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How to Time Travel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

by Ginny Woo

There’s a whole bunch of stuff to do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and honestly, so little time. It’s hard to really make the most of it as a power player if you’re wanting to just go through it all in real time, so we totally understand if you want to learn how to time travel in Animal Crossing New Horizons. We’ll show you how. 

How to Time Travel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

There’s been a whole heated debate on the internet about time traveling in Animal Crossing games but we’re resolutely not going to get into that. Yes, you can debate that in Tom Nook’s marketplace of ideas whenever you want, but this is not the forum for you to do so. We’re just here to show you how to do it responsibly if you choose to. Kinda like drinking. We’re supervising you. 

So, you want to know how to time travel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. One very important thing to note: if you have turnips on you, do NOT time travel back in time because this will rot them and you’ll lose your precious investment. If you do travel forward, be mindful that you still only have 7 in-game days before they go rotten so please use this power responsibly. Follow the steps below to time travel in Animal Crossing New Horizons:

  • First, you’re going to want to ensure that you’ve saved and quit out of Animal Crossing
  • Close all other software that you might be using
  • Go to System Settings
  • Go to System
  • Scroll down to Date and Time
  • Turn “Synchronize Clock via Internet” off
  • Set the date and time of your choice
  • Press B
  • Restart your console and launch the game

Now that you have our guide on how to time travel in Animal Crossing New Horizons, it should be a bit easier for you to skip past all the things in the game that you’re not a fan of. If you recall the reception to Bunny Day and how Nintendo’s been forced to nerf egg drop rates, we definitely wouldn’t blame you for wanting to skip the festivities altogether. If you don’t yet own a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, then you can pick one up from this Amazon link and support Prima Games at the same time. Talk about convenient! Once you’ve gotten used to the island life, come check out our dedicated guides hub for a bunch of tips and tricks that we’ve prepared for Island Representatives like you:

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