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What Is the Difference Between the Follower and Leader Roles? (Animal Crossing: New Horizons)

When playing with multiple players, one player is the Leader and the other players are Followers.

  • Leaders can play as they usually would.
  • Followers can use tools and move furniture, but can’t chat, use the NookPhone or access their pockets. Items they collect are sent to the Resident Services recycle box.
  • To change roles, have the Leader access the NookPhone, select Call Resident and then select Change Leader.