Counters ACNH - How to Get Island Counters in Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing New Horizons island counters are a new thing that you can place in some homes, including your own, and people want to know how to get them. After all, the counters were one of many items teased before update 2.0 came out, and I know many players would love to have an island counter in their home in Animal Crossing. So, with all of that said, we’ll get into more detail in our Counters ACNH – How to Get Island Counters in Animal Crossing guide.

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Counters ACNH – How to Get Island Counters in Animal Crossing

How to Get ACNH Counters in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To get ACNH counters in Animal rossing New Horizons, or island counters, if you prefer, you first need to get the Happy Home Paradise DLC. Start the game up and complete the phone call with Nook. The next step is to go to the airport and meet Lottie, then agree to be under her employ designing vacation homes. Keep going until Lottie promotes you, which should happen around your fifteenth home request. Go and talk to Niko about DIY projects in the break room. The next day, speak with Niko again in the school, and that’s how you unlock access to counters, as well as pillars, partition walls, etc. It’s all for aesthetic purposes, of course, but then again, that’s the name of the game when it comes to the vacation homes.

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And yes, this is how you get ACNH counters, island and otherwise. There are, in fact, four different counters you can make in Animal Crossing New Horizons – tall wooden island counter, low wooden island counter, tall simple island counter, and low simple island counter. The taller ones require more resources, of course. To make matters a bit easier, here’s a list of the counters you unlock in the game and the materials you’ll need for each of them.

  • Low wooden island counter – 2x wood, 2x hardwood, 2x softwood
  • Tall wooden island counter – 3x wood, 3x hardwood, 3x softwood
  • Low simple island counter – 2x clay, 2x stone
  • Tall simple island counter – 4x clay, 4x stone
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    Brianna Lopez

    Hi there,
    I have done 20 vacation home and I had the talk with Niko about DIY but it’s been three days and he hasn’t brought me into the school or taught me about the pillars or counters. Any suggestions??

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