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Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide: Perfect your island paradise

Make Tom Nook and Isabelle proud

Praise the usurious tanuki, Tom Nook, for he has delivered you safe passage past the borders of your mundane life to an idyllic getaway in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch.

There’s much to learn as you potter from palm-covered island to sun-kissed atoll, so here is our recent collection of Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides, filled with current information that’s helpful for newbies and seasoned travellers alike.

With the release of the huge 2.0 update and Happy Home Paradise DLC, we've added a few new sections to the list of guides below to help you make sense of all the new features dropping with this next phase of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Away from the rush of everyday problems, gain fresh perspective as you fish, find fossils, and collect creepy-crawly critters on your way to the perfect island in the sun.

Once you’ve chosen a look you like and packed for your holiday, it’s time to take to the sky with Dodo Airlines and sign up for your first loan with Tom Nook. Soon enough, the whole cast from the ever-helpful Isabelle to the studious Blathers and fashionable Able Sisters join the party and pitch up a tent or two.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guide

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 Update Guides

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update adds some hotly anticipated features, as well as some well-missed returning friends. Here's how to make the most of it!

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Paradise Guides

The spiritual successor to the Happy Home Designer spin-off, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise has been turned into DLC this time around.

You travel to another set of secluded islands to help Lottie design perfect vaction homes for the full roster of island villagers.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Event Guides

Throughout the year, special event based on real-world festivals come to Animal Crossing. Here're are our guides for each one!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons System Guides

While the sedate pace of Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn’t the most taxing, there are still plenty of deep game mechanics to sink your spare time into. From making the most out of your actions to speccing out your abilities, these guides focus on mastering the intricacies of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Item Guides

Not all items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are created equal. Sometimes you can find special equipment which opens up new areas of your purpose-built paradise. Other times, you can profit from savvy sales of hard to find food. These guides focus on helping you sniff them out.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Character Guide

With Animal Crossing New Horizons, the friends you made along the way are more than just a meme. These guides focus on the cuddly creatures of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, how you can meet them, and what you do with them once they’re roaming about other than fawn over their fuzzy Slyvanian Families-esque fur.

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James suffers so you don't have to. Whether it's raging so hard at Sekiro that he bit his own hand, or confronting a 20-year fear of zombies to complete Resident Evil 2 eight times, he creates guides and reviews for the biggest blockbuster games. He has a Masters Degree in Journalism and a BA in Linguistics that he never got a chance to flex until Wordle came along.

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