How to get Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Find out what Nook Miles are, how to get them and how to use Nook Miles on things like Nook Miles Tickets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Starting your life on a deserted island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings plenty of new features to get your head around. This is meant to be a relaxing experience, so to help you get to grips with the new mechanics, we put together a quick guide on what Nook Miles are, as well as how to get and use Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

What are Nook Miles?

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Nook Miles are a new feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Effectively an alternate source of money, Nook Miles are given as a reward for exploring and expanding your holiday adventures on the getaway island. You can save up Nook Miles to be spent on a range of bonuses for your island. Earning Nook Miles will also unlock new titles for your Resident!

How to get Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The Nook Mileage Program introduces a series of achievements to work towards as you play the game. These include everything from catching fish and bugs, talking to the other residents, crafting furniture, and bringing new residents onto the island.

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You can view the challenges in the Nook Miles app on your phone. Open it up and you’ll have several different goals. Each one has multiple stages, starting from simple tasks like catching 10 fish. They’re aimed to introduce the various mechanics in the game, and also reward you for taking part.

How to use Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Completing tasks around the island, you’ll build up a nice bank of Nook Miles. These can initially be used to pay off the loan you received for the Getaway Package by speaking with Tom Nook. You'll want to earn this total as quickly as possible so you can unlock the next feature of Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Once you’ve paid them back, you’ll unlock the abilitiy to spend Nook Miles at the Nook Stop terminal in Residents Services. This is an in-game shop which sells clothing, new hairstyles and other helpful items that improve your utility on the island.

How to get Nook Miles Tickets

One of the key uses for Nook Miles is purchasing Nook Miles Tickets. These allow you to explore remote islands and discover rare creatures, resources and more. You can even encounter other characters out there. Once you’ve paid off the initial Getaway Package from Tom Nook and have access to the Nook Stop terminal, you can buy Nook Miles Tickets. 

How to get Nook Miles Tickets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
 
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Take one of these to Orville at the Airport and he’ll send you off to an unexpected destination filled with trees and flowers. Nook Miles Tickets are a great way to collect extra resources in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so don’t forget to buy them!

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So there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including how to get Nook Miles and what to do with them! Will you be buying new outfits or heading out with a Nook Miles Ticket? Let us know down in the comments!

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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