How To Get Multiple Islands In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
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How To Get Multiple Islands In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Lloyd Coombes
25 March 2020

Animal Crossing New Horizons is here, and this is how to get multiple islands to play on.

Animal Crossing New Horizons is finally here, meaning a majority of players are already indebted to our overlord Tom Nook and are having to earn Bells to repay him.

Despite so many gamers kick-starting their island adventure, the community is a little worried about how islands work.

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Players Are Review-Bombing Due To The Island Limit

Disgruntled players of the new Switch release have taken to Metacritic to leave negative reviews.

Almost every negative comment concerns New Horizons' multiplayer, and specifically the way in which only one island can be created per Nintendo Switch system.

As is the nature of the angry gamer, rather than assessing all aspects of the game, and weighing up the pros and cons, users have taken the opportunity to drag the game down with a score of zero, just... because.

Here are just a few of the angry comments:

  • "The limitation of one island per Switch (not per cartridge, per Switch) is nonsensical. It‘s obvious Nintendo is just trying to sell more Switch consoles... Sorry but this is an instant 0/10".
  • "If you have more than one person in your home that wants to play the game, you need two Switches. Worst decision I have ever seen, this even beats EA. Congratulations Nintendo, you have officially become the worst video game company this year".

How to get multiple islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

As we mentioned previously, all users on the same Switch must play together on the same island.

That means that the only way to be able to access a fresh slice of paradise is with a second Switch or Switch Lite console. That'll let you hand one over to your partner or kids, giving you each an island to play on.

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