When Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct told us about the new content coming in Update 2.0, many of us wondered how to prepare our islands for everything new. After all, many of us haven’t been to the game for a long time. Wouldn’t it be easier to start over?
Well, yes and no. It’s easier because you are not attached to all the decisions you made a year ago … but it can also make your life small harder. Or at least it will keep you playing for a while more if you are a follower of completeness.
As reported by a Reddit user Earlgray (great name) Kapp’na boat tours – especially rare islands, including Maple Leaf Island, Bamboo Island, Mushroom Island, and Cherry Blossom Island – are time bound. These special islands give you the opportunity to find seasonal crafts and materials to craft them.
This means that you will not find any seasonal islands in your game until a certain amount of time has elapsed since the start of that season in your game. To receive all the seasonal islands appearing on boat tours, your account must be at least a year old.
If you are spending 1000 Nook Miles on a boat trip and your account is new or less than a year old, keep in mind that you will not be able to visit some of these islands – they simply will not. a pool of potential islands from which the game chooses.
Please note that if you didn’t restart your island, but you “skipped” the season by not playing for a while, you will still have the opportunity to see these seasonal islands – making it easier for you to catch up!
Here are the dates on which each island opens to both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, which were discovered in the latest ACNH data:
NH: February 24
SH: August 24
Cherry blossom island
NH: April 10
SH: October 10
NH: May 31
SH: November 30
NH: June 15
B: December 15
Summer shell island
NH: August 31
SH: February 28
NH: November 25
SH: May 25
NH: November 30
SH: May 31
Be sure to check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides to stay up to date on what’s new – and what you missed!
Have you rebooted your island in the last year? Do you regret this or did it give your game a new purpose? Let us know in the comments.