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    How to Access Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC Content

    In this article, you'll learn how to access the content included in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC.

    Important

    • In order to play the content in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC, you must have Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
    • Some of the items, events, and features included in the Happy Home Paradise DLC become available after making certain progress in the game. Continue playing and designing vacation homes to expand your experiences.

    You can play Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise by purchasing it on Nintendo eShop or by downloading it at no additional cost if you have a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

    Use the table below to understand the difference between purchasing the DLC and downloading it for free with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

    Nintendo eShop Purchase Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Membership
    Cost Price available on Nintendo eShop Free with membership
    Who can play
    • The account that purchased the DLC
    • All users on the purchasing account's primary console
    • Any account with an individual membership
    • All accounts that are part of a Nintendo Account family group with a family membership
    When it can be played Indefinitely For the duration of the active membership
    Internet requirements
    • Internet connection not required to access content
    • Internet connection and Nintendo Switch Online membership required to use online features
    • Internet connection required when launching the game
    • Internet connection required to use online features
    Save data

    What to do

    Will you be accessing Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise through a Nintendo eShop purchase or through a free download as part of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership?

    1. Purchase the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC on Nintendo eShop.
      • The DLC must be downloaded to your console to access the content. If it has been deleted, it can be redownloaded on Nintendo eShop.
    2. Ensure that your Animal Crossing: New Horizons software is updated to the latest version.
    3. Launch Animal Crossing: New Horizons and visit the airport to request to go to work.
      • The option to go to work becomes available at least one day after all of the following conditions have been met:
        • The Resident Services building has been completed (upgraded from a tent)
        • You have attended Tom Nook's DIY workshop
        • Your resident has a house (upgraded from a tent)
    1. Begin a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership or join a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack family membership if you do not already have an active membership.
    2. Download the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC for free from the Nintendo Switch Online menu on Nintendo eShop.
    3. Ensure that your Animal Crossing: New Horizons software is updated to the latest version.
    4. Launch Animal Crossing: New Horizons and visit the airport to request to go to work.
      • The option to go to work becomes available at least one day after all of the following conditions have been met:
        • The Resident Services building has been completed (upgraded from a tent)
        • You have attended Tom Nook's DIY workshop
        • Your resident has a house (upgraded from a tent)