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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.

How to Add Players

Start the Game with another User


When you start up Animal Crossing: New Horizons from the Nintendo Switch menu, if you've added more than one User to your Nintendo Switch, that user will be able to join as a new Villager on the island. Simply choose the other user on the game start-up screen, then start the game, and the process will begin.

Similar to the introduction for the first player, additional players will start by answering a series of questions from Timmy and Tommy, including about their name, birthday and appearance. Unlike in the case of the original player, additional players will not be asked the question, “What would you bring to a deserted island?”

Additional Players cannot make their own Island

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

SImilar to the starting process for the first player, additional players will arrive on the island and receive a Tent and NookPhone. They can then undergo a DIY Workshop with Tom Nook to begin crafting items. After that, there's no tutorial process, and the player will not be able to complete most of the required story goals. 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 will be 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


  1. Go to the game's Title Screen
  2. Press the - button to change game settings
  3. Select Save data settings -> 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 a 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 [red]delete the save data of Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a whole, which will have the effect of deleting all other players together with them.

How to Delete Save Data and Transfer Your Island

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11 Anonymous8 days

i erased my secondary villager but i didn't realize that she has my robot hero and some diy. is it possible to have the items back

10 Anonymous24 days

I’m playing with two of my roommates and our third is thinking of joining, but our island is full of villagers. Do we need an available space? Or can we choose a villager to kick out when they join?

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