Top Games

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 Donation Box: Everything You Need to Know

The new Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) update has rolled out a full 24 hours ahead of schedule.
The new Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) update has rolled out a full 24 hours ahead of schedule. / Nintendo

The new Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) update has rolled out a full 24 hours ahead of schedule and, as such, has bestowed a massive assortment of gifts upon the player base.

From new recipes to items, villagers, and locals, this supposed "last major free update" was filled to the brim with several features players have been asking for since the game's release over a year ago. Several of these are quality of life updates while others are improvements that, perhaps, will breathe more life into the players' islands.

Nevertheless, one of the new items is a donation box, which has players a little bit confused.

Animal Crossing Donation Box Explained

The donation box is pretty self explanatory. It's a box that players can use to place bells inside. It should become available as a recipe as soon as the new update is downloaded.

Players can find the donation box recipe in the Nook Stop terminal under DIY recipes. I will cost 800 miles to obtain and, once read, will automatically add itself to the player's known crafts. To craft it, they'll need to visit their workbench. Its recipe calls for the following ingredients:

  • 4x Wood
  • 4x Soft Wood

It can be placed anywhere on the island once it has been made.

Its primary purpose is to hold bells. How players use that is up to them—whether they'd like to use it to store their own bells in lieu of the bank or use it to get paid by others for their items. Some have theorized this could become the standard replacement for bartering. The possibilities are endless.