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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Seren Morgan-Roberts
First Published: 07-08-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-09-2020 / 15:00 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 22-09-2020 / 03:31 GMT

Description

The achievements listed below are unlocked through participating in special events throughout the year.

Bug-Off!

The Nook Miles you’ll earn is dependent on how many Bug-Offs you’ve already competed in. Your first will earn you 300 miles, then 500 miles, then 1,000 miles and once you’ve participated in all Bug-Offs, you will earn 2,000 miles.

Task Unlocked Titles
Participate in the Bug-Off (June/November) Adolescent Youngster
Participate in the Bug-Off (July/December) Rebellious Rebel
Participate in the Bug-Off (August/January) Solitary Lone Wolf
Participate in the Bug-Off (September/February) Standoffish Individual

Bug-Offs are summer events.

Bug-Offs are summer events.

Fishing Tourney!

Like the Bug-Offs, the Nook Miles earned for these achievements are dependent on how many other seasonal tourneys you’ve already participated in. Your first will earn you 300 miles, then 500 miles, then 1,000 miles and once you’ve participated in all fishing tournaments, you will earn 2,000 miles.

Task Unlocked Titles
Participate in the Spring Fishing Tourney Spring-born Free Spirit
Participate in the Summer Fishing Tourney Summer-Born Chiller
Participate in the Fall Fishing Tourney Fall-Born Free-Wheeler
Participate in the Winter Fishing Tourney Winter-Born Overheater
Snowmaestro

In the Winter months, you’ll be able to build snowmen from snowballs. To unlock these achievements you’ll need to build lots of snowmen.

Task Nook Miles Earned Unlocked Titles
Build one Snowman 300 Cold-Sensitive Sprite
Build 10 Snowmen 500 Snow Angel
Build 20 Snowmen 1,000 Cool Imp
Birthday Celebration

To unlock these achievements, you’ll need to attend your villagers’ birthday parties. You’ll know if a birthday is happening because Isabelle will announce it in an island-wide broadcast. Remember to bring a gift!

Task Nook Miles Earned Unlocked Titles
Celebrate 1 villager’s birthday 300 Untamed Party Animal
Celebrate 10 villagers’ birthdays 500 Growing Youth
Celebrate 20 villagers’ birthdays 1,000 Grown Adult

All of the villagers have their own birthdays.

All of the villagers have their own birthdays.

Happy Birthday!

To earn this achievement, you’ll need to celebrate your character’s birthday in the game.

Task Nook Miles Earned Unlocked Titles
Celebrate your in-game birthday 2,000 Celebratory Birthday Boy/Girl
Countdown Celebration

To earn this achievement, you’ll need to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the game.

Task Nook Miles Earned Unlocked Titles
Celebrate New Year’s Eve 1,000 Celebratory Merrymaker
Wishes Come True

Every couple of weeks, there will be a shooting star event on your island! Isabelle will announce it in her island-wide broadcast, and you’ll also come across Celeste on your island. The shooting stars will go on all night so you’ll likely be able to get all of these achievements in one night if you’re patient! To wish on a star, look up the sky and press A (unequipped).

Task Nook Miles Earned Unlocked Titles
Wish on a shooting star once 300 Late-Night Meteorite
Wish on a shooting star 30 times 1,000 Wishful Legend
Wish on a shooting star 200 times 2,000 Overnight Superstar

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    21 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts

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The guide for Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers a walkthrough on how to make the most of your time on your deserted island. This guide will show you how to make tools, earn bells, achieve a five-star island, and more.

Inside this guide you will find:

  • A Walkthrough - Taking you through the first 14 days of your new Island.

  • A Beginner’s Guide - Perfect for newcomers to Animal Crossing.

  • An in-depth Nook Miles section - Discover every condition and how to achieve them.

  • Deep dive into Your Island - Advanced strategies to make the most of your island including terraforming.

  • Full breakdown of all Special Events and Visitors - Details on how to lure them to your island and complete exclusive events.

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