News and Updates | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This page is your source for all of the latest news and updates about Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo Switch). Check this page for the latest news and if there's an update coming out now. Come back here often to stay in-the-know!

Free Downloadable Content in New Horizons

ACNH Mario Items

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Super Mario Items

In a YouTube video about all the upcoming releases planned for Mario's 35th Anniversary, Super Mario Items returning to the series in ACNH was very briefly mentioned!

You can check out the full list of past Mario and Nintendo Items over here:

Super Mario Items Announcement

List of New Horizons DLC

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Check out the list of all Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC, including DLC by updates, DLC events, future DLC events, and a list of Exclusive DLC items.
Click to see all DLC content!

Event Updates

Versiom 1.9 Update

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) March 18 Update

The March Update is set to release on March 18, 2021!

On top of adding six Sanrio collab villagers and special furniture, this update adds new event exclusive items, seasonal items, and an update to the Custom Designs Portal!

March 18 Update

Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack Release

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Along with the trailer drop of the January date, Nintendo also confirmed the re-release of Sanrio amiibo Cards!

The repackaged card pack will be a Target-exclusive release and is set of launch March 26, 2021! Find more information here:

List of Sanrio Collaboration Items

Version 1.7 Update

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) January Update Summary
The highly-anticipated January Update is set to release on January 28, 2021!

This update marks the return of our favorite party animal, Pavé! Meet him on your island on Festivale day, February 15, 2021.

The update also contains new sets of seasonal furniture, reactions, and more! See all update details here:

January Update

1st Anniversary Event

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Though not much is known about the next update, our guess is that the next update could tie in with New Horizons's first anniversary.

Click the link below to find out our estimate of what the next update could include!

1st Anniversary Event

Version 1.6 Update

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New events and items hit the jolly seasons in the Winter Update, releasing on November 19, 2020.

Franklin and Jingle are confirmed as the new visitors, as we celebrate Turkey Day and Toy Day. Festive items will be available throughout the season, alongside new hairstyles and reactions!

Transferring Island Data to another Nintendo Switch unit is also now possible! See all update details here:
Winter Update

Version 1.5 Update

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Halloween Update - September 30
New events, features, and items hit in this new Fall Update, releasing on September 30, 2020.

Along with a new visitor, Jack, comes the Halloween event. Candy and spooky items will be available, along with new makeup options and Reactions!

Farming and more will be coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons! See all update details here:

Halloween and Fall Update

Version 1.4 Update

Summer Update 2 - Fireworks Shows

The second wave of Summer Updates has been announced and will release July 30, 2020.

Among new features, the return of Luna and the Dream suite, as well as a new shop with Redd!

You can see all update details over here:

Summer Update Wave 2

Version 1.3 Update - Summer Update Wave 1 | Swimming and Diving

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An update was announced for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) for July 3, 2020, which is the 1st part of the summer update.

New features are available including swimming and diving. Sea creatures can now be caught and donated to the Museum. There are also new visitors!

Read summary of new features and visitors added by the update here!
Summer Update Wave 1

Version 1.2 Update - New Visitors and Event Release Schedule

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An update was announced for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) on April 21, 2020. We have new island visitors, and events from April to June have been announced!

Read the summary of events and items added by the update here!
April Version 1.2 Update and Event Release Schedule

List of New Features

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New features such as DIY, Nook Miles, the vaulting pole, and many other things are introduced and described here.

List of New Features

Bugs and Patch Updates

Maintenance | How to Fix Errors

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We have the latest information on maintenance and errors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In addition to information on the bugs or errors currently in the game, you can also see how to solve the problems when they occur.
How to Fix Errors

How to Update and Update Patch Notes

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We have the latest information on Animal Crossing: New Horizons free updates and seasonal events!
Updates and Update Patch Notes

Game Glitches

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Glitches discovered by players in the game are listed here! Each page has step-by-step instructions on how to reacreate glitches, as well as other information such as warnings, and patch updates.

Game Glitches
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Pre-Release Content

Animal Crossing Direct Summary

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Here are the release day highlights from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct.
Animal Crossing Direct Highlights

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Demo

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Nothing was stated regarding the release of an Animal Crossing: New Horizons trial version. Previous titles didn't have a demo, so we don't expect one for New Horizons
Is there an Animal Crossing Demo?

List of Pre-Order Bonuses

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Prior to the game's release was a list of pre-order bonuses, official merch, and peripherals for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
List of Pre-order Bonuses


Pre-Release Animal Crossing Edition Switch

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Prior to the game's release, there was a sweepstakes to win an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Switch. Did you miss it and want to know if more Animal Crossing Edition Switches are coming? Click the button below for details!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Switch

How to Pre-Load

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This guide shows you how to pre-load Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch, before its release.

Note: Animal Crossing: New Horizons has already been released and this guide no longer applies to the present.

How to Pre-load

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14 Anonymousabout 1 year

good thing my sister will get c copy too. we can visit ea other

13 Anonymousabout 1 year


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