Animal Crossing: New Horizons- How Do Hemispheres Work?

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There are two hemispheres in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere. They're an important addition to the game as they alter the seasons of the game depending on where you are. They can be a little confusing so we're here to answer the question - how do hemispheres work?

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How Do Hemispheres Work?

As with our very own Earth, Animal Crossing's world of talking animals is also formed of both North and South hemispheres. In truth, there's no real difference between which either – other than the time of year in each. For example, March will be spring for players that select the Northern Hemisphere while those in the South Hemisphere will be experiencing fall.

Each season will bring with it new activities, weather, and little perks for you to enjoy. For example, Spring will see cherry blossoms appear, and you can harvest flowers to make them into flower rings. Winter is the ideal time to build a snowman or two and harvest snowflakes.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Making Snowperson in Winter Season
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As the time travel cheat can land you in any season you choose, regardless of the hemisphere, you'll be able to get your hands on the specific bugs and fish only around in specific seasons.

There are plenty of things for you to discover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you're looking for something relaxing to do you should take a look at our how to sleep guide. However, if you're looking for more excitement then you should go to our how to catch sharks guide.

Updated on November 1st, 2021 by Marie Pritchard.