How to Add or Delete Players | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

ACNH - How to Add or Delete Players

This is a guide to adding or deleting players in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn how to play on a single save file with more than one player and what to watch out for when adding players.

How to Add Players

Start the Game with Another User

ACNH - Start the game on the Target Switch

If you've added more than one user to your Nintendo Switch, they can join your island as a new villager. Choose that user on the game's start-up screen and start the game.

Additional players will answer Timmy and Tommy's questions. These include the name, birthday, and appearance.

However, unlike the first player, additional players don't need to answer the question, What would you bring to a deserted island?

Additional Players cannot make their own Island

Nintendo Switch Console

A single Nintendo Switch is limited to one island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You'll need to play with additional players together on the same island.

If you want to play on a different island, both a separate Nintendo Switch and a separate copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is required.

How to Delete Save Data and Transfer Your Island

Receive a Tent and NookPhone on Arrival

ACNH - Receive a Tent and NookPhone

Additional players will arrive on the island and receive a Tent and NookPhone. They can undergo a DIY Workshop with Tom Nook to begin crafting items.

Note that additional players cannot progress most of the required story goals after completing the DIY Workshop. It can be said that added players can enjoy a sandbox game experience without set goals.

What to Watch Out for When Adding Players

The Flimsy Axe and Flimsy Shovel DIY Recipes Must Be Purchased

Although the first player receives these DIY Recipes as part of the story, additional players must purchase the Recipes. They are available for sale in Resident Services or Nook's Cranny, depending on if Nook's Cranny has been built yet.

How to Delete Players

Press - on the Title Screen

ACNH - Deleting Player Data Explanation
  1. Go to the game's Title Screen.
  2. Press the Minus (-) button to change game settings
  3. Select Save data -> Delete resident registration. to remove the current user's save data

When you want to delete a Player, you can do so from the game's Settings screen.

When you've erased a player before, you won't be able to bring them back, so be sure to think twice before deleting a player.

The first player cannot be deleted

The original player who came to the island acts as the Resident Representative for the island, and their save data cannot be erased from the Settings menu.

If you want to erase the save data for the first player, you'll need to delete the save data of Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a whole, which will also delete all other players together with them.

How to Delete Save Data and Transfer Your Island

Can 2 People Play On 1 Switch?

Play Locally with Party Play

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With New Horizon's new feature, players on the same island can now play together. You can play with up to 4 people on local multiplayer using Party Play!

How to Use Party Play

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