Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide – How to Play with Friends

By Raaj
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You can play in a team of 4 in Animal Crossing New Horizons, here is a guide on how to play with friends. You can add three more friends in your game and enjoy completing a common objective. But there is a process to add friends in Animal Crossing New Horizons. In this guide, you will find step by step instructions on how to add friends and enable co-op mode in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to play with friends in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

There are three ways to play Animal Crossing New Horizons, first is solo, the second is Party Play which is a local co-op and the last one is online. For online you will need access to Nintendo Switch Online. But to play in a group of 4 you just need all the players with their Switch and game.

For Local co-op mode, you have to set up your island first. Complete the starting mission of setting up your island, tent, and everything. Go to sleep and the next day you can use the option of Party Play.

Co-op mode in Animal Crossing New Horizons is called Party Play where max 4 players are allowed to play together. Islands with multiple users are only accessible in Party Play. So let’s begin with how to add friends in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to use Party Play and invite friends?

  1. On your Nook Phone tap on Call Resident. If you are doing it for the first time then wait for some time to complete the app download process. Use Nook Phone once again and tap on Call Resident.
  2. After launching the App click on Next, and then close after reading the message about the controller.
  3. Select the character and wait for a while for the next message. You will have to press L and R or SL and SR at the same time to sync the controllers.

In Party mode, one player is a leader and others are followers. Both can do different things and switch roles among them. A leader can play and have full access to everything. But if you want to change the leader then gently shake the Leader’s controller for option. Or use your Nook Phone and open Call Resident App. From the app, you can assign a new leader.

What Followers can and cannot do?

Followers cannot chat or use the NookPhone. Also, they have no right to access their pockets. So these are the restrictions for a follower. But they can use tools, move furniture and assist leaders. Whatever items they collect will be sent to Recycle Box. Visit Resident Services to collect them. Followers will use D-pad Up to Equipe or Swap Tools. While Leaders can use all the controls.

As a leader, the main camera will follow you in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Followers will spawn near you even if they are left behind. The Leader is only allowed to shop in the Party Mode, but he can share inventory with other players.

So this is you can play in a local co-op in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Check our Animal Crossing New Horizons Wiki guide for more latest tips, tricks, guides, unlocks, and a lot more.