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Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) May Day Event Info and Rewards

This is a guide to May Day, a tour event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn how to get the May Day Ticket, complete the maze, earn reward items, and meet Rover below!

2021 May Day Maze Walkthrough

How to Complete Maze and Get All Bell Vouchers

1. Dig up the Shrub and Tree

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First, grab the shovel toolbox on the ground and dig up the shrub on the right that's blocking the way to a piece of fruit.

Eat the fruit and dig up the tree, then pick up the two pieces of wood.

2. Head to the Right Side of the Maze

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Head to the right side of the maze, jumping across the gap, and pick up the two pieces of fruit above the rock.

3. Head to the Left Side of the Maze

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Head to the left side of the maze and dig up the bush blocking your way. Jump across the gap and pick up the softwood.

If you don't have the ladder recipe yet, pick up the DIY and use it to learn the recipe.

Eat one piece of fruit and use the shovel to break the rock.

4. Pick Up the Fruit

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Jump across to the other side of the gap and pick up the two pieces of softwood near the ledge.

Eat another piece of fruit and use the shovel to pick up the tree blocking the way south. Jump across the other side of the ledge and pick up the two pieces of fruit.

5. Head Back to the Right Side of the Maze

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Head all the way back to the right side of the maze. Eat one piece of fruit and use the shovel to destroy the rock blocking the way south.

Pick up the piece of fruit and eat another one to dig up the tree so that you can pick up the two pieces of hardwood.

6. Head North and Collect Pieces of Wood

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Jump across the gap and eat another piece of fruit so that you can dig up the tree blocking the way north.

Jump across the gap and pick up the piece of softwood on the left side. Next, pick up the two pieces of wood and fruit on the upper right part of the maze.

7. Craft a Ladder

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Head all the way back to the left side of the maze where the DIY workbench is located.

Eat a piece of fruit to destroy the rock and pick up the two pieces of hardwood near the trees. Next, craft a ladder using the materials you've gathered.

8. Get the Worn Axe

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From the DIY Workbench area, jump across the gap and use the ladder to pick up the worn axe on the cliff.

The Worn Axe breaks upon use, so be careful where you use it!

9. Head to the Right Side of the Maze

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After collecting the axe, head to the very right side of the map back to the upper right area close to where Rover is located.

Jump across the middle gap and use the worn axe to chop the tree blocking the way to the ledge. Remove the roots of the chopped tree with the shovel and use the ladder to pick up the two pieces of fruit on the top ledge.

10. Head Back to the DIY Workbench Area

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Head all the way back to the DIY Workbench area. Eat two pieces of fruit so that you can dig up the two trees blocking the path to the next ledge.

Climb the ledge using the ladder and pick up the three pieces of fruit.

11. Dig Up the Bush

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Climb down the right side of the ledge and dig up the bush using your shovel.

Jump across the gap and head to the lower left side of the maze so that you can make your way north across the gaps to the tree.

12. Clearing the Way to Rover

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Eat a piece of fruit to dig up the tree. Climb up the maze and speak to Rover, who will congratulate you for completing the maze!

13. Get the Bell Vouchers

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From Rover's location, climb down the left side of the ledge and dig up the shrub so you can get the 4 Bell Vouchers.

14. Break the Rock

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Follow the path to the upper left side of the map where with a rock blocking the way. Eat a piece of fruit and break the rock using your shovel. Pick up the two pieces of fruit.

15. Break the Three Rocks

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Exit the maze by heading to the beach and go south where three rocks are blocking the way to the last bell vouchers.

Eat the three remaining pieces of fruit to break the rocks, and grab the last five bell vouchers.

That's all 9 Bell Vouchers you can get from the island. Congratulations!

If You Fail, Reset(ti)

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For 100 Miles and a call to Rescue Service center, you can reset the maze. It's not that expensive, so use it if you don't have enough fruits at the end!

You Cannot Bring Items Home

Don't waste your time digging up the shrubs, you will not be able to take them home. The only things you can have back on your island are the rewards you get, which is Rover's Briefcase, and the Bell Vouchers.
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2020 May Day Maze Walkthrough

2020 May Day Maze Walkthrough

Video Guide

Bee has taken on the role of Worker Bee, so you Busy Bees out there can breeze through the May Day Maze!

Steps to Complete the Maze and Get All Bell Vouchers

Maze Walkthrough
  1. Dig up the shrub and tree.
  2. Go all the way up, then left.
  3. Follow the path and find the worn axe.
  4. Use the axe on the top left tree.
  5. Return to the three paths.
  6. Get the wood and break the rock.
  7. Dig up the tree and craft an axe.
  8. Get the fruits behind a tree.
  9. Head to the top area.
  10. Get to Rover!
  11. Dig up the shrub nearby.
  12. Make a path and destroy the 3 rocks.

1. Dig up the shrub and tree

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First, grab the shovel toolbox on the ground and dig up the shrub that's blocking your way to a fruit.

Proceed to eat the Fruit and dig up the Tree straight ahead.

2. Go all the way up, then left

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Jump over two Rivers and make you way as far up as you can, then jump over another river to the left and follow the path to get a tree branch.

3. Follow the path and find the worn axe

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Following the path, you'll jump over a River while heading to the right.

This new location gives you three different paths. Leave the first one for now and go down the third one for a tree branch and a stone, and down the second and middle path for a tree branch and a worn axe.

4. Use the axe on the top left tree

Jump back up to the spot where you can go down three paths, then backtrack over the River to the left and head for the Tree in the top left corner.

Cuting it down with the worn axe will make the Axe break. Dig up the tree stump to gain a tree branch and two fruits.

