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What happens to Happy Home Paradise progress when NSO Expansion Pack expires?

What's Coming in Happy Home Paradise

Happy Home Paradise is the new upcoming DLC for the massively popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons. With the new DLC comes out players will finally have substantive new content to mess around with. 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.  Build your dream resort for each of your new villagers. It also has a ton of new customization options for your main island.

The buy-inis pretty simple. Nintendo is offering the paid DLC as an incentive for the new NSO expansion pack. The NSO Expansion Pack arrives on October 26 and will cost £34.99 for a single-person 12-month subscription and £59.99 for the up-to-8 accounts family share plan. In the US, they’ll cost $49.99/$79.99, respectively.

But there’s a problem, as the main content has a price tag. So that leads to users wondering what happens to their progress if they don’t pony up the dough. So if you stop paying for the expansion, you do lose access to the DLC.

“Players can still continue to access certain things they have unlocked in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradis on their main island, including adding counters, partition walls, as well as adding ambient lighting and soundscapes, even if their access to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise is suspended.” a representative of Nintendo Stated when questioned on the topic when asked by Eurogamer.

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“However, it will not be possible to visit the archipelago if players lose access to the DLC. To be able to visit the archipelago and take on requests of designing vacation homes again, you will need to purchase the DLC separately or renew the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Membership.” Nintendo’s representative said. So while you will lose access to the vacation island if you don’t want to pay the extra fee, you can buy the DLC outright. That pretty hefty extra fee for the DLC means that the new Animal Crossing content

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise is $24.99 and launches Nov. 5.

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