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How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

Through your many dozens or hundreds of hours in Animal Crossing: New Horizons you will collect a ton of different items. This will include furniture and crafting materials as well as fish and bugs, among others. Collecting all this stuff is the main goal of the game for many, and with online play there’s always the temptation to help each other out byt trading items. Your friend may be a full week or two ahead of you and can give you tons of valuable tools and items you may want or need. So here’s how to trade items, tools, and fish between players in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, although that last one may disappoint many.

How to Trade Items and Tools Between Players

We’ve explained how to play multiplayer here, so make sure you’re familiar with how it all works. Once you do that just decide who’s island you want to visit to handle trading. All you need to do is decide what you’re going to swap between players and make sure it’s in your inventory. Once together just open your inventory and select the item then choose Drop Item. This will place it on the ground, where your friend can pick it back up. There are restrictions on who can drop and pick up items while playing co-op, but as long as you’re Best Friends you should be fine. But now for the bad news, there are restrictions on the types of items you can trade.

How to Trade Fish and Bug

This is where you may get frustrated as there’s no way to trade fish or bugs between players in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Every player has to catch them all themselves, if they want to complete the museum collection. You can place fish or bugs on the grouns to display them, but other players can’t pick them up for themselves. You also can’t send fish or bugs through the mail, so that’s blocked as well. It’s still early days for New Horizons, so the systems could change with updates, so check back to see if Nintendo changes the rules, but for now that is how to trade items, tools, and fish between players in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, even if you’re sad about that last answer.

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We've all had annoying neighbors we wish we could swap, but real life doesn't work that way. Thankfully, Animal Crossing New Horizons is better than real life, and if you don't vibe with one of the people living in your town, you can get rid of them. The next question is, how do you trade villagers for someone you want to have next door to you? There are a couple ways, so let's break it down for you.

How to trade villagers on 'ACNH.'

The first step to trading villagers on your island is to get a vacancy. If you already have the maximum 10 villagers, that means you'll need to encourage one of them to move. Often, neighbors will approach you to say they've been considering moving, and if you don't encourage them to stay, they'll announce they're leaving.

However, you can expedite things a little by time traveling (setting the date on your console a day forward at a time) until the villager you want to leave has a thought bubble over their head and, when you speak to them, they express that they've been considering leaving. Once this happens, simply agree it might be time to move on and they'll be packed and ready to go within a day or two.

Unfortunately, though it has been rumored you can force a villager out by ignoring them for several days, that doesn't seem to be reliable, and reporting them to Isabelle at Residential Services only seems to reset their outfit and catchphrases. 

Once your undesirable villager is gone, you can recruit a new neighbor. If you visit the island of another player who has a villager "in boxes," i.e., preparing to move out, you can talk to them until you've convinced them to come to your island. Sometimes on Twitter and reddit, people will advertise desirable villagers who are in boxes on their island and will supply a Dodo Code for you to come recruit them, usually in return for payment in the form of bells, NookMiles vouchers, or rare items.

Otherwise, you can let fate play a hand by taking a mystery island tour and seeing what villagers are roaming your random destination. If they seem cool, as you're talking, they'll allude to considering island life, and you can encourage them to check your village out. If you want to be choosy, you can respond with a cool 'well, good luck with that!" style reply and then take as many mystery tours as you like until you encounter someone you like.

Amiibo cards are the most efficient way to trade villagers, though.

Amiibo is a platform originally made for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, but it has some compatibility with Nintendo Switch. If you have an amiibo card for a villager you want to live on your island, you can go to Isabelle and request to invite an amiibo character to your campsite and scan the card.

How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has thousands of items you can collect. If you’re looking for something specific, trading with another player might be your best bet.

Animal Crossing’s Virtual Economy

Since Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released in the latter half of March, it has quickly become a global phenomenon, and one of the best-selling games of the year. Along with the rise of the game, many online resources have sprung up, providing tips and databases to help players build up their islands.

One particularly interesting part of the game has been the rise of the Animal Crossing trading community. This network of New Horizons players from around the globe buy, sell, and exchange in-game items and resources. In conjunction, a vast online economy for the game has taken shape.

