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Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans were devastated when they recently learned that the 2.0 Update would be the final major content patch for the game. Thankfully, the update has not only arrived a little early, but it includes a lot of new content and quality of life changes. Here is everything you need to know about how to get the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update and what is in it. How to Get the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 Update The 2.0 update and accompanying Happy Home Paradise DLC were originally supposed to launch on Friday, November 5th. However, the 2.0 update at the very least appears to be available early. You should do the following to obtain it: Highlight Animal Crossing... Read more...
Once upon a time, a video game getting a post-launch patch was arguably a bad thing, as it meant that there was a flaw so serious in the original release that it warranted a significant update. In the age of "games as a service" and "living games" with rolling release cycles, however, we often hope that our favorite games will continue to get updates ad infinitum. Well, one game that won't be getting updates forever is last year's hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The title has received regular content updates over the last year and a half since its launch, culminating in the release of its first DLC on November 5th. However, in a statement to IGN, Nintendo has now confirmed that the update... Read more...
Month after month since its launch in March of 2020, Nintendo has released new content for Animal Crossing: New Horizons like clockwork. The smash hit feels like a living, breathing organism all to itself because it seems like every time we look, there's a content update just around the corner. ACNH features special events for about every Western and Japanese holiday, along with tons of of other dates in many regions and loads of seasonal content, so there's always something new to do. That's what makes the latest announcement so bittersweet—the next big update to version 2.0, along with the Happy Home Paradise expansion DLC, will be the final update for my personal favorite game for the... Read more...
After a full year of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we wondered if Nintendo would keep the same old holiday celebrations or wrap them up in a fresh coat of paint. It's pretty unusual for a game with not much multi-player appeal to captivate gamers for more than 12 months, but that's exactly what Nintendo's modern classic has done for us. If it hasn't done so for you, there's no time like the present to dust off your Nintendo Switch and get back into its adorable island escape. While the egg-themed Bunny Day celebration didn't really change this year from the previous, the maze-focused May Day event is new for 2021.  How To Cash In On May Day Fun With Mazes And Prizes Just like before, Animal... Read more...
Sometimes, a work of art hits our culture at just the right time, when it can transcend its medium and become something greater. Such events are exceedingly rare in video games, but we old folks remember Pac-Man Fever and Fred Savage in The Wizard playing Super Mario Bros. 3. More recently, video games have become spectator sports in large part due to StarCraft II, DotA 2, and Overwatch and similar genre game titles. None of those moments found humanity in a time of crisis, however, until Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched on the Nintendo Switch a year ago today. Across the globe, entire countries were in lock-down mode and nobody was quite sure what to do. Tom Nook hit the scene with... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is closing in on its one-year anniversary since release in March of 2020, and Nintendo is finishing up the last several holiday-themed events that haven't yet happened in the game. There are actually three concurrent events happening right now, so it's time to get into town and check out everything that's available. We'll hit these from soonest to latest, to make it easy to prioritize what to buy from Nook Shopping either at the Automated Bell Dispenser machine inside Resident Services or on the Nook Shopping app available on your in-game Nook phone.  First up, today is Valentine's Day, both in the game and in the real world. To commemorate this day of love... Read more...
On January 28th, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting a free update to bring festivity to every player’s island. This update will include “a colorful and feather-filled Festivale event, some heartfelt seasonal additions, new Reactions and new items to purchase.” Also, there are hints for an interesting collaboration on the horizon hinted at in the trailer for the new update below. The biggest part of the update is the Festivale event that begins on February 15th and brings “dancing and flying feathers!” On the first day of Festivale, Dance Pavé will go to your island’s plaza with “confetti and carnival spirit.” Players can capture... Read more...
It's New Year's Eve but it's also still 2020, the year of the pandemic that we long to put in the rear view. As such, it's very likely a whole lot of people will be celebrating the coming of the new year from the comfort of their own homes. For gamers who have been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there's still a way to go out on the town, however, in virtual bliss at least. Right now and through midnight tonight, Tom Nook and Isabelle are hosting the New Year's Eve event with free gifts, fun seasonal items, and a countdown to the new year.  We'll start off with the free stuff. Turn on the Nintendo Switch and wander on over to the town plaza in front of Resident Services (which is... Read more...
