Animal Crossing: New Horizons: The whole lot Coming In The Closing Free Replace

Twenty minutes of a Nintendo Direct is normally about 4 to 10 huge issues, however this Animal Crossing Direct was extra jam-packed than a sticky kid’s lunchbox. A lot so, in reality, that we have needed to cut up up our traditional “all the pieces” round-up into two components: The free stuff, and the paid stuff.

This is all the pieces you’ll find in replace 2.0 for Animal Crossing: New Horizons with out paying for it:

The Fundamentals

  • It is all free, clearly
  • The replace might be obtainable to obtain from the fifth November
  • The model quantity is 2.0
  • It is the final “main free content material replace” — we nonetheless may get extra minor updates, or main paid updates

The Large Stuff

We have cut up all the brand new additions into “huge stuff” and “high quality of life updates”, however it’s possible you’ll disagree with us on what counts as “huge”! All the identical, this is the stuff we think about to be large modifications to Animal Crossing: New Horizons:

Returning and Upgraded Particular Characters


You may learn the total checklist right here, however a good few beloved NPCs are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with Brewster taking up The Roost, and tons extra (Tortimer, Harriet, Reese and Cyrus) being obtainable on Harv’s Island.

New Particular Characters And Villagers

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Niko and Wardell each have one thing to do with the Completely happy House Paradise growth, and we would guess that Wardell is one way or the other associated to Wendell the Walrus from earlier video games.

However look nearer on the amiibo playing cards and you will se a staggering quantity of recent villagers, together with Cephalobot the robotic octopus, Ione the galactic chipmunk, and Frett the creepy dad-dog. It isn’t solely clear what number of of those new villagers might be Completely happy House Paradise-only but.

Harv’s Island Growth

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Harv’s Island will now be much more helpful, with a shopping-themed growth out the again. It appears to work a bit like a campsite, and sellers that normally come into city occasionally, like Kicks, Saharah, and Leif, can arrange small outlets with a caravan, whereas returning favourites like Tortimer, Katrina, and Harriet will provide new companies.

You may have to lift sufficient cash to ask each individually, by a ruggedly good-looking model of Lloid that has a moustache.

Froggy Chair

Froggy Chair is again, child. And it is customisable, too.


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Who may have predicted that Animal Crossing would get a cooking mechanic? US, THAT’S WHO. However, our prescience apart, the brand new cooking crafting menu — which seems to be accessible through an oven — will provide you with the possibility to show numerous fruits, greens, and extra into scrumptious and ornamental plates. However the place will we get all of the greens?


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…By rising them, after all! Farming was beforehand type of within the sport, with the addition of pumpkins, however now that is been expanded to tomatoes, wheat, sugarcane, and plenty of extra crops that you may develop from scratch.

Kapp’n’s Islands

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Kapp’n returns after his position in New Leaf as ferryman to Tortimer’s Island, and this time, he’ll take you to a brand new place that solely he is aware of. Take a experience on his boat (and hearken to his sea shanties) to get entry to new islands, which may have totally different climate, instances of day, and even seasons to your most important island, making bug and fish catching rather more accessible year-round. There may also be new forms of flora, like vines that allow you to climb cliffs, identical to a ladder.

The Roost

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All of us knew it was coming, due to the Nintendo Direct in September, but it surely’s pretty to see the brand new and upgraded Roost that can open within the Museum.

Staffed solely by Brewster the hen barista, The Roost is a dimly-lit and really cosy little café the place patrons can drink espresso any time of the day. You can see visiting characters and villagers in right here, in addition to having the choice to ask mates and sit down for a cup of joe — simply maintain the pigeon milk, please.

New Furnishings

We acquired a glimpse at some new furnishings (just like the Froggy Chair we already talked about) in addition to the power to customize beforehand un-customisable issues through Reese and Cyrus’ companies on Harv’s Island. We’ll even be getting new Nook Miles objects, a really candy old school music field, and ceiling decor, in addition to one thing known as the “Wonderful Machine” which… is a thriller. For now.

New Fences

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It is precisely what it feels like: 9 new fences, together with Block Fencing, Lattice Fencing, Log-Wall Fencing, Corrugated Iron Fencing and extra. There’s additionally the power to customize fences, too.

Extra Hairstyles

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11 new hairstyles can be found, together with some that you will have to study from Harriet the stylist poodle on Harv’s Island. There is a side-braid, a center parting floppy-haired boyband look, and waves, dreads, and cornrows, too.

Extra Reactions

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11 new reactions are coming, together with:

  • Double Wave
  • Stretch
  • Bounce To Music
  • Listening Ears
  • Say Cheese

New KK Slider Songs

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KK has been laborious at work within the studio, and we’ll be getting 12 new songs consequently, together with:

  • Chillwave
  • KK Bashment
  • KK Break
  • KK Chorinho
  • KK Dub
  • KK Fuge
  • KK Hip Hop
  • KK Lovers
  • KK Polka

First-Individual Digital camera & Tripod

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The digital camera app on the Nook Telephone now allows you to change to a first-person mode, or tripod mode, which can allow you to take images that you just’re truly in.


