How to solve May Day maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Get through the May Day maze and collect your bonus Bell Vouchers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

May Day is live in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with the main event being a maze where you can talk to Rover and collect some bonus Bell Vouchers. At first, the maze idea seems pretty straightforward in that you need to follow it through to the end. However, it’s a bit more complex than it seems. To help get you through it, we’ve put together a guide showing you how to solve the May Day maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

How to solve May Day maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to solve May Day maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Your May Day Ticket will take you to an island with a unique maze for you to solve in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! 
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Before you can start solving the May Day maze, you’ll first need to collect your May Day Ticket from Tom Nook in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you’re having trouble with this, we have a separate guide that walks you through the steps needed to go on a May Day Tour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Once you have your May Day Ticket sent over to the Airport, you’re free to head over and speak to Orville. Note that the May Day Ticket can only be used from May 1 to May 7. Using your May Day Ticket, you’ll be whisked away to a distant island that hosts a very special character… Rover!

It also features a dizzying maze that not only tasks you with navigating it correctly, but also picking up tools to help you along the way as you’re forced to leave all your items behind when you use your May Day Ticket.

First thing’s first, when you land on the island you’ll be able to grab a shovel off the ground.

The start of the May Day Maze has you pick up a shovel and use it to dig up a bush, eat a piece of fruit, then dig up a tree to gain entry.
The start of the May Day Maze has you pick up a shovel and use it to dig up a bush, eat a piece of fruit, then dig up a tree to gain entry to the rest of the maze.
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To your left, use the shovel to dig up a bush, then grab the single piece of fruit. Eat the fruit, then use your shovel to dig up the tree blocking the path. Note that before you dig up or chop down trees, you should shake them for additional twigs as resources.

Keep going after digging up the tree and on the ground, you’ll encounter small square holes.

Head up over the square holes and make a right to pick up three pieces of wood.
Head up over the square holes and make a right to pick up three pieces of wood.
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Keep moving forward and you can hop over these holes. Head straight, then at the wooden arrow sign, make a right. Pick up the three pieces of wood, head down and to the left, and jump over the holes again.

Head back up straight, then make a left near the row of three trees. Hop over the hole and keep going left, then go down and pick up the twig on the ground and head down.

After picking up the wood, head left over the three holes, then up towards the three trees, and left again.
After picking up the wood, head left over the three holes, then up towards the three trees, and left again.
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When you come to another hole, make a right and then keep heading right to jump over another hole. From here, you can jump over the three holes that lead towards additional resources including twigs and rocks and an axe.

With this axe, you’ll be able to head back to the left and chop down the tree that leads to two more pieces of fruit.

By heading up and around, you'll be able to access the resources on the other side of these three holes including an axe.
By heading up and around, you'll be able to access the resources on the other side of these three holes including an axe.
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Again, shake the tree for twigs before you chop it. Also note that when you chop down this tree, your axe will break. To save your shovel, you can sit on the tree stump and spin around to the other side, then do the same coming back.

With the fruit you’ve picked up, you can head back to the right and eat a piece of fruit to break the rock with your shovel.

With your axe, you can chop down this tree and grab the twigs and fruit on the other side.
With your axe, you can chop down this tree and grab the twigs and fruit on the other side.
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Past this rock, you’ll find twigs and two DIY recipes. Eat another piece of fruit to dig up the tree blocking the way to the crafting table. Before you begin crafting you’ll need iron.

Break this rock to gain access to a DIY crafting table. To use the table though, you'll first need to grab some iron.
Break this rock to gain access to a DIY crafting table. To use the table though, you'll first need to grab some iron.
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To get it, head back up towards the three trees, make a left, head down, head right, jump over the hole and stop at the first hole of the three on the leftmost side, then head down over the hole and make a left over another hole to access another rock.

Eat a piece of fruit so that you can break this rock and access the iron on the other side.

This is the path to get to the rock blocking the way to the piece of iron needed to craft a new axe at the DIY table in the maze.
This is the path to get to the rock blocking the way to the piece of iron needed to craft a new axe at the DIY table in the maze.
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With your iron, head over to the crafting table and craft yourself a new axe by first crafting a flimsy axe, then going back in and crafting the full axe.

With your axe, head back up and to the left and chop down the tree that blocks the way to a twig and two more pieces of fruit.

Use your newly crafted axe to chop the tree blocking the way to a set of twigs and a piece of fruit in the maze.
Use your newly crafted axe to chop the tree blocking the way to a set of twigs and a piece of fruit in the maze.
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You can also head back down and to the left by the three holes (jumping down over the leftmost hole and heading left) to chop the tree that blocks the way to the last piece of fruit.

Go back around and chop down the last tree that blocks the way to the final piece of fruit and access to three more trees to chop down in the maze.
Go back around and chop down the last tree that blocks the way to the final piece of fruit and access to three more trees to chop down in the maze.
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After that, you’re all set to chop down the set of three trees blocking the way to Rover. Chop down these three trees, but DON’T use up your pieces of fruit!

Grab the last piece of fruit and use your axe to chop these three trees. DO NOT use your fruit!
Grab the last piece of fruit and use your axe to chop these three trees. DO NOT use your fruit!
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Speak to Rover and he’ll give you a reward for making it to the goal, the reward is Rover’s briefcase. After collecting this, near Rover, you can use your shovel to dig up the bush that blocks the way to four Bell Vouchers.

You can also dig up the two bushes on the left side of the tree that block the way straight and to the left that leads down to the beach.

Speak to Rover, get your maze reward, dig up the first bush and collect your Bell Vouchers. Then, dig up the other two bushes and head left to the beach.
Speak to Rover, get your maze reward, dig up the first bush and collect your Bell Vouchers. Then, dig up the other two bushes and head left to the beach.
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On the beach, use your three saved pieces of fruit to block the three rocks blocking the way to five additional Bell Vouchers. Once you’ve collected the five remaining Bell Vouchers, you can dig up the bushes to your right that lead back to the plane.

There’s nothing left for you to gather on the island, so speak with Wilbur and confirm you want to go home.

Head around and down to find three rocks. Use your three fruit to break these three rocks and grab your bonus Bell Vouchers. After that, dig up the bushes and head right to speak to Wilbur and fly home.
Head around and down to find three rocks. Use your three fruit to break these three rocks and grab your bonus Bell Vouchers. After that, dig up the bushes and head right to speak to Wilbur and fly home.
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Your Bell Vouchers and your prize will be delivered to you, so don’t worry about losing them, you won’t. Head back to your home and check your mailbox. Inside, you’ll see two letters from Dodo Airlines.

Open these up, and you’ll receive your Bell Vouchers and your prize (Rover’s briefcase) to use however you like!

Visit your home's mailbox to pick up your Bell Vouchers and May Day prize, Rover's briefcase, in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Visit your home's mailbox to pick up your Bell Vouchers and May Day prize, Rover's briefcase, in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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If the images and directions aren't easy enough to follow, we'll also be posting a video showing you where to go and what to do in the May Day Maze in Animal Crossing New Horizons, so stay tuned! 

Until then, what did you think of the May Day Maze? Were you happy with the prizes including Bell Vouchers and Rover's briefcase? Let us know down in the comments below! 

Now that you know how to solve the May Day Maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to check out some of our other helpful articles including: 

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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