Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn't the same Animal Crossing you've always known. This game operates very differently to previous entries, and the crafting DIY system takes centre stage.

The tools you use now have durability and the items you collect in the world can almost all be used to craft new items, furniture, and tools. You'll be collecting branches, wood, iron nuggets, bamboo, and so much more.

But those first few materials, particularly iron nuggets, gold nuggets, clay, and stone, can be difficult to get enough of quickly. Which is exactly why you need this guide, of course.

Just read below for all of the advice you need on harvesting as many materials as you can, as fast as possible.

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