The player navigating the maze on the May Day Tour island.
|April 29th – May 7th[nb 1]|
|Name in other languages|
Primero de Mayo
Primero de Mayo
May Day is an event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. From April 29 to May 7,[nb 1] the player can visit a special maze-like island with Rover waiting at the end.
If the player speaks to Tom Nook at Resident Services from April 29 to May 7, he informs them that May Day celebrates those who work hard and that a May Day Tour is being held for the event. Tom Nook reserves a May Day Ticket for the player, which can be retrieved from Orville at the airport.
The May Day Ticket can be redeemed to go on the May Day Tour, where the player arrives on an island with an empty inventory. The island consists of Hedges forming a maze. Tools, fruit, and materials must be picked up throughout the maze for the player to remove rocks, trees, and bushes. The bushes presented correspond to the current season that the player takes the maze in.
When the player returns to their island, they cannot return to the May Day Tour until the next year's May Day, and any items picked up on the tour are not kept. If the player speaks to Tom Nook after returning, he congratulates them for completing the tour. The next day, any Bell Vouchers picked up are mailed to the player by Dodo Airlines, and a prize is mailed by Rover.[nb 2] Rover's prize is Rover's Briefcase the first time the player completes the maze and Rover's Photo the second time.
The first layout consists of a singular flat island, with nine water holes, and seven trees. Near the entrance of the maze, a Shovel is available for the player to obtain. They would need to dig up the nearby bush to obtain an fruit, eat it for energy, and then dig up the tree to go forward.
While jumping across several water holes, the player has to gather Wood and Tree Branches to be able to create an Axe. They must also grab the Worn Axe in order to chop down a tree blocking two fruit behind. Using this axe to chop this tree will use up all of its durability and will break.
Once the player uses those two fruits to break down rocks for a single Iron Nugget and a DIY recipe for an Axe, the player will then have to remove another tree using a nearby fruit to access the Simple DIY Workbench and craft an Axe. From there, the player can remove any additional trees, either by cutting them down with an Axe or using a Shovel after eating a fruit.
At the end of the maze is Rover, who congratulates the player for making it to him. Afterward, the player can pick up four Bell Vouchers and visit the perimeter of the island, where three rocks, which can only be broken if enough fruit was preserved during the maze, are blocking five more Bell Vouchers.
A new, second layout was added in version 1.10.0, and can only be accessed if the player has completed a May Day Tour before. The second layout consists of various rugged terrain, with some items on the second level. Near the entrance of the maze, a Shovel is available for the player to obtain. They would need to dig up the nearby bush to obtain a fruit, eat it for energy, and then dig up the tree to go forward.
The player would then need to collect any Wood, Hardwood, Softwood, and any fruits, as well as a DIY recipe for a Ladder should the player not learn the recipe yet. After going around the maze breaking rocks and moving trees via fruits in order to collect enough materials, the player can go the Simple DIY Workbench to craft a ladder. From there, the player will need to climb up to where the Worn Axe is, and use it to chop down a tree containing two fruits on a cliff. Using this axe to chop this tree will use up all of its durability and will break.
After collecting the additional fruit, the player must then remove any additional trees using their shovel and eating fruit, as well climbing another cliff to obtain three more fruits. At the end of the maze, the player will need to climb up the cliff to Rover, who congratulates the player for making it to him once again. Afterward, the player can climb down on the left side to obtain four Bell Vouchers and visit the perimeter of the island, where three rocks, which can only be broken if enough fruit was preserved during the maze, are blocking five more Bell Vouchers.
Tom Nook explaining the May Day celebrations.
Orville telling the player about their May Day Ticket.
- May 1 to May 7 prior to version 1.10.0.
- Prior to version 1.10.0, the Bell Vouchers would be sent immediately and Rover's prize would be given in person on the May Day Tour, before being mailed by Dodo Airlines after returning to the main island.