Opening up your island for more serious exploration involves building some tools, and while it won’t be long before you get a vaulting pole, to climb up cliff faces you’ll first need to get a Ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This useful bit of kit will let you scale walls to reach the upper areas of both your island and those you explore, so getting it as soon as possible is a good idea. Want to know more? Here’s how to get a ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to get a Ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Getting a Ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons involves some work, and several days’ playtime, so be prepared to put in some time. First things first, you’ll need to have completed the Nook's Cranny Store and Blather's Museum, as well as invited a new resident to your town. The best way to do this is to spend your Nook Miles on a Nook Miles Ticket to take a Mystery Island Tour. Watch out for Tarantula island though, that place is scary. When you head out on these, you’ll often meet another animal on the island you visit. You’ll have the option to invite them to your town, so do so.
After you’ve done this, you’ll need to speak with Tom Nook. It may take a day, but once he’s okay with new residents coming, he’ll give you a Bridge Construction Kit; handy, but not what we’re after. You’ll need to build it and follow Nook’s instructions though, building a bridge and then picking out plots for the incoming villagers. Do all the steps he asks and Tom Nook will give you a call before sending the ladder recipe to your phone. He’s after some flowers, but we’re just here for the ladder.
With the recipe in your hands, all you need to do to get a ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is head to the nearest crafting bench and put your ladder together! It’ll cost you four wood, four hardwood, and four softwood, so make sure you’ve collected those first.
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So you’ve now learned how to get a ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Looking forward to exploring the rest of your island? There’s plenty of room for expansion up there, so have fun planning your town! You can always visit our game hub by clicking here to find even more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news, tips and tricks.