What To Do If You Mess Up & Get Stuck On May Day Maze Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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The May Day event has begun today in Animal Crossing: New Horizons allowing access to a fun new maze, but what should you do if you mess up and find yourself unable to progress?

We’ve heard from a number of readers in the comments on our May Day Tour Event Guide that they’ve found themselves with irrecoverable mistakes on their maze island, so in this article, we’ll briefly cover what you can do if you find yourself in this situation.

While the maze is relatively straightforward once you understand what’s going on, it’s definitely easy to make a mistake and mess up on your first try when you first arrive on the May Day Tour island if you’re not familiar with how it works yet.

If You Haven’t Left May Day Tour Island Yet

Did you mess up the the May Day maze blocking yourself from progressing to the end, but you haven’t actually left the island yet to come read this article? We have good news for you!

It’s super easy to reset the puzzle on your May Day Tour island fixing any mistakes you made. Just open your NookPhone and check the second page for the Rescue Service app!

When you use the Rescue Service app, your NookPhone will call up the capable fellows at the Reset Surveillance Center and help you out by taking you back to the island’s start with a fresh new maze saving you from any irreversible mistakes or errors you made earlier.

Unfortunately, using the Rescue Service app will cost you 100 Nook Miles for the trouble, but it’s definitely worth the price to fix your mistakes and complete the maze to meet Rover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for an exclusive prize!

If You Already Left May Day Tour Island

Unfortunately, it’s not possible for you to return to the May Day Tour island right away as travel is limited to only one time per player. We’ve heard that those who didn’t complete the maze might be able to visit again with another May Day Ticket the next day, but haven’t been able to fully confirm that.

There is one more option you can explore though! Since everyone should have the opportunity to visit the May Day Tour island and complete the maze, it’s actually possible to visit again by playing on another player character living on your island.

This will allow you a second try at the May Day island and maze without having to wait another day. Plus, all of the prizes found by completing the maze can be easily traded to your main character by dropping them on the ground outside your main player’s house.

If you don’t already have a secondary alt player character living on your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we’d recommend considering creating one sometime because it can certainly come in handy for situations like this event and it won’t be the only time.

To create a new resident on your island, simply load up Animal Crossing: New Horizons with a new different profile on your Nintendo Switch. If you don’t have an extra profile already, you’ll need to create one. Then you can move a brand new player character onto your island!

More Tips & Tricks For The May Day Event

If you need any help with how to get to the May Day Tour island, tips on completing the maze, or information on the two prizes available, be sure to check out our complete May Day Tour Event Guide here! You’ll find a walkthrough for getting every Bell Voucher as well.

Almost every question you could possibly have about the event should be answered there, or check out the comments for even more tips from other players. For more on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out our many helpful pages on the game in the Guides section here.

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