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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct and November Update

The Version 2.0 update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) was announced during a previous ACNH Direct and released last November 4, 2021.

Learn about all the new features of the update, including all the new characters, shops, furniture items, diy recipes, and the new Happy Home Paradise DLC by reading our guide!

Version 2.0 Update Release Date and Time

Released Right Now!

ACNH Ver 2.0 Update
Release Date 2021/11/4
Final Major Free Content Update

The update was released on November 4 at 10:00pm ET, a day earlier than what was announced! Tons of new features were announced for Version 2.0, the last major free content update for ACNH. Don't worry – they're going out with a bang!

Version 2.0 Update Summary

New Characters and Shops

All New Characters and Shops in Version 2.0

ACNH - CheckmarkKapp'n's Boat Tours added, with new islands and vegetation

ACNH - CheckmarkHarv's Island Plaza with Harriet, Katrina, Tortimer, and other shop owners!

ACNH - Checkmark16 new villagers added

DIY and Decor

All New DIY and Decor Features in Version 2.0

ACNH - Checkmark9 new fences and customizable fencing

ACNH - CheckmarkCustomize new items with Custom Design Patterns+

Furniture Items

All New Furniture Items in Version 2.0
ACNH - CheckmarkNew furniture and Gyroids added

ACNH - CheckmarkNew Music Box furniture item

ACNH - CheckmarkPlaceable ABD allows for easy Bell withdrawal and deposits

ACNH - CheckmarkNew furniture available via Nook Miles

Storage and House Upgrades

All New Storage and House Upgrades in Version 2.0
ACNH - CheckmarkMaximum Storage expanded to 5,000

ACNH - CheckmarkStorage Shed allows storage access from outside

ACNH - CheckmarkNew Home Exteriors added

Island Living and Development

All New Island Features in Version 2.0


ACNH - CheckmarkMaximum number of bridges and inclines increased to 10

ACNH - CheckmarkIsland Life 101 in-game guide for beginners


ACNH - CheckmarkResidents will invite you to their home and visit your home

Other New Features

All Other Features in Version 2.0
ACNH - Checkmark11 new hairstyles, including ones from Harriet


ACNH - CheckmarkCamera app update with first-person mode

ACNH - CheckmarkWalk through narrow spaces in your home!


ACNH - CheckmarkNew Paid DLC “Happy Home Paradise

All New Characters and Shops

All New Characters and Shops in Version 2.0

ACNH - CheckmarkKapp'n's Boat Tours added, with new islands and vegetation

ACNH - CheckmarkHarv's Island Plaza with Harriet, Katrina, and other shop owners!

ACNH - Checkmark16 new villagers added

The Roost Cafe

ACNH - Residents savor a relaxing cup of joe

How to Unlock Fulfill Blathers' request
Open Times 24 hours a day

The Version 2.0 update will include The Roost, a new cafe found on the second floor of the Museum. The cafe will open upon fulfilling a certain request from Blathers.

How to Unlock Brewster's Cafe (The Roost)

Things You Can Do at The Roost

・Drink coffee
・Residents will sometimes visit the cafe
・Use amiibos to call specific characters
・Visit the cafe together with online friends

What to Do at The Roost?

Brewster's First Appearance in New Horizons

ACNH - Visit Brewster at the Roost

Brewster makes his first appearance in New Horizons as the master of The Roost cafe. Players can drink Brewster's recommended coffee for the price of 200 Bells.

Residents Will Come to the Roost

ACNH - Residents visit the Roost
Island residents like Isabelle will sometimes show up at the cafe.

Use Amiibos to Invite Residents

ACNH - Call Other Residents with Amiibos

A phone in the cafe will allow you to use an amiibo card. With amiibos, you can call specific residents to come enjoy a spot of tea with you.

Visit Together with Other Players

ACNH - Visit The Roost with other players

Multiple players can visit The Roost together to share a cup of coffee and a good time.

Kapp'n's Boat Tours

ACNH - Kapp

Kapp'n appears to take the player on a round trip to a mysterious island for only 1000 Nook Miles! These islands can be starkly different from the player's main island, containing new vegetation such as vines, and even being in a different season or time of day.

How to Find Kapp'n's Boat Tours

Harv's Island Plaza

ACNH - The player talks to Harv and Harriet

Harv's Island will be updated with a new plaza featuring a host of new shops. Harv's friend Harriet also joins the fun with other returning characters who run shops in the plaza.

Harv's Island Plaza: What to Do and How to Unlock

New Residents Added

ACNH - New amiibo cards featuring new villagers

With the release of the Series 5 amiibo cards, new residents will be added to the game alongside amiibo cards of the previous eight new villagers introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

List of Villagers

All New DIY and Decor Features

All New DIY and Decor Features in Version 2.0

ACNH - Checkmark9 new fences and customizable fencing

ACNH - CheckmarkNew custom design patterns

Cooking DIY Recipes

ACNH - Over 20 New Food DIY Recipes

New Food DIY Recipes have been added as new Nook Miles rewards! You now cook food items to decorate your home or eat!

How to Cook Food

9 New Fences and Customizable Fencing

ACNH - New Fence Recipes

Nine new fences have also been to shake up you island design! You can even personalize the designs with new customization options for some fences!

List of All Fences

New Custom Design Patterns

ACNH - A resident decorates an accent wall with new custom designs

Unleash your creativity and decorate your clothes and your house with style with new custom design patterns! With the new update, you can even place the custom designs as accent walls!

List of All Custom Designs Patterns+

Ceiling Decor and Accent Walls

ACNH - Ceiling decor

You can now hang furniture on the ceilings of your home! All new Ceiling Decor has been added to the catalog in the new update! You can also place wallpaper on just one of the room for an accent wall!

