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Can you trade Bells for Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

So, you’re swimming in Bells and wondering “Can you trade Bells for Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?” Perhaps you took advantage of the duplication glitch to get unlimited money and are now looking to turn that into infinite Nook Miles! Look, I’m not here to judge. All I’m here to do is to confirm whether or not you can swap Bells for Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Here’s what you need to know.

Can you swap Bells for Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

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It’s not possible to trade Bells for Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Progression through the game cannot be bought, it seems, with players instead having to reach milestones to claim Nook Miles.

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It might be disappointing to learn that you can’t swap Bells for Nook Miles. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has two currencies that remain independent of one another. With that said, there are some indirect ways of using your Bells to get Nook Miles.

How to trade Bells for Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  1. While not a straight trade, you can use Bells to buy items at stores, which will advance your milestones and earn you Nook Miles.
  2. You can then place those items around your island to further advance other milestones.
  3. Finally, you can gift or sell the items you purchased using Bells to get progress milestones and earn more Nook Miles.

Aside from the above, indirect way of trading Bells for Nook Miles, there isn’t currently any way of a straight swap.

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