Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Guides

How to Receive Special Design Requests DLC through SpotPass and Nintendo Zones

From time to time, Nintendo releases free DLC for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with special design requests for new characters through the SpotPass service and Nintendo Zone access points.

How to Receive Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer DLC

To receive and download free character Special Design Requests DLC in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, just head to the second floor of Nook’s Homes and access the blue laptop computer desk on the left side of the room.

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After warning you that you must create the design request immediately, the game will check for any available special design requests on the Wi-Fi network you’re currently connected to. If you’re connected to your home network, or any other non-unique hotspot like a Nintendo Zone, you’ll receive any special design requests generally available through Nintendo’s SpotPass service at the time.

However, if you’re connected to a Nintendo Zone hotspot, you’ll receive any special design requests currently available on the Nintendo Zone service. Some DLC is available exclusively only through Nintendo Zone, either for a limited time before moving on to SpotPass, or forever.


If there happens to be a special design request available at the time, Lottie will call you down to the first floor to meet with the client and design their home!

Don’t have a Nintendo Zone nearby? Create your own at home!

If you don’t have a Nintendo Zone near you, or you simply just don’t want to make the journey outside, you can make your fake Nintendo Zone hotspot at home! Check out our handy guide on how to do so by clicking here.

List of Special Design Requests DLC

Check out our complete list of special design requests released for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer by clicking here.

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I just started playing but can’t access the laptop.. is there a specific time it will become available?

Ashley McIntosh

It isn’t a laptop, I’m not sure why people say it is. It is the 3DS on the desk on the second floor, behind the machine that changes your hairstyle. If you click on it, you will be able to access the dlc. I hope this helps!

Johnny LoveFive

Just got Maddie, it’s “A stationery room.” if you want to update.

can i get the game shop