Animal Crossing Would Be So Much Better With This Fan-Crafted Quality-Of-Life Update

Crafting multiples? I am going to cry.
Gif: Nick Ha (YouTube)

Wouldn’t Animal Crossing: New Horizons be so much better with the ability to craft multiple items at once, skip repeated dialogue, or open up to visitors from anywhere on your island? YouTuber Nick Ha has put together a trailer for the ultimate Animal Crossing quality-of-life update. If only it were real.


Working with a trio of talented voice actresses, film editor Nick Ha has put together a video update that looks and sounds just like an official Nintendo update. It addresses just about every small annoyance I have with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and a few I didn’t know I had.

Highlights include:

  • Crafting multiple items at once.
  • Customizing items during the crafting stage.
  • Crafting stations in players’ homes pulling from storage.
  • Sorting player backpack items.
  • The ability to hold down a button to continue painting paths.
  • A target marker for tools and island customization.
  • The ability to skip repeated dialogue like fishing messages.
  • A button to instantly use items from inventory.

Nick Ha has done all the presentation work here, Nintendo. All you guys have to do now is make these changes, post this video on official channels, and everybody will live happily ever after on their much more convenient fantasy islands. Please?

Update 5/8 5:50 PM: Creator Nick Ha had his video removed from YouTube after another account uploaded his video and used it to file a copyright strike against him. While he tries to work things out with YouTube, he suggests watching SwitchForce’s reaction vid to the original video.

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A checkmark on clothes you own when shopping would be INCREDIBLY useful for me. I hate that I have to remember what I bought.

I should be able to see both if I have it, and what colors I have it in, from the shop system.