March 18 Update | Version 1.9.0 Update | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) March 18 Update
The March 18 Update has been announced for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). This update brings the 1 year anniversary items, Sanrio villagers, and Custom Design changes! Read on for a full list of the March 2021 update.

Ver. 1.9 - March 18 Update Links
ACNH - Sanrio Villagers IconSanrio Villagers ACNH - Sanrio Clothes IconSanrio Items

All March Update Information

Official March Update Video

This is the promotional video released on February 26, by Nintendo's official account on YouTube.

Update Available on March 18

ACNH - March 18 Update

The March Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will release on March 18, 2021.

This update adds more than just the previously announced Sanrio villagers and Furniture, so check the full list of upcoming content below!

New Features

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Custom Design Limit Increased

ACNH - Custom Design limit increased

The normal design limit will be increased to 50, and so will the Pro design limit, making for a new total of 100 custom design slots! You can unlock this by paying 2,000 Nook Miles at the Nook Stop.

New Custom Design Types

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We can also design 4 new types of items: Umbrellas, Uchiwa Fans, Flags, and Photo Stands!

Four new Custom Design Items

Umbrella Uchiwa Fan
Flag Photo Stand

Custom Design Portal on App

ACNH - Custom Designs Portal
For just 300 Nook Miles, you can upgrade your Custom Design App to give direct access to the Custom Design Portal, making it a lot easier to share and find new Custom Designs online.

How to Use the Custom Designs Portal

New Items

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Sanrio Furniture and Clothing

ACNH - Sanrio Collab - Cinnamoroll Clothes

As previously announced, the update will add the six Sanrio collab villagers and special furniture for each of them. You can see a full list over here:

List of Sanrio Clothes and Items

New Easter and Bunny Day Items

ACNH - New Easter Items

From March 28 to April 4, you will be able to find brand new Bunny Day, or Easter, items at Nook's Cranny. The items will change every day and be unrelated to the DIY Items from the event itself.

Bunny Day (Easter) Event Guide

New Seasonal Items

Whoopee Cushions

ACNH - Whoopee Cushions

For all your April Fool's needs, you can buy a Whoopee Cushion in various colors!

Item Availability March 26 to April 1

Prom Clothes and Items

ACNH - Prom Band Prom Floor Prom Wall

Able Sisters will also start selling Prom-themed clothes during April! You can also order the Prom Flooring, Prom Wall, and the Prom Sash from Nook Shopping.

Item Availability April 1 to April 30


ACNH - Weeping Golden Bell
In celebration of the Korean “Singmogil” holiday, we get a nice looking Forsythia, also known as a Weeping Golden Bell.

Item Availability April 1 to April 10

Cool Globe

ACNH - Earth Day Globe

This Earth Day themed Cool Globe is the perfect decoration for your home library or office! We know a lot of you will love this classy addition.

Item Availability April 15 to April 22

List of Nook Shopping Seasonal Items

Get the First-Anniversary Cake in the Mail

ACNH - March Update Thank You Gift
As thanks for downloading the update, you will receive a letter from Nintendo and a gift - the super cute First-Anniversary Cake!

Decorate with the Anniversary Cake

ACNH - First Anniversary Cake Feature
While it's not the large update we were hoping for, the cake definitely looks nice. Might as well throw you own anniversary party!

Nintendo Switch Lite for Subscribers

ACNH - Nintendo Switch Lite Black
You can also order a Nintendo Switch Lite for 19980 Bells at the Nook Stop! Different colors are available, so check back everyday to collect them all!

This item will appear on the catalog after updating to Version 1.9.0 and if you have an active Nintendo Online subscription.

Bunny Day 2021

Bunny Day will also once again come back to haunt us all after the update on April 4, 2021. Eggs will start to appear on your island starting on March 28, 2021, and Bunny Day itself starts April 4!

Bunny Day (Easter) Event Guide

Island Tour Creator

ACNH - Island Tour Creator
Along with the free update, there will be a limited-time web service that allows you to showcase your island to the world! For now, it will be available from March 23 to the end of this year, but it sounds like the availability might change later on.

The Island Tour Creator lets you create posters and a trailer for your island, perfect for capturing your favorite spots and memorable scenes!

How to Update Animal Crossing

Update Method

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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.

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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