Every day Tom Nook gives a brief announcement, which also seems to directly correspond to daily progression ticks (anything that is scheduled to happen the next day, such as your tent getting upgraded to a house). However, the announcement doesn't occur at midnight (I know because I've restarted the game at midnight). What time does a "new day" officially start with Tom Nook's announcement?


The "new day" starts at 5 a.m., when anything that cycles daily resets.

  • Is that in-game time, local time, UTC time, or something else? (I'd probably know if I played the game)
    – bobsburner
    Mar 23 '20 at 11:00
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    @bobsburner It is 5am system time on the device
    – Cruncher
    Mar 23 '20 at 14:09
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    @bobsburner, to further answer your question, in-game time is the local real time on the system. Game time is 1:1 with real world time.
    – JPhi1618
    Mar 23 '20 at 15:09

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