All New Furniture Items

All New Furniture Items in Version 2.0
ACNH - CheckmarkNew furniture and Gyroids added

ACNH - CheckmarkNew Music Box furniture item

ACNH - CheckmarkPlaceable ABD allows for easy Bell withdrawal and deposits

ACNH - CheckmarkNew furniture available via Nook Miles

New Furniture and Gyroids

ACNH - Gyroids on displayACNH - Maximum of 10 Bridges and Inclines on Your Island

Expect brand new furniture at Nook's Cranny!

You might also find more digging spots around the island! Dig them out and you may just find a Gyroid!

List of Gyroids

Music Boxes

ACNH - Music Boxes

Music Boxes have been introduced to give us this cool new alternative for our music players.

Outside ABD Terminal

ACNH - Outside ABD Terminal

An outside ABD terminal is now available for convenient transactions between the bank and your pockets for your precious bells!

ABD Price and Color Variations

New Furniture via Nook Miles

ACNH -  New Furniture via Nook Miles

New furniture can be redeemed with Nook Miles to help give our island that much needed zest that we've been missing out on for a while!

List of All Nook Miles Furniture

All New Storage and House Upgrades

All New Storage and House Upgrades in Version 2.0
ACNH - CheckmarkMaximum Storage expanded to 5,000

ACNH - CheckmarkStorage Shed allows storage access from outside

ACNH - CheckmarkNew Home Exteriors added

Three New Storage Expansions

ACNH - Max Storage Capacity expanded to 5000

The maximum storage capacity more than doubles from 2,400 to 5,000 with three new expansions for your maximum storage.

How to Store Items and Upgrade Storage Space

Storage Shed

ACNH - Storage Shed

A storage shed has now been added for us to easily access our house inventory or even let us empty our pockets when they get full!

Storage Shed Price and Color Variations

New Home Exteriors Available

ACNH - New Home Exterior options

Tom Nook's home expansion options in Resident Services now feature more potential exteriors for your home. Change your home's shape, roof, and more!

New Island Living and Development Features

All New Island Features in Version 2.0
ACNH - CheckmarkGroup Stretching added


ACNH - CheckmarkMaximum number of bridges and inclines increased to 10

ACNH - CheckmarkIsland Life 101 in-game guide for beginners


ACNH - CheckmarkResidents will invite you to their home and visit your home

Group Stretching with Motion Controls

ACNH - Group Stretching with motion controls

By examining a tape deck in front of Resident Services, the player can start a Group Stretching activity with other residents! You can also join friends in a Group Stretch by joining in on their island or having them come to your island.

This type of “radio gymnastics” is a popular morning activity in Japan!

Ordinance System

ACNH - Enacting the Early Bird ordinance

Ordinances can be put into place to determine the activity times of the residents on the island. For players who often play at a certain time of day and want to get the most out of it, this feature allows them to interact with their residents as much as possible.

Island Ordinance Guide

Maximum Number of Bridges and Inclines Increased to 10

ACNH - Maximum of 10 Bridges and Inclines on Your Island

You can have up to 10 bridges and inclines on your island! Just run over to Tom Nook counter at Resident Services!

Island Life 101

ACNH - Island Life 101

A new Nook Phone app is available to help guide us through our island life with more than decent tips!

Island Life 101

Permanent Ladders Added

ACNH - A player crafting a wooden ladder set-up kit

You can now get permanent ladders set up on cliffs in your island! Buy the Ladder Set-Up Kit DIY Recipe at Nook's Cranny to be able to craft the permanent ladders!

How to Set Up Permanent Ladders

Visit Residents' Homes

ACNH - Julian welcomes the resident at his home

Enjoy the chance to hang out with residents by getting invited to their own homes! There's even a chance they'll visit you while you're in your home!

How to Invite Villagers to Your Home

Other New Features

All Other Features in Version 2.0
ACNH - Checkmark11 new hairstyles, including ones from Harriet


ACNH - CheckmarkCamera app update with first-person mode

ACNH - CheckmarkSideways-walking through tight spaces allows for tighter furniture placement


ACNH - CheckmarkNew Paid DLC “Happy Home Paradise

11 New Hairstyles

ACNH - Top 4 Fab Hairstyles

Snazz up your look with these totally fab new Hairstyles! Alongside the oncoming "Top 4 Fab Hairstyles", Harriet will also be offering new hairstyles in her hair salon!

Hairstyle Packs and Face Customization Options

11 New Reactions

ACNH - 11 New Reactions

11 new reactions have been added to the Reactions Notebook to help us communicate how we're feeling cause sometimes words aren't enough!

Full Reaction List

Camera With 1st Person View

ACNH - A resident takes a picture of Leif

Get good angles with the Pro Camera with the Handheld Camera and the Tripod Camera. Take pictures with yourself in them and say "Cheese!"

How to Use the Camera

Navigate Through Tight Spaces

ACNH - A resident navigates a tight space

Navigate through tight spaces like never before and give your home new decorating opportunities — and is that the froggy chair we see in the background?

New Songs from K.K. Slider

ACNH - K.K. Slider new songs

Some new tunes from K.K. Slider himself have been added for all you cool cats out there

List of All KK Slider Songs

New Paid DLC “Happy Home Paradise"

ACNH - Happy Home Paradise DLC

Animal Crossing unveiled a trailer for the paid DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons with new features such as Resort Planning and creating Vacation Homes for villagers!

Happy Home Paradise

Where to Watch the Direct?

The Direct is over now, but it can still be watched at any time via the youtube video above! For all coverage of this and future news, follow our official Twitter account for news realtime updates!

Game8 Official Twitter for
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