” Don’t remodel your neighbors’ houses when the airport is open ” sounds like one of those weird, old-fashioned laws that were put in place for a particular reason a hundred years ago and then lost their meaning. Still, it’s a very real rule that you must continue in Animal Crossing: New Horizons if you want to avoid problems.
A tweet from the official Nintendo account in the UK warns gamers not to go to resident services and request to model a neighbor’s house while the airport gates are open, lest they experience “game glitches” not wanted. The same tweet has been published by the official account of Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand, although others like Nintendo America have not said anything about it yet.
To remodel the houses of your island’s neighbors, you have to close the airport doors first to avoid experiencing these mistakes. If you make this mistake and encounter bugs, Nintendo says that you can close the game session and relaunch the game without losing data or having any other additional problems. A patch is on the way later this month that will prevent this from happening entirely.
It’s unclear what gameplay bugs they mean, but it’s probably best to be safe and avoid opening the airport while remodeling your island in general. Having the airport open in Animal Crossing: New Horizons prohibits you from performing certain activities, such as using the Island Designer to change terrain, send mail, or purchase items through the Nook store. And if a visitor is on your island, you cannot change the decoration of the area where they are. So it makes some sense that there might be a problem to completely change a neighbor’s house while your game is connected online.
The ability to remodel neighbors’ houses has appeared in-game with the Happy Home Paradise DLC from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you have purchased the expansion, you will carry out these activities on your island. The free update 2.0 also adds many new features to the game that you can enjoy right away.