Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get and Use the ABD Around Your Island

A player standing next to the ABD in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The latest and largest update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is here, bringing a whole new lease of life to the 2020 Nintendo Switch title. Version 2.0 introduces new villagers, furnishings, and cooking for player's to explore and enjoy as they continue to customise their islands. Another new feature is portable ABD machines!

In this guide, we've explained what the ABD is and how to use the machine around your island in New Horizons.

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What Is the ABD

A player using the ABD in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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The ABD has previously been accessible from the Nook Stop Terminal in the Resident Services building only. It is where players can deposit and withdraw their hard-earned bells, so that their pockets and storage need not be filled up with bags of the Animal Crossings currency. By depositing bells into the ABD, players can pay off their housing loans to Tom Nook and earn interest on their savings too.

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How to Get and Use the ABD

The ABD at the Nook Stop Terminal in the Resident Services Building in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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In Version 2.0, the ABD has now been made available as a portable machine that can be placed anywhere around your New Horizons island. It is important to note that the ABD will only become available once you have fully upgraded your home and paid off all of your loans.

Two days after this has been completed, you will receive a letter in your mailbox notifying you that the ABD is now available to buy from the Nook Stop Terminal in the Resident Services building. By going to the terminal and selecting 'Redeem Nook Miles', you will then be able to purchase the ABD for 9900 Nook Miles; so, you might want to get saving!

Once purchased, the ABD will be delivered to your mailbox the following day. You can place it in your pockets, then position the ABD anywhere around your island, just as you would with any other piece of furniture. Then, you can access your savings from anywhere you wish,

When it comes to accessing your bells on the go, that's all you need to know about purchasing and using the ABD. If you're looking to learn more about all the new features that Version 2.0 of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has to offer, we highly recommend trying out cooking and taking some Island Tours with Kapp'n, where you can collect various Gyroids!