Fast traveling without dropping all your items would allow you to farm with ease, meet up with others more efficiently, and give you safer ways to explore, especially with more regions releasing. So, can you fast travel in Ark Survival Ascended?
Is there Fast Travel in ASA?
Considering ASA is an upgraded version of Ark Survival Evolved, including features like wild baby dinos, wireless crafting, and keeping your items when you fast travel makes sense. While wild babies and wireless crafting made the cut, enhanced fast travel still isn’t available. You’re able to fast travel from one bed to another, but your items remain behind. This is a huge inconvenience, especially when you typically need your weapons to survive.
Riding a pteranodon is extremely quick, allowing you to get from one location to another without the hassle of navigating through water, weaving between trees, or fighting carnivores. Another bonus is you get to keep your items, even loading some extra weight into the dino’s saddle. However, finding and taming one, as well as crafting the saddle, takes time. It’s simply no replacement for fast travel mechanics where you keep your items.
A great replacement for the feature comes from various mods that implement it. The most notable is the Teleporters mod by seaofblood_xhui. It comes with multiple bubble sizes for the teleporter and can transport yourself and your dinos — or just the dinos. With over 40,000 downloads in the game and 52,000 on Curseforge, it’s the most popular means of fast travel for ASA. I downloaded it and have used it myself.
Even though fast travel included in the game isn’t the greatest, thanks to some modders, we can fast travel quickly, keep our items, and enjoy Ark Survival Ascended. There are sure to be more mods to come, as well, once previously available options get updated for the new version.
That answers the question: can you fast travel in ASA? If you’re looking for help finding a Pteranodon, resources, or anything else in the game, check out our growing guides hub.