Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update Announced

Published: September 25, 2020 9:40 AM /


Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update

Nintendo has announced the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update, as Fall has come to the world of Animal Crossing and your beautiful island will be changing.

You have already noticed that acorns and pine cones are falling from trees, and there are DIY recipes to be used with them. Starting on September 30th however, all new content will be content will be coming to Animal Crossing.

What Content is in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update?

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons fall update arriving on September 30th. This content adds pumpkins, Halloween content and events, revisiting dreams, and an update for the NookLink App.

For pumpkins, these will be available to purchase from Nook's Cranny during October, or from Leif at any point during the year. Then, you can plant them and once they are grown harvest, and put to use in a variety of pumpkin-based DIY projects - which one imagines does include a jack-o-lantern to properly decorate your island for Halloween.

Speaking of Halloween, you are invited to prepare for it with new things in the lead up to Halloween. You will be able to buy costumes from the Able Sisters during the month of October, and get body paint and colored eye contacts for Nook Miles to get your perfect costume together. Your fellow residents will be getting into the holiday spirit as well, as they will be able to teach you Halloween DIY projects.

Of course, Halloween Night will have its own special stuff, as your residents will get into costumes of their own. On October 31st, after 5pm, you'll see them dressed up, and everyone will gather in the plaza, which will be adorned with Halloween decorations. Jack, the "czar of Halloween", will be visiting the island, and if you give him lollipops and candy that you have gathered, he will give you some properly spooky in-game rewards. Your neighbors will expect you to give them goodies too, and if you don't they'll trick you with pranks as you didn't give them a treat.

On quality of life features, Nintendo is making it easier to revisit dreams, that were introduced in the summer. This will be in the form of a list where you'll be able to pick previously visited dreams from a list to go visit your favorite islands. Additionally the NookLink App is getting an update in early October. If you have hooked it up, you'll be able to learn a couple more reactions, and you'll be able to do reactions using the App.

Nintendo Switch — Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Returns

Nintendo also has some exciting news for those who want to get physical Animal Crossing goodies. First, and most notably, is the return of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch that has all the pretty decor that ties it into Animal Crosisng: New Horizons. It will be available for $299.99, and the dock has pictures of notorious loan shark Tom Nook and his henchman/son Timmy and Tommy.

Additionally, in November, the Animal Crossing amiibo cards, from series 1-4, will be returning to retailers at a price of $5.99 a pack. Having an amiibo allows you to easily invite that villager to your island, meaning you won't need to spend hours hunting around various islands if you have the card.

The next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update will be coming in late November, and presumably will prepare the island for the winter season and old Saint Nick's visit later in December.

As for all the fall content, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons fall and halloween update comes September 30th

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Don Parsons
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