Everything you need to know about Custom Design Pro + in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’
March 20 marks a year since Animal Crossing: New Horizons released on Nintendo Switch, and the popular game celebrates with a brand new update that lets gamers get even more creative.
The Anniversary Update brings new features to the Custom Design Pro Editor feature on your Nook phone. This update, called Custom Design Pro Editor +, provides all-day access to the Custom Design Portal through the NookPhone app.
The new update also expands the design slots for normal and professional custom design modes, allowing players to create even more designs. Additionally, players can now customize a number of new items.
According to Nintendo, over 12 million custom designs have already been shared on the Custom Design Portal, allowing players to use all kinds of interesting and unique designs around their islands. Even President Joe Biden had fun last year.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Custom Design Pro Editor + feature.
HOW TO GET CUSTOM DESIGN PRO EDITOR +
First, players will need to update their Animal Crossing: New Horizons Game. Most Nintendo Switch consoles have automatic update enabled in their settings, but if not, you will need to update the game manually.
Players will need to ensure ACNH is on update to version 1.9. If not, hover over the game on your Switch UI and press the plus (+) button on your console. Press “Software Update” then “Via Internet” to check the update. Your game should then update.
Once the game is updated, you will need to go to customer service and visit the Nook Miles kiosk. There you will be able to purchase the update for your Custom Design Pro feature. Your Nookphone will update and you will be good to go.
HOW TO USE CUSTOM DESIGN PRO EDITOR +
The use of the new Custom Design Pro Editor + functionality is similar to the previous version.
After accessing the app on their Nookphone, players can create their own designs using a grid, pens and paint. However, players can also transfer designs created by other people using QR codes and the Nintendo Online app to their smartphones.
After logging into your Nintendo Switch account on the Nintendo Online app, you will need to access New Horizons‘by pressing the minus (-) button when you are on the title screen. You will be able to use the NookLink once you have finished configuring it in this menu. Restart the smartphone app and you are good to go.
In order to transfer outfits designed in New Horizons, you will need to create the Able Sister’s Tailor store and have a Nintendo Online membership. Go to the back of the shop, where you will find a kiosk. Type in the designer ID code given to you and you will be able to download the clothes made by other players. If you want to share your own clothes, you will need a designer identification code, which should be given to you at the kiosk.
Regarding the new items that you can now design in New Horizons, you can find them in several places. Umbrella, uchiha fan and flags can be purchased through the Nook Mile kiosk in customer services.
Standing people can be found in the Able Sister Tailor Shop.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available for Nintendo Switch.
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