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How to use QR codes in Animal Crossing New Horizons

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Animal Crossing New Horizons is out now, and this guide is all about how you can use QR codes in the game.

First off, you’ll have to pay for the privilege to do so — a Nintendo Switch Online subscription is required. If you’ve already got it, then you’re good to go. If you don’t, you might want to consider grabbing the service, which also provides for cloud saves, multiplayer action and a library of NES and SNES games.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to find and use NookLink

Sort of deceptively, you’ll need to use an app called NookLink to use QR codes within Animal Crossing New Horizons. The app isn’t a standalone one, but rather a feature found within the Nintendo Switch Online app.

You can download it here on iOS and here on Android.

Once you’ve downloaded it and signed in, you’re looking for Animal Crossing New Horizons underneath the section labelled Game-Specific Services. When you link that with your console, you’ll be able to go.

QR codes are meant for the Custom Designs app, found within your Nookphone in-game.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Where to find QR codes and how to use them

You’ll be able to upload custom designs after spending a few days on the island. Once that’s been achieved, the Able Sisters’ shop is where you’ll be able to use the codes. Great places to grab QR codes include Reddit and Twitter.

With a QR code in hand, use the Nintendo Switch Online app to scan a code, then use the Pattern menu to download the design itself. Voila!

Animal Crossing New Horizons is available now on Nintendo Switch.


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