This is a summary all of the newest features in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. New features such as DIY, Nook Miles, the vaulting pole, and many other things are introduced and described here, so read on to get updated!
List of Contents
|Table of Contents (Tap to jump to a topic)|
|NookPhone||DIY Crafting and Customization||Place Furniture Outside|
|Sell and Craft with Weeds||Nook Miles||Pick Flowers|
|Vaulting Pole||Ladder||Dig Up & Replant Trees|
|4-Player Local Play||8-Player Online Player||Develop Your Island|
|Northern & Southern Hemisphere||Home Placement||Resident Home Placement|
|Moving Buildings||Rescue Service||Storage Feature|
|Import Old Custom Designs||Chat with Your Smart Phone||Swimming and Diving|
You can use your NookPhone to access many apps such as Camera, DIY Recipes and Rescue Service. You get it from Tom Nook when you first arrive on the island.
List of NookPhone Apps and How to Unlock Them
DIY is short for Do It Yourself, and in New Horizons it's a new feature that allows you to create tools and furniture yourself by using materials and crafting at a workbench!
List of DIY Recipes | How to Get DIY Crafting Recipes
You can also change the color of your furniture through item customization which will be available after your workshop with Tom Nook!
On your island, you can collect the materials needed for DIY, such as branches, wood and stones. Wood can be found by cutting trees, and stone can be found from hitting rocks.
With New Horizons, it has become possible to place furniture outside your house as well. Furniture that does not really fit indoors, such as bonfires, can now be placed outdoors without feeling out of place.
Before New Horizons, you were unable to actually collect weeds. They were just pulled out of the ground and disappeared. However, now you can not only collect them, you can sell them too! Sell them at Leif's Garden Shop to get more Bells! Additionally, you can use them to craft certain DIY items!
How to Unlock Leif's Garden Shop
The Nook Mileage Program is a system where you can get special points called
Miles by completing set tasks. The Miles you collect can be exchanged for special items and recipes, so make sure to do a lot of bug catching, fishing and DIY!
In New Horizons, you can make flower garlands by collecting the flowers you've grown. You can also place picked flowers as decoration. Another newly added feature is that when you pick flowers, the stems remain, and the flower will grow back in 2 days!
List of Flowers
You can use a vaulting pole to easily cross rivers. Until now, the only way to get across rivers was by bridges. However, the vaulting pole allows you to cross rivers wherever you want, so this new item means you don't have to worry as much about where to place your home.
How to Get the Vaulting Pole | Vaulting Pole Recipe
Now, your island can be 3 levels high! When starting the game, the only way you can access cliffs is by using a Ladder. Later on, you'll be able to build slopes and stairs.
How to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines
In New Horizons, you can dig up trees after eating things like apples to boost you. The trees you have dug up can be planted anywhere you want. Rearranging is going to be super easy!
How to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, up to 4 players can play on the same Switch at the same time. Since you can group up this way, gathering materials and such will get a lot easier!
How to Use Party Play | Playing on One Switch | Local Multiplayer
Using online play, players can play up to 8 players together. In the previous games 4 players was the limit, so now you can have double the amount of people.
Do You Have to Pay for Online? | How to Play Online
Once you've developed your island to a certain extent, you'll be granted the Island Designer permit, allowing you to change the island even more. In the official videos, things like pathways and rivers being made and changed have been showcased.
Terraforming Guide | How to Use the Island Designer App
First you will be asked to choose between the Nothern and Southern Hemispere. The seasons are reversed for the Nothern and Southern Hemispheres, so this choice will probably change the gameplay quite a lot!
Which Hemisphere Should You Choose?
You can now freely choose where to place your house (or rather, tent) when you first start out on the island. This no doubt gives a lot more freedom than the 3DS games.
Best House and Tent Location | How to Move Your House
It's also possible to choose where the resident animals will live, making it even easier to create your ideal island layout!
In New Horizons, it has become possible to move buildings. This is super helpful if you placed a building in the wrong spot at first, or decide to change the layout of your island.
If you get lost or stuck, you can now use your NookPhone to escape. The Rescue Service operator sounds suspiciously like Mr. Resetti!
How to Use the Rescue Service App
Your house has a built in storage space. Once you've obtained an item, you can freely put it in your storage and take it back out.
Designing Your House - How to Use Storage and Decorating Mode
It's possible to bring Custom Designs made in previous games to New Horizons. Why not make some new designs while waiting for New Horizons to release and import them after?
How to Create Custom Designs & Use the Custom Design Pro Editor
You can use your real smart phone to chat in-game in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by connecting your user to your phone through the NookLink feature.
NookLink Features and Release Date
For the first time in the game series, free updates are introduced. Seasonal events will be added to the game this way.
|Head Back to News & Updates|
|Pre-Order Bonuses||Demo Information|
|System Requirements||ACNH Edition Switch Giveaways|
|Nintendo Direct||New Features|
|List of Villagers||List of Special Characters|
|List of New Characters|
|System Requirements||How to Delete Save Data|
|Update Information||How to Pre-Load|
|Unchangeable Features||Spending Nook Miles|
|Picking an Island Name||Best Island Layouts|
|Changing Hair and Face||Best Tent Location|
|Choosing a Hemisphere||How to Use the Camera|
|How to Play With Friends||amiibo Compatibility|
|Online Play||Nook Stop Explained|
|NookLink Features||How to Get DIY Recipes|
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