Animal Crossing: New Horizons leaves you on an island and you would hope that you would one day be able to change every aspect of said island. With terraforming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can place paths and even remove or add water and cliffs. In this Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide, we are going to go over how you can unlock terraforming and get permits for cliffs and water.
The island designer app, along with waterscaping and cliff-construction permits, let you use your shovel to customize the island. You can mold the land and water to your fancy.
How to Unlock Terraforming In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
You get the Island Designer app by getting your island eval to a three-star rating. You do need to satisfy all the requirements to build the campsite. Once you have a campground, you can start working towards getting the Island Designer app.
By the time you have unlocked the campsite, chances are that you already have a star or two for your island eval. Check-in with Isabelle at Resident Services to learn about your star rating. You will also get some tips regarding how you can improve the rating.
What To Do To Improve Ratings
Fill your town with 7-10 people. You will need to purchase and place plots from Tom Nook in order to do that. Residents move in slowly but you can visit a nearby island and recruit people. You can even use amibo.
Place furniture all over your island. Make cool gardens and beach hangouts. You can fill the island by buying or crafting items. You will need around 25 pieces of furniture placed outdoors in order to get the three-star rating that you are aiming for.
Isabelle can ask you to remove the weeds from the island and plant flowers. Note that you can get the desired 3-star rating even if you do not remove all the weeds on the island.
The Waterscaping and Cliff-Construction permits at the Nook Stop for 6,000 tickets each. That is all for our Animal Crossing: New Horizons terraforming guide. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on how you can unlock all the different tools in the game. You can also check out our New Horizons guides hub for more content.