Animal Crossing: New Horizons- Most Useful Tips for Beginners

Published 06/09/2021, 12:23 PM EDT


The popularity of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is rising at a quick rate even a year after its release. Owing to its enormous fanbase, many players are starting their journey in New Horizons. Indeed, it is quite amazing that Nintendo is able to attract so many users to the game.

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Although New Horizons is not a competitive game and each user can progress at their own rate, they often face difficulties at the beginning. Here are some useful tips you should know before starting your journey.

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Major tips and tricks for beginners in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Upgrade Resident Services

At the start of your journey, you will notice that the Nooklings will run a shop in Residential Services. The Resident Services is a tent at the beginning and to get the most benefits from the get-go you should quickly upgrade it to the town hall.

After you make some decent progress, the Nooklings will depart their ways from Resident Services. They will open their own store, named Nook’s Cranny. You will need to complete the following tasks to upgrade the Resident Services:

  • Build a bridge
  • Have at least three villagers move in
  • Open Nook’s Cranny
  • Have Blathers move onto the island in his tent
  • Upgrade Blathers’ tent into the Museum

The museum plays an important role in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nook Miles is a very important currency in New Horizons. There are various ways through which you can earn a lot of Nook Points and the museum is one of them. You can earn several Nook Points from supporting Blathers by donating bugs to the museum. Just like Resident Services, you have to upgrade the museum from a tent.

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Therefore, it’s best to upgrade as soon as possible and donate as many items as you can to Blathers. Later, you also notice that Blathers is scared of bugs but his passion for his job forces him to be near them all the time.

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Island evaluation

While being too focused on creating your dream world in ACNH you should not forget about the Island evaluation feature in the game. Island evaluation is a service in New Horizons offered by Isabelle at Resident Services and Isabelle scores the island’s popularity on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

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Based on your island’s rating you can invite more villagers to your island and after a three-star rating, K.K Slider will start performing on your island. Furthermore, you get a special DIY recipe for the golden watering can only when you receive a full five-star rating. Hence, it’s essential to keep your focus on the Island evaluation feature from the start.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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