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Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Controls for Nintendo Switch

Mar 21, 2020    


This guide will detail all of the controls which you need to know while playing Animal Crossing New Horizons the game. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Controls



  • Move - R
  • Sprint - Hold B
  • Pan Camera - L
  • Interact / Talk - A
  • Speed-up/Skip Text - Hold B
  • Access Inventory - X
  • Shake Tree - A
  • Pick-up Item - Y
  • Write Speech Bubble - R
  • Reaction - ZR
  • Enter Tents and Houses - A
  • Show Map - Remain Still / ZL and then select the Map app
  • Use NookPhone - ZL
  • Get in Bed - Push R towards the bed
  • Open Package - A
  • Pick-up Placed Item - Y
  • Move or Rotate Placed Item - Stand Still, then hold A and then move R in the direction of choice
  • Craft Items - Go to Tom Nook’s Workbench or yours, then press A
  • Equip Tool - X to enter your Inventory, A to select and then Hold the tool
  • Change Tool - Left or Right
  • Unequip Tool / Enter design mode when in house - Down
  • Toggle Tool Selection Ring - Up
  • Enter Design Mode - Down (when in your house)
  • Save and Exit -
  • Get Rescued - ZL, then select the Rescue Service app with A