How to Get Snow on Your Island Instantly In Animal Crossing New Horizons

Published 12/03/2020, 1:01 PM EST


With Turkey Day gone, it is time for the most beautiful season to take over. Animal Crossing New Horizons is slowly approaching winter. Snow has already started covering the islands, and we can see villagers sporting winter wear.

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However, all the snow that is falling disappears almost immediately. It replaces the periodic rainfalls one generally witnesses during the months of October and November. Nevertheless, the snow won’t stick to the ground for almost another week.

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In case you are impatient like us, there is a trick to start making it snow instantly on your island. Before we get into the steps, here is a gentle reminder that this method involves a procedure that goes against the general design of the game. If a week is just too much to wait for the beautiful snow to deck up your island, read on.

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The method we will use is a controversial one and is known as time traveling. It is an ongoing debate whether players should time travel and skip to a certain date on a game that is meant to be played one day at a time. Nevertheless, you can still time-travel in the game, which means Nintendo has not banned it yet.

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Snow on the ground appears at different times, depending on which Hemisphere you live on. These are the dates for each Hemisphere:

  • Northern Hemisphere- December 11 to February 24
  • Southern Hemisphere- June 11 to August 24

To get snow on your island now, follow these steps:

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  • Save and close the game on your Switch if it is open.
  • Go to System Settings on the homepage
  • Go into System menu and then Date and Time
  • Turn off Synchronize Clock via Internet
  • Go to Date and Time and change the date according to the winter season in your Hemisphere.
  • If you are selecting the first date of the season, set the time somewhere after 6 AM. The day starts in Animal Crossing after 6 AM.
  • Exit the settings and load the game. The loading screen should show your town covered in snow.
  • Enjoy all the perks of snowy season in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Watch this space for more news on Animal Crossing.

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Avhinandan Chakraborty

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Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since August 2020. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, and has been professionally writing since 2020. Ever since he was a child, he has been extremely passionate about online gaming and eSports, having played titles like GTA Vice City, FIFA, and IGI, among many others.

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