Animal Crossing New Horizons Beginner Tips

Animal Crossing has released the fifth game of the series, New Horizon. The game allows you to create a space for yourself and explore as much as you want on a remote island. You can create and customize as much as you want on the island. There are some strategies and Animal Crossing New Horizons Beginner Tips that we have summed up for you that are going to help you in the game.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Beginner Tips

Customize your character
Customization makes a return, deeper than ever before. While initially, you might not have a lot of options to choose from when making your character, eventually the game opens up and presents you with new types of clothes and other cosmetics to customize your look.

Choose Island
Every island in Animal Crossing has a different layout and you will be asked to choose an island on which you are going to live.

To change the layout of your map, mold the terrain using the Island Designer app. Now you can customize the layout of your map. But before you do this, you are going to require a permit to start terraforming.

Routine on the Island
There are various events that take place in Animal Crossing. Some of these events are reset daily and you get to participate in them daily.

These include events like bonus free Miles, merchandise for sale and many more. Booting up the game every day, for some time, helps you to receive the rewards faster.

Materials found on the Island
You have to look for material on the island to craft and make something out of it. There are a limited number of resources available on a daily basis initially but as you get access to more areas, your ability to harvest more island resources increases.

Trees and rocks are sources where you can get material from and use it for crafting. When you have the material to craft and customize, watch DIY recipe videos and make furniture and tools.

When you start off the game, you need a loan that you are going to take from Tom Nook. You are under no time restriction and neither do you have to pay interest on it so you can pay him whenever.

For the first time, you need to give him Miles to clear the debt. Every loan after that will require Bells to pay off. You can catch Bugs and Fish and then sell it in order to get Bells. Bells will allow you to buy items like tools, furniture, and even DIY recipes.

As mentioned before, Miles are one of the currencies in the game. However, unlike Bells they are a bit rare so you need to hold on to them and not waste them on things, at least not early on in the game. Visit the Nook miles terminal every day and check the Nook Miles+ app on your Nook Phone to do challenges that will earn you Miles.

Life with Villagers
There are going to be a lot of villagers on the island and you need to interact with them on a daily bases. These villagers give you quests and you receive rewards upon completing them.

If there are villagers that do not settle with you and you do not like them then you can make them leave the island. Either ignore them or complain about them to Isabelle.

Beach Bottles
Message bottles occasionally wash up on the beach of your island. Make sure to take a stroll every day and pick up these bottles. They contain useful DIY recipes which you can use to further craft and customize things on your island.

Unlock Tools
You don’t start Animal Crossing: New Horizons with all the tools you need to explore your island and must acquire them over time by taking on ‘quests’.

  • Fishing Rod and Bug Net – Speak to Tom Nook in Resident Services for his DIY Workshop
  • Slingshot – Purchase the DIY Recipe from Timmy
  • Stone Axe – Give Tom Nook at least two bugs and/or fish
  • Watering Can – Give Tom Nook at least four bugs and/or fish
  • Shovel and Vaulting Pole – Give Tom Nook five bugs and/or fish and speak to Blathers once he arrives
  • Ladder – Keep following Tom Nook’s tasks and pay off your tent debt.