How to unlock Amiibo functionality in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing

Long time players of Animal Crossing might have some amiibo from the series, and the good news is that they can be used in New Horizons. The amiibo functionality is not particularly deep, but it does add to the experience of the game in a couple of ways.

To use your amiibo, you will need to unlock the campsite from Tom Nook. When it is complete, you can use your amiibo or amiibo cards to invite villagers to visit you. When the visitor arrives, you can interact with them and make them a souvenir, which will help you to convince them to come and live on your island. You can invite one character a day, and it will take multiple visits before you can convince someone to make the move. This is the only way to guarantee that a character will come to your island, as you normally meet them randomly on Mystery Islands.

Photo Mode

Harvey, the photo-loving dog who you will meet near Resident Services, will invite you to visit his island, Photopia. You can use your amiibo to have photoshoots if you go and visit him. It’s not much, but it’s some way to use those old amiibos, and you can get some fun screenshots.

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