Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Sprint

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Sprint

You can get around your island faster in Animal Crossing New Horizons by sprinting. Here's how to do it.

Animal Crossing doesn't feature a menu of any sort, and it also doesn't tell you how to do basic things like sprinting. Sprinting is useful for getting around your island, though while saving you time it does have some drawbacks. In this guide we'll teach you how to sprint, and explain when you'll want to do it.

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How to Sprint in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To sprint in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need to hold 'B' while moving. You can do this while holding items, and it will get you around your island faster.

When to Sprint

While sprinting will certainly get you around your island much faster than normal, there are some downsides. The main one is that you'll make noise, which will scare any bugs and fish away. Be careful when running near any flowers you want to keep around, as you can break them. Other than that, sprinting can be used to move faster than usual, saving you time in the process.

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If you're wanting more on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to check out Caty's review. Elsewhere there's Mat's writeup on The Able Sisters.

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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