How do you beat Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the most perplexing questions for new Animal Crossing players.
Like all video games, Animal Crossing should have an endgame, right? Something akin to a way to know you're finished or a signal that you can put the game down. A 100% story completion arc, achievement, special prize—anything?
Whether fortunately or unfortunately, this is something the game lacks.
How Do You Beat Animal Crossing: New Horizons
There is no true way to beat Animal Crossing: New Horizons. These games were designed to be played and enjoyed for months on end. Some players have been working on their towns for years in prior titles.
However, some have defined a few goalposts here and there in an attempt to create distinction between the "story" and the "endgame content." The most popular of these is unlocking K.K. Slider's arrival as this signifies the end of the quests Tom Nook gives you directly. Other say it's upgrading your house entirely, breeding all the flowers, or even collecting every piece of furniture.
Ultimately, Animal Crossing is a place where players should feel free to set their own goals and make their own story. Nintendo has given them every tool imaginable from customizing their character's face and "style" on demand to being able to transform the look and feel of the whole island.
The ending to Animal Crossing is whatever you most want it to be.