How to save your game in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Save your island, save your progress.

Animal Crossing New Horizons provides a cozy and scenic life on your own tropical island. You are free to design and build as you wish, giving you almost complete freedom in how your island looks. With so many options, you will want to make sure that you save your progress or lose out on changes you've made. This may leave you wondering how to save your game in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to save your progress in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Simply press the - button to save your game in Animal Cross New Horizons. This will open up a menu that gives you the option to save. One thing to note is that you will exit the game if you save, so only save your game when you are ready to stop playing. Make sure to save your progress, especially if you get something rare like paintings.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Save
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An autosave feature will periodically save your game as you play. You may notice a discreet circle of dots in the top-right corner of your screen—this means that your game is currently autosaving and recording your progress.

If you have friends over on your island, you will not be able to save. Your friends must leave the island, making you the only resident, before you can save your progress in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Your friends cannot leave if you have the menu open, so you can either trap them there or close the menu and let them escape.

For more information on Animal Crossing New Horizons, check out Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Share Dodo codes & add friends! and How to clear all your weeds quickly in Animal Crossing New Horizons on Pro Game Guides.

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