If you're playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch and sharing the system (and a single island) among family members, we're sure that this story will be a familiar one. There's a rivalry between siblings or across generations as parents and kids get out of bed early each morning and start shaking trees, hoarding all of the fruit for themselves. Or maybe there's a disagreement about how to decorate the island. Maybe, just maybe, there's competition for playing time for other games where the rest of the family just isn't into the island life. Rejoice, Animal Crossing fans, for Nintendo has heard your plea. As part of the Winter Update, Nintendo has rolled out the Animal Crossing:... Read more...
The folks at Nintendo are getting ready to serve up a free 'Winter Update' for its highly popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, and it can not get here quick enough. Fortunately, it is right around the corner. As in, Nintendo plans to push the update out on Thursday, November 19, which is now just a couple of days away. This could have just as easily been called a Holiday Update, because of two very distinct themes that will play out, those being Thanksgiving and Christmas. And it arrives just in time—the latest CDC guidelines point out that "small household gatherings are an important contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases," and many families are opting to skip getting together... Read more...
Everyone loves Animal Crossing's Isabelle. From her time as administrative assistant to the mayor (that's you!) in New Leaf on the 3DS, to the Resident Services coordinator in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch, she's become a fan favorite with a devoted following. Maybe that's why she's arguably the best fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate and the best driver in Mario Kart 8, too. Now, it appears she's the star of an adorable trailer for a hypothetical fan-made TV series in the vein of Rilakkuma and Kaoru.  The trailer takes place at New Horizons Town Hall, and to follows her morning routine. We don't want to give anything else away, so that way the video isn't... Read more...
There is no shortage of ways to make some quick bank in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. In fact, there are so many different ways, it starts to beg the question, "What do we do with all these bells?" The game has an incredible library of collectible items, but some of the most rare items only come around at certain times of the year, or have very rare DIY recipes to find. Getting those items may otherwise be hopeless until sometime next year, if not for the game's online capabilities.  Wheeling And Dealing At Nookazon Enterprising gamers always find a way, though. Earlier this year, the Animal Crossing community created several tools to get the most bells out... Read more...
I have no idea what the official status of Halloween is this year (my kids are all grown), and specifically whether to expect trick-or-treaters. Either way, you can get in the holiday mood with a series of themes and crossovers, like the Haunted Hallows event Rocket League and Fortnitemares in Fortnite. And if Animal Crossing: New Horizons is more your speed, there are some Halloween themed islands and homes you should definitely check out. The image you see above is a delightful makeover by Twitter user @ryuryu_12mj, found at Dream Address DA-9999-3296-4057. Jack-O-Lanters abound among a pumpkin patch, as do other decorations. There is also a pumpkin carriage. The user said they converted part... Read more...
Playing the Stalk Market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is never a sure thing. Some weeks, you buy as high as 120 bells a piece from Daisy, only to sell them to the Nook Boys on Saturday afternoon for a measly 60 bells a pop. Other weeks, players can make serious bank not just by selling at high prices, but by opening up their island to visitors. However, thanks to a partnership between Nintendo and Ally Bank, that money is guaranteed to rock your ACNH world.  Ally Bank and Nintendo put together a sponsored island with a set, guaranteed price of 1,000 bells per turnip. Obviously, since it's Sunday, the Nook's Cranny there is not buying turnips, but it can be accessed via Turnip Exchange... Read more...
On hindsight, it seems incredibly shortsighted and silly to have ever questioned whether Nintendo's hybrid Switch console would be a hit, considering its comparatively under-powered specifications. We now know better. Lest anyone needs further proof, however, Nintendo just reported a gigantic uptick in operating profits in its latest earnings report, because of the Switch. Nintendo's operating profit skyrocketed to 144.7 billion yen (around $1.37 billion in US currency) in the three-month period ended June 30, 2020. That represents a massive 427.7 percent increase over the same quarter from a year ago, when the operating profit stood at 'just' 27.43 billion yen (around $260.2 billion). This also... Read more...
