Don’t Worry, You’ll Still Have Access To “Certain Things” From Animal Crossing’s DLC When Your NSO Sub Expires


One of the many highlights of the recent Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct broadcast was the reveal of the ‘Happy Home Paradise’ DLC.

It’s essentially a follow-up to Happy Home Designer on the 3DS and will be made available as a standalone paid expansion for the “one-time fee” of $24.99USD / 24,99 Euros / £22.49, or can be accessed as part of Nintendo Switch Online’s ‘Expansion Pack’ upgrade.

So, what happens if you play the ‘Happy Home Paradise’ DLC with your NSO membership and your subscription expires? Here’s what a Nintendo representative had to say to our friends over at Eurogamer:

“Players can still continue to access certain things they have unlocked in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise on their main island, including adding counters, partition walls, as well as adding ambient lighting and soundscapes, even if their access to Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise is suspended. However, it will not be possible to visit the archipelago if players lose access to the DLC. To be able to visit the archipelago and take on requests of designing vacation homes again, you will need to purchase the DLC separately or renew the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.”

Got all that? You’ll still be able to access the new building features and anything you unlocked in Happy Home Paradise on your island, you just won’t be able to visit this special location once your ‘Expansion Pack’ membership has expired. Again though, if you don’t want to worry about things like subscriptions – you can always purchase the New Horizons DLC.

Will you be signing up to NSO’s ‘Expansion Pack’ to play this new Animal Crossing DLC, or will you be paying for the standalone version? Leave a comment down below.