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How to unlock fast travel locations in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Plus, a list of fast travel locations

Sargon uses a fast travel location in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon
Ari Notis (he/him) is a guides editor at Polygon, where he writes, edits, and shepherds service-oriented articles about the biggest games du jour. He previously worked at Kotaku.

Fast travel isn’t immediately available in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, and even when you do get the option, it’s not exactly the most convenient system.

There are 10 navigable biomes in The Lost Crown, ranging from the picturesque Hyrcanian Forest to the dreary Depths (the barely lit sewer area that’s requisite for this type of game). As of this writing, we’re not sure how many fast travel locations there are in total, but they’re fairly few and far between, usually just one or two per biome. Note too that you cannot fast travel to the Wak-Wak trees that serve as checkpoints.

Here’s how to unlock fast travel in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, plus a list of all the fast travel locations we’ve found so far.


How to unlock fast travel in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

You can’t unlock fast travel in The Lost Crown until you head toward the Sacred Archive biome, but it’s technically in the Lower City. And you can miss it if you’re rushing.

As you approach the Sacred Archive, instead of heading up toward the waypoint (which you’ll see on your map when playing on Guided Mode), hang a left. You’re looking for this room:

A map shows the location of the Scholar’s Area fast travel spot in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

You’ll see a purple orb in front of a broken plinth:

Sargon stands near a fast travel location in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

Smashing the orb will repair the plinth. Interacting with it will pull up a list of fast travel locations you’ve unlocked.

When you’re exploring, you’ll know you’re near a fast travel spot when your screen gets a purple overlay. If your screen starts looking like this...

Sargon stands near an unlocked fast travel location in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

...then search the surrounding area until you find a fast travel spot. It’s usually near a Wak-Wak tree.


Fast travel locations in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

So far, we’ve found fast travel locations in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Here they are:

Lower City — The Haven fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Haven fast travel spot in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

You’ll reach the Haven early on, but you can’t use it as a fast travel spot until you’ve unlocked the fast travel spot en route to the Sacred Archives.

Lower City — Scholar’s Area fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Scholar’s Area fast travel location in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

Though it’s technically in the Lower City, the Scholar’s Area fast travel spot is essentially your access point to the Sacred Archives.

Sacred Archives — Sacred Archives fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Sacred Archives fast travel spot in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

The actual Sacred Archives fast travel spot is a ways into the biome, located on the west side of the map.

Sacred Archives — Temple of Knowledge

A map shows the location of the Temple of Knowledge fast travel spot in the Sacred Archives in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

You can only reach the Temple of Knowledge fast travel spot after you’ve unlocked the Clarivoyance ability.

Upper City — Day Temple fast travel location

A map shows te location of the Upper City Day Temple fast travel location in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

Before riding the lift to the top of the Upper City, make sure to activate the Day Temple fast travel spot in the biome’s spacious al fresco area.

Upper City — The Clockwork fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Clockwork fast travel spot in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

You’ll pass The Clockwork fast travel spot after solving the clock puzzle in the Upper City. In the chamber immediately after the puzzle, Instead of heading right toward the objective, turn left.

Upper City — Hanging Gardens fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Hanging Gardens fast travel spot in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

You can’t access the Hanging Gardens fast travel spot until you’ve unlocked the Gravity Wings (aka, the double jump).

The Depths — Shallows fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Shallows fast travel spot in the Depths in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

Not sure why you’d ever want to return to the Depths, but Shallows, the biome’s primary fast travel spot, is a bit west of where you first arrive in the Depths.

The Depths — Catacombs

A map shows the location of the Catacombs fast travel spot in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

The Catacombs fast travel spot is near the Giant Crab boss fight, and servers as a good checkpoint to prepare for the battle.

Sunken Harbor — Pirate Village fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Pirate Village fast travel spot in Sunken Harbor in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

The Pirate Village fast travel spot is likely the first fast travel spot you’ll stumble upon after leaving the Depths. Freedom!

Sunken Harbor — Landmines fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Landmines fast travel location in the Sunken Harbor area of Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

As its name implies, yes, you will have to dodge some landmines en route to the Landmines fast travel spot in Sunken Harbor.

Soma Tree — Soma Tree fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Soma Tree fast travel spot in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

Though it appears adjacent to the Hyrcanian Forest, you’ll need to access the Soma Tree fast travel spot by way of Sunken Harbor.

Soma Tree — Forest Ruins fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Forest Ruins fast travel location in Soma Tree in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

The Forest Ruins fast travel location connects the Soma Tree with the Hyrcanian Forest.

Soma Tree — Brambles Tower fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Brambles Tower fast travel location in Soma Tree in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

You’ll come across the Brambles Tower fast travel spot while scaling the Soma Tree.

Pit of Eternal Sands — Sealed Lair fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Sealed Lair fast travel spot in the Pit of Eternal Sands in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

You’ll pass the Sealed Lair fast travel location on the way to the Azhdaha boss fight.

Pit of Eternal Sands — Sentinel’s Road fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Sentinel’s Road fast travel spot in the Pit of Eternal Sands in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

The Sentinel’s Road fast travel spot is due east of the Sealed Lair.

Raging Sea — The Holds fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Holds fast travel spot in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

The Holds is located in the small room to the east of the second Wak-Wak tree you come across in the Raging Sea.

Raging Sea — The Galleon fast travel location

A map shows the location of the Galleon fast travel spot in Prince of Persia The Lost Crown. Image: Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft via Polygon

Keep going east through the Raging Sea and you’ll come upon The Galleon fast travel spot.


For more Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown guides, see our list of amulet locations, learn how to solve the water wheel puzzle in the Lower City, and get tips on how to beat the Jahandar boss fight.

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