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Gyroids usually are not solely again, however they’re EXTRA cool and EXTRA bizarre now. Dig up Gyroid fragments, and plant them once more to get them rising. As soon as they’ve soaked up water, they will develop into huge Gyroids, which you’ll then dig up once more to seek out out which type of Gyroid it’s!

Each has a unique design and a unique noise, they usually look rather a lot cooler and diverse than the previous, extra comparable ones. You may even customise them to match your home’s aesthetic, and like in previous video games, they sing alongside in tune and in time with no matter music is enjoying.

Beforehand, there was a restrict to what number of Gyroids you possibly can have in a single room — it was 4 in New Leaf, and eight in Metropolis People. It seems to be just like the restrict might be not less than 7 this time, and you will additionally be capable to show the Fragments.


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We doubt anybody may have predicted this, however now you possibly can have stretching classes within the plaza, alongside along with your villagers and particular NPCs like Brewster. Er, do birds have to stretch?

You may even take part along with your buddies on-line, and you are able to do the stretches in actual life utilizing your Pleasure-Con. It is mainly a way more sedate Ring Match the place nobody yells at you.

High quality of Life Updates

Villager Home Visits

We have been questioning if the villagers hated us and/or our residence decor, however now we will lastly go to one another’s homes correctly as a substitute of simply barging in whereas they’re doing DIYs. You may invite them over, they usually can invite you over — and, if New Horizons is something like earlier video games, possibly they will additionally simply invite themselves over.

Scooting Between Furnishings

Truthfully, we thought this was already within the sport, as a result of it was in New Leaf, however no — we have not been in a position to scoot this complete time! When gaps between furnishings are too small, the one manner your character can get by is to show sideways and perform a little sidle. Lastly, it is again, and now we will smush all our furnishings collectively once more.

Storage Shed

Outside storage is HERE. The Storage Shed will allow you to retailer issues with out having to traipse all the best way again to your home.

Everlasting Ladders

Go to the Nook store to seize a Ladder package, and arrange everlasting ladders wherever you need. Should you’re bored with having to modify over to your Ladder any time you need to go up, then it is a nice answer — it is space-saving, a lot smaller than an incline, and it is available in totally different designs, too!

Your Personal ABD

The Computerized Bell Dispenser is normally situated contained in the Resident Companies constructing, which suggests having to stroll in, anticipate the loading display screen, then entry the machine itself, then return exterior… it’s totally tedious. Now, you possibly can put the ABD wherever you need, so you possibly can entry your money with out having to depend on the City Corridor. Hooray!

Island Life 101 App

This can be a lifesaver for anybody who seems like they missed out on the pandemic ACNH craze, or is becoming a member of an island the place all the pieces is already arrange. The Island Life 101 App on the in-game NookPhone will inform you how all the pieces works within the sport, so it will not take too lengthy to rise up to hurry. It is mainly a tutorial, with out having to undergo the “we simply landed on a abandoned island” tutorial.

Island Ordinances

A characteristic that is been usually requested, Island Ordinances can allow you to arrange a rule to make your sport fit your playstyle. There are 4, and based mostly on New Leaf we will guess what they do: Lovely Island will most likely cease weeds rising and crops dying, so you possibly can relaxation assured that your island stays fairly if you cannot go to each day; Early Chook and Night time Owl will change the instances that villagers and outlets keep open; Bell Growth will seemingly make issues promote for extra, or make it in order that it is simpler to earn a living one way or the other, like growing the Bells you discover in rocks.

Extra Home Exteriors

Make your home match the aesthetic of your island with the brand new choices for home exteriors!

Three New Storage Expansions

The house storage will now be capable to maintain as much as 5,000 objects.

Ceiling Furnishings

Identical to in Completely happy House Designer, it is possible for you to to place sure furnishings — lights, safety cameras, dangly issues — on the ceiling. That’ll unlock some room in your partitions for extra stuff!

Accent Partitions

If you would like wallpaper on only one (or two, or three) of your partitions, then now you are able to do precisely that — simply choose “set as accent wall”.

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Patterns For Furnishings Can Be Worn Or Used As Wallpaper

This may make it a lot simpler to design cute homes!

Bridges & Inclines Elevated To 10 Every

Beforehand, it was 8 every, which was an irritating synthetic restrict. With this and the everlasting ladder, there’ll now be lots extra methods to navigate the island!

If you wish to discover out extra in regards to the Completely happy House Paradise options, we’ll have a separate article up for that, too — together with the Sequence 5 amiibo playing cards.

What’s your favorite new characteristic? Tell us within the feedback beneath!

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