All Ordinance in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – What do they do?

Set the villagers' schedule.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has quickly become one of the most popular games on the Nintendo Switch console. With a high level of accessibility and a host of relaxing island activities to partake in, fans enjoy the experience but have craved new content for months. In October 2021, Nintendo announced free quality of life updates coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons on November 5, 2021, including Ordinances.

Ordinances in Animal Crossing: New Horizons change the times at which island residents remain active. The Ordinance mechanic allows players to change villager activity to accommodate their play schedule. One ordinance even boosts monetary gain from selling items.

Related: What is included in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC?

  • Beautiful Island Ordinance: The island's default setting, allowing for varied villager activity
  • Early Bird Ordinance: Villagers are most active early in the morning
  • Night Owl Ordinance: Villagers are more active late at night
  • Bell Boom Ordinance: All purchase and sale prices increase by 20%

To watch the entire Animal Crossing October Direct and learn about all the updates and changes coming to Animal Crossing in November 2021, check out the video below!

For more on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to check out some of our other guides, like How to transfer Animal Crossing: New Horizons save data to Nintendo Switch OLED here on Pro Game Guides.

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