Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Save

Animal Crossing save prompt screen.

One of the most important parts of playing a video game is ensuring that your progress is saved. You’ll need to know how to save your game in Animal Crossing: New Horizons if you want to keep building your island.

How to Save Your Game

The process for saving your game in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is simple. The following instructions will allow you to save and quit your game when you decide you’re done for the day. Note that you’ll need to quit this way if you want your progress to save, otherwise it will be lost.

  1. While Animal Crossing: New Horizons is open, press the “–” (minus) button, and the game will display the message, “Ready to wrap things up for now?”
  2. Choose “Save and end”
  3. Your game data will be saved, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons will close

Whenever you get ready to play again, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off!