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Check this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on multiple islands and multiple accounts. Including how to create accounts, difference in accounts, & shared islands!

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Can We Have Multiple Islands ?

Only One Island Between Accounts

One Island Between Accounts

Although you have different save files, all the accounts will be playing on the same base island. This means shared resources in the island and the very layout of the island will be the same.

Check Out Best Island Layout Guide!

Cannot Share Storage

Cannot Share Storage

Houses have a private storage that only the owners can access. This storage cannot be accessed by other accounts playing on the island.

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Can Visit Mysteyr Islands Instead

Can Visit Mysteyr Islands Instead

If you want to go to another island, you can jump into a mystery island tour instead. It's a small deserted island that you can visit by spending 2,000 Nook Miles for a ticket!

Check Out Mystery Island Tour Details Here!

How To Make Multiple Accounts

How to Create Multiple Accounts

If you want to create another villager for your island that you can control, you will need to create another profile in your Nintendo Switch first.

How To Create Another Profile

How to Create Another Profile
Procedure
1Open the Settings in your Nintendo Switch
2Select "Add User" in the Users tab
3Choose whether to create a new one or import
4Create the account

Create A New Save By Opening ACNH

After creating the account, open Animal Crossing: New Horizons with that account. This will then create a new save file for that account.

Differences Between Accounts

Difference in Progression

There is a difference between the first and subsequent accounts upon starting the game. It's not that significant of a difference since you will still get the tasks of earning miles and creating tools.

Early Game Progression for 2nd Account

Procedure
1Character customization
2Receive the tent and the Nook Phone
3Talk to Tom Nook at the Resident Services
4Collect 5 tree branches
5Create a Fishing Pole
6Pay 5,000 Miles
7Game continues as normal

Receive The Resident Call App

Players with another account will get a Resident Call App to their Nook Phone. You can use this to send data between your residents on the island.

Some Recipes Will Automatically Be Revealed

Some Recipes will Automatically be Revealed

If you finished the construction of the museum and other events, your other accounts will receive the recipes for the Pole Vault and the Ladder immediately.

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Anonymous 6

Does Harv visit the second profile after the tasks are done?

Anonymous 5

Does anyone know if adding a second profile affects the number of villagers/animals on the island? My friend told me it would reduce to 9 but wanted to see if anyone else could verify

Anonymous 4

What can the second account do With the accumulated fossils?

Anonymous 3

Does anyone know if each account gets their own set of custom design slots or if they share them?

Anonymous 2

Sadly, the nook miles items are the same colors for both accounts.

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