Image Credit: Bethesda
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Tool Ring

Wondering what the Animal Crossing New Horizons tool ring is? Seen it pop up in your Nook Stop? You're going to want it, mate.
This article is over 4 years old and may contain outdated information

Getting tired of carrying all of those tools around in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and having to ferry each one out like some kind of idiot before you actually get to the one that you need for any given situation? Well, okay, we hear you and we feel your pain. We’ve got something that’s going to make cycling through your tools a lot easier so that you don’t pull out a million items while trying to get to a net, letting an elusive rare bug get away. Here’s our guide to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons tool ring. 

Recommended Videos

Animal Crossing New Horizons Tool Ring

If you’re not sure what the Animal Crossing: New Horizons tool ring does, well, we’re going to educate you. Ever get annoyed that the only way to get from one tool to the next is to manually cycle through all of them in your inventory by pressing the right or left directional keys because it honestly just seems like the biggest waste of time? Well, you’re definitely not alone. However, you might be pleased to know that there’s a way to circumvent this and all you’re going to need is some Nook Miles. Enter: the tool ring.

In order to get the Animal Crossing New Horizons tool ring, you’re going to need to have 800 Nook Miles as well as the ability to redeem Nook Miles at your Nook Stop for other stuff that you’re going to need while kicking around your island. Basically once you’ve racked enough Nook Miles and you have that ability to redeem Miles, you want to head right for the Nook Stop and make sure that you select the “Redeem Nook Miles” option. From there, you’ll be the given to redeem your Miles for things like hairstyles, hair colors, the tool ring, and even an increase to your inventory size. 

Once you buy the Animal Crossing New Horizons tool ring, you’re going to be able to use the d-pad on your Switch to bring up a radial wheel of all the items that you want to use frequently. You can assign specific items to be your favorites, and those will then show up on the radial wheel so it’s just a matter of navigating to the d-pad and then selecting the item that you want quick snap. Much faster than cycling through every item, honestly. If you’re still needing to flesh out your collection of items, though, why not check out our guide on how to get an axe?

Now that you’ve got our guide to what the Animal Crossing New Horizons tool ring is, we reckon that you’re going to want to pick it up as soon as you can. It’s really handy if you’re rotating around tools and wanting to not waste time manually cycling through every single option that you’ve got, but hey. Maybe you wanna take it slow, and that’s fine too. In that case, if you need help with anything else in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, why not check out the following tips and tricks that we’ve compiled for Island Representatives just like you in our dedicated guides hub?

Prima Games is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Ginny Woo
Ginny Woo
Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.