How to Add Friends | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - How to Add Friends in ACNH

No man is an island, so invite them to yours! Learn how to add and invite friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch! You'll be able to chat with them via the NookPhone and make them Best Friends to play around the island!

How to Add Friends via Dodo Code

Steps Directions
1 Go to the airport to generate a Dodo Code.
2 Share the Dodo Code with your friends.
3 After playing, go to your Switch's HOME page and access your profile.
4 Select for users you've played with.

1. Go to the airport to generate a Dodo Code

ACNH - Orville asks how the player wants to travel

Go to the airport and generate a Dodo Code with Orville. Remember to only share this code with the people you trust!

Friend Request & Dodo Codes Board

2. Share the Dodo Code with your friends

ACNH - Flick tallies up the Multiplayer Bonus points during Bug-Off

After generating the Dodo Code, share it to your friends and start playing in Multiplayer!

How to Play Online Multiplayer

3. Go to your Switch's HOME page and access your profile

ACNH - Nintendo Home Screen

When you're done playing, go to your Switch's HOME page. Click on your profile by selecting your user profile in the top left corner.

4. Search for users you've played with

ACNH - Playing Online with Friends
Scroll down to the Add Friend section. There should be an option to "Search for Users You Played With". Choose this option to add the friend you've recently interacted with!

How to Add Friends via Friend Code

To add friends in your Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, you'll first have to add them to your Nintendo Switch profile!

Steps Directions
1 Access your page via your Switch's HOME page
2 Go to the Add Friend section and add a friend!

1. Access Your Page

ACNH - Nintendo Switch HOME Menu

Go to your Switch's Home Screen by pressing the HOME Button, the circular button on the bottom of the right JoyCon.

Select the icon of your page on the top left corner to access your Switch profile.

2. Add a Friend!

ACNH - All ways to Add Friends

Scroll down to the Add Friend section and use it to search for your friends! Once you've added them, they'll show up on your NookPhone the next time you boot up Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

Friend Request & Dodo Codes Board

How to Add Friends via NookPhone

ACNH - Accepted Best Friends Request

Once a friend has visited your island, the Best Friend List app will be added to your Nook Phone! You can use the app to chat with Friends and make certain players your Best Friend.

What Can You Do Online?

What's the Difference between Friends and Best Friends?

ACNH - Friend and Best Friend Differences
Having someone as your Best Friend will allow them to use tools like the shovel and axe on your island!

You'll also be able to chat them up using the Best Friends app.

How to Add Best Friends

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