Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2021 May Day Maze Walkthrough

A step by step walkthrough for this year's May Day maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

A step by step walkthrough for this year's May Day maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

May Day is here in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and just like last year, there’s a May Day maze to figure out.

The 2021 May Day maze is entirely different from the 2020 maze, and the rewards are a little different too. Should you complete the maze in its entirety, you will receive nine Bell Vouchers (27,000 Bells), as well as what may be a photo of Rover, if the dataminers are to be believed.

The Bell Vouchers you receive in the maze will be sent to you in the mail, but no one has confirmed the exact reward Rover sends you. Though he does promise to mail you something.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons — How to Enter the May Day Maze

When you first launch the game for the day, Isabelle will tell you about the May Day maze. You only need to go to the Airport and talk to Orville, then select “I wanna fly!” and use the May Day Ticket to get to the maze island.

Now it’s time to use that noggin!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2021 May Day Maze Solution

Once you hop out of the plane and get the pleasantries done with, head directly north and pick up the shovel lying on the ground.

Use the shovel to dig up the shrub just to the right and grab the fruit.

Grab the two Wood just ahead of you then head to the right, hopping over the single water tile to pick up two more pieces of fruit. (Fruit not pictured, grabbed them before I took the screenshot. Whoops!)

Turn back around and go all the way West until you reach a shrub. Dig up the shrub and jump over the water tile to pick up the Softwood. The recipe here is to make a Ladder, in case you don’t have it.

Eat a fruit and use the shovel to break the rock above you. Continue along the path (making a mental note of the Workbench to the north) to pick up two more Softwood, then eat an apple and dig up the adjacent tree.

From here, go down and pick up two more fruit. Then loop all the way back around to make your way to the eastern side of the island again and hop over that first water tile.

Now eat a fruit, break the rock, then eat another fruit to dig up the tree and pick up the Hardwood, then hop north over the water tile, eat a fruit, and dig up the tree standing in your way.

In this area, pick up both Wood (you can see how they’re hidden in the below image) as well as the fruit.

Loop back to the start of this part and hop over the water tile separating the square-shaped section to pick up the Softwood.

Now go back the way you came and head to the western side of the maze, hopping water when necessary, to go back to the Workbench you made a mental note of earlier.

Eat a fruit and break the rock to the north to pick up the two Hardwood waiting to be taken, then use the Workbench to craft a Ladder.

Go just south and use the Ladder to climb up the raised bit of land and pick up the Worn Axe. Do NOT use the Worn Axe to hit anything yet.

It’s time to head all the way east again, back to that area with three different pathways and that square section.

Go through the middle pathway and hop across. Use the Worn Axe to whack the tree three times to cut it down, then use the Shovel to dig it up.

Use the Ladder to climb up the small elevated spot and pick up both fruits, then dig up the shrub and climb down the other side.

You’re back on the western side of the island like this. Hop over the water tile to head north. Eat two fruit and chop down both trees.

Go south from the tree pictured above and use the Ladder to scale the elevated bit of land and grab all three fruit. Then climb down the other side and dig up the shrub to continue east.

It’s time to take out that tree to the north that you see in the image below.

Approach the square section as pictured, circle the bush in the middle, and head upward to hop over all three water titles one by one. Then eat a fruit and dig it up.

Use your trusty Ladder once more to climb up the plateau to speak with Rover, finally completing the main portion of the maze.

Now climb down the left part of the plateau and dig up the shrub ahead of you to pick up four Bell Vouchers.

Go north then west outside of the main maze area until you reach a rock. Eat a fruit and break the rock to pick up two more fruit.

Go up to leave this little section, then go outside the edge of the maze and head south until you run into three rocks blocking your pathway to five more Bell Vouchers.

Eat three fruit and break each rock, and you’ll have completed the 2021 May Day maze in its entirety! Just dig up the shrubs right there under this spot to get back to the airplane and head home.

That wasn’t so bad now, was it? And you’ve got some Bell Vouchers and maybe even a photo of Rover on the way in the mail, just be patient.

If you found this guide helpful, consider taking a look at some of our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny.

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