Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dreaming Guide – Dream Addresses, How To Dream


Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ update 1.4.0 brought with it several new features, including a major online component from Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS–Dream Suite! You can now dream in New Horizons, which means you can visit carbon copies of other players’ islands as well as upload one of your own for other people to visit. This way, you can explore other players’ islands while they’re offline–maybe to get some decorating inspiration, for example–and show off your own island without fear of people trampling your flowers or stealing items.

Below we detail everything you need to know about dreaming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including the requirements, what you’re allowed to do in a dream, how to visit a dream island, and how to upload your own island.

Luna explaining the basics of dreaming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How To Dream In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Requires: internet connection with a Nintendo Online subscription, 1x bed

In order to dream in New Horizons, you’ll need an internet connection and an active Nintendo Online subscription. You’ll also need any kind of bed in-game; you should have received Luna’s bed in the mail after downloading the update, but anything you can lie down on will do. Once you lie down, you’ll be given a dialogue prompt; select “Yeah, I want to sleep” to initiate dreaming.

The first time you do this, you’ll meet a tapir named Luna who acts as a guide to dreaming. Luna will walk you through the basics of dreaming before you can begin browsing or upload your own island.

How To Visit Dream Islands

Your first option when dreaming is to visit other players’ islands. In order to do so, you’ll need your destination’s dream address. Similar to Switch friend codes or New Horizons creator codes, dream addresses are 12-digit codes preceded by “DA.” A friend will have to give you their dream address, or you’ll have to find one by browsing websites like Reddit and Twitter.

To enter a dream address and visit another player’s island in a dream, follow these steps:

  • Lie on any bed and select “Yeah, I want to sleep”
  • Select “I want to dream”
  • Enter the desired dream address

Once Luna has connected you to the internet and downloaded the dream island, you’ll appear on your bed in the dream island’s plaza so you can begin exploring.

What Can You Do On A Dream Island?

While on an island, you can fully explore, enter the villagers’ and players’ houses, visit the museum, and talk to villagers; however, you cannot enter Resident Services, Able Sisters, or Nook’s Cranny. You also cannot bring any items with you–Luna will “hold” the items in your pockets for you until you wake up–and you won’t keep anything you find on the island.

You can also use the terminal outside Resident Services, which is the same kiosk you’ll normally find in Able Sisters, to download any of the player’s custom designs. For more information on how this works, see our guide to custom designs in New Horizons.

How To Leave A Dream Island

When you’re finished exploring a dream island, return to your bed outside Resident Services and lie down again. Follow Luna’s prompts to “wake up” and return to your real island.

How To Report A Dream Island

If you encounter a dream island with inappropriate content, you can press the minus button to report it while you’re still in the dream. Luna will then “wake” you.

How To Upload Your Island

In addition to exploring other players’ dream islands, you can also upload a dream version of your own island for others to visit. To do this and generate your own dream address:

  • Lie on any bed and select “Yeah, I want to sleep”
  • Select “I’d like to share a dream”

You can then share your dream address with other players.

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