Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers many opportunities to literally create the utopia of your dreams. When you first launch the game and start exploring the island, you’ll notice that there are rivers and lakes scattered around the island, as well as a large old ocean surrounding the entire earth. If you are wondering if it is possible to swim and enter the water in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we will answer this question.

Can you swim and go into the water at Animal Crossing: New Horizons?


In past games of Animal Crossing, particularly New Leaf, you could go to a special island to dive into the water to collect items. Unfortunately, this time there’s no way to swim or dive in New Horizons.

You can cross rivers using the jumping pole, which kraft, as well as keep the way along the coastline to collect shells and other objects, but jump into the water and splash will not come out.

Nintendo has been known to add new content to existing games as DLCs and free updates, so who knows? Nintendo can add this mechanics, and if that happens, we’ll be sure to update this manual accordingly. For the time being, you’ll have to accept being on land and continuing to do all the black work that we all love so much.

If you’re looking for more tips and tricks, we invite you to our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides, like getting to Spider Island or changing your looks, hair and clothes.

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