It’s that time of year again, where we all long to make our families happy, spend as much time with them as we can and of course, game to our heart’s content! I’m sure this update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will certainly make fans of the franchise happy and put them in the festive spirit for 2020!
Snow Is Falling In Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
Wintery hot food, more items to collect, Christmas decorations everywhere, it certainly does bring the festivities to your island. You’re also in for a surprise visit from Jingle the reindeer and a flurry of snow later in the month.
This excites me to get stuck back into Animal Crossing: New Horizons as I’ve not played for quite a while, so I will see loads of new features and updates.
Let’s take a quick look at what’s to come, thanks to Nintendo for this information.
It’s the time of the year when island residents rejoice … The month of Toy Day is nearly at hand! You might notice your island and plaza gradually becoming more festive with holiday-themed decorations over the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for decorated trees, too. Shaking these may drop ornaments which will allow you to craft holiday furniture recipes. From Dec. 1 to Dec. 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 Dec. 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!
Nine new Reactions will be available with this update, which can be obtained by redeeming Nook Miles at the Nook Stop terminal located in Resident Services. 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. Congrats on achieving the next level of home ownership. This will expand your home storage to 2400 slots. Think of all the items you can now store and access from the comfort of your island home!
Visit Random Islands in Dreams
Have you enjoyed dozing off and visiting other islands within 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.
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.
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!
So that’s quite a bit to take in, however, there’s certainly new content aplenty coming in the next few weeks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Keep your eyes peeled and dates in those calendars ready for the days the in-game items and events are happening so you don’t miss out!
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