Animal Crossing New Horizons: Happy Home Paradise - How to Access the DLC

The Happy Home Paradise DLC is now available on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This DLC is essentially an entirely new game that connects with your original one. Things that you learn and buy in Happy Home Paradise can be carried to your own Island. We're here to show you how you can access the DLC so you can start designing!

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How to Access the DLC

When you've finished installing the DLC and open up your game, you will get a phone call from Tom Nook. He will ask you to go to the airport to meet him and a new guest. When you get there, you will meet Nook and Lottie, an old friend of his. She will talk to you about looking for someone to work for her in her business, which is designing and selling vacation homes.

After the conversation ends, you will need to head back to the airport again and talk to Orville behind the desk. Once the conversation options come up, you need to click on the one that says "I want to work".

Once you click on this, you will be taken on a flight to the archipelago ( the area of small Islands where Happy Home Paradise is set). You'll fly over quite a few of the Islands that you will be able to build on later, so try to keep an eye out for ones that you really like!

Animal Crossing New Horizons Happy Home Paradise Niko and Wilbur at pier
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A tiny monkey in an even tinier hat! What could be better than that?

You will land on the main Island where your main office is situated. Niko, the tiny monkey in a hat, will greet you and this is the beginning of your designing adventure. Follow his instructions and you will now be at the start of Happy Home Paradise.

There is plenty for you to discover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, even if you do not have the DLC. We have guides that can help you make the most out of the base game too, including a cooking guide and a guide on how to use permanent ladders.