Animal Crossing New Horizons lets you build up your very own village on a desert island. There's a lot of space to take advantage of, though at first you'll be blocked by rocks that will need to be removed. In this guide we'll teach you how to break rocks in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Let's get started.
On this page:
- How to Break Rocks
- Will Rocks Respawn/Come Back?
- What Do You Get For Breaking Rocks
- Can You Move Rocks?
How to Break Rocks
To break rocks in Animal Crossing New Horizons you will need two things: a stone axe and fruit. The fruit can be whatever grows on your island. Once you have these two items, do the following:
- Eat the fruit, an icon will appear in the top left showing you have 1/10 of fruit consumed
- Approach the rock you wish to break and press A
- The rock will break, and your fruit meter will return to 0
Will Rocks Respawn/Come Back?
If you accidentally break a rock, and are worried about it coming back, worry not. Rocks will respawn on your island after a couple of days.
What Do You Get For Breaking Rocks
When you break a rock, you'll get one of a few items. These range from Bells to Stone (also Iron Nuggets, more info here), it's random so you never really know what you're going to get. You'll also clear some space where the rock was, which allows you to build structures there. If you need help with any other areas of the game, head to our walkthrough hub.
Can You Move Rocks?
There is no way to move rocks in Animal Crossing New Horizons. You will need to break them using the method outlined above, and then wait for them to respawn.