Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day Ticket Maze solution | how to puzzle your way out

By James Billcliffe, Friday, 1 May 2020 13:19 GMT

With Spring in full swing and Summer just around the corner, May Day has come to Animal Crossing:New Horizons! Speak to Tom Nook at Residential Services to collect your May Day Ticket for a new island adventure.

As ol’ Tom says, May Day is when we celebrate people who work hard, but it’s your brain that will be working harder than anything with the devious May Day Ticket maze. To help out, we’ve put together a walkthrough summarizing the Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day Ticket Maze solution to show you the path you need to take to get the most out of the event.

You can only visit the May Day Maze once! But once you’re done, you’ll net yourself around 25,000 bells and a unique item.

You have until May 7 to complete the May Day Maze, so don’t sweat over rushing to get it done.

Also, don’t worry about clearing your inventory or bringing tools along with you. Your pockets will be emptied before departure.

Collecting the May Day Ticket

To get your very own May Day Ticket, visit Tom Nook at Residential Services. As you speak to him, he’ll offer a little explanation of the May Day event before directing you to your island airport.

Go and speak to Orville at the airport check-in desk and say “I want to fly”.

With that, you’ll be able to cash in your May Day Ticket and have Wilbur get you started on the island.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – May Day Ticket Maze Solution

If you’d prefer a visual walkthrough, we’ve embedded a video from YouTuber AbdallahSmash026 – which shows a similar route to the one we took to the prize!

The crux of the May Day Ticket Maze solution is that you need to use the items you pick up off the floor to get through to the other side. It seems tough at first, but once you realise what you can and can’t do it’s simple enough.

First off, pick up the shovel in front of you and you come into the maze and dig up the shrub on your left to get to the fruit.

You can now eat the fruit, then dig up the tree in front of you to clear a path. Next, jump over the hole since there’s nothing on the other side.

From there, go right and jump over the three holes to your right, then head up and pick up the three pieces of wood on the ground.

Now go left from the three pieces of wood, then up (right) at the junction.

Then jump across the next hole, then follow the path until you can pick up a tree branch.

Continue around and jump across the next hole. You can now collect the resources on the other side of the three holes you jumped over earlier.

There are three tree branches, and a stone, in the middle you also get a worn axe.

After you’ve picked up the axe, hop back across the holes to the left, and go to the tree at the top of the maze you passed earlier that’s blocking two pieces of fruit and a branch. It needs to be the one at the top with the branch – not just the one in the middle with two pieces of fruit – so you’ve got enough branches to build something.

With the axe you can now chop it down to a stump, then sit on the stump to get over to the other side and collect the resources.

Go back over to the right-hand side of the line of three holes, where there’s the rock blocking your way.

You can now eat a fruit and break the rock – this gets you DIY recipes for an axe and flimsy axe – you can then eat a second piece of fruit and dig up the tree blocking the crafting table.

At the crafting table, make a flimsy axe, then come out and go back around to the first in the row of three holes and jump across, then go down and jump across the second hole.

You can now eat another piece of fruit and dig up the rock to get an iron nugget. Do not eat another piece of fruit and dig up the tree on the other side, you need it for later.

With the iron nugget in hand, retrace your steps back to the crafting table and build a proper axe.

Now hop left back across the three holes to the tree blocking two more pieces of fruit, chop it down with the axe then shimmy over to get to them.

With the axe and fruit in hand return to where you got the iron nugget, chop down the tree, shimmy over, then jump across the hole on the other side to get to the last piece of fruit.

Jump across the last hole to get to the row of three trees. Chop each tree down and climb over the stumps.

As you come out of the maze, dig up the shrubs on your left to grab some bell vouchers.

Then dig the shrubs to get to the top side of the maze. You can now go around the left-hand side, eat your three pieces of fruit and break the three rocks to get even more bell vouchers.

Finally, talk to the villager at the end.

He’ll introduce himself as Rover, so say Tom Nook sent you and he’ll give you Rover’s Briefcase as a reward for reaching the end of the May Day Ticket Maze!

That’s everything done, so head back to your island. Here you can collect your Bell Tickets and Rover’s briefcase from your mailbox!

The first of May doesn’t just bring this event, but tons of new critters too. Take a look at our list of all of the fish prices in Animal Crossing New Horizons, as well as the bug prices to find out what’s new.

For even more information, check out our full Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide.

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