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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Ocarina Purpose | What does it do?

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons ocarina purpose can be a tad confusing, as it’s not entirely clear what it does or what it is used for. Is it just a quirky The Legend of Zelda Easter egg, designed for fans of another Nintendo favorite, or is there something more? Here’s what you need to know about the function of the ocarina in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

What is the ocarina for in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Animal Crossing New Horizons Ocarina Purpose

Created using clay, a fairly valuable resource, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons ocarina requires quite an investment to craft. After putting in all that clay, surely the ocarina has some secret function and benefit? Well, it plays music…

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Yep, at least at the time of writing, the only purpose of the ocarina is to play a tune. The ocarina plays random notes, with the player unfortunately not able to influence which sounds are used. It’s just a random song.

While some players might be disappointed that the ocarina doesn’t have some other purpose, those who are big The Legend of Zelda fans will no doubt enjoy having an ocarina in their home. Ocarina of Time is regarded by many as one of the best games of all time, with the titular instrument capable of moving the player through time.

Can you time travel with the ocarina in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Unfortunately not. At the time of writing, it’s only possible to play music with the ocarina.

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