Animal Crossing: New Horizons multiple users one Switch has become an issue for those who are currently sharing their console with their family.
By now, it's common knowledge that Nintendo has implemented a "one island per Switch" policy. While this doesn't bother people who own their own Switch, those who share with friends or family may be in for a bit of a hassle. There's a couple things you'll need to take into account if you're starting up an island with others.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Multiple Users One Switch
Due to the fact there will only be one island per Switch, Nintendo has also gone to extra lengths when it comes to other player characters.
The first player character to be created will have the chance to not only name the island and choose its layout, but will also become the island's Resident Representative. This comes with a huge amount of responsibilities which mainly involve driving progression in the game.
It's only the Resident Representative whose progress will be counted toward milestones such as Nook's Cranny, the building of the Museum, and the upgrading of the Resident Services building. They will also have first pick of where buildings go, where villagers can set up their houses, and similar options.
Auxiliary players will have their fair stake in just about everything else. Digging fossils, catching specimens for the museum, and even selling out at Nook's Cranny are fair game to all resident player characters. They can even chop down or move trees about.
The game works on a "first come-first served" basis in this regard. The first player to dig those fossils or make it to the shop will get dibs. It's important to go over this with your other players and make sure everyone is okay with and understands this policy.
It looks like Nintendo wants to teach us all a lesson about sharing and working together while in quarantine.