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ACNH - How to Add Best Friends

To add Best Friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), talk to Orville to get the Best Friends List app on your NookPhone. Read on to learn about what you can do as best friends!

How to Add Best Friends














1 Go to the airport to play with a friend through Online Play.
2 Receive the Best Friends List app from Orville.
3 Send a Best Friend Request to a friend.

1. Play With a Friend Online

ACNH - Orville explains how the Best Friends List app works
Go to the Airport to play with a registered friend on the Switch. Choose to either go to their island or have friends visit you.
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2. Receive the Best Friends List App

ACNH - Orville asks the player how they want to play Multiplayer
When playing with a friend for the first time, Orville will send you the Best Friends List app.

3. Send a Best Friend Request to a Friend

ACNH - A player requests to be Best Friends with another player
Open up the Best Friends List app to see your friends, then select a person to request to be best friends with.

Wait for Confirmation

ACNH - A message appears confirming Best Friendship
Once the player accepts your request, you are now best friends! Check your Best Friend Inbox and Outbox to see the active Best Friend requests you've sent and received.

You can remove Best Friends status anytime

ACNH - A player tries to select the option of Send Message with another player
Remove your best friend status anytime by selecting their name and choosing Quit being Best Friends.

What Can You Do As Best Friends?

You Can Use Axes and Shovels on During Online Play

ACNH - Multiple players using shovels in an island
When you are best friends with a player, you can use shovels and axes on their island during Online Play. Take note that this will also apply to your best friends!

Send Direct Messages

ACNH - A player sends a direct message to a Best Friend
Send a direct message to a best friend when they are online. To send a message to all online Best Friends, press the Y button.

View conversations through the Chat Log app

ACNH - A chat log of previously sent messages
View your messages with friends through the Chat Log app.

This app is unlocked after playing with a friend for the first time.

Get Notified When Best Friends Go Online

When a best friend goes online, a message is automatically sent to all their best friends which you can see in-game.

You can disable communication features anytime

ACNH - The system asks if the player wants to disable a communication feature
Opt to turn off communication features by pressing the - button. Friends won't see if you're online, but you also won't see when they go online.

Take note that you won't be able to send direct messages if you turn this feature off.

What Is the Best Friend System?

A System for Registering Close Friends

The Best Friends system is a way for you to register your closest friends in Animal Crossing. When someone is a Best Friend, you can check their player name, island name, and online status. You can even send direct messages.

Used for Online Play

ACNH - Best Friends playing in an island
The Best Friends system is used in online play as it limits which players can use destructive tools like axes and shovels when visiting your island.
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Features Do Not Work in Offline or Local Play

When you are playing with a friend through offline and local play, they can use shovels and axes, even if they are not registered as best friends, so be careful when inviting players over to your island.

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