Animal Crossing New Horizons is the most popular video game on Switch, have you built your dreamlike town in the game? Now, here are some tips for ACNH beginners, and you can also find more ACNH guides after that.
Animal Crossing New Horizons Beginner Tips
1. Make an informed decision about your starting map.
When you first start Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you'll be given the option of choosing one of four randomly generated island homes. If you don't like the look of any of them, you can exit the game and restart it to see if there are any other choices available. We recommend choosing one with at least one wide, open area adjacent to the sea and surrounded by a river, as you will not be able to access anything when you first arrive. To cross rivers, for example, you'll need to make a vaulting pole, as well as a ladder to reach higher ground. You won't be able to get your hands on the latter for a while. Also, make sure you choose an island that appeals to you. If multiple family members plan to play on the same Switch, they can have a say as well, as they would be stuck with the same spot - there is only one per Switch, despite the fact that multiple players will settle there. If you don't like the look of the island layout after exploring it for a while, you can restart the game before the tutorial missions are completed (at the end of the first day) and make a different choice.
2. Plant any fruit that you come across or that you are given.
One of the reasons to collect as much fruit as possible on other islands is that you can use it to grow unique trees on your own island. On your beach, for example, you can plant coconut-laden palm trees. All you have to do is dig a hole, plant one of the fruit varieties you've collected, and wait three or four days to see a new, fully grown tree bearing the same fruit you brought back. If you want to see more of them strewn around the island, you can always harvest from those new trees and plant the fruit elsewhere.
3. Gather what you can because new tools are added on a regular basis.
Paying back a loan for your tent and relocation is one of the first missions of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This is expressed in ACNH Nook Miles Ticket, a new type of currency that you earn with each action you take on the island. Even picking weeds on your NookPhone will help you fill up the Starbucks loyalty card-style Nook Miles sheets, so you shouldn't have any trouble winning them. However, after you've paid off your first loan, you'll have to pay back a larger one for your first home (and other, gradually more expensive amounts for each further step up the property ladder). And, rather than Nook Miles, these later loans would have to be paid back in ACNH Bells. Making money easily is as simple as making a list of the things they pay the most for and pursuing those items more often. To be frank, since they often buy weeds, pears, and other items that replenish frequently, you will never be without a source of income.
4. Donate all of your one-of-a-kind pieces and sell the rest.
When searching for things to sell, keep in mind that you should save any fossil you unearth, as well as the original bug or fish you catch. The museum's blathers will not pay you for them, but they will look amazing on display. You should give them to Tom Nook even before he arrives on the island, just to be safe. Fossil holes, which are marked by jagged crosses on the ground, occur once a day (around four on your island), and only a few of them double in size in the early days. When they do, though, they have the potential to collect a lot of money - or to look great on your mantelpiece. The only exception to selling products is if you choose to keep them for crafting. Wood (of which there are three types), sticks, stones, iron nuggets, clay, and other resources found on the island may not be needed for the first few DIY recipes, but they may become essential later. Don't sell iron nuggets or clay, to name a few examples. They're hard to come by, and a few days in, they're needed in large quantities.
5. Keep track of the items in your pockets.
Since you'll only have a few tools when you first start New Horizons, you'll have plenty of inventory slots in your "pockets." However, as your crafting abilities grow, you'll notice that they extend, and if you visit other islands, you'll want to make sure you have enough empty slots to accommodate everything new you discover. Fortunately, objects dropped around your own island will stay there forever, allowing you to retrieve them at any time - including on a different day. When you upgrade from a tent to a building, you can store something you don't want to bring around with you in your home.