Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Build Paths

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Build Paths

If you want to lay down paths on your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons, make sure you check out this guide.

Paths can be used to give your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons a bit more of a town/village feel. There are a few different types of paths that you can build, though you won't get the option until you're close to the end of the main game. To help you keep your eyes on the prize, we've detailed how to unlock paths and how to build them in this guide.

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How to Build Paths

To build paths in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need to have unlocked the Island Designer App. You can find more info on doing so here. Once you have it, you can build paths using the app. Just open it and select the 'build paths' option. Choose your type and then lay them down using the 'A' button.

Types of Path

There are nine different path types in Animal Crossing New Horizons. So far, we've managed to unlock the following:

  1. Grass path
  2. Dirt path
  3. Stone path
  4. Brick path
  5. Sand path

Once you've placed paths down, you can smooth off their edges by pressing 'A' again. This will give corners a more rounded appearance.

You can choose from a good selection of paths | Jake Green/USG

There's plenty more on Animal Crossing right here on USG. For a look at what our official verdict is on the new game, head here. For some awesome Roald fanart, head here

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

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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