Animal Crossing Happy Home Paradise – How to Change the Weather, Season and Time of Day in New Horizons
Your gorgeous Animal Crossing: New Horizons vacation home designs are lovely to look at, but don’t you think they’re just missing that certain I do not know what?
New Happy Home Paradise DLC adds the ability to change the weather, season and time of day where your vacation homes are located, so you can have a cozy, rainy, nighttime winter cabin, a wonderful spa outdoors at sunset, or a gym permanently stuck in a spring sunrise for that early workout feel.
Here’s how to unlock and use the feature!
Animal Crossing Happy Home Paradise – How to Change the Time of Day
When do the seasons, weather and time of day unlock?
All three features unlock early – you will be able to change the exterior conditions from the design of the second house in Happy Home Paradise.
How to change the season?
There are two ways to change the season of a vacation home location.
When choosing the location, you can press X to see a preview of what it will look like, with a particular season being “recommended” for the overall feel of the area.
When you have chosen the location, you can always change the season. Make sure you’re outside, then press left on the D-Pad to open the seasons menu. From there, you can try them all!
Spring will change trees to cherry blossom trees, fall (or fall) will change trees to orange and red leaves, and winter will add snow to everything. In summer and spring, there will also be butterflies flying around the flowers and bushes.
How do I change the weather and the time of day?
When you are outside of the guest’s vacation home, press the D-Pad to open the menu for time and weather.
The top slider is the time of day, which starts at midnight and goes through the 24 hours again until midnight. You can choose from different shades of night, sunrise, early morning, noon, afternoon, twilight, sunset and evening. The times of the day are also different depending on the season.
The bottom boxes give you weather options – sunny or rainy (which turns to snow in winter).
Hopefully, this gives you plenty of options to play with – by our calculations it’s 4 seasons, two times, and 24 hours of the day, which adds up to a total of 192 permutations to choose from!
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