It's a new month, and that means there are new creatures to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. As summer heats up, a handful of new bugs and fish will appear, ripe for catching and giving them to Blathers as donations to the museum or as gifts for that one villager who really seems to like bugs (for me it's Cube). Also don't forget to hop in the ocean for a quick dip, because there's something new at the bottom of the sea, too.  The critters listed in our table below include active hours, location, and hemisphere, so you know the best times and places to grab them. You'll need your rod, net, and wetsuit to catch everything, so craft it up or hit Nook's Cranny... Read more...
We are all doing the best we can to stay sane during this time of self-isolation and social distancing, and if you are looking for a fun distraction, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a great escape from the real world. It is also getting another update. The upcoming Summer Update - Wave 2 will bring some features and goodies to the table, including cloud saves. Being able to save your progress to the cloud is a potential godsend, should you lose your Switch console, or if it gets damaged. By saving to the cloud, you would at least be able to recover your island paradise, if something bad were to happen to your Switch. "The island backup feature is separate from the Save Data Cloud functionality... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch is the gift that keeps on giving. The latest free content release is the Summer Update that launched on Wednesday, and now you can swim with the fish. But before you dive into the ocean, you've got to be dressed for the occasion.  Unlike most of the clothing in Animal Crossing New Horizons that comes from the Able Sisters' tailor shop, you'll have to head on over to Nook's Cranny with 3,000 Bells in your pocket to pick up a horizontally-striped wet suit. If you don't mind waiting a day and would rather spend Nook Miles, you can pick up one of several other wet suit styles from the Nook Stop ATM.  Go For A Swim In ACNH Once... Read more...
It is time for you to bug off, at least in Animal Crossing. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now hosting a Bug-Off Tournament. Players will be tasked with catching as many bugs from their island as possible and will receive bug-themed rewards.  How to Participate in the Bug-Off Tournament Flick, a red chameleon, will appear on the player’s island on four Saturdays during the summer. Players can find Flick in the main plaza between 6am and 9pm. Isabelle will announce in the mornings when the tournament is about to begin. The player will need to catch as many bugs as possible within a three minute time limit. Each caught bug is worth 1 point and every third bug is worth 2 points.... Read more...
It has been a hot minute since Nintendo released a major Animal Crossing update, but the next one is on its way. Wave 1 of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Summer Update will be available on July 3rd. The update will include several summer-themed items and activities. Players will now be able to swim and dive in the ocean. They can also capture sea creatures like starfish, sea anemones, and spotted garden eels. These creatures can then be donated to the museum. Players will also experience two new encounters. First, if a player catches a scallop in the ocean, Pascal will ask you if they can have it. If you give Pascal the scallop, they will in turn tell you that they have left something... Read more...
The beginning of June is quickly approaching. With the start of a new month comes a change in the availability of fish and bugs in Animal Crossing. Here are the bugs and fish that are arriving and leaving in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the month of June. There are a greater number of fish and bugs arriving in the northern hemisphere, while there are a larger number of fish and bugs leaving the southern hemisphere. These shifts are based off of our real seasonal patterns- winter will soon arrive in the southern hemisphere and summer will soon be here in the northern hemisphere. Fish and bug availability therefore coincide with seasonal shifts. Fish and Bugs to Catch By May 31st Fish- Northern... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons  for Nintendo Switch came along at just the right time for our family. Just as seemingly the entire country began shelter in place plans, we could get away from it all on a remote deserted island and build a bustling village - a pandemic-free world of our own with new ways to profit. We've shopped, we've crafted, and we've planted dozens of fruit trees to get that sweet 500 bells a piece for fruit that wasn't native to our islands. In the real world, many states are opening back up slowly, but in my household, we're still paying off our multi-million Bell loans, expanding our houses and shopping at Nook's Cranny, Able Sisters, and the various vendors that come... Read more...
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