What You Can Trade

How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

You can trade nearly all the items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, except those that can’t be dropped, like fish and bugs. Anything you can pick up, drop, or plant, can be swapped with other players. This includes furniture, clothes, materials, flowers, and DIY recipes. You can also trade in bells or use Nook Miles Tickets.

There’s even a way to trade villagers. To do so, a villager you own must be “in boxes,” meaning his house is filled with boxes, and he’s about to leave the island. To get a villager in boxes, he must first express his desire to move. He’ll pack up his stuff the next day.

While a villager is moving out, another player with an empty lot can visit and ask your villager to relocate to her island. You can obtain villagers in the same way, as long as you have an empty lot on your island.

Another thing you can trade on your island is services or resources. You can charge people to buy rare items at your Able Sisters or Saharah, to wish on a meteor shower for star fragments, or to sell their turnips to Nook’s Cranny. You can also hire others to water your flowers or pull weeds on your island.

Where to Find Trading Partners

How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

Before you can trade, you have to find a trading partner. There are several places online where you can find items, villagers, or resources:

  • Nookazon: This online trading platform was created specifically for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It features pages for every item in the game, and the sellers and buyers are all fellow players. Since it’s the most widely-used trading site for Animal Crossing, there are dozens of new listings for items every minute.
  • Discord: Along with the official Discord-partnered Animal Crossing: New Horizons server that has half a million members, hundreds of smaller servers have sprung up with active trading communities.
  • Social media: Searching Twitter and Facebook will lead you to hundreds of Animal Crossing-focused communities, where you can find items you need.
  • Reddit: Several Animal Crossing exchange subreddits, such as r/ACTrade and r/ACVillagers, are dedicated to facilitating trades between players.
  • Friends: Of course, you can also trade with friends, family members, and anyone else you know who plays Animal Crossing.

The Trading Process

Making a trade in New Horizons is a bit tedious, as there’s no real way to swap items with someone directly. To do a one-to-one trade, one of you must open the gates of your airport and make a Dodo code. This unique code allows you to visit another player’s island over the internet. The visitor then flies to the host’s island with the items in their pockets.

How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

After your visitor lands, you both go to an open plot of land. Your visitor then drops the items she wants to trade on the ground and you pick them up. After verifying the items are correct, the visitor returns to her island.

Other types of trades work in the same way. During transactions that involve charging an entrance fee for an island resource, players usually block off the entrance to the stores on their island. They also usually only move after the payment is dropped on the ground.

Trade Safety Tips

How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

Since Animal Crossing doesn’t have a direct way of facilitating an item swap, most in-game trades depend on the honor system.

However, there are still a few tips that can help prevent you from being scammed out of your hard-earned items:

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced multiplayer aspects to the console version of the famous simulation franchise. You can do a lot, whether you want to visit a friend’s island or send them messages. However, it can be challenging to figure out once you’re just starting. There are multiple ways to communicate with other players, for example.

How can you communicate with other players?

There are several ways you can communicate with other players in Animal Crossing. If you are “Best Friends” through the Best Friends List app, you can also send each other direct messages if you’re both online. You can also send postcards to other players and NPCs, specifically residents on your island.

More indirectly, you can reach out and spread your message to other players by filling out your passport with your status, creating bulletin-board posts on your island, and more.

For this guide, we’re going to focus on the more direct forms of communication — sending postcards and direct messaging.

How to send messages to friends on your island

There’s an easy way to communicate with people while they’re on your island. You can send chats directly through your NookPhone! Here’s how to do it.

    Press R to send messages to other people on your island.

A keyboard will pop up.

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Type whatever you want and then hit + to confirm.

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Your message will appear over your head and will also be sent to your friend. Their NookPhone will make a sound, and it’ll appear in the Chat Log app. When they send a message back, it’ll appear above your head as well.

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You can also use the Chat Log app in your NookPhone to view past messages.

How to send messages to friends not on your island

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To send messages directly through Animal Crossing while your friend isn’t on your island, you need to have the Best Friends List app on your NookPhone. To get this, wait until Dodo Airlines opens and interact with Orville at the desk. Once you ask to either visit or open your gates to your friends, he’ll install the app on your phone.

The Best Friends List app allows you to interact with people you’ve previously played with, whether it was through Local Play or by sending them your temporary Dodo Code.

