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How to Sit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in 12 Easy Steps

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) is a thought-stimulating game, but there are some obstacles that players find hard to get around. An example of such an obstacle is “how to sit.” I know it has been giving you some hard time, so help yourself to this article.


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This article is for existing players of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, as it will reference some function keys that existing players are supposed to know. If you are a newbie, kindly refer to a newbie guide to the game before proceeding with this article.

How to Sit on a Chair in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In the early releases of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, avatars only sit on chairs or chair-like objects like stools. To sit on a chair, do the following:

  1. Tap to open the inventory
  2. Select the object you wish to use, in this case, a chair
  3. Click on place item to place the chair on the ground
  4. Once the chair is on the ground, move your avatar against the chair, and your avatar sits on it automatically

To sit on a chair is straightforward, as explained above.

How to Sit on the Ground in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To sit on the ground, on the other hand, requires a couple more steps. Do the following to sit on the ground in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  1. Make sure you have installed the Winter update of the game.
  2. Launch the game and go to the Resident Services Building.
  3. In the Resident Services Building, head to the Nook Stop Terminal
  4. Scroll through the options in the Nook StopTerminal till you see Hip Reaction Collection (HRC), and tap on it to purchase it.
  5. The Hip Reaction Collection is worth 2,700 nook miles, which you can earn quickly by completing objectives in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
  6. After purchasing the Hip Reaction Collection, tap ZR to open your reaction wheel.
  7. Tap Y to see the complete list of reactions you have, you should see a reaction tagged sit down.
  8. Select the sit-down reaction for your avatar to sit.
  9. You can add the sit-down reaction to your reaction wheel for easy access by clicking X on an empty slot on the reaction wheel.
  10. Then add sit-down in the free slot as the new reaction.
  11. If your reaction wheel is full, click X while hovering on a reaction you wish to delete. With a free slot on the reaction wheel, click X again to add a new reaction, then select the sit-down reaction to add it to the reaction wheel.
  12. When next you wish to use the sit-down reaction, click ZR and select sit-down from the available reaction slots.

At this point, you have solved the mystery of how to sit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and created a shortcut to the reaction “sit down.” This guide is solely for players having Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch.

Related: How to Sleep in Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Is Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is free, although you need an internet connection to play the game.

Can I play Animal Crossing: New Horizons only on the Nintendo Switch?

No, there are other versions on other platforms. For example, you can play Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Pocket Camp on IOS and Android devices.

Can I sit on chairs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Yes, you can still sit on chairs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it will not be as fascinating as sitting on the ground.

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