Animal Crossing: New Horizons Winter Update Lands This Week

Getting festive with winter weather, Toy Day, and much more!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 11/17/2020 21:34 Comment on this     ShareThis

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is gearing up for the holidays with its upcoming winter update. This Thursday, November 19, there will be a ton of new features, content, and events coming to the game. Let’s get right to it all, starting with this trailer:

Here’s a detailed breakdown of all the fresh additions hitting New Horizons:

  • Turkey Day: Taking place on November 26, the first-class chef Franklin will arrive and host a gathering in the plaza. You can help Franklin collect ingredients to go in the dishes that will be on display in the plaza. You can even receive a gift from Franklin as a thank you for helping him cook.
  • Toy Day: From December 1 to 25, you’ll be able to purchase toys from Nook’s Cranny and find holiday-themed clothing at the Able Sisters shop. When it’s officially Toy Day on December 24, Jingle will pay a special visit to your island to spread holiday cheer. If you help him deliver presents, you’ll also receive a gift! Note that shaking trees can sometimes yield ornaments which you can craft with.
  • Reactions and Hairstyles: Nine new Reactions will be available with this update, which can be obtained by redeeming Nook Miles. Six new hairstyle options can also be acquired by redeeming Nook Miles, so get ready to express yourself and let your personality shine!
  • Home Storage Upgrade: If you’ve expanded your in-game home to its largest size and paid off your debt, you’ll now be able to apply for a home storage expansion by speaking to Tom Nook at Resident Services. This will expand your home storage to 2,400 slots.
  • Visit Random Islands in Dreams: Now you’ll be able to choose to visit random islands while dreaming, opening up new vistas of inspiration for your own island customizations.

  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Collaboration: To commemorate Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s third anniversary, a Pocket Camp smartphone model will become available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To receive this smartphone model, you’ll need to link both the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp app and Animal Crossing: New Horizons to your Nintendo account. For more information, please visit this link.
  • Island and Resident Data Transfers: Two new features are arriving to offer expanded flexibility for your island and resident data. The whole island transfer feature will enable you to move your user save data, along with the island itself and all the residents, to another system. This service will be facilitated by the free Island Transfer Tool app in Nintendo eShop. For players who are not the island’s Resident Representative, a single-player transfer feature allows you to transfer resident data to another system. This includes your resident’s name, appearance and equipment, along with your inventory, home and storage. Additional details about the benefits and limitations of these new data transfer services can be found at this link.
  • Seasonal Items to Celebrate New Year’s Eve: New seasonal items will be available starting Dec. 1 at Nook Stop. Between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31, there will also be several festive items to commemorate New Year’s Eve. In addition to the update content, you can look forward to a countdown event starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. With Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can meet in-game to ring in the new year with friends, family and your island residents!

And there you have it! Seasonal recipes, events, items, new hairstyles… it is a plethora of goodies coming to New Horizons this week. What has you excited? Tell us in the comments and on social media!

Source: Nintendo of America Press Release

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