Animal Crossing: New Horizons permanent ladders: How to get, craft, and place ladders

Permanent ladders can be placed with the Wooden Ladder Set-Up Kit, here's how to get them in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons permanent ladders are one of the best new features in the 2.0 update. Plonking these down across your island will allow for easy height changes without the need for large and expensive staircases. Below, we’ll explain how to get permanent ladders set up on your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to get permanent ladders

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ permanent ladders are called wooden ladder set-up kits. To get them you’ll first need to purchase the Ladder Set-Up Kit Recipe from Nook’s Cranny. Access the cabinet within the store to find the recipe at the bottom of the list.

Once purchased you’ll need to learn the recipe and head to a crafting station. Creating a wooden ladder set-up kit costs the following resources:

  • 1x Ladder
  • 5x Wood
Animal Crossing: New horizons permanent ladders guide
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Make sure you create extra ladders, otherwise you’ll lose the portable one needed when you explore mystery islands! Fortunately, creating new ladders is very easy, so long as you have a few pieces of each wood type spare. Craft the ladder, then craft the wooden ladder set-up kit. You can also customize the permanent ladder to change it from natural to red, blue, yellow, green, and white color designs.

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Once you have your wooden ladder set-up kit, head to the place on your island that you want it and face the wall. Open your inventory and select the kit, then select Set Next to Cliff. This will place a permanent ladder in Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you’re unhappy with the position, you can pick the permanent ladder back up and reposition it easily.

That’s everything there is to know about how to get permanent ladders in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Get the Wooden Ladder Set-Up Kit recipe and you’ll be good to go! Be sure to have a read of our crops guide while you’re here so you can master making delicious recipes. We’ve also got a guide for how to find Brewster to get the cafe! Otherwise, head to our hub page for the game to find all our latest content.

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