How to sprint in Octopath Traveler 2

Travel the path fast.

You will do a lot of exploring in Octopath Traveler 2. With eight characters to play as, the world of Solistia is vast and full of beautiful regions. As you play, you may find the walking speed to be slow and may wonder if there is a way to sprint and how to dash in Octopath Traveler 2.

How to dash in Octopath Traveler 2

Running is a simple process in Octopath Traveler 2. It does come with benefits, mainly increasing your movement speed, but there is a downside as well. Sprinting through levels will mean you spend less time admiring the beautiful sprite work, as well as facing more monsters. Here is how to run in Octopath Traveler 2.

Related: All Stats in Octopath Traveler 2 and what they mean, Explained

  • PS: Circle
  • Switch: B
  • PC: Shift

While dashing will speed up your exploration rate, it will also make encounters more likely. This means you cannot just run through an area and avoid combat. But on the other hand, it does make it easier to grind levels due to the increased monster encounter rate.

For more information on Octopath Traveler, check out How to change time of day in Octopath Traveler 2 and How to defeat Octopuffs in Octopath Traveler 2 on Pro Game Guides.

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