Animal Crossing New Horizons Dream Suite Guide

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Dream Suites have been added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the game's latest summer update. But what is a Dream Suite and how does it work?

In this guide, we'll walk you through what a Dream Suite is, how to download yours, how to visit others, and a handful of tips and tricks to familiarize yourself with them.

What is a Dream Suite?

Dream Suites are New Horizons' bizarre solution to sharing your island with other players without having to be there in real time. Visitors cannot change the island they are visiting, making it a safe option when playing multiplayer. There's no need to worry about someone stealing your items, running over your flowers or making a mess.

You visit other players' islands via a dream, hence the name 'Dream Suite'. You can download your Dream Suite and share it with a code (which we'll cover a bit later).

There are a few things to know about the Dream Suites. To begin with, you can only share, visit, download and use Dream Suites if you are connected to the Internet. This also means you must have a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

Additionally, you must have the most recent version of New Horizons, as part of the 1.4.0 update, which is available for free download now.

How to download your Dream Suite

Assuming you're connected to the internet, subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online, and have the latest game update, walk into your house and lie down in bed.

Select the "Yeah, I want to sleep..." option and you'll be transported to a new dream sequence where you meet Luna the anteater (we think she's an anteater, anyway).

Here, she will give you the basics of how Dream Suites work. It's relatively simple, but be sure to read everything she says. Eventually, you will come to a list of the following options:

  • I want to dream.
  • I would like to share a dream.
  • Where am I?
  • I want to wake up.

Select "I want to share a dream" and you can upload your island. Once you do, you will receive your dream address. This is what other players will use to find your Dream Suite. Feel free to visit ours: DA-4169-1828-8354!

You can find your dream address on your passport, so be sure to share it with others so they can find the Dream Suite.

The "I want to dream" option will be covered in more detail below, but the other options should be self-explanatory. Choose "Where am I?" will tell you how the Dream Suites work, while “I Want to Wake Up” will send you home.

Make changes to your island

Keep in mind that you can only download a new Dream Suite once per day. When you make changes to your island, they won't be reflected in the Dream Suite until you re-import, so keep that in mind.

After downloading your first Dream Suite, the list of four options will change slightly. The second option will now read "About the dream I shared..." which will allow you to make changes.

How to visit other dream suites

Now that you have downloaded your own Dream Suite, others can visit it using the Dream address (which is on your passport).

When you're ready to visit another player's Dream Suite, go back to your bed, lie down, and select "Yeah, I want to sleep..." This will take you back into the dream, where Luna will give you a few options.

Choose "I want to dream" and you can enter a dream address. Remember that when you visit someone's Dream Suite, all of your items will be given to Luna, so you won't be able to cause any damage.

Once you have added the dream address and confirmed it, you will connect to the internet before being transported to the Dream Suite. You'll spawn in a bed right across from Resident Services on the other island. At this point you are free to explore and enjoy what the island has to offer. Remember: you cannot make changes to it!

Here you will actually see a version of the player that you can talk and interact with (but this version is actually controlled by the game and not by the real player).

When you're ready to go, return to bed and you'll have the option to go home.

You will notice a small kiosk to the right of the bed, which you should definitely check out. We will go into more detail on this below.

Collecting designs from a user's custom design portal

One of the great features of Dream Suites is the ability to acquire a user's designs from their custom design kiosk. Normally you have to type in the design id of the creator, but with this you can grab all their designs in one easy and convenient place.

To do this, interact with the custom design kiosk to the right of your bed in someone's Dream Suite. From here, you can browse all of that user's designs. Select the design you want to save and you will need to choose to upload it to your city to use it.

You should now have everything you need to get started with Dream Suites in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For more AC:NH tips, be sure to check out our guides hub here!

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