How to Add Friends on Animal Crossing

Do you want to add friends to someone on Animal Crossing? If so, you need to know the steps to do it. Here, we will inform you about it including adding as Best Friends, Inviting Them to Your Island, Visiting Your Friend’s Island and the Differences between Friends and Best Friends in Animal Crossing.

The Steps to Add Friends on Animal Crossing

To be able to add Friends on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you are able to follow the steps below.

  • The first thing that you have to do is to have a Nintendo online account. If you do not have this account, you are able to sign up for a Nintendo Online Account from the eShop. In that shop, you will have some options for payment so that you can choose what you want.
  • If you have had a Nintendo Online Account, or you are playing through a local network, you have to go to your Airport.
  • It is important for you to know that if you want to make friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizon, you are required to visit the similar island as the person that you want to become friends with. You can do it by traveling to their island or making them come to your island. Meeting up on another friend’s island can also be your alternative to make you and your friend be on the same island.
  • New Horizons will permit you to join islands of people on your Switch friends’ list and the thing that you have to do to become friends in the game is to travel to the same instance and location.
  • If you have traveled to the similar island like your friend, then you will find that they now automatically appear on the list of your friends on the Nook Phone.
  • You may want to send them letters and also gifts from the Nook Terminal. If so, you have to add them as Best Friends. By making them a Best Friends, it will make them be able to dig and do other things on your island.

The Steps to Add Friends on Animal Crossing

The Steps to Add Someone to Your Best Friends List

As explained earlier, if you add someone as your Best Friends in Animal Crossing, it will make them be able to dig and do other things on your island. If you want to permit your best friends to do that, which means that you want to make someone as your best friend in the game, you are able to add them to be your best friends by following the steps below.

  • The first thing that you have to do is to go into the Nook Phone.
  • After that, you must navigate to the friend app and then you have to click on their name.
  • There, you will see the option to Become Best Friends.
  • If they accept the invite, you will be best friends.

If you have become best friends with them, you are able to message them, send them mail and do the other things on their island.

Inviting Friends to Your Island

Inviting Friends to Your Island-

If you want to invite friends to your island, the thing that you have to do is to speak to Orville at the Airport. You have to tell him that you want visitors. When you are doing it, there are some options for you:

  • You are able to choose to connect to local players or those who are playing online.
  • You are able to permit either all your friends or only your Best Friends to visit.

Then, Orville will open your gates so your friends will be able to come. If then you do not want to have visitors anymore, you are able to ask Orville again to close the gates.

Inviting players though a Dodo Code is another alternative that you can choose. If you choose this option, it will permit you to be able to invite people who are not on the list of your friends in addition to friends and Best Friends. There will be a random five-character code that is given by Orville and you have to give it to anyone that you want to invite. You can give it to others by texting them or any other methods that you usually use to communicate. By using this code, it will help you to control people that come to your island. It is important to note that when you close the gates, the Dodo Code will expire.

Visiting Your Friend’s Island

Visiting Your Friend's Island

You have known how to invite friends to your island through the guide above. And now, how about visiting our friend’s island? You are able to do that by talking to Orville. You have to tell him that you want to fly and you want to visit someone. Then, he will ask you to choose between local play and online play. After that, you are able to either search for a friend to see if anyone on your Switch friend list has opened their gates to friends. Alternatively, you are able to search through a Dodo code that you have got from someone. It is the same as inviting friends where you have to coordinate using whatever methods that you want to use to talk to your friends. And you have to make sure that their gates are open.

The Differences Between Friends and Best Friends in Animal Crossing

As Best Friends, they are able to use all their tools on your island, but friends cannot use destructive tools such as axes and shovels. If you become Best Friends, you are permitted to view whether your Best Friends are online or not through the app and send them in-game messages. As Friends, through the same app, you are still able to see the friends that you have played with, but it will not inform you whether they are online and you are not allowed to send them any messages.

As Best Friends, they will be able to pick fruit and flowers; catch bugs and fish; pick up resources already on the ground; strike stones; strike trees for wood; dig for fossils, clams etc; and plant flowers. As Friends, they can do these things except striking stones; striking trees for wood; and dig for fossils, clams etc.