October 8 Update | Version 1.5.1 Patch Notes and How to Update | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This page has the latest information on updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Keep reading to learn about free updates and seasonal events, as well as how to update Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Latest Update Patch Notes

Ver. 1.5.1 Update (10/08/2020)

Ver 1.5.1 October 8, 2020

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where some title keywords obtained via Nook Miles would not appear within the Passport.
  • Fixed an issue where certain messages would display in English for users playing in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, or Russian.
  • Fixed an issue where animal residents would talk about pumpkins when given a bamboo shoot.
  • Fixed an issue where it was no longer possible to jump over a river based on the location of

Ver 1.5.0 Update (09/30/2020) - Fall and Halloween Update

ACNH - Halloween Update - September 30

Ver 1.5.0 September 30, 2020

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site. You will also receive a Ring-Con from Nintendo upon updating the game, as well as Jack's Portrait from Jack.

This is the promotional video released on September 25, 2020, by Nintendo's official account on YouTube.

Update Summary List

Check markNew seasonal event: Halloween
Check markJack, the Czar of Halloween, will visit
Check markPumpkin Farming and DIYs
Check markTrick-or-Treating
Check markNew Skin and Eye Colors
Check markNookLink Update
Check markRevisit Dream Towns

Halloween and Fall Update | September 30 Ver 1.5 Update

General Updates
  • A new seasonal event, Halloween, has been added.
  • Pumpkins (produce item) and DIY projects that use pumpkins have been added.
  • Added new features for visiting dream islands with Luna: the ability to choose your destination from a list of previously visited dream islands and the ability to favorite previously visited dream islands.
  • It is now possible to hide items that are not for sale by pressing the Y Button when viewing the catalog via Nook Shopping.
Fixed Issues
  • Other adjustments were made to improve the gameplay experience.

New Seasonal Event: Halloween

ACNH Halloween is on October 31

The biggest fall event this October is Halloween! The event itself will be held October 31, from 5 PM to Midnight. That is the time Jack the Halloween Czar will visit and you can get special rewards, so make sure to prepare.

Halloween Event Guide

Jack, the Czar of Halloween

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On the night of Halloween, a special visitor will be on your island. Give Jack some Candy and Lollipop, and you will get spooky items in return!

How to Find Jack

Pumpkin Farming and DIY

ACNH - Halloween Update - Farming and 4 Types of Pumpkins

The long expected gardening and farming update is finally arriving in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Take care of your Pumpkins, and use them for spooky DIY items!

Pumpkin Farming Guide

Trick-or-Treating

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Don Halloween costumes with villagers to give and receive Candy! You can also get Spooky furniture and recipes, and even new Reactions when you go trick-or-treating!

New Skin and Eye Colors

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On this update, 4 skin colors (or paint) will be unlocked, along with 4 new eye colors; perfect for the creepy Halloween look!

Hairstyle and Face Guide

NookLink Update

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An update to the NookLink app allows you to perform Reactions in-game! Learn more about NookLink in our guide!

NookLink Features and Release Date

Dream List Added to Dream Suite

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Once the update hits, Luna will keep a record of the last 50 Dream addresses you have visited, and you will even be able to save your favorites for quick, inspirational visits!

Dream Suite Guide - How to Visit Dream Islands (Dream Towns)

Winter Update Coming this November

ACNH - Halloween Update - Next Update Late November

The next update, which seems to include both the Thanksgiving and Christmas events, will be available late November!

In the meantime, check out our Festive Furniture guide to get into the Christmas spirit!

List of Festive Series Furniture & Item Recipes

How to Update Animal Crossing

ACNH - How to Update Animal Crossing

Press the + Button on the Home Screen

With the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game selected on the Home screen, press the + button on your Switch to view the game data.

Select Software Update

Select Software Update from the left tab.

You can update your game Via the Internet or you can Match Version with Local Users.

Issues with Updating

If you have trouble updating your game, you can refer to the following solutions.

Check the Game's Official Twitter

You may not be able to update your game due to server failure. You can check the game's official Twitter account for information.

Check Nintendo's Server Maintenance Status

Depending on Nintendo's server maintenance status, you may not be able to update your game. You can check their official website for more information.

Maintenance Updates

We will also keep you posted with the latest server maintenance status here at Game8! Click the link below to view past and upcoming server maintenance with Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Maintenance | How to Fix an Error

Check Your Internet Connection

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Check if your Switch is connected to the internet.

You can check your internet status by going to the System Settings from the Home screen, and selecting Internet on the left tab.

If the problem persists, you can try restarting your Switch or your router.

How to Check if Update is Complete

Press the + Button on the Home Screen

With the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game selected on the Home screen, press the + button on your Switch to view the game data.

Select Software Information

Select Software Information from the left tab. You can go to the Nintendo eShop to see if your game is up-to-date.

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