Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 is on the way, marking the last major update to the game. With both a free and paid update on the way, players have a ton of new customization options for their islands. With the Happy Home Paradise DLC. players will be able to place down some new paths. One such new addition is the ability to permanently place ladders in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
A big part of the new update is new ways to customize your islands and their layout. Players can make their island even work in different ways with Ordinances that do different things. The Ordinances are special policies that Nintendo is adding to ACNH to allow players to seriously alter their islands. These policies will be selectable from Isabelle in Resident Services. So yes, that means you need to have a fully upgraded Resident Services building.
Once you have that, you can go talk to your favorite neighbor to enact a new Ordinance.
Enacting an Ordinance
In order to enact an Ordinance, you will have to talk go to the Resident Services building and talk to Isabelle. In addition to the prior options in Isabelle’s menu, enacting ordinances will also be available. There are four ordinance options in the game. You can also revert to normal if you want to stop using one. You will also need to pay 20,000 Bells anytime you want to swap out an Ordinance.
There are four ordinance options that have been revealed so far. It is possible Nintendo will bring out more, although unlikely. The developer has announced that the 2.0 update and DLC will be the last major update to the game, aside from possibly minor events.
What each ordinance does
- Beautiful Island – The Beautiful Island Ordinance is for players that don’t want to deal with regular maintenance. Players with this policy will see less weeds on their islands, and won’t see cockroaches if they don’t play after a while. Flower hybrid rates will also be increased, leading to easier flower breeding. Time-traveling will not cause negative consequences under this Ordinance in ACNH.
- Early Bird – The Early Bird Ordinance makes your island’s day start sooner. Villager wake-up times will happen sooner, meaning that those lazy bones who wake up at noon will wake up earlier. Players with limited time in the morning to play will love this, as it helps get some tasks done sooner.
- Night Owl – The Night Owl Ordinance is the opposite of the Early Bird Ordinance. It will make your island’s day start much later. The shops open later, but run longer into the night. If you’re someone who likes to play ACNH late at night, this might be for you.
- Bell Boom – The final Ordinance is Bell Boom, and it’s for the moneybags The items will cost more, but sold items will make more Bells. Fruit and Wood can be huge money-spinners for players who have lots of trees on their islands. You can certainly toggle this Ordinance on once in a while and go on a selling spree for Bells.
These new policies are just one tiny piece of the new ACNH 2.0 patch. There’s also added stuff to do with new NPC Brewster, as well as a bunch of new decoration options relating to the Pro Decorating License. Players can also get their hands on a new pack of Reactions.