15 Tips for Animal Crossing New Horizons

animal crossing New Horizons is a game
all about kicking back hanging with your
friends and exploring this new island
that you decided to for some reason make
your home on and it couldn’t have come
at a better time the series is also
known for having plenty of extra
features and ways of getting things done
and since the game doesn’t always
outwardly explain some of these things
we decided to put our heads together and
round up a few tips that we think could
make your island life a bit more
fruitful I’m Zn Freeman Tendo life and
today we’re here to share with you a mix
of tips and straight-up informations
that we think you might want to know
when it comes to playing Animal Crossing
New Horizons
most of us at the site including me got
the game on launch and have been playing
it a bit every day but I haven’t and I
don’t intend to do any time traveling so
everything we cover in the video has
been done under normal circumstances
which in turn means that spoilers will
also be kept to a minimum now with all
that other way let’s get on to the tips
in previous Animal Crossing games eating
a piece of fruit was just something
novel to do there were no edit effects
or anything really it was almost as if
people were eating actual money because
you could take those fruit and go sell
into your store for tons of money and
who does that
however in New Horizons eating a piece
of fruit will add to a little fruit
counter that pops up in the corner of
your game and it allows you to break
rocks and uproot fully-grown trees with
the shovel it’s pretty cool how you can
sort of Hulk out from eating an apple
and if you happen to eat a piece of
fruit on accident and don’t want this
power the only way we found to remove
the ability is to either dig up a tree
and replant it break a rock or if you
have a toilet you can just take a poop
yup at the beginning of the game you’re
going to need specific resources to open
up different amenities in your town and
after you’ve built a few places you may
think it’s fine to sell off your
leftover iron nuggets and wood but hey
not so fast because after a few days of
playing you’ll quickly find out that may
not be such a good idea as new DIY
crafts will require many of these
essential ingredients so don’t be afraid
to horde the heck out of every piece of
wood and stone you find and you’ll be
glad you did
shaking trees has been a key feature of
the Animal Crossing series since it got
its start back in 2001 a key feature and
over the years it hasn’t really evolved
too much beyond for gathering fruit
nabbing the occasional bells that are
sometimes stuck in trees or getting
lucky in finding a piece of furniture
but now in New Horizons you can shake
trees to also gather tree branches which
are used to craft a number of essential
items the cool part though is that these
trees are an infinite resource for
branches you can keep shaking and
they’ll keep falling branches will fall
opposite to the side you’re shaking on
and you’ll also want to make sure there
isn’t anything on the ground that could
get in the way of the branches landing
spot it’s a good idea to pluck weeds and
keep flowers away from trees if you’re
planning to shake them often and
speaking of shaking trees a Hornet nest
can still fall out of a tree whether
you’re shaking it or whacking it with an
axe but these Hornets aren’t as bad as
you may remember they seem to be a bit
slower this time around which can give
you more time to make an escape
personally before I start harvesting
wood from trees I usually go around and
shake all of them while holding a net
and if a nest falls out if I’m
positioned properly I can usually catch
it the instant it falls now this next
one isn’t the craziest thing but you
weren’t able to do it in previous games
so I thought it’d be worth mentioning
and many of you probably already know
but you can now store fish and insects
on the ground outside or even on the
beach if you want and you can even store
them in the extra storage that’s located
inside your home I know many of you
online including myself have been
storing fish and bugs all outside on the
beach or in front of the museum as we’re
waiting for it to be built and it’s
ridiculous seeing all these photos I
we love it veterans of the Animal
Crossing series will be familiar with
this next one but you know that glowing
spot on the ground that you see every so
often in your town well you can dig it
up with a shovel and you’ll find a
thousand bells but did you know you can
actually take those same bells and bury
them back in the ground and then a
little sprout will start to grow and
then if you give it a few days you’ll
actually have a good old-fashioned money
tree with three bags of bells hanging
from its branches each bag will match
the original amount of bells you first
plant so if you bury ten thousand bells
you’ll end up with thirty thousand bells
from the tree and each money tree can
only produce bells once and then
afterwards it just becomes a standard
old tree now somewhat similar to the
money tree surprisingly our rocks and
they are an absolutely excellent
resource for mining minerals like stone
clay and iron but did you know that they
can be struck multiple times eight times
actually if you can find some way to
brace yourself before swinging by using
either a few well-placed holes a tree or
some piece of furniture that should be
enough to hold you in place to maximize
the rocks output and just like with the
trees make sure to pick up any nearby

