Dreaming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Find your dream address and visit islands


These dreams are not cheats!

Since the new summer update, we can dream in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. While dreaming, you can visit a friend’s island via a dream address. But how exactly does it work?

The new summer update from Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduces some nice new functionalities, such as to dream in fireworks shows. Also, there is finally a possibility to get one backup your entire island, so you don’t have to start from scratch when you lose your Switch or when it breaks. In this guide, we’ll look at how dreams work in Animal Crossing, which is how to get your dream address and how to visit a friend’s island.

Why dream?

Dreaming is an ideal way to let people explore your island, because the island administrator does not even have to be online for it and the visitor cannot change the island. So it is undoubtedly the best way to let strangers explore your island!

The Principles of Dreaming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

It is important to know that you can only dream with an asset Nintendo Switch Online membership. If you have that, read on to discover how you can dream!

To start a dream, go to your own bed in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can now choose whether you just want to lie down carefree or if you want to sleep. Choose Yes, sleep sounds good.

Sleeping sounds good!

You now stray to it dreamlikewhere you find the new character Luna will meet. She will explain the principles of dreams to you. She explains that a dream is actually one snapshot is you upload to the internet. It is important to know that this is a snapshot that you ‘must’ refresh regularly. Suppose you upload your dream today and then place a new building on your island, then someone who dreams about your island will not see the building. For that you will have to update the dream, but you can only once a day.

Luna will now give you several choices.

Request your dream address

When you are in the dream realm and Luna gives you different options, you choose I want to share a dream. If this is your first time, you will first have to accept some house rules.

animal crossing new horizons luna

Then there will be connected to the internet and Luna will make your island a dream. In the end you get your droomadres. You should give this address to friends to give them access to your island. You can also find this dream address on your passport.

animal crossing new horizons droomadres

Update a dream

As mentioned, a dream is a snapshot that you can update regularly to give others access to a recent version of your island. To do this, go back to the dream realm by sleeping. Then you choose the option About my shared dream … Mind you, you can only do this once a day.

Visit an island (and bring a souvenir)

If you got a friend’s dream address, you can visit his island! Follow the steps above to go to the dream realm, but this time choose I want to dream. Now you will be asked for the dream address of the dream (ie the island) you want to visit.

enter animal crossing new horizons dream address

It will now connect to the internet and your character (including his or her bed) will be moved to the island. There you can simply get out of bed and explore the island!

You can safely pick flowers and fruit on the island, but nothing will be preserved when you wake up. Also the island manager will not see any change on his or her island. What happens in a dream remains in a dream. However, there is an exception!

You will like it next to the bed (in the marketplace) design exchange point find. Here you can take the designs of the island as a souvenir. For example, you can have those designs put on a t-shirt.

animal crossing new horizons design exchange point
Don’t forget to bring a souvenir!

If you want to stop dreaming, you crawl back into the bed in the marketplace and you choose I want to wake up.

And that’s it, everything you need to know about dreams in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Have fun in dreamland!

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Release: 20/03/2020
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