This is a guide to Time Traveling (Changing the Date and Time) in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Learn about how to change the date and time, and the pros and penalties of time traveling.
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.
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 weeds growing around the island don't seem to exist in New Horizons. Also, Penalties like flowers wilting and villagers moving away seem to be gone this time as well.
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 by as much as 90000 Bells.
By changing the time, 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.
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|How to Add Best Friends||Wind and Weather|
|Tips and Tricks|
|Things to Do Every Day||All Island Shops and Facilities Upgrades|
|New Horizons 100% Checklist||Time Traveling Guide|
|How to Increase Inventory Space||How to Get Presents from Balloons|
|Max Villagers and How to Get New Villagers to Move In||How to Kick Out Villagers|
|How to Get Specific Villagers You Want||How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating|
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|Reshape Your Island|
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|amiibo Compatibility||NookLink Features|
|The Language Setting||How to Pre-Load|
If i wanted a villager to move out so I could sell it to someone and I go back to the normal date afterwards would it still work ?
Can you take part in events like the upcoming Museum event if you TT backwards after it happened because I'm going to miss all that. My Switch Lite won't go past the logo screen.
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