How to send postcards to other players

    Approach the card stand next to Orville’s desk in Dodo Airlines and hit A.

A pop-up will appear, letting you know that it costs 200 bells to send a card.

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  • You can send it to a resident on the island.
  • Send it to a friend online. Note you can’t do this when you’re connected via Local Play.
  • You can also send a card to your future self.

Choose a card background.

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Write out your message.

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Once you’re done hit **OK*.

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You can even attach gifts to these cards if you wish! This will help your friends get fruits from your island, for example.

Make sure you send letters for the Nook Miles “Popular Pen Pal” achievement. Tom Book will reward you with Nook Miles the more messages you send.

Play together

How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Now with even more communication options

Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings all the fun of the Animal Crossing series but now lets you play with and communicate with other players.

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It can be challenging to find specific items, clothes, and/or furniture that you’re hunting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons due to the fact that you have to rely on the rotating stocks of the Nook’s Cranny and Able Sisters shops. In order to make getting the things you want a little easier, the Animal Crossing community has come together to create VillagerDB, a special database where every item in the game is listed (with pictures!) and users can create a wish list to share with other people and hopefully create trade opportunities. Here’s everything you need to know about VillagerDB, including how to create a wish list as well as how to find items to add to it.

Welcome to island life

How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The joyful game the world needs

Upon coming to a deserted island, you’ll be able to harvest materials, collect bugs, go fishing, build your dream house, and make friends with animal villagers. This is an adorable life simulator that you can get lost in.

How to create a wish list

Once you’ve created an account on VillagerDB, the first thing you’re going to want to do is create a wish list. Here’s what you have to do to do that:

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  • From the VillagerDB homepage, select your profile name at the top-right.
  • From your profile page, select Create a new list.
  • Choose a name for your wish list.
  • When finished, select Submit.

You now have a wish list that you can open on your profile page. Obviously, it starts out empty, but you can fill it with items you want by browsing the database. You can also copy and share the URL of your wish list, too.

How to find and add items to your wish list

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Now that you’ve created a wish list, it’s time to find some items for it by searching the VillagerDB database. This can be done in two ways: browsing the site’s categories or by using the search bar at the top of the site’s webpages. Both are accessible through VillagerDB’s homepage. The category method is more of a broad search that’s ideal for when people don’t know what they’re looking for and want to have a look at every item there is within an item category, while the search bar method is more focused and allows players to find specific items easily without having to sift through everything else.

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Once you find something you’re interested in, you’ll need to add it to your wish list. Thankfully, this is an extremely easy process that takes no time at all. Here’s what you have to do:

  • Click the + symbol next to the item you’re interested in.
  • Select the Add option for the list you want to add the item to.

Repeat this process for all the items you want to add to your wish list, and you’ll be done! Once you’ve gotten your wish list just how you want it, we recommend sharing its URL on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook so that people can take a look at what you’re looking to buy. Sharing a screenshot of the list is also a great way to do this as well. If you plan on making multiple lists, it’s a good idea to keep them separated by item category for organizational purposes.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for $60 on Nintendo Switch.

Welcome to island life

How to trade with other players in ‘animal crossing new horizons’

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The joyful game the world needs

Upon coming to a deserted island, you’ll be able to harvest materials, collect bugs, go fishing, build your dream house, and make friends with animal villagers. This is an adorable life simulator that you can get lost in.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has thousands of items for you to collect. If you are looking for something specific, trading with another player may be your best bet.

Animal Crossing's Virtual economy

Since Animal Crossing: New Horizons Released in the second half of March, it quickly became a global phenomenon, and one of the best-selling games of the year. Along with the rise of the game, many online resources have sprung up providing tips and databases to help players build their islands.

A particularly interesting part of the game has been the rise of the Animal crossing business community. This network of New Horizons gamers all over the world buy, sell and trade in-game items and resources. At the same time, a vast online economy for gambling has taken shape.

What you can redeem

You can swap almost any item Animal Crossing: New Horizonsexcept those that cannot be removed, such as fish and insects. Anything you can pick up, drop, or plant can be traded with other players. This includes furniture, clothing, materials, flowers, and DIY recipes. You can also redeem bells or use Nook Miles tickets.

