How to Unlock KK Slider and Request Songs | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a guide on how to unlock K.K. Slider in Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH). Learn when he appears, and how you can request songs from him, so read on for groovy information on everyone's favorite celebrity!

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List of All K.K. Slider Songs
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How to Unlock K.K. Slider

How to Unlock K.K. Slider
1 Upgrade Resident Services
2 Increase the Island Rating to ★★★ or above
3 K.K. Slider will perform the next day.

1. Upgrade Resident Services

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Before anything else, make sure you have upgraded the Resident Services. If you haven't yet, you can check our guide!

How to Upgrade Resident Services

2. Raise the Island Rating to 3 Stars

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The hardest part about unlocking K.K. Slider's shows is raising your island's rating to 3 Stars. You can talk to Isabelle to check your island, so make sure to check often!
How to Raise Your Island Star Rating (3 Stars & 5 Stars)

3. K.K. Slider Will Visit the Next Day

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After celebrating your 3-Star achievement, K.K. Slider will then come to your island the next day to do his first performance.

After that, he will start visiting every Saturday.

Where To Find K.K. Slider

In Front of Resident Services Every Saturday

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Appearance Period Every Saturday
Appearance Location Plaza (In front of Resident Services)
Appearance Time 5 AM to 12 AM next day
(He will only perform starting 6 PM onwards.)

Once you unlock K.K. Slider's shows, he will be at the Plaza every Saturday until 12 AM. However, he will only perform at 6 PM onwards.

Note: How to unlock him is explained further down.

KK Slider on a Monday?

If there is an event, he will perform on other days instead

If there is an event on a Saturday such as a Fishing Tourney or a Bug-Off, K.K. Slider will visit on Sunday instead. Again, he will only start performing from 6 PM onwards.

However, since the ver 1.4 summer update, Fireworks Shows have also occupied the Sunday night schedule. Because of this, he might schedule his gig on Monday instead.

How to Request Songs

Talk to Him to Request a Song

Request Songs by Mood

K.K. will take 1 song request and play a song when you talk to him. After performing, you will receive a copy of the song in your pockets!

Option Description
I'll leave it up to you! Play a random song that you do not have yet in your catalog.
I'm in a mood... K.K. will play a random song of the chosen mood that you do not have yet in your catalog.
Mood Options:
・"I feel good!"
・"A little grumpy..."
・"Laid-back,"
・"A little blue..."
・"It's hard to say."
Gimme that one song. Request a specific song by typing the song name.
There are 3 K.K. Slider secret songs that can only be obtained by directly requesting them from K.K. Slider. Typing a wrong title will lead to playing a random song from your catalog instead.

List of All K.K. Slider Songs

Can You Skip K.K. Slider's Songs?

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You Cannot Skip K.K. Slider's Performance

Once K.K. starts his performance, you cannot skip it. The credits will play as he sings, and you will return to the game once it ends.

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