Find out how you can be friends and best friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) in this guide. This includes what you can do as friends, how to be friends, how to visit friend islands, and more!
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What Does It Mean To Become Friends?
Becoming Switch Friends Is More Convenient
Although it is possible to play online with people you know by giving them your Dodo Code, it's more convenient to add someone to your Switch friend's list if you plan on playing with them regularly. An Internet Connection will be required for this at all times.
Difference Between Local and Online Play
|Type of Play||Invitation Options|
|Local Play||・Set A Friend Code|
・Open To Anyone Nearby
|Online Play||・Set A Friend Code|
・Open To Friends Only
For Local Play, you can either open your gates to everyone or set a friend code for a particular person to join. You won't need to become Switch Friends!
What Can You Do With Friends?
Open Your Island for Visitors
By opening your island to visitors on online play, your friends will be able to visit you in game. This is suitable for players who would rather play with friends than with strangers.
Things That Can Be Done With Friends
※ This list only applies to Online Play!
Chat In-App With Best Friends Only
Players who are Best Friends with each other can chat using the best friends app of Nook Phone if they are online. The chat will be logged in the conversations in the Friends app. Note that you can still talk with visitors to your island via chat bubbles.Check Out How to Chat Here!
How To Add Best Friends
Download App In The Airport
Invite a friends to visit and you will get the option to download the Best Friends app. You will not get this option if you don't have any Nintendo friends.Check Out the Airport Guide & Uses!
Apply For Best Friend In The App
From the Friends App, you can apply to be best friends with one of your friends. Doing so will let you do all the actions that only best friends can do!
How To Visit Friends (Other Islands)
Head To The Airport
You can open your island for visits or head out to your friends' islands through the airport. Talk to Orville at the airport.
Visit Through Local Play or Online Play
You can then choose between local play and online play to visit your friends. Remember, if you don't have any friends in your Nintendo Switch, no options to go to a friend's island will show up. You can still use a Dodo Code to reach someone's island, however!