There is even a way to trade villagers. To do this, a villager you own must be "in boxes," which means their house is full of boxes and they're about to leave the island. To put a villager in boxes, he must first express his desire to move. He will pack his things the next day.

While a villager is moving, another player with empty land can visit and ask your villager to move to their island. You can get Villagers the same way, as long as you have empty land on your island.

Another thing that you can trade on your island is services or resources. You can ask people to buy rare items from your Able Sisters or Saharah, wish a meteor shower for Star Shards, or sell their turnips to Nook's Cranny. You can also hire others to water your flowers or pull weeds out on your island.

Where to find business partners

Before you can trade, you need to find a business partner. There are several sites online where you can find items, villagers, or resources:

  • Nookazon: This online trading platform was created especially for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It has pages for every element of the game, and the sellers and buyers are all friends. Since this is the most used trading site for Animal crossing, there are dozens of new item listings every minute.
  • Discord: With the official Discord partner Animal Crossing: New Horizons As a server with half a million members, hundreds of smaller servers have sprung up with active trading communities.
  • Social media: Searching Twitter and Facebook will take you to hundreds of Animal crossing-focused communities, where you can find the articles you need.
  • Reddit: Many Animal crossing sub-trades, such as r / ACTrade and r / ACVillagers, are dedicated to facilitate trading between players.
  • Friends: Of course, you can also trade with friends, family and anyone else you know who is playing Animal crossing.

The negotiation process

Make an exchange New Horizons is a bit of a hassle, as there's no real way to trade items with someone directly. To make a one-to-one exchange, one of you must open the doors of your airport and enter a Dodo code. This unique code allows you to visit another player's island on the Internet. The visitor then flies to the host's island with the items in their pockets.

After your visitor lands, the two of you go to an open plot of land. Your visitor then drops the items they want to trade on the field and you collect them. After verifying that the articles are correct, the visitor returns to his island.

Other types of trades work the same way. In transactions that involve billing an entry fee for an island resource, players typically block entry to stores on their island. In addition, they usually do not move until after payment has been made in the field.

Business Security Tips

Since Animal crossing does not have a direct way to facilitate the exchange of items, most of the exchanges in the game depend on the honor system.

However, there are still a few tips that can help you avoid being scammed on your hard-earned items:

There are several ways for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players to get together, and each comes with its own steps for setting up multiplayer.

Now that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is finally out, players can now make full use of the most robust multiplayer features in the series yet. With these, it’s possible for up to eight players to interact with one another and make a virtual life together on a charming desert island.

Upon starting the game it might not be immediately clear how they’ll be able to do so. There are, in fact, multiple ways to play multiplayer in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, depending on whether players want to play with friends on the same console, through local wireless, or online. Each option comes with its own unique functions and limitations, so it’ll help players avoid some headaches to know what these are from the get-go.

Couch Co-Op (Party Play)

This option takes a few steps to set up, but it has the benefit of requiring only one Switch and one copy of the game. To start, one player is going to have to settle on an island (which New Horizons considers done once they go to sleep after their welcome party), and establish themselves as the Resident Rep. While this locks their new character and island to their Switch, this enables other players to move in and start living on the island with them, though all additional players will each need a unique user account on the Switch to do so.

Up to eight players can live on a single island, but only four can play together in local Party Play, which the Resident Rep can set up through the “Call Resident” option in the NookPhone menu. The way it works from there is that the Resident Rep is automatically designated the “leader” of the group while the invited players are considered “followers.”

What this means is that while the leader is able to do and access everything the island has to offer, the followers are mostly limited to catching bugs and fish, on top of having to stay close to the leader, since the camera follows them. Luckily, though, players can change who the leader is at any time either by shaking the Joy-Con or through the Call Resident menu.

Local Wireless and Online

Though Party Play caps its player count to 4, it’s possible for a group of eight players to play together without needing an internet connection via local wireless, as long as each player has their own Switch and copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Setting up a local wireless session is different from inviting players into Party Play, as it’s done at the Airport, the island’s transportation hub.

There, a host player can invite the others to their island by talking to Orville and saying they “want visitors” via “local play.” Additionally, guest players can get the process going from their end by talking to Orville and selecting the options “I wanna fly!,” “I wanna visit someone,” and “local play.” This will bring up a list of local islands for them to choose from.

