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How to Unlock Soundscapes

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Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to unlock soundscapes in the Happy Home Paradise DLC.

If you haven’t started the DLC, check out our guide on how to begin Happy Home Paradise.

Have a sit with Wardell to learn about soundscapes.

What are Soundscapes in HHP?

After you’ve designed 17 Vacation Homes, you’ll return to the Paradise Planning HQ where Lottie tells you to take a break and have a look for Wardell - who’s also on a break. Lottie will suggest you go out to find him - he’ll be on the northeast beach, to the right of the cliffs with the ruins. Speak to Wardell and then sit next to him on the log. He’ll give you a short monologue on the beauty of nature’s sounds and after heads off, you’ll have the epiphany to add soundscapes to clients’ vacation homes!

(1 of 2) You’ll be inspired by Wardell

You’ll be inspired by Wardell (left), to add sounds to homes. (right)

To add soundscapes, press Joy-Con-DPad-Left-Filled whilst in decorating mode and select the soundscapes tab.

You can use soundscapes when decorating your own home, and when you also eventually unlock the ability to remodel your villagers’ houses.

Use soundscapes to add a fun new element to your clients’ homes.

All 24 Soundscapes

When you first speak to Wardell, you’ll unlock eight soundscape sounds:

Icon Soundscape
none.png None
echo.png Echo
ocean.png Ocean
fields.png Fields
jungle.png Jungle
wind.png Wind
rain.png Rain
space.png Space

Then, after you’ve decorated a few more houses, you’ll be prompted to take a break and search for Wardell again. This will inspire you to learn more soundscapes, listed below. The Wardell soundscape inspiration will happen three times, for a total of 24 Soundscapes (3x8).

Level 2 Soundscapes

Icon Soundscape
park.png Park
city.png City
chatter.png Chatter
cheering.png Cheering
construction.png Construction
forest.png Forest
healing.png Healing
creaking.png Creaking

Level 3 Soundscapes

Icon Soundscape
cave.png Cave
underwater.png Underwater
storm.png Storm
rumbling.png Rumbling
train.png Train
factory.png Factory
cyber.png Cyber
alley.png Alley

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    20 January 2022
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  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts

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