This is a guide to Time Traveling (Changing the Date and Time) in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Read on to learn how to time travel, and the pros and penalties of time traveling.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons uses the Nintendo Switch's Date and TIme Setting directly. By changing the Nintendo Switch's Date and Time Setting, you can alter anything from the season to events in the game.
|1||Press the Minus [-] Button during gameplay.|
|2||Select “Save and end.”.|
|3||Press the X Button on the Switch Main Menu to close the software.|
|4||On the Switch Main Menu, select System Settings -> System -> Date and Time -> Set “Synchronize Clock via Internet” to OFF.|
|5||Change the Date and Time to whatever you like.|
|6||Start Animal Crossing: New Horizons.|
The game saves automatically, but if you suddenly close the software, there might be developments in the game which were not saved yet and will be lost. Be sure to always save before quitting the game.
Select the System Settings button on the bottom right of the Switch Main Menu.
After navigating to the System page, select “Date and Time”.
After selecting the Date and Time, you'll be able to change the setting manually.
It seems that the game does not attempt to significantly discourage time travel. For example, Penalties like flowers wilting and villagers moving away seem to be gone in New Horizons.
Don't set the in-game clock back if you have turnips in your inventory. They will rot automatically. Keep this in mind when time travelling.
Cockroaches will appear if you don't play for more than a month, or if you skip ahead in time with Time Travel.
The more time passes, the more Cockroaches will spawn, so check in often to avoid your house being taken over by them!
How to Get Ride of Cockroaches
The number of flowers in your island will increase as you time travel to the future. The only way to relocate your flowers is by using a shovel.
This can be a huge waste of time if you want your island to look tidy. You can prevent an overgrowth if you build fences around your flowers.
Be careful when time travelling as weeds increase over time. This can greatly affect your Island Star Rating.
If you time travel forward for over a month, residents will notice your absence and will react to it. They will say things like
Where have you been?
It's not confirmed, but your friendship with certain residents might decrease so be careful!
As of version 1.6.0, new events are time locked, meaning you can't time travel to access the events before the specified event date.
Once officially released, you can time travel to them at any time, even after the event has ended.
Compared to previous games in the series, it seems that seasonal events will not activate when time traveling.
It's likely that these events will come with live updates to the game, and will not be available until the real-life date rolls around.
It remains to be seen if these events will become available through time traveling after such updates have been released.
Of these, the interest acquired on deposited money is arguably the most beneficial. Simply by setting the date forward once, you can increase your savings up to 9,999 Bells*.
*Bank Interest as of the V1.2 update.
By time travelling, you can acquire the different flora and fauna of each of the different seasons, change the shop's selection to find the best possible items, and gain a host of other merits.
When attempting to progress through the game quickly, without needing to wait for the passage of real-world time, Time Travel is highly advised.
Road Construction Permits? Where we're going we don't need Road Construction Permits...
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