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A Fast Travel terminal in Borderlands

Fast Travel is a teleportion system accessable from prominent interactive Hyperion New-U Stations on Pandora and Dahl New-U Stations on Elpis. The devices seem to use the same concept as digistructing, deconstructing the traveler and reconstructing them at their destination.

Background

Certain prominent New-U Stations scattered around Pandora have Fast Travel capability. Each Fast Travel terminal is connected to all other Fast Travel terminals in a planet-wide network, and by accessing any one of them a character can be instantaneously transported to any of the other terminals that they have previously visited. It's users require a Fast Travel Pass in order to use it.

At the time of the Borderlands Vault Hunters' arrival on Pandora, the Fast Travel network is shut down thanks to the machinations of the bandit lord Mad Mel. In order to activate it, a power station must be recaptured during the mission Powering The Fast Travel Network in the Dahl Headlands. From here, right through to the rise of Handsome Jack and beyond, any Fast Travel terminal can be activated for instant transport to new locations.

In addition to Hyperion's manufacturing of New-U and Fast Travel Stations, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel shows that at some point in the past, Dahl also mass-produced the same technology. Elpis does not feature any Hyperion New-U or Fast Travel stations on its surface, but instead features the remains of Dahl's moon-wide Fast Travel network, which Hyperion is able to tap into and manipulate, as shown by the ability to travel from a Dahl Fast Travel terminal on Elpis to a Hyperion Fast Travel terminal on Helios.

Fast Travel Access

To access the Fast Travel Network, players must move within activation range of the terminal and use the action key. Using the action key a second time while in the menu will initiate travel to the chosen location.

In Borderlands, the menu that appears has two tabs: the menu with the rabbit icon denotes the Fast Travel menu, the menu with the character card icon denotes the Character Customization menu. As players explore Pandora, more and more locations are added to the Fast Travel Network list, and each one can be traveled to by scrolling through the available location listing to find the desired one.

In Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, only the Fast Travel menu itself is available on a Fast Travel terminal due to character customization being available at Quick Change stations. As players explore Pandora and Elpis, more locations are added to each game's Fast Travel list and players can travel to any available one.

Travel occurs instantaneously in single player and after a two second countdown in Borderlands multiplayer, which is extended to a five second countdown in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel multiplayer. However, travel cannot be initiated if any players are Crippled into Fight For Your Life, are in another Fast Travel menu, are in their character inventory or have walked by a New-U Station, triggering a game save.

The Fast Travel Network is a valuable part of the series, allowing players to quickly change zones to search for more loot, battle different enemies and bosses or complete or gather new missions.

Downloadable Content Access

Upon installing any add-on content pack in Borderlands, Borderlands 2, or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, previously non-existent locations are added to each respective game's fast travel list. In Borderlands, downloadable content areas can be accessed at any time after the completion of the mission Skags At The Gate, regardless of whether or not the Fast Travel Network has been activated by completing the mission Powering The Fast Travel Network. Downloadable content areas for Borderlands feature multiple locations to explore, but only the very first location visited in each downloadable content pack is available for Fast Travel.

In Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, downloadable content locations can be accessed at any time at any Fast Travel enabled Hyperion or Dahl New-U Station. Unlike Borderlands, Fast Travel is available to most (if not all) locations of each downloadable content pack.

Fast Travel Network (Borderlands)

Downloadable Content Locations

Available after completing Skags At The Gate.

Fast Travel locations (Borderlands 2)

Downloadable Content Locations

Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty

Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage

Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt

Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep

Other

Exit Only Fast Travel Stations

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Magnys Escape, an exit only Fast Travel station found within Magnys Lighthouse.

Some Fast Travel stations in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are classified as "exit only" Fast Travel stations. This is due to the fact that while you can travel to a different location from the terminal, it will not appear on the list of available Fast Travel locations to travel to. An exit only Fast Travel terminal can be identified by its yellow holographic projections (a regular Fast Travel terminal features blue holographic projections).

Fast Travel locations (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel)

Downloadable Content locations

The Holodome Onslaught

Claptastic Voyage

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