Animal Crossing: New Horizons, how to cross the river

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If the waterways of the island block your progression, with this guide we tell you how to cross the river in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

When Animal Crossing first came out on Gamecube, Nintendo probably hadn't anticipated such a huge success. The reception of the game was initially very positive, but until City Falks it remained more of a niche experience. New Leaf gave new life to the series but it is with New Horizons that the bang has been felt in every corner of the web. However, evolving over the years it has remained faithful to itself, maintaining the same slow and calm rhythms with its activities of catching insects, searching for fossils and fishing. But how can all these activities be carried out fully if the rivers block us? Today we will talk about how to cross the river and explore an extra portion of the island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.



Damn streams of water

It can be quite frustrating to be on a desert island to only find yourself stuck on a small portion of it. The space that we can see on the map is in fact quite vast and we will need almost everything if we want place more inhabitants and lots of decorations in the future to beautify our new home. Do not worry because it will take a little to get the right tools and then cross the river that stops you from continuing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Skip rivers on foot - Animal Crossing: New Horizons, how to cross the river

During your first day on the island, all you have to do is experiment with some of the features of the game and wander around the portion of the island that is currently available. If you are reading this guide is to know how to explore everything else, then you will want to know how to cross the river in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Although in this title it is now possible simply skip it on foot, it can only be done when the watercourse is very narrow, about two “pieces”. Then approach the shore and proceed forward until the character automatically jumps.



However, most of the rivers are quite wide and at the beginning of the game they represent an obvious obstacle to overcome with special tools. This can only be done on the second real day of play when we have obtained the jumping pole. To get to this point the process is very simple and we will explain it to you right away.

First day: finding a place for the museum - Animal Crossing: New Horizons, how to cross the river

As soon as the title has started, we will experience a first phase of fairly linear gameplay. We will have to find a location for our tent and that of the first island companions, finally overcome the night celebration of the island. After the night Tom Nook will provide us with a smartphone and continuing with the tasks that will be given to us we will get to build the Fragile Fishing Rod and the Fragile Net.

Later the tanuki will invite us to explore what little bit of the island we have and to catch some fish o insects with newly assembled tools. If you will bring them at least five in all, Tom Nook will receive an important phone call and will let us know that Blatero will be coming soon. At this point we can decide where to place his museum, having to wait until the next day for the final construction and arrival of the owl on the island. In the time you have left you can continue to collect resources and maybe finish paying the first debt on the house of about 50.000 Stelline.


Second day: helping blatero to get the Auction recipe - Animal Crossing: New Horizons, how to cross the river

We have finally reached the second day, at which Tom Nook will announce the arrival of the most intelligent of the inhabitants. Blatero should then have settled inside his small tent, direct there and interact with the character by starting a long dialogue(he wouldn't be called Blatero otherwise), at the end of the conversation you will be given the prescription to build a Fragile Pala and finally also forJumping pole.



Five pieces of soft wood are enough to build this tool, so pick them up by hitting the trees with the ax. Once the search is complete, use the nearest Workbench and build the Jumping Pole. At this point you just have to approach a river, take the jumping pole from the inventory and press A to reach the opposite bank. Now you can finally explore more of your island. Now all you need to do is explore what's on the heights, so we have another guide that tells you how to build the ladder.

Let's go back to the island

With the guide we have provided you now know how to cross the river in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In case you have any doubts or want clarifications about this relaxing game created by Nintendo, ask us your questions below in the comments or if you are looking for other guides, we have some really interesting ones: to the Day of nature, shooting stars and magic wands, making money and Stars with turnips and how to play in 2.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available exclusively on Nintendo Switch from March 20, 2020. In the meantime, I invite you to continue following us on Holygamerz to stay updated on the world of video games and technology.

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