Animal Crossing “New Horizon” Tips (Expert)

Tips where to find Bunny Day eggs, how to get foreign fruit and when to sell turnips on your island in New Horizons, the latest installation of Animal Crossing.

1. Play the Stalk Market (once it’s worth the time)

Playing the Stalk Market is a pretty reliable way to increase your weekly revenue. You can buy turnips on Sundays from Daisy Mae for prices that usually hover around 100 bells. For the rest of the week, you can check in the morning and the afternoon at the Nook’s Cranny store to see the rates for turnips. The goal is to buy low and sell high.

A few important notes: Turnips rot after a week, so you can’t just hoard them waiting for a giant payday. And checking prices twice a day takes time, so you probably don’t want to start investing in turnips until the time is worth the payoff. We don’t invest unless we have at least 50,000 bells. Then, even a small rise in prices can lead to a significant return. If you want to get intense about it, you can even check out?websites that fans have built?to?calculate the trajectory?of the Stalk Market across the week.

2. Organize your island

While you’re settling into island life, you’ll start developing a daily routine: exploring, collecting and building. But your routine can be much easier — and require fewer trips back and forth from your house to store what you find — if you organize efficiently. The easiest way to do this is by planting your fruit trees in clear-cut orchards. You can even label those orchards with custom signs, made using the design app on your Nook Phone, as one reader pointed out in the comments below. Once you organize, harvesting fruit in the mornings will be quick and profitable, and you can spend all the saved time exploring, fishing and collecting shells like you really want to.

If you want to get even more organized, you can break stones around the island until they spawn near your home — creating a little patch for easy stone, clay and iron harvesting.

3. Keep your eye on the sky

At night, shooting stars will occasionally flash across the sky. If you look up and catch sight of one, you can press the A button to wish upon it. Wishing on stars makes star fragments wash onto the beach the following day, which can help you craft unique items, like wands.

Pay attention to morning announcements, because Isabelle will occasionally mention nighttime meteor showers, which are the perfect time to scoop up a dozen stars or more. Shooting stars seem to move in packs, too, so if you see one in the sky, keep looking up for a few seconds — you might get another handful of free wishes. Finally, depending on when you wish on stars, you might get unique Zodiac fragments. Only time will tell if these fragments combine to create special items, but we can tell you that’s what we are wishing for with each shooting star.

4. Crafting is king (especially on the go)

Crafting tools and items out of the refuse you discover around the island is a huge element early in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and you’ll often want to craft while you’re roaming far from home. If you keep a workbench in your inventory at all times, you can just plop it down anywhere and get your craft on without the inconvenient trek back to your tent or house.

Once you put these tricks into action, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will truly begin to open up to you. Keep discovering and crafting, keep chatting with your island friends and most of all, keep destressing while you do it.

Now that you know how to jump-start your island getaway in Animal Crossing, check out some other tips for getting the most out of your Nintendo Switch and the seven other Switch games you need to play.