Sitting down is one of the many basic actions that you can make your character do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
And since Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a social simulation game, sitting down is a great way to relax by yourself or with other players and villagers. It’s also ideal for taking seated photos!
If you’re new to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, this guide will run through how to sit in Animal Crossing, as well as how to obtain the sitting down reaction available with the Winter Reactions update.
What Are Reactions In Animal Crossing?
Before learning how to make your character sit, it’s worth knowing what reactions are in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
After all, sitting down is one of the many reactions that your character can do in the game!
Reactions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a set of emotive gestures and character actions that players can use to express themselves and communicate with other characters in the game. Reactions give life to your character and can also make the game feel more immersive!
Reactions are accessed by pressing the ZR button on the Nintendo Switch controller, which brings up the menu of different reactions you can make your character do.
Some of the many reactions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons include:
- Working out
- Sitting down
There are currently more than 80 reactions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which can be unlocked from other characters, purchasing them, or earning them through various gameplay events.
You can also customize your frequently used reactions by assigning them to the A, B, X, and Y buttons on the controller, making it easier and quicker to access your favorite reactions!
How To Sit In Animal Crossing New Horizons
Making your character sit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is simple. It’s so simple that it only takes three steps, which we’ve listed below!
How to sit on a chair or bench in Animal Crossing:
- Find a chair or bench (purchase and/or create one if you don’t have one available).
- Stand in front of the chair or bench
- Move the left analog stick in the direction of the chair or bench or press the A button
That’s it – your Animal Crossing character will sit down on the chair or bench! It’s worth mentioning that your character will remain seated until you move them again by directing the left analog stick.
How To Sit Down In Animal Crossing New Horizons
“Sitting down” is a reaction in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that is different from simply sitting on a chair or bench. It lets your character sit down on the ground anywhere in the world.
Like sitting on a chair or bench, sitting down on the ground is a great way to relax and take photos with other players or villagers in the game.
To be able to sit down in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you will need to update your game so that it has the 1.6.0 Winter Update.
“Sit Down” is one of the Winter reactions that becomes available with the update, which you’ll need to be able to make your character sit on the ground.
Once the Winter Update is installed, you will also need to obtain the Hip Reaction Collection from the Resident Services Building.
Here’s how to use the sit down reaction in Animal Crossing:
- Press ZR to open the reaction menu.
- Press Y to view all available reactions.
- Find the “Sit Down” reaction.
- Select “Sit Down”.
That’s it! Your character will sit down on the ground, which can be done in anywhere in the game world.
What Is The Hip Reaction Collection In Animal Crossing?
The Hip Reaction Collection is a new set of reactions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that became available with the 1.6.0 Winter Update.
It is needed to obtain various new reactions that include:
- Sit Down
- Take a Picture
- Work Out
- Sniff Sniff
- Wave Goodbye
- Here You Go
To get the Hip Reaction Collection, you first need to make sure that you have the 1.6.0 Winter Update installed in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Once the Winter Update is installed, you can then obtain the Hip Reaction Collection by purchasing it from Nook Stop from Resident Services.
The Hip Reaction Collection costs 2,700 nook miles. If you don’t have enough nook miles, complete more objectives in the game until you have enough to nook miles to purchase the Hip Reaction Collection.
What Is Resident Services In Animal Crossing?
Resident Services in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an important location in the game where you can access various important services and features.
At the start of the game, the Resident Services is a tent, but it can also be upgraded into the Resident Services Building.
It’s worth mentioning that the Hip Reaction Collection can be purchased from the Nook Stop no matter whether you have the Resident Services tent or Resident Services Building.
If you want to upgrade the tent into the Resident Services Building to unlock more services and features, you can do this by completing various objectives that include building and furnishing homes for new villagers, constructing a bridge, and more.
Once all of the objectives have been completed, Tom Nook at Resident Services will offer to upgrade the tent into a large town hall building!
To summarize, sitting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be done in two ways: sitting on a chair or bench or sitting down on the ground.
Sitting on a chair or bench is available from the start of the game (done by approaching a chair or bench), but sitting down on the ground is a reaction that you can obtain by installing the 1.6.0 Winter Update and purchasing the Hip Reaction Collection.
Either way, making your character sit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a great way to relax in the game world and interacting with other players!