Setting up an online session works similarly to local wireless (aside from a Nintendo Switch Online subscription being required), but in this case players are going to pick online play after selecting “I wanna fly!” Along with being able to invite friends, players will also be able to invite players who aren’t registered as friends by using a one-time “Dodo Code.”

As for gameplay, visiting players in both local wireless and online play are restricted from using tools– a measure designed to prevent them from harvesting items before the host can– but the host player can get around this by designating players they trust as a “Best Friend,” which lets them use tools as well.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available for the Switch.

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What Gyroids are, how to get them, and what to do with them in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update.

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct revealed a lot of goodies for fans of the series (Brewster, Kapp’n, and an entirely new paid DLC fashioned after Happy Home Designer not least of all), but the slightly smaller surprise that stole the show was the reintroduction of Gyroids. Originally in the Gamecube version, the Gyroids are a group of terracotta-looking creatures that players can find buried in the ground and then place in their houses as a furniture piece. When turned on, they activate and begin to gyrate, as it were, making different musical sounds as they do.

This reintroduction is a wonderful callback to the previous Animal Crossing entries and with an abundance to collect and show off, it is a much larger addition than it may seem from the trailer. Gyroids have served as a sort of low-key mascot for the series, and have been referenced throughout Nintendo’s history, from Smash Bros. to the Nintendo version of Monopoly. It’s great to see them return as a staple, as their many interesting beeps and buzzes gave Animal Crossing a strange and unique atmosphere.

Among the other small but significant update additions like cooking and farming, Gyroids are a complex collectible type that adds an entirely new aspect of gameplay. There are many things to do with Gyroids in the previous games such as collecting, trading, and selling, and new players to the Switch version may not know what to expect. Fans of the series may not know their history or what their addition to New Horizons means. There is a large amount of history and there was only a small amount of the Direct devoted to how to find them, so a full explanation is in order.

The History Of The Gyroid In Animal Crossing

Gyroids are fashioned after early Japanese artifacts and are named Haniwa in Japanese. They have been part of the series since 2003 (as shown by ontariodrome InThisBigCity on YouTube) and were present in every entry as a collectible up until New Horizons. In the Gamecube version, one of the first things the housing loan giant himself, Tom Nook, gives the player after selling them a house is a Gyroid – he then talks about how it works and what it does, showing how important these beings are to the game. They introduce a lot of core concepts, including decorating rooms, collecting objects around the town, and receiving gifts for chores done for villagers.

Gyroids returned in the DS, 3DS, and Wii versions of the game as both furniture items and as Lloid, a helper who runs many different services such as donations and saving the game. There are over 100 different Gyroids to collect in New Leaf alone, with each one having its own distinct sound. Up until now, though, Gyroids have not been in Animal Crossing: New Horizons beyond Lloid being present at each construction site (and Coco resembling one quite closely). Lloid simply takes Bells for island upgrades like bridges and stairs, and while it was good to have a callback to the gyroids, many fans wondered why they weren’t collectible like in previous games. This addition finally makes New Horizons a more definitive version of the previous games – without Gyroids, the game didn’t feel quite complete as an Animal Crossing experience.

How To Get Gyroids In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Gyroids work slightly differently in New Horizons. Whereas players dig up a complete one after a rainy or snowy day in the Gamecube game or New Leaf, the Direct outlines a system that is similar to gardening. Gyroids are now found in fragments buried on the island, and once they are dug up, bury it and water it with a watering can. The next day, dig up the fragment and it will have turned into a fully-grown random Gyroid, ready to be placed, customized, and activated.

Once grown, New Horizons 2.0 Update Direct states that more will be found similar to how they were found in New Leaf. If it rains on the island, the next day some of the buried items might be full Gyroids instead of fragments. Whether or not Gyroids will be sold at Nook’s Cranny or be attainable through Nook Miles has not been confirmed yet, but the addition of Brewster may signal more ways to obtain them than just growing them, like in the 3DS game.

