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

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) offers free updates regularly. The latest update brings Version 1.11.0 which comes with new prizes for Redd's Raffle including boba tea, new seasonal items, as well as new Spooky furniture for Halloween 2021.

There will also be another update featuring Brewster dropping in November 2021, with a Direct to come during October. Check this page for the latest news about updates!

Event Updates

ACNH October Direct and November Update

ACNH - A screenshot of Nintendo Direct showing content to be made available November

A Nintendo Direct exclusively for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming this October, with an update to follow in November!

Though not much was shown, the teaser tells us that a new section in the Museum will open soon! The Roost opens up shop on the west wide of the 2nd level!

ACNH Direct and November Update

Version 1.11.0 Update

ACNH - July 2021 Update | Ver.1.11.0

The July 29, 2021 Update (Ver.1.11.0) has launched in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch.

The update includes new prizes for Redd's Raffle during the Fireworks Shows event, new seasonal items for Obon and Chuseok, and new Spooky furniture for Halloween 2021!

July 29, 2021 Update

Version 1.10.0 Update

ACNH - April 28 Update

The April Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will release on April 28, 2021.

This update adds more rewards to previous seasonal events, and brand new seasonal items at Nook Shopping and Able Sisters!

April 28 Update

Version 1.9 Update

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

ACNH - Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Cards

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 1.8.0 Update

ACNH - February 25 Update

The February Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will release on February 25, 2021 (Thursday) at 8:00 PM EDT.

This update adds Super Mario Furniture and Items that you can buy from Nook Shopping starting March 1.

Version 1.7 Update

ACNH - January Update banner
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

ACNH - Winter Update
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

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

ACNH - 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

ACNH - Summer Update
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

ACNH - New Features Update
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

ACNH - A tree on a 1x1 cliff
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
ACNH - How to climb to the 4th LevelHow to Climb the 4th Cliff Level ACNH - How to Plant Trees on Clifftop EdgesHow to Plant Trees on Clifftop Edges
ACNH - 1x1 Item Duplication Glitch partial1x1 Item Duplication Glitch [Fixed] ACNH - Item Duplication Glitch partial2x1 Item Duplication Glitch [Fixed]
ACNH - Best Item Duplication Glitch PartialBest Item Duplication Glitch [Fixed] ACNH - How to Plant Trees on Paths BannerHow to Plant Trees on Paths [Fixed]
ACNH - How to Swim in Rivers | How to Sit in Baths and PoolsHow to Swim in Rivers | How to Sit in Pools ACNH - How to Center Items on Tables Outside Banner.pngHow to Center Items on Tables Outside

Pre-Release Content

Animal Crossing Release Date

ACNH - Tom Nook and Isabelle stand in the plaza in front of Resident Services

Animal Crossing: New Horizons released on the Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020.

Animal Crossing Direct Summary

ACNH - A screenshot of the announcement for the Animal Crossing Direct on February 20, 2020
Here are the release day highlights from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct.
Animal Crossing Direct Highlights

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Demo

ACNH - A villager crafts something in a DIY Workbench
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

ACNH - List of Pre-Order Bundles
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

ACNH - An image of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons version of the Switch
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

ACNH - A screenshot of the Nintendo Switch Home Screen
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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