Here's how the Dream Suite probably works in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Upload your island as a dream state for friends to visit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The ocean isn’t the only place you’ll be able to lose yourself when Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Summer Update 2 arrives on July 30. The new wave of content includes the ability to lie down on a bed, get your snooze on and take a dream trip to other islands. The Dream Suite has been in Animal Crossing games past, and it’s likely we’ll see it take a similar form here. To that end, here’s how the Dream Suite has worked in previous Animal Crossing games and will likely do so in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How the Dream Suite probably works in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dream Suite
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Introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the Dream Suite is operated by the Tapir Luna, who allows players to travel to dream state versions of other peoples’ islands. In previous games, you couldn’t just visit other islands whenever you wanted. Instead, players would first need to upload a dream state version of their island to the internet.

By uploading the current state their island through Luna, a player obtains a Dream Address (similar to a Dodo code) which they can then share online to allow others to visit that version of their island, even if they aren’t online or friends. When using the Dream Suite, you can also choose to enter a Dream Address to visit a dream version of another island. In this way, players can share their island with the world, without any fear of rowdy visitors picking or destroying their carefully placed flowers. It’s also a good way to preserve a certain state of your island, potentially before a big rework. In Dream visits you can interact with the island as you please, because no damage or changes you make will be permanent. Now that's lucid dreaming!

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Thanks to a press release by Nintendo (via Businesswire), we now know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will still use the Dream Address system. From the looks of it, you can rest on any bed in your home in order to visit Luna this time, instead of heading to a specific building. It’s possible that in New Horizons the dream suite will allow you to visit friends’ islands without a code – similar to how Dodo trips work – but we don’t know for sure. We're hoping that's the case, as it'd be a pain to have to enter codes every time we want to check up on a friends' island but they're offline. We’ll update you as soon as we know more about how the Dream Suite works in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Until then, you can find out more about the second summer update by clicking here.

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