settlements and towns, like Vernworth and Melve, which makes them rather rare.
  • Portable Portcrystals: Some Portcrystals can be placed anywhere in the world, which allows you to fast travel to and from them on the map. They’re quite expensive, though.
  • Ferrystones: Ferrystones, purchasable and earnable throughout the story, provide you with another way to fast travel to key locations in the world, though they’re limited in their number.

Should You Fast Travel in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

While I don’t typically recommend using fast travel in video games, I can see the appeal. I’m the type of player who prefers to become immersed in the game world, which generally means exploring every nook and cranny on foot.

That said, sometimes you have limited time to play and want to get from point A to point B quickly. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. You play how you want. In such cases, using fast travel in Dragon’s Dogma 2 makes total sense!

But keep in mind that, despite coming under attack by goblins occasionally, you’ll likely miss numerous points of interest along the way!

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