How Many Players Can Play Animal Crossing: New Horizons In Online Multiplayer and Local Co-op?
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How Many Players Can Play Animal Crossing: New Horizons In Online Multiplayer and Local Co-op?

Lloyd Coombes
19 March 2020

Animal Crossing New Horizons might be one of the best multiplayer experiences coming out this year. Here's how any people can play together offline or online.

The franchise's first Switch exclusive title is sure to be popular with players of all ages and is likely to be a huge success for Nintendo as the company prepares to announce what it has in store for the rest of the year.

Whether you're jumping in for the first time, or you're a seasoned veteran of Tom Nook's various games, multiplayer can be tricky to wrap your head around. Thankfully, we've made it nice and simple.

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How many players can play Online Multiplayer and Local Co-Op 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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