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How to speed up crafting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Whenever you’re trying to relax with a spot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch, it can be hard to escape the thought that Tom Nook is watching. The haggard tanuki is always judging your work rate, so, in order to keep your Nook Inc. overlord happy, here’s how to speed up crafting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

If you’re just looking to speed the process up in an effort to get back to that sweet Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch gameplay, then that’s cool too! Either way, stick with our guide on how to craft faster in New Horizons.

How do you speed up crafting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

how to speed up crafting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Crafting is an essential game mechanic in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, meaning that you’ll spend an awful lot of time doing it. So long, in fact, that the repetitive text boxes — here’s how to speed those up, FYI — and animations might start to get a little bit intrusive and annoying over time. Fear not, however, as there’s an incredibly simple way to hurry the crafting process along.

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Here’s what you need to do in order to increase crafting speed in Animal Crossing: New Horizons:

How to speed up crafting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Visit and interact with any crafting bench
  • Select the item you wish to craft
    • Which item doesn’t matter; this trick works on every DIY recipe
  • During the crafting animation, mash the “A” button repeatedly

By simply tapping on the “A” button, it’s possible to significantly speed up the crafting process in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The game never tells players that this is possible, so try not to feel too bad if you’ve already spent hours upon hours playing without discovering this helpful little trick.

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