Animal Crossing New Horizons Controls List

Animal Crossing New Horizons Controls List

We break down all of the controls in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

There are no menus to speak of in Animal Crossing New Horizons, so you may have a few issues learning the controls. To help you get up to speed as quickly as possible, we've put together this controls guide. We'll detail all of the controls you'll need to know while playing the game.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Controls

We've included all of the controls for Animal Crossing New Horizons below. If you need any help with something else related to the game, visit our Walkthrough.

Open inventoryX
Pick upY
Move Left Stick
Change cameraRight Stick
Write messageR
ZLPull out NookPhone
d-pad rightChange tool
d-pad leftChange tool
d-pad downUnequip tool/enter design mode when in house
d-pad upTool ring
Save and exit-

Can You Change Your Controls?

You cannot change your controls in Animal Crossing New Horizons. This is true of most Nintendo games, so you'll have to learn the default options before playing.

That's all you need to know about The Able Sisters. For more on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to check out Caty's review. Elsewhere, there's Hirun's writeup of how cloud saving works.

Jake Green

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Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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