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How to access Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise

In this article, you'll learn how to access the content included in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC.

Important

  • In order to play the content in the Happy Home Paradise DLC, you must have the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game.

  • Some of the items, events, and features included in the Happy Home Paradise DLC become available after making certain progress in the game. Continue playing and designing vacation homes to expand your experiences.

Users can either play Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise by purchasing it in Nintendo eShop for AUD $37.50/NZD $41.25 or by downloading it at no additional cost after becoming a member of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

Use the table below to understand the difference between purchasing the DLC and downloading it for free as a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack member.


What to do

Will you be accessing Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise through a Nintendo eShop purchase or through a free download as a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack member?

Nintendo eShop purchase

  1. Purchase the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC from Nintendo eShop, if you haven't already.

    • The DLC must be downloaded to your system to access the content. If it has been deleted, it can be redownloaded on Nintendo eShop.

  2. Ensure your Animal Crossing: New Horizons game software is updated to the latest version.

  3. Launch the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game and visit the airport to request to go to work.

    • The option to go to work becomes available at least one day after all of the following conditions have been met:

      • The Resident Services building has been completed (upgraded from a tent)

      • You have attended Tom Nook's DIY workshop

      • Your resident has a house (upgraded from a tent)


Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack download

  1. Begin a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership or join a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Family Membership, if you do not already have an active membership.

  2. Download the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC for free from the Nintendo Switch Online menu in Nintendo eShop.

  3. Ensure your Animal Crossing: New Horizons game software is updated to the latest version.

  4. Launch the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game and visit the airport to request to go to work.

    • The option to go to work becomes available at least one day after all the following conditions have been met:

      • The Resident Services building has been completed (upgraded from a tent)

      • You have attended Tom Nook's DIY workshop

      • Your resident has a house (upgraded from a tent)


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