Animal Crossing: New Horizons time travel on Switch changes a game that is played in real time, which means a day in the game is as long as a day in real life. You can time travel to want to speed up your progress.
Rather than waiting for the next real day, time travel allows you to quickly see renovations to your new home or building.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Time Travel
To travel back in time Animal Crossing: New Horizons:
- close Animal crossing: New Horizons pressing the Home button on the Switch, highlighting the game icon, pressing the X button and clicking “Close” in the dialog box that appears.
- Go to your Nintendo Switch system settings (the gear icon on the home screen), scroll to the bottom and select “System.”
- Select “Date and time” and turn off the setting that says “Synchronize clock via Internet”.
- Change the date or time to whatever you want.
- Reopen Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and the date and time in New Horizons will match whatever you set in the switch’s system preferences.
Be careful not to skip too many days at a time, as skipping weeks ahead will give the same results as not playing for weeks at a time – your villagers may move and weeds will set in.
Remember that you will need to connect to the internet to verify the date before attending any holiday related events. For example, the Bunny Day event, which begins April 1, will require you to log onto the internet to check your time, according to a post on Nintendo’s Japanese website. This means that if you choose to time travel, you will need to set your Switch to the normal date to play any of the upcoming events.