Nintendo Could Surprise Millions of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fans With This Hidden Feature

Published 05/03/2022, 12:40 PM EDT

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is arguably the most popular title in the entire Animal Crossing series. Furthermore, it created an enormous impact on the community since its launch. Nintendo itself reported that has sold over 37.62 million copies worldwide. Not to mention, with the release of the 2.0 update, developers launched many new features to the game.

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The 2.0 features and items attracted many newcomers to the game; moreover, veterans who already quit New Horizons login back to visit Brewster. Even after creating such an enormous impact on the community and Nintendo Switch, developers announced they won’t stop ACNH anymore.

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Therefore, after the release of the 2.0 update, players are only receiving minor updates in the game. However, a few weeks back Nintendo released a secret feature for online users. Continue reading to find out more about this fresh feature added for ACNH users.

Nintendo surprises Animal Crossing: New Horizons users with a hidden feature

Unfortunately, in order to get access to this freshly added feature, you first have to be a Nintendo Switch Online member. Nintendo Switch Online is an online subscription service for the Nintendo Switch video game console. The newly added feature lets online members redeem the ACNH villagers icon through their platinum points.

After purchasing your favorite villager icon, you can set them as your Nintendo Switch profile picture. In order to redeem these icons, you have to visit your Nintendo Switch Online app on the home screen. Then, scroll down to the ‘Mission & Rewards’ option and select ACNH.

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You will notice a bunch of villagers’ icons and backgrounds that you can redeem for platinum points. Moreover, you should know that all villager icons will be based on their birthday month and will expire after 35 days. Thus, if you can’t notice your favorite villager icon, you will have to wait for their birthday month.

Although the maximum number of users are enjoying the new ACNH feature, some players are disappointed as it is only available for online membership members. Furthermore, if developers won’t launch new features to meet users’ expectations soon, several users might again quit New Horizons?

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What are your thoughts on the current state of ACNH? Let us know in the comments down below.

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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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