4 Chaotic Things to do to Your Friends in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is out now and has taken the world by storm. With so many people home and trying to practice social distancing, it is the perfect game to get lost in. In the game, you move to a deserted island and work with the resources around you to build it into a thriving community. And while Tom Nook can be a great help, or burden depending on who you ask, you aren’t completely alone in this endeavor.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons you have the option to not only visit random mystery islands but the islands of your friends. With your friend’s permission, you can set to the skies and embark on an adventure exploring their humble abode. However, as lovely as it is to hang out and run around it is more fun to cause mayhem. Needless to say, here are the five most chaotic things to do at your friends’ islands. Beware, if you do these, they might never invite you back.

Chop Down All Their Trees

Animal Crossing: New Horizons features a plethora of fauna but most notably the island is covered in trees. The trees are a necessary resource and provide everything from different types of wood to fruit. It is impossible to continue building without using their resources. That means one of the most effective ways to cause destruction is to cut down every tree you can. If you become “best friends” with a player, you are able to use your axe on the island. From there, get to chopping. If this feels too harsh, don’t worry because trees can be regrown, though it is a hassle.

Leave Ridiculous Notes

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

While visiting someone, you have the option to stop by their island bulletin board and create a post. While you can only create two posts per visit, you can easily make them count. With the option to both draw and hand-drawn something, the possibilities are endless. Personally, I like to leave a note that reminds my friends of the disarray I have left their island in. Additionally, once home you can send friends a note for 200 bells. This is another perfect way to remind your friends about the chaos you caused long after you are gone.

Chase Them Around Non-stop With Your Axe

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

While characters can’t do damage, there is still something terrifying about an adorable dead-eyed girl, boy, or non-binary individual chasing you around with an axe. So run full speed holding an axe at your friends as they go about their daily lives on their island. I guarantee they will at least be disturbed if not outright annoyed.

Dig Holes…Everywhere

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

This final suggestion might be one, if not, the worst. While on your friends’ island, after becoming their best friend, you can take our your shovel. From there, just start digging. Holes can be repaired but it does take a considerable amount of time. Luckily for you, it is faster to dig holes than repair them which means if you can avoid your friend and roam around they could be completely oblivious as you destroy their land.


Are you playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and if so, what are you doing while visiting your friends’ islands? What chaotic things are you doing? Let know over on Twitter.