What To Do With Gyroids In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

From the looks in the trailer, Gyroids are much smaller than in previous games and can be put on shelves, tables, and outside to give players’ town a more unique musical aura. This change is crucial as gyroids now do not take up full spaces and can instead be used as decorative additions to any complete Animal Crossing house design concept. While there is yet to be a complete list of Gyroids, each one makes a different sound, meaning that mixing, matching, collecting, and customizing will likely be an integral part of many people’s themes and aesthetics for their island.

Many of the original Gyroids are percussive and sound like drums, meaning that they are better at producing soundscapes than specific melodies. They come in all different varieties, with some beeping, buzzing, drilling, and zapping. If, for example, a player wanted an Asian garden to have natural sounds, they might use a Croakoid to mimic a frog sound or a Percoloid to mimic a tree trunk getting hit. Every style of room will likely benefit from a Gyroid, and each Gyroid should pair well with K.K. Slider’s large collection of songs. One thing that’s often overlooked about these creatures is their internal timer, and when they are activated, the sound loops forever until it is turned off. Because of this, players with limited resources or cheaper design ideas can use staggered sounds and still make them sound different from other players who’ve found or traded for more Gyroids.

Trading and collecting Gyroids was critical to giving players more creative agency. Although their inclusion in New Horizons took a while to get, their addition is absolutely welcome. Listening to music performed by K.K. and hitting the A button next to a piano was great, but sound and music had a much larger role in earlier titles, and New Horizons’ new customization features didn’t quite fill the gap Gyroids left.

There are still a few mysteries remaining regarding Gyroids that will most likely be answered when the update comes out. Will there be a limit on how many Gyroids are allowed in a room or outside? Will Brewster still hand them out like he did in New Leaf? And will they be available in New Horizons DLC to give villagers’ vacation homes some instrumentation? For now, players are left to speculate, but the promise of being able to grow a garden full of musical toys is exciting. Gyroids may seem unassuming but their additions to the legacy of the franchise and the gameplay of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is not to be overlooked.

A key part of Animal Crossing New Horizon‘s gameplay is being able to travel to other islands – both unexplored and inhabited by other players – to see what they’ve got to offer. You may be unclear on how to do this though, which is why we’re here to help with a guide on how to visit other islands.

How to Visit Other Islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To visit other islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you’ll need to redeem Nook Miles for Nook Mile Tickets.

Nook Miles are a form of currency in New Horizons rewarded to you for completing a variety of challenges, from cleaning up the island of weeds to greeting every resident on an island in a single day. You can check to see what these challenges are from the Nook Phone.

Note that you won’t be able to purchase things from the terminal until you’ve repaid a certain amount to Tom Nook, or otherwise progressed the game to a certain point. You’ll be notified once you’ve progressed enough to use the terminal, so just play through the game until you reach this point.

Redeeming Nook Mile Tickets

After collecting enough Nook Miles in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you can then use them at the terminal in the Resident Services building to purchase Nook Mile Tickets – items which, when used at the airport, allow you to visit other islands which contain new sights and rare resources for you to discover and claim for your own.

With some Nook Mile Tickets in your possession, head to the airport and speak to the NPC Orville inside. They’ll give you the option to redeem your tickets to travel to new islands and see what else the world has to offer.

How to Visit Other Players’ Islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons

As for how to visit other players’ islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons, it’s a slightly simpler process as you won’t need Nook Mile Tickets.

After reaching the point in the game where you have access to the Airport, speak to Orville and select the “I wanna fly!” option. From there, you’ll be able to choose whether you want to visit the island of another player locally or online.

You’ll want to choose local if the player whose island you want to visit is in close proximity to you. Online, meanwhile, should be selected if they’re a decent distance away from you, or if you want to visit a random person’s island.

Choose whichever option best applies to what you want to do, an then wait for Orville to provide you with an island to fly to. Confirm the island as your destination, and you’ll be sent flying to a new island via plane.

Time needed: 3 minutes.

So, to recap how to visit other players’ islands:

    Go to the Airport and speak to Orville

He’ll be the NPC behind the desk.

This will begin the process of traveling to other islands.

Local islands are those tied to players close by to you, while online can take you to islands “far away” from you via an internet connection.

After a bit, he should provide you with another player’s island to travel to.

And that’s all there is to know about how to visit other islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki. It has plenty of useful info on topics like what the download and install size is and what the preload and unlock times are.