Animal Crossing New Horizons Dream Guide – How to Use the Dream Suite

Another update for the wildly popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons has finally arrived. While many will be focusing on setting off and collecting fireworks from the shady art dealer Redd, others will finally be able to freely visit someone’s island without them being online. Dubbed “Dream Suites,” this feature lets users visit other player’s islands and freely explore their world. However, there are a few differences between visiting a dream island and a regular one where the owner is around. This may be a bit confusing to Animal Crossing newcomers, so here’s everything you need to know about the Dream Suite!

How to Access the Dream Suite

To visit the Dream Suite, you need to go to your home and lay in a bed. It doesn’t matter what kind of bed, so long as it’s this type of furniture. When a text bubble appears, say that you want to sleep and you’ll quickly become enveloped in a pink haze. Luna will then approach you and explain the basics of Dream Suite before asking if you want to visit someone’s island or get a dream code to share for your own island!

Unfortunately, you will still need the numbered code for someone’s island to visit and vice versa. This is simply a method to go to an island when a player isn’t online, so it can be accessed at any time by other users. Once you input the code, Luna will explain that you cannot bring anything with you and take your items. After that, you’ll be whisked away to the island and allowed to wander around to your heart’s content.

What Can You Do On a Dream Island?

Here’s where things begin to differ, as there are a number of restrictions when it comes to visiting someone’s island via the Dream Suite. The first and most obvious is you cannot interact with the player who created the world at all. During my testing across multiple islands, I was unable to even find one human-controlled villager, so don’t expect to talk to them. Additionally, you are unable to visit any of the shops or purchase items from them. Finally, you cannot catch, dig, fish, or use any of your tools during the visit. Luna will take them all away and the Dream Suite disables your ability to pick things up.

What you can do is roam around the island freely, speak to the NPC villagers, interact with objects placed in the environment, and use your Nook Phone. Players can also enter other user’s houses freely, so make sure to tidy up before inviting guests over! Perhaps the coolest feature, is you can access the Custom Designs terminal by Luna to grab any design made by that creator. This is a great way to gather designs for your own island such as custom paths, clothing, or wallpaper.

Once your done visiting someone’s island, go back to Luna and lay down in the bed. Select “I want to wake up!” to end the dream and return to your island. This feature can be accessed at any time, so make sure to visit other player’s islands if you need inspiration. The Dream Suite is a permanent addition to Animal Crossing: New Horizons and will remain once the summer event is over.