What Happens When You Return After 30 Years in ACNH

As you know that in Animal Crossing New Horizon, you are able to time travel. But, what will happen when you return after 30 years in Animal Crossing New Horizon? Will everything change? Let’s find out what will happen here.

The Things That Will Happen When You Return After 30 Years in ACNH

You may wonder what will happen if you return after 30 years in ACNH. In Quora, there is also the same question about it. A user explained that the thing that will happen when you return after 30 years in Animal Crossing New Horizon is that there might be a few more weeds. Then, one or more villagers might consider leaving. However, it also explained that you are able to fix it by talking to them and asked them not to leave.

This user has been time-traveling a lot back and forth over a sixty year period and he has suffered zero repercussions. At the most, he will talk to a villager and they will be like “Y/N! I have not seen you in X years!”.

Also, you will have accumulated interest in your bank account. However, for the most part, nothing really changes.

In addition, this user also explains that your house will be infested with cockroaches. Nevertheless, it is not as scary as it sounds. It can be fixed in no time at all by running over the cockroaches and switching between rooms as you do so. After you have killed the cockroaches, there will be a notification which says that the infestation has been taken care of.

What Happens When You Return After 30 Years in ACNH

If you want to watch the situation in Animal Crossing New Horizon when you return after 30 years, you are able to watch a video on Youtube from Prosafia Gaming entitled What Happens When You Return After 30 Years in Animal Crossing: New Horizon which was uploaded on March 31st, 2020. The length of the video is 12 minutes 25 seconds and it has been watched more than 3 million times. In the video, you can see that Alfonso will say “Welcome back! I haven’t seen you in 30 years!”. To see what will happen again, you can watch the video until the end.

There are also two other videos on Youtube about what will happen if you leave the island for certains years. The first one is a video from Nintendo Unity entitled What Happens When You Leave the Island for 10 Years in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? which was uploaded on March 30th, 2020. The length of the video is 6 minutes 23 seconds and it has been watched more than 3 million times. The second video is a video from Sirloin entitled What Happens When You Return After Over 40 Years in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? which was uploaded on March 31st, 2020. The length of the video is 10 minutes 27 seconds and it has been watched more than 36k times.

The Steps to Time Travel in Animal Crossing New Horizon

After you read the explanation above about what will happen when you return after 30 years in Animal Crossing New Horizon and also watch the videos mentioned above, you may also want to time travel in this game. But, how to time travel in Animal Crossing New Horizon? You are able to manipulate time and move backwards or forwards in the clock of the game as you can read below according to the Nintendo Life site.

    • First, you must go to the System Settings on your Switch.
    • After that, you need to choose System which can be found from the bottom of the settings list.
    • Then, you have to scroll down within the System settings on the right side until you can find Date and Time.
    • Here, in the settings, you have to deselect Synchronise Clock via Internet.
    • Now, you have to set the date and time to your desired destination.
    • And finally, you are able to load up the game and let the time traveling start.

The Positive and Negative Effects of Time Traveling

Before you decide to time travel, it is important for you to know that there are some positive and negative effects. So, before you time travel, make sure that you know the consequences so that you will not be disappointed.

The positive effects of time traveling can be read below according to Animal Crossing Wiki.

    • You are able to attend your favorite events.
    • You are able to get mail more immediately.
    • You can receive bank interest.
    • New villagers will move in more immediately.
    • Fruit will grow on trees more immediately.
    • You will see different items which are available at all stores.
    • You can catch out-of-season fish and bugs.
    • You can fast-forward through renovations.
    • You will see that grass will regrow.
    • You can get multiple K.K. Slider songs without waiting for next Saturday night.
    • You can get the Golden Shovel faster in Wild World and City Folk.
    • You are able to partake in things that would normally be closed at certain hours in real-time.
    • You can move unwanted villagers faster.
    • Hybridizing flowers are sped up.
    • You will see that bushes and trees grow at a faster rate.
    • You can take part in your birthday or your villagers’ birthdays faster.
    • In New Horizons, you are able to time travel to drive away any villager you want.

The negative effects of time traveling can be read below according to Animal Crossing Wiki.

    • You will see more weeds.
    • Flowers will die or shrivel.
    • Some items will be missed out for sale in the in-game shops.
    • Your mailbox may fill up and it cannot have any more mail until it is emptied or tossed.
    • You will get bed hair if you travel¬† forward in time more than a week.
    • For a while, Phineas will not appear.
    • The prices of turnip will stay low.
    • If you time travel backwards, turnips will die.
    • Villagers will talk about how long you were away for.
    • In your home, there will be cockroaches unless the Beautiful Town Ordinance is in effect.
    • There is the possibility that Tom Nook’s Store will be downgraded in Wild World and City Folk.
    • In Wild World, you cannot use the catalog.
    • Snowmen that you can find in town will melt.
    • In New Horizons, if you time travel backwards with an open plot past 5 AM the previous day, it may cause the plot to fill up.
    • In New Horizons, if you time travel more than a day forwards or time travel backwards, it can cause an already sold plot to glitch out.