How To Play Animal Crossing?

You might, however, have just recently acquired it or soon intend to add it to your collection. If so, we offer some excellent beginner-friendly advice for you. After you first launch the incredible game, here are 10 tips to get you started on your island existence.

Pick a starting map intelligently.

Four randomly created maps are available to choose from when you initially start Animal Crossing: New Horizons as your island home. If none of them appeal to you, you can restart the game and try again to see if there are any other options available.

Since not all of them will be, we advise picking one with at least one sizable open space adjacent to the water and surrounded by a river.

Pick a starting map intelligently.

Four randomly created maps are available to choose from when you initially start Animal Crossing: New Horizons as your island home. If none of them appeal to you, you can restart the game and try again to see if there are any other options available.

We advise you to pick one that has at least one sizable open area near the water and is encircled by a river because not all of it will be accessible to you when you first arrive. You’ll need to build a ladder to ascend to higher ground and a vaulting pole to over rivers, for example. You won’t have access to the latter for some time.

Make sure the island you choose has a pleasing appearance. Since there is only one location per Switch, even though numerous players can dwell there, family members who intend to play on the same Switch should also be involved in the decision-making process.

After doing a little exploring, if you don’t like how the island is laid up, you can restart the game before the instructional missions are finished (at the end of the first day) and make a different choice.

One other thing to keep in mind is that you cannot modify the name of your island once you have given it. And you’ll have to add “island” yourself because it won’t be added to the name automatically.

Be sure to space out the tents.

Regardless of what it is called, when you have finally arrived at your island, Tom Nook will give you a tent and some basic supplies. You will then need to locate an appropriate area of land on which to set up your tent. At this point, it’s important to keep in mind that your tent will eventually grow into your house and yard, so make sure you have enough space.

After that, you will be required to locate land parcels for two neighbors to build their homes. And eventually, where to put the tourist center, Nook’s Cranny store, and museum. Therefore, try to envision how each plot will appear when it is more than just a tent when installing it.

You don’t need to locate a natural clearing because any of the initial tents and structures can be placed on top of trees. You will also be able to remove trees that are in your way if you learn how to make a proper (and not flimsy) axe.

Gather everything; fresh resources are added daily.

Paying off debt for your tent and relocation is one of the first things you must do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This is in Nook Miles, a brand-new sort of money that you essentially receive for each activity you take on the island. You shouldn’t have any issue accruing Nook Miles as even pulling weeds can contribute to filling out the Starbucks reward card-style Nook Miles sheets on your NookPhone.

But when you have repaid the initial debt, you will have to pay back a much larger one for your first home (and other, gradually more expensive amounts for each further step up the property ladder). Additionally, Bells rather than Nook Miles will be required as repayment for these subsequent loans.

The good news is that everything on the island is valuable, and Timmy and Tommy Nook will gladly pay you in cash for anything you bring to them. Whatever it is, they’ll purchase it.

The quickest approach to generating money is to establish a list of the things people spend the most for and buy those more frequently. To be honest, though, they even purchase weeds, pears, and other items that are frequently replenished.

Donate all one-of-a-kind items; sell everything else.

One word of advice: keep every fossil you unearth, the original insect you find, and the fish you catch when looking for things to sell. You won’t get paid for your blathers at the museum, but they’ll look fantastic on display.
You should present them to Tom Nook even before he comes to the island.

On your island, there are about four fossil holes that appear once daily. Few of these early fossil holes turn out to be doubled. Fossil holes are indicated by jagged crosses on the ground. But when they do, they can raise a lot of money or just look nice on your mantelpiece.

Watch out for unexpected guests and listen for packages.

In addition to Nook, his nephews, and a few other settlers, you may on occasion run into other visitors who will assign you straightforward fetch errands.

These are well worth looking for frequently (some occur more than once), as you will constantly be rewarded with apparel or home goods.

Flying items are delivered much more frequently, and frequently several at once. You need to keep an ear out for them since a whooshing wind sound suggests that a gift box attached to a balloon is nearby. To burst the balloon and send the cargo hurtling to the ground, you’ll need a slingshot. Warning: Avoid popping the balloon over water.

Utilize Nook Miles to visit several islands

Some resources on your own island are still elusive no matter how long or hard you search. To find stuff, though, you can instead go to other islands that were created at random.

All you need to do is go to the airport after exchanging 2,000 Nook Miles for a ticket. You can use the Miles ticket to request to travel to another island there, where you can gather fresh resources you might not have on your own. The island you are transferred to will be comparable to your own in size and layout.

There is no time limit there, and in case you destroy all your tools, a simple crafting station is provided. Prior to traveling, we do advise emptying your pockets of anything unnecessary because you’ll probably want to cram them with fresh insects or fish.

Also, be sure to gather a lot of fruit from those trees because it’s possible that it won’t be the same fruit you had at first. Keep in mind that you can never visit the same island twice, so be careful not to leave anything crucial behind. Additionally, having a friend in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is helpful because you can visit their island once you’ve made significant progress.

You may grow coconut-laden palm palms on your beach, for instance. Simply dig a hole, plant one of the fruit varieties you have collected, and three to five days later you will find a new, fully developed tree carrying the fruit you brought with you.

If you want to have more fruit trees scattered over the island, you can always gather from those new trees and plant the fruit there.

Don’t leave anything to chance, and eat fruit to gain strength.

Resources and creepy crawlies can occasionally be discovered in the strangest locations. For instance, centipedes won’t show up till you smash a rock with your axe.

However, in contrast to earlier Animal Crossing games, even trash like that can be used in crafting. Don’t discard anything.

Be cautious of wasps and spiders

One last piece of advice: not everything on your island will be pleasant and cute. If you shake too many trees, you can accidentally loosen a wasp nest, which would result in a painful sting and a rush for medication to help you feel better.

Additionally, you could find it amusing to watch tarantulas scamper around at night, only to find them lunging at you and shocking you. And that’s pretty much it for now. Our helpful tips are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the depth of Animal Crossing: New Horizons; there is still a lot to learn.

Conclusion

The greatest advice we can give you is to simply keep your net close at hand whenever you come across a spider. And that’s pretty much it for now. Our helpful tips are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the depth of Animal Crossing: New Horizons; there is much more for you to explore on your own. But hopefully, they’ll give you some pointers as you begin the game. Everything else is up to you.