Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings islands of fun to the Nintendo Switch, and Polygon’s guides will help you make the most of your time in a game that, as we wrote in our review, couldn’t have come at a better time.
We’ve organized our guides into several sections to help you throughout your journey.
Our beginners guides focus on your first several days, teaching you how to identify a good island, increase your inventory, upgrade your tools, and more. And don’t miss our guides about the things you can and should do every day to earn achievements and Bells — and build things as quickly as possible.
Our upgrade-focused guides will help you unlock buildings, plant trees, and more. If you’re into making money and farming important items (and why wouldn’t you be, honestly?), we’ve got a series of guides for you, too — as well as reference lists of rewards you’ll earn for the tasks that you do.
Finally, we focus on customization. For characters, you can change your hair and choose among many faces, galleries of which you can see in our guides. For structures, you can move buildings or build bridges and ramps — all of which you can see in our guides, too.