This is a complete list of what to do after clearing the main part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). If you've hosted K.K. Slider and are unsure on what to do next, read on to find our guide on the many challenges that still await you. This is a must-read for anyone aiming to 100% clear the game!
List of Contents
For this guide, we consider the first K.K. Slider show to be the end of the main game and story. After this, you unlock Island Designer and Tom Nook has no more tasks for you.
|K.K. Slider Songs||Golden Tools||Fish Critterpedia|
|Bug Critterpedia||Fossils||Works of Art|
|Deep Sea Creature Critterpedia||Furniture and DIY Recipes||-|
Now that you've unlocked the famous musician, why don't you go collect all his songs? Check out the list here, including secret songs that are only available by request.
After clearing the game, we recommend starting by collecting all the Golden Tools. In New Horizons, all the Golden Tools are made with DIY, so why not craft your friends some shiny tools once you have the recipes?
One of the oldest and most standard collections in the Animal Crossing series the Fish collection. In this game there are 80 different fish and some are very rare or have special conditions, so catching them all is going to take a quite the effort.
Here on Game8 you can, of course, find a complete list of all fish, as well as fish listed by month, so check out the link below if you want to complete your fish collection!
Just like Fish, completing the Bug collection is one of the oldest traditions of the series. There are also 80 bugs, and catching all of them will take as much effort and know-how as catching all the fish!
See our complete list below, as well as lists of Bugs available every month.
The amount of fossils that appear on your island every day is limited, so make sure to find them all every day and complete the Fossil collection at the museum.
The Art Gallery upgrade is now available, and you can now collect works of art to donate to the Museum! Check the secret beach for Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawaler to buy paintings, statues, and sculptures!
This feature is unlocked in the V1.2 update.
Dive into the waters and catch deep sea creatures! When you donate them to the Museum, they will be displayed in the Fish exhibit along with your other donations.
Grab your Wet Suits and let's dive right in!
This feature is unlocked in the V1.3 update.
Collecting Furniture to make your ideal rooms is also one of the collections you can best work on after clearing the game. Since DIY was added in New Horizons, collecting recipes from Message Bottles, Villagers or Balloons every day is also very important!
There is also a lot of Furniture sold at Nook's Cranny, so both time and effort are necessary if you wish to collect all Furniture.
|Ways to Improve Your Island Lifestyle|
|Upgrade Nook's Cranny||Pay off your loan||Raise Island Rating||Aim for HHA top scores|
If Nook's Cranny is upgraded, the amount of items sold increase by a lot, making it a lot more useful. We're still investigating the exact requirements to unlock the shop upgrade, but it's clear that you need to sell and buy items a certain amount of times and Bells to trigger it, so make sure to buy and sell items every day.
You can expand your house (and storage!) to the maximum size by paying off all your loans. In total, you need 5,696,000 Bells to pay off everything, so we recommend making money and paying off your loans little by little every day.
The highest evaluation you can get for your island is 5 stars, and by reaching that goal you obtain the Golden Watering Can. Place furniture and improve infrastructure with bridges and inclines to, as Isabelle puts it, decorate the island from head to toes!
This challenge is easily one of the harder on the list, and could be considered the True Ending of the game!
No Golden tool awaits you, but once you're done decorating your island, it's time to shine up your interiors too! To get higher scores, use furniture and items from the same Series, use Seasonal sets and your limitless imagination.
And if you find you're struggling with the latter, you can always get inspiration from others over at the House Design Share Board.
|Pro Custom Designer||Island Tune Maestro||Hybrid Flower Master||Pro Island Designer|
Using the Custom Design app, you can make the perfect designs and patterns for clothes, items, walls and floors. Why not take it a step further and make your own brand?
You can share your designs with other players, so put it out there if you make something you feel like showing off!
You can change the tune that plays every hour or when you talk to villagers into something completely your own. There's a lot of things you can try, like making tunes for each season or basing it on your favorite songs, so give changing the Island Tune a shot!
We at Game8 don't have much talent for making melodies, but we have prepared a board for everyone to share theirs, so click below for some musical inspiration.
If you plant your flowers in a certain way and take good care of them, hybrid flowers with rare colors will grow. Among them are wonders like the Gold Roses and Black Tulips, but there are many flowers sure to brighten up your island and stand out!
It also helps on your Island evaluation, so why not boost your scenery with some hybrid flower power?
With the Island Designer app, you can completely change the layout of your island. Of course, some things are unchangeable, but aside from those few locked facilities and locations, nothing stands in your way of becoming a terraforming master of epic dimensions.
You can make your Island something truly unique, recreate spots from your favorite games or set up things for maximum profit, just turn on the app and get building!
|Other End-Game Goals|
|Play All Events||Clear Nook Mileage Challenges|
In addition to the main story, there are character events such as Celeste's Shooting Stars events, or helping Gulliver and Wisp. These events often reward you with furniture and DIY recipes that you can only get this way, meaning you'll want to keep an eye out for visiting special characters.
Not to mentioned all the seasonal and time-limited events! Let's participate in as many events as possible.
The Nook Mileage programme will reward you with Nook Miles for doing various tasks on your island, which can then be used for unique rewards or Mystery Island Tours.
Many of the activities will requre a lot of time and effort, and will be a great challenge for anyone looking to 100% clear the game.
Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List
|Tips and Tricks|
|Things to Do Every Day||Island Designer and Terraforming Unlock Walkthrough|
|New Horizons 100% Checklist||Time Traveling Guide|
|How to Increase Inventory Space||How to Get Presents from Balloons|
|How to Get New Villagers||How to Kick Out Villagers|
|How to Get Specific Villagers You Want||How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating|
|Infinite Tarantula Island - How to Get or Create It||Redd Art Guide | List of Fake Art and Real Art|
|How to Get Villager Photos and Posters||How Often Does a Message in a Bottle Spawn?|
|Secrets and Hidden Content | Did You Know?||Tripping and Bad Luck|
|Infinite Scorpion Island - How to Get or Create It||How to Use the Warp Pipe|
|How to Get Haunted Art|
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