Box art - Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Do dropped items disappear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

A full inventory in Animal Crossing: New Horizons means you’re going to have to store or drop items. If storage isn’t available or convenient, it can be tempting to drop items on the floor to pick up later. However, what happens to those items when they are on the ground? Here’s your answer to “Do dropped items disappear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

What happens to dropped items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dropped Items

If you drop items on the ground in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, they will remain in the same place and not disappear. You’re able to travel to and from your island, as well as enter buildings, without those items disappearing. It’s completely safe for at least 10 days (our testing period).

ALSO: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Infinite Money | How to dupe items to get unlimited Bells

Being able to drop items on the ground in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an easy way to make space in your inventory. Dropping some clay to make room for a new wardrobe, for example, means you don’t have to make an additional trip back to your home.

Dropping items outside also gives other players the chance to pick them up. This is useful for when you want to trade, but it can be problematic if you allow strangers to join your game.

While dropped items won’t disappear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (at least for 10 days, in our testing), it’s recommended that you keep track of items that are dropped around your island. Store them when convenient to ensure you never lose them or have them stolen.

More Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides

Check out our list of Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides below: