27 Jul 2021 11:46 AM +00:00

When Is Daylight Savings in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Animal Crossing New Horizons is different from a lot of simulator-style games in that it plays out in real time. The game's progress is dictated by your Nintendo Switch's clock, meaning that often you'll need to wait for specific dates and seasons in order to get certain items, critters and events. Just like in real life, Daylight Savings applies in Animal Crossing New Horizons. You'll want to know when it happens, and what to do if your clock doesn't change. Here's what you need to know.

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When Is Daylight Savings in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Daylight Savings in Animal Crossing New Horizons starts on March 28 and ends on October 31 in the UK in 2021. In the US, it's March 14 right up until November 7. Generally, the game follows the same rules as real life, so looking up when Daylight Savings occurs where you live will match up with when it happens on your AC island.

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What To Do if Your Clock Doesn’t Change Automatically

Your clock should change automatically once Daylight Savings hits in Animal Crossing New Horizons. If it doesn't, all you need to do is save, quit the game, and restart it. Make sure your Nintendo Switch clock is properly synced to the right time, and this will match the game's clock to the correct time.

That's all you need to know about Daylight Savings in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more on the game be sure to check out our guide on the Best Villagers to Get. Once you're done there, check out our look at What to Expect From Halloween This Year.