04 Aug 2021 3:41 PM +00:00

Can You Have Multiple Islands In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Animal Crossing New Horizons gives you the chance to create, design, explore and run your own island paradise, but can a player run more than one island at once? We'll answer the question: can you have multiple islands in Animal Crossing? And if so, how do you get them? We've laid out everything you need to know below.

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Can You Have Multiple Islands In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

No, you can not have multiple islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as each Nintendo Switch system is limited to just one island. This applies across the entire Switch device, not just profiles and logins. Even if you were to play on different profiles, you will be limited to one island when playing locally. The only way to access multiple islands is by having friends with their own Animal Crossing: New Horizons island to visit.

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Friends on the beach in Animal Crossing New Horizons
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Will Nintendo Add Multiple Islands to Animal Crossing?

Despite some frustration from players regarding this limitation, at time of writing Nintendo have made no indication that the option for multiple islands will be added in the future, though there's also evidence that it's been entirely ruled out either. We'll be sure to update this page and let you know the moment new information is revealed on this matter.

Want more info on making the most out of New Horizons? Check out the best names for your island, considering you have to make the most out of the one you pick, or check out how to restart your game and delete your island!