There are a bevvy of new features in Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0, with a bunch of new recipes to make, and stuff to find. One of these is the new Custom Designs Plus app. You can buy the Custom Designs Plus app from the Nook Stop machine in the Resident Service building for 1,800 Nook Miles. Here is what it does.
Unlocking the basic app upgrade gives players 20 premade designs you can mess with. There are upgrades as well. You can have up to 50 custom and pro designs saved to your game. These can be made by you, or downloaded from the community. To access the Custom Designs Portal, pull up your phone with ZL and start the app. Pressing X will bring up the internet connection prompt. Confirm that you want to go online to get more designs. Once inside the portal, you can unlock tons of new designs made by other players.
The game’s new patch has also given players the option to apply custom designs to more items, like face-cutout standees and flags.
You can do so much more beyond just making your new houses look cool. There’s new cooking options like cakes and curry to make. You need flour and sugar, which can be a journey all on their own. Players can also head over to Harv’s new Co-op to get tons of special items from the various shops you can build there. It’s basically a giant shopping mall in ACNH.
Then there’s the paid DLC content that allows players to decorate special holiday destinations for incoming tourists. You get a bunch of new exterior and interior tools to accomplish this. You can apply stuff to the ceiling even, adding new dimensions to interior design in ACNH.