Travelling through a portal

Portals provide one-way travel between Sessions. For the most common type of portal, the destination is indicated by an image at the center of the portal and the name above the portal.
Some portals may have a different visual appearance, as described in Alternative portal designs.
Portal to the Mountain Home
The sections below describe the two methods that you can use to travel through a portal.
If you want to travel through a portal with a group of people, wait a few seconds after the first person travels through before anyone else uses the portal. If nobody is at the destination, the destination becomes dormant. The first person that goes through a portal triggers the destination to become active, which may take several seconds.


  • To travel through a portal, walk into it. For instructions on how to walk, see Moving around.


  • To travel through a portal, teleport into it. When you target the portal, a travel icon (
    ) appears at the center of the portal. For instructions on how to teleport, see Teleporting.
The appearance of a portal when you teleport into it

Alternative portal designs

There are no restrictions on the visual appearance of a portal in ENGAGE. Some examples are shown in the following images. The travel icon (
) appears only when you use the teleport tool, but is shown in the images so that you can identify each portal's position.
A portal in a doorway (left) and a portal represented by a column of light (right)
You can use both the walk and teleport methods described previously to travel through all types of portal.