Shortcut? is a safe area in the third quarter of the Valley. The area features only a catapult that will launch the player to the Village. It exists to let Shovel Knight get to the Village from the later quarters of the map faster.
- Shortcut? can be seen from the second quarter of the Valley but can only be accessed once the third quarter is unlocked.
- In the Sony, Xbox One and Pc Versions of Shovel Knight, an NPC will be present offering an hint about the whereabouts of the Curious Map.