Animal Crossing New Horizons Tool Ring: How To Quickly Swap Your Tools

Animal Crossing New Horizons Tool Ring Screenshot

You will want to unlock the Tool Ring as soon as possible in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This essential life upgrade lets you more immediately swap between the tools that you need, quickening your access to whichever you want.

The good news is that it won’t take too long for you to unlock. Once you have upgraded your Tent to your first House, Tom Nook will explain that homeowners receive an automatic Nook Mileage Program upgrade.

This means that you have unlocked access to Nook Miles+ and the benefits that it brings. Not only will you have more ways to earn additional Nook Miles, there are more rewards that you can redeem them for on the Nook Stop multimedia terminal.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tool Ring: It's Essential! Screenshot

It is the Tool Ring: It’s Essential! card that you will want to get, which will require you to hand over 800 Nook Miles to unlock. Once the Nook Stop has printed out the instructions, you will be able to use the Tool Ring straight away.

Whenever you press Up on the Directional Pad, it will bring up the Tool Ring. You can use this radial menu to access any tools that you have favourited with the Left Stick, which will hopefully help you more readily enjoy your otherwise peaceful island existence.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.