How Many People Can Be On One Island In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
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How Many People Can Be On One Island In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Lloyd Coombes
19 March 2020

With players inhabiting the same islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons tomorrow, how many players can be in the same place at once?

Animal Crossing New Horizons is here tomorrow, which means it won't be long until we're fishing, building, and customising a home all over again.

This is the franchise's first Nintendo Switch entry which means that a whole new generation will be jumping in – and there's no better way to play than with your friends.

Here's how many players can join you in your little slice of paradise.

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How many players can share an island in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Good news, everyone!

That's because you can host four players locally (with multiple systems), while you can host eight if playing online. That's a busy island!

You'll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to be able to play online, but if you don't have it, you'll be able to play in couch co-op.

That's a good thing and allows players that share the island (and by extension, the Switch console) to play using one Joy-Con each. Simply open up the NookPhone in-game, and call your friend's Islander.

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