that could get in the way of the
falling pattern of the rocks precious
resources also if you decide to break a
rock with your fruit powers they’ll take
a few days to come back and they won’t
spawn in the same location as before so
it’s probably best to only break a rock
if you don’t like where it’s placed as
from what we can tell you only get one
stone from breaking one if you find
yourself on a bit of a time crunch and
want to speed things up a bit we’ve got
a few tips for that too when you’re
crafting items you can tap the a button
to make your hammer swing faster when
you’re speaking to a villager or even
just blathers you can speed up their
dialogue by holding the B button and
when you’re on the nook mile screen if
you tap the right stick downward it will
zip you straight to the Nook miles point
reward you’re looking for which is
pretty handy the quality of your tools
and new horizons is still somewhat of a
mysterious thing for us in past games
things like the golden shovel or golden
axe had special abilities over the
standard versions but from what we could
tell the quality of your fishing rod
won’t raise your chances of catching a
rare fish and a better axe won’t net you
more rewards but they will last longer
than the lower grade tools and that
seems to be it for the time being and to
our knowledge the vaulting pole and the
ladder won’t ever break either and let
me tell you we really really ran them
through the paces another new feature
for new horizons is knuck miles and new
horizons literally rewards you with them
for nearly everything you do from
fishing to weeding to accidentally
landing a balloon present in a body of
water New Horizons is constantly finding
ways to reward you so with that said
make sure to try some things you might
not normally do like designing a custom
t-shirt or even just sending a letter to
someone you’d never know when you’re
going to be rewarded and in the early
parts of the game you’ll be racking up
nuk miles like crazy and there are quite
a few different ways you can spend them
you can buy a plane ticket to a random
unpopulated Island you can nab some
exclusive nook merchandise or you can
spend them on an inventory upgrade or a
DIY upgrade kit for your tools and let
me tell you the longer your tools lasts
and the more inventory space you have
will definitely allow you to get more
things done and before you know it
you’ll have more nook miles than you’ll
know what to do with now if you make
sure to check your beach everyday you
should be able to find a bottle washed
ashore with a DIY recipe inside and you
can also occasionally find them on the
random deserted islands that you can
travel to with your nook miles and
sometimes you may find a recipe that you
already have and if so you can either
just sell it or hold on to it and try
and trade it with a friend later for one
that you don’t have sometimes
a villager moves into your town and you
see them and you just know you have to
become best friends with them you want
that kind of friendship that can only be
proven by receiving a letter in the mail
with their headshot right well you’ll
need to make sure you take it slow if
you want to get there we found out that
if you talk to a villager more than five
times in a set period
they’ll get burnt out and
won’t want to talk to you for a bit so
be careful out there okay champ you
don’t want to seem clingy but whenever
you do swing by their place if you
happen to catch them crafting at their
workbench chances are pretty high that
they’ll toss you a new DIY recipe if you
chat them up about whatever it is that
they’re working on occasionally when
you’re off visiting a mysterious island
thanks to the Nook miles program you’ll
run into another random animal villager
who just happens to be exploring the
same island as you coincidentally no big
deal why you here and if you talk to
them a couple times you’ll be given the
option to invite them to move to your
village but they won’t move in until Tom
Nook gives you the go-ahead to create
more housing plots in your town so if
you happen to invite a villager before
you’re given that option don’t sweat it
the villager will remember your invite
and will move in after you secure some
space for them and there you have it
just a handful of tips that we think
will make your life in Animal Crossing
new horizons a little bit better feel
free to let us know in the comments down
below if you found any of these tips
useful and let us know if you’ve got any
other tips up your sleeve that you think
others might want to know.
see you next time


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