A major update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is slated for November 5, 2021 – and if you haven’t already been back to your island in preparation for the launch, now is the time. With so much new content coming to our shores, there’s probably some work you’ll want to do before it blows away.
Although New HorizonsThe initial popularity after launch was unprecedented – and stayed that way for months – people made finally move on. For some of us, it has been over a year since we last registered on our islands. The place is overgrown with weeds. Flowers overflow in the aisles. No one thought to pick up the sticks. There are cockroaches in my house. But, personally, it’s more than that. I got a little chaotic in the last few months before signing. I have crammed all the houses of my villagers into a small corner of the island and turned a quarter of the place into a giant field of yellow flowers. It’s beautiful, yes. But do I have enough space to create a farm where I grow and cook my own food? Absolutely not.
You might not have a very large field of yellow flowers on your island, but chances are you’ve used up a lot of your space. With the new update, I’m going to have to renovate – and you might have to think about that as well.
Rediscover your island
The best place to start is to familiarize yourself with your island again. Look at your map, but also walk your shores and admire the space you have created. Appreciate the hard work you put into creating your island oasis before you tear that shit to the ground.
For me, I used this time to think about what to do. Although I remember that my village area was isolated, it is actually right in front of the airport platform. It’s bad. It is closed on a small lot with the Resident Services building, before rogue flowers appearing in the massive field start to protrude from portions of the lot. The museum, which will soon be a social hub for my villagers, is tucked away in an upper and remote part of my island. Although it is immaculately landscaped there with its magnificent yard – save the weeds – it is a far cry from all the action of the Resident Services Square. Put simply, it’s a pain in the ass to reach.
But the main part of my island is this: without realizing it, I managed to cram all my buildings into one half of the island. And the other half is effectively empty, except for the huge field of yellow flowers and my own home island. My initial thought was that I should flatten my island to the ground and work from there. But after my visit, I realized I had a lot of open space to focus on and complete the island redesign in stages, rather than in a nightmarish frenzy.
But you might only have one piece of land that you want to clear for a new farming area or a new section of your island to display all that delicious new food. Whatever problem you have, write it down so you can make a plan.
Make a plan and implement it
Make a map of your island, either on paper or using a digital tool like Happy Island Designer. (I prefer the digital version because it’s so easy to edit.) There you can recreate your current island setup and dream island setup, and use these two maps to plan exactly how to move forward. .
Creating the steps from there will be easy (or difficult), depending on your needs. Although a large part of the community is renovating all of their islands, I think people are more likely to free up space for farms. For some, that may mean moving a house or two. For others, it could mean cutting down trees and pulling weeds and flowers.
Once an area is cleared, you could go ahead and leave the plot empty until the new update arrives in november. But, if you’re a planner like me, you’ll probably want to start layout well. You can use custom designs on the floor to create rows of gardens, just like you would pumpkins, and maybe a fence and panels to decorate the area. If so, there are a few things you’ll just need to polish before heading straight to your farm on November 5th. There are reasons to wait, however: the new log fence will be perfect for enclosing gardens.
That’s what I mean :
The plots are all set up and ready to go!
Another easy thing you could do is clean up any decorations you could have put up for other vacations. Was the last time you played on Bunny Day? Get that out of here! You can celebrate fall by installing pumpkins and other seasonal decorations.
If you flatten your island to the ground, good luck. I suffer from the monotony of plucking my field of yellow flowers.
Empty your dock
An easy way to spruce up your island is to clean up your dock for Kapp’n. The guy makes his way on November 5th and he could enjoy a cozy little corner of his own.
Stock up on Nook Miles and other materials
Watch: Chances are you won’t miss Nook Miles. But if you do, you’re going to want to start sourcing.
Nook Miles have always been useful, but there’s a bunch of extremely cool furniture – like carnival stuff – added to the Nook Miles catalog. But more importantly, Kapp’n’s boat tours will cost 1,000 Nook Miles each round. As a new feature, this is something you’ll want to explore a lot. Don’t let your Nook Miles stop you.
You will also need to use Nook Miles to purchase the DIY Recipes + stuff for cooking. What I’m saying is that Nook Miles usually sink, but you want to make sure you have plenty of them. There are lots of ways to get Nook Miles, but the easiest is by hitting milestones on your rewards card – things like placing fences, collecting fruit trees, and catching fish all reward Nook Miles.
While you’re at it, be sure to collect some extra materials so you can craft the new DIY items in the game. Using your tools will also help you get the Gold Tools, which reward a ton of Nook Miles. .