A bunch of new items themed after the iconic Mario franchise are being added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo is adding these items on March 1, via a patch that just released today, to allow for dozens of new DIY items and decorative pieces to be placed on players islands. This is all being done to celebrate the upcoming major anniversary of the Italian icon. The coolest of these is the Warp Pipe. You really want the warp pipe because it actually works. Here’s everything we know about this rad new item.
How do warp pipes work in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
When you place two or more of the pipes down, the game will teleport you between them. This means you can basically use them to fast travel around the island. When you interact with one, you will be teleported to another on placed on your item. This can be useful for getting from one side of an island to another, there is a problem though.
If you place down more than two, the destination is randomized. You can place them inside player houses as well, adding to the chaos. There’s no clear indication as to an upper limit on how many pipes you can place though. It just appears that adding too many would be a real hassle to use for quick navigation. You could use them to direct traffic in a crowded maze.
If you’re active on Nookazon, you could pen in the warp pipes and basically give visitors a fast travel point to your store for trading. They definitely have some use. Or maybe, if you visit a lot of other islands, placing one pipe inside your house and having the other by Dodo Airlines can speed things up.
How do you get the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Warp Pipe?
To get Mario Teleportation Warp Pipes In Animal Crossing New Horizons, you will need to go to Nook Shopping and find it under the Promotion Tab. Make sure you have updated the game to version 1.8.0a. You should be able to buy the item you need from there.
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Warp Pipe can be bought from the Nook Terminal in Resident Services. Head there on March 1 and see if you got the DIY Recipe in stock. You only need to buy it once. And if you’re like me, you have thousands upon thousands of Nook Miles not being used for anything. And if you don’t, it’s not a big deal, the DIY Recipes and other items will be around for a while to get when you have the cash.
Multiple Mario-themed items are coming in the patch, not just the warp pipe. For a full rundown of all of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mario items, check out our guide for that.