5. Return to the three paths

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From the area you just got Items from, head down and back to the area where you could go down three different paths.

Go down the first one to get a tree branch, then eat a fruit to break the rock on this path and get an iron nugget.

6. Get the wood and break the rock

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Go all the way back to the tree you cut down in the top left, but head right, back the path you first entered from.

Once you jump over the river, head right at the first intersection to find 3 pieces of wood. A bit further down you'll find a rock, so eat a fruit and break it.

7. Dig up the tree and craft an axe

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After you break the Rock, you will find another Fruit and two DIY Recipes, one for Flimsy Axe and one for a proper Axe.

Learn the Recipes if you don't already have them, then go ahead and craft the Axe!

8. Get the fruits behind a tree

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Go out of the area with the DIY Workbench and head left, jumping over three rivers. Cut down the Tree on the other side to get two fruits.

9. Head to the top area

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Once you have the fruit, go up, jumping over one river on the way.

After that, you'll have to head back to the area with three paths and down the first path again.

Cut down the tree blocking your way to the final piece of fruit and head for the three trees at the top.

10. Get to Rover

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Cut down and dig up the three trees to get to Rover. Yay, you got through the maze!

11. Dig up the shrub nearby

Bell Vouchers by Rover

To the left of where Rover is, you can find 4 Bell Vouchers behind a bush.

12. Make a path and destroy the 3 rocks

Break the Last Rocks for all the Treasure

To get to the left side of the island and down to the 3 rocks waiting to be destroyed by your fruity powers, you have to dig up three shrubs behind the tree by the campfire.

Once they're gone, you can head left and then down the beach to find the last Treasure on the island.

Eat your 3 pieces of fruit and get the last 5 Bell vouchers. That's all you can get from this island, congratulations!

If You Fail, Reset(ti)

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For 100 Miles and a call to Rescue Service center, you can reset the maze. It's not that expensive, so use it if you don't have enough fruits at the end!

You Cannot Bring Items Home

Don't waste your time digging up the shrubs, you will not be able to take them home. The only things you can have back on your island are the rewards you get, which is Rover's Briefcase, and the Bell Vouchers.

When Is May Day?

May Day Dates

May Day Event Information
Availability April 29, 2021 to May 7, 2021
May 1, 2020 to May 7, 2020

May Day will be held from April 29, 2021 to May 7, 2021. Anyone with an internet connection will be able to play the free update.

Latest Update Info & How to Update

What Do You Do on May Day?

Obtain the May Day Ticket from Tom Nook

You can only use May Day Tickets until the 7th of May

Once the event has started, go to Resident Services and talk to Tom Nook to get your May Day Ticket. You only get one, so don't throw it away!

Fly to the Special Island for the May Day Event

Use the May Day Ticket at the Airport

Like like when you spend Nook Miles Tickets to go on Mystery Tours, you have to go to the Airport to use your May Day Ticket.

From there, you'll be flown to a special island available only for this event!

Mystery Island Tours

You Can't Bring Any Items

No Items on the May Day Tour

Everything in your inventory will be kept at the Airport when you take off, so you'll have to use the Tools and Materials you find in the Maze on the island to clear the event.

No buying Tools off Orville either, sneaky you, so pay careful attention to how you use the items at your disposal!

Find Treasure in the Maze!

Treasure in the May Day Maze

You'll need the Tools and Materials you find to clear the Maze, and you won't be able to bring anything other than Rover's Brief Case and the Bell Vouchers you find back from the May Day island, so focus on getting to Rover with 3 pieces of fruit left in your inventory.

You Can Start Over Using the Rescue Service

If you ever get stuck in the maze, you can use the Rescue Services for 100 Nook Miles to go back to the port and reset the maze.

Clear the Maze and Talk to Rover

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Once you clear the maze and get to Rover, he'll reward you with Rover's Briefcase, a unique May Day item.

He'll also hint that you seem to be destined to run into each other again sometime, so he might visit your island in future events!

May Day Exclusive Rewards and Items

Get your May Day Rewards from Letters

Rover will mail you your rewards, which you'll receive the day after you do the May Day Maze. This includes Rover's Briefcase and the amount of Bell Vouchers you managed to find on the island.

If this is your second time doing the May Day Event, you'll also receive Rover's Photo!

List of May Day Rewards
Rover
Rover's Briefcase
ACNH - Bell VoucherBell Vouchers RoverRover's Photo

You Cannot Take the Bushes Home

Other than the items above, you cannot take other items home, such as the bushes on the island. They will be gone when you return to your island.

When Can You Get the May Day Ticket?

Between May 1 to May 7

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After connecting to the internet on the 1st of May or after, you will be able to get the May Day Ticket at Resident Services.

Isabelle will also mention this in her broadcast, so you can use that to check if you can access the event or not.

Have a Second User Play if You Want to Go Again

You can only get 1 May Day Ticket which can be redeemed for 1 tour. If you want to go on another May Day Tour, you can have another user play the event, or create one if you haven't yet.

What to Do if the Event Won't Start

Make sure your Switch has the correct date and time

Switch Time and Date

If the date of your Switch doesn't match the date and time of the May Day event, you won't be able to participate. If you're a time traveller, you'll need to revert the date and time to one of the event dates.

Time Traveling Guide

Connect to the Internet

If your Nintendo Switch has not connected to the Internet since before midnight on May 1, the May Day Event will not start, even if your in-game clock is on the correct date.

Although a notification for an Update will not occur, your Switch will still need to connect to the Internet to gain access to the event.

What Is May Day?

Celebrating the Achievement of Workers

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May Day honors International Workers' Day, which is celebrated annually on the 1st of May. The day celebrates the achievement of hard-working people all over the world.

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