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

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Using photo mode, a player is sat on a log stool on the beach in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Animal Crossing New Horizons gives you the chance to create, design, explore and run your own island paradise. As Resident Representative, you can customise your island in so many ways to truly make it your own. However, can you have multiple islands in Animal Crossing? In this guide, we explain if you can have more than one island in your game.

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Can You Have More Than One Island In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

As much as it would be a dream to have multiple islands with various themes, this sadly isn't a possibility in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Each Nintendo Switch system is limited to just one island. This applies across the entire Switch device, not just your user profiles.

When logging in across multiple profiles, you will still only be able to access one island on your device. Players using other profiles will be able to build their own homes, but will not be able to have their own island. The only way to access multiple islands is by having friends with their own Animal Crossing: New Horizon's island for you to go and visit.

Friends and visitors on the beach in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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. None of the prior games in the Animal Crossing series have allowed for multiple islands, so it is highly unlikely that this will ever be an option in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Want more information on how to make the most out of your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? We have some tips and tricks for beginners here, as well as a guide to dreaming. Dreaming allows you to visit the island of a random player for some inspiration and a change of scenery, so we definitely recommend it!

This article was updated on 1st November 2021 by Kelsey Raynor.