You can tap A to craft faster in Animal Crossing: New Horizons


(That's the tip)

We may not be able to skip the (initially cute) crafting animation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but we can at least speed it up. Here's a time-saver: If you tap the A button, you'll craft faster than normal.

It makes a difference! Especially when you're stockpiling fish bait or other mindless bulk items.

I have this natural tendency to mash my way through dialogue, but for whatever reason, I didn't think to try speeding up the crafting animation. I figured it was just one of those things we'd have to learn to accept (barring a quality-of-life update). I'm hopeful Nintendo is open to at least some suggestions.

My goal is to play New Horizons at my own pace, with minimal spoilers, and just enjoy new things as they come. So far, so good – other than the constant wasp stings. One of these days I'm going to remember to equip my bug net before shaking trees. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are not that day.

If you have any helpful pointers, feel free to share 'em. New Horizons has a lot of nuances. Not to give Tom Nook any wild ideas, but it'd be something if he started selling hints à la Cranky and Wrinkly Kong.

[Thanks for the tip, Inquisitive Ravenclaw]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Jordan Devore
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC   gamer profile

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Animal Crossing: New Horizons   (58)   From our database:

  • Guess who's back on top of the UK Charts? - Chris Moyse
  • The fall update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for download - CJ Andriessen
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars holds off Mafia double-hit to retain top spot in UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Halloween spooks are back in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons fall update - CJ Andriessen
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars tops this week's UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Marvel's Avengers retains the top spot of this week's UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Marvel's Avengers beats out Tony Hawk's Pro Skater to take the top spot of the UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons retains No.1 spot of a static UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • UFC 4 taps out Animal Crossing to take top spot of the UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Animal Crossing #guides #Nintendo #Nintendo Switch



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!