If the solitary adventure is very pleasant on Animal Crossing New Horizons, you might as well like to discover the paradise of other players or even invite your friends to your island.
Your adventure has just started on Animal Crossing New Horizons and you would like to take advantage of the multiplayer features? Don’t panic, we explain how it works in this guide! Before anything else, make sure you have completed the game introduction so that the airport is open on your island.
Play on the same console
Large family, couple, friends, brother and sister… You only have one console? It is still possible to play several on the same Nintendo Switch. Here are some steps to follow so that each of your loved ones can benefit from it:
Create a user account on the Nintendo Switch for each person wishing to settle on your island
When you launch the game, select the user account of the person of your choice so that the latter can launch their own adventure on Animal Crossing. She will then be able to have her own house and do almost the same things as you except that she will not be able to influence the main scenario.
Once the person(s) are settled on your island, you can start enjoying the multiplayer.
Launch the game and via your Nookphone, select the “Call a resident” application. The latter is automatically unlocked when another person settles on the island.
You can then select the people you want to bring them to your game: the players will see each other on the same screen and each can have a Joy-Con (if you only have a pair of Joy-Cons you can only play two for example).
Visit another player’s island
Whether online (requires Nintendo Switch Online membership) or locally, you can visit another player’s island. Two solutions are available to you:
You have the player’s Dodo Code and can therefore give it to Morris to send you there
One of your friends has opened their doors to everyone and you just have to select them from the list
To access this function, you just have to go to the airport and say to Morris “I want to Travel”.
When you first ask Morris to travel to another player’s island or open your doors, he’ll give you the Best Friends app on your Nookphone. This application allows you to consult your list of friends and chat with them. Best Friends have more rights than Friends and can do just about anything on your island.
Invite a player to your island
To do this, simply select “Receive Visitors” from Morris at the airport. Again, you can choose to open your doors to everyone or restrict access to only your best friends or players with your Dodo Code.