If you need to pick up a bunch of materials in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you probably don't want to miss out on a bunch of nuggets. DIY recipes are going to use a lot of different ores, but iron nuggets are the most common type that you're going to need in the early stages. Here's our guide on how to get iron nuggets in Animal Crossing New Horizons

How to Get Iron Nuggets in Animal Crossing New Horizons

If you're someone who fancies themself a crafter, or someone super into DIY, then you're going to need to upgrade your tools pretty quickly. It's not all just about the Axe, though we can help you get your mitts on one of those if you want with our guide here. You're going to want to upgrade the whole suite of tools past the flimsy stage if you want to get any significant building done in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and to do so, you'll need a bunch of iron nuggets to complete those recipes. 

To get iron nuggets, we've got a pretty simple solution. You know all those rocks on your island? Hitting them with a shovel of any type will net you a bunch of materials ranging from clay to gold nuggets. You can get things like:

  • Clay
  • Stone
  • Iron Nuggets
  • Gold Nuggets

Once you pick up enough iron nuggets using this method, you can then use them in a variety of DIY recipes. We're talking tools, furnishings like tables, and anything else that your new villagers might need to decorate the houses that they want to move into. You might get either no iron or a ton from each rock, and only have a limited number of rocks on your island, so keep persisting if you don't have enough. 

Now that you have our guide on how to get iron nuggets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it should be a whole lot easier for you to pick up this material. I mean, it's basically kicking around your island, just waiting to be harvested. Soon you'll have more than enough to get new villagers' homes built, and to make better tools for yourself. Don't yet have a copy of the game for yourself? Pick it up here via Amazon using this link and you can support Prima Games at the same time. Once you have Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you too can hop on over to the dedicated guides hub that we've put together for Island Representatives the world over: