Nintendo Explains How Animal Crossing's Mario Warp Pipes Work
If you place more than two warp pipes around your island, the pipe you warp out of will be chosen randomly.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Mario update arrives tomorrow, February 25, and it adds a line of Mushroom Kingdom furniture and clothing to the Switch life sim. The most intriguing addition for many players is undoubtedly the warp pipe, which lets you quickly travel between two points around your island, and now Nintendo has shared some more details on how this works.
As the company first revealed during the February 2021 Nintendo Direct, you can purchase a pair of warp pipes from Nook Shopping once the Mushroom Kingdom items go on sale and place them at two different points around your island. Once the two pipes are set, you can hop into one to travel between the two locations quickly. This works even if one of the warp pipes is placed inside your house.
If you have more than two pipes placed around your island, your warp location will be chosen randomly. Nintendo says you'll also need to ensure that the pipes have enough landing space around them before you can use them.
Place two Warp Pipes on your island to warp between them, even with one in your home! If you place more than two, the warp location will be chosen randomly. The #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons update arrives 2/25, with #SuperMario items for purchase at Nook Shopping on 3/1. pic.twitter.com/JOmKNd19XZ— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 22, 2021
Although Animal Crossing's Mario update arrives this week, the warp pipes and other Mushroom Kingdom items won't actually go on sale in the game until March 1. However, you'll be able to get one Mario item early. Once you've installed the latest update, you'll receive a Mario-themed wallpaper in your mailbox.
That's not all this week's update will bring to the game. In addition to the Mario furniture and clothing, the update will add a handful of new seasonal items to the game celebrating March holidays like Shamrock Day, Pi Day, and the Hinamatsuri festival. These items will be available to order from Nook Shopping at various points in March.
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