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Animal Crossing: When New Horizons Direct told us all about the new content coming in Update 2.0, many of us figured out how to prepare the island for all the new. After all, for many of us, we haven’t visited the game for a long time. Isn’t it easier to start anew?

Yes, yes, no. It’s easy because you’re not bound by all the decisions you made a year ago … but it’s your life a bit More difficult. Or, at least if you’re a completionist, you can keep playing for a while.

One of the islands of the season — this gives you maple leaves
One of the islands of the season — this gives you maple leaves (Image: Nintendo Life)

As reported by Reddit users earlgreypowermakeup (Great name), Kapp’n boat tours, especially rare islands including Maple Leaf, Bamboo, Mushroom and Cherry Blossom are time-locked. On these special islands you will be given the opportunity to find seasonal DIY and get the materials to make them.

This means that you won’t find any seasonal islands in the game until a certain amount of time has passed since the start of the season. To see all the seasonal islands on your boat tour, your account must be at least one year old.

Bamboo islands are also clearly affected
Bamboo islands are also clearly affected (Image: Nintendo Life)

Please note that if you are spending 1,000 Nuuk miles on a boat tour and your account is new or less than a year, you will not have the opportunity to visit some of these islands. A potential island pool of choice for the game.

you did not do it We will reopen the island, but even if you “miss” the season by not playing for a period of time, you will still have the opportunity to see the island of the season. This makes it easier to catch up.

The dates for unlocking each island in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, revealed by the latest ACNH data mining, are as follows:

Snowflake island

NH: February 24
SH: August 24

Sakura Island

NH: April 10
SH: October 10th


NH: May 31st
SH: November 30th

Star island

NH: June 15th
SH: December 15th

Summer shell island

NH: August 31st
SH: February 28

Maple leaf island

NH: November 25th
SH: May 25th

Mushroom island

NH: November 30th
SH: May 31st

Animal Crossing: Check out the New Horizons Guide to keep up with all the new and missed things!

Did you reset the island last year? Do you regret it or did you give your game a new purpose? Please let us know in the comments.