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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock Tool Ring

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock Tool Ring

The Tool Ring in Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been shown off in footage leading up to its launch. It essentially allows you quickly access and switch between your tools on the fly, rather than having to cycle through them all with the d-pad or open your inventory. Problem is, you don’t have access to it right away. Here’s how to unlock the Tool Ring in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Unlocking the Tool Ring in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

First things first, you’re going to need to make sure you’ve paid off your initial debt with Tom Nook. It’s the 5,000 Nook Miles he saddles you with for the tent and getting you onto his island.

Once you’ve netted bugs, reeled in some fish, and generally got your hands dirty in island living, you’ll be able to pay off this debt and get access to the Nook Mile Redemption program.

This can be accessed by the little terminal in the corner of Resident Services. Press A when standing in front of this and you’ll be given a list of all Nook Miles rewards you can earn.

Animal Crossing New Horizons tool ring

Here, you’ll find the ‘Tool Ring’ upgrade. It’ll cost you 800 Nook Miles, so it’s not too expensive. Simply buy this and you’ll now be able to use it whenever you’re outside.

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All you need to do to access and use the Tool Ring in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is press and hold up on the d-pad. This will bring it up so that you can then quickly choose your tool from.

That’s everything you need to know on how to unlock the Tool Ring in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Head over to our wiki for more tips and tricks. Alternatively you can search for Twinfinite, or have a browse through more of our coverage below.

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