• Autumn Landon

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 Update is Officially Here

If you're like me then you probably bought Animal Crossing: New Horizons right at the start of quarantine in 2020 and probably also have barely played it since. Well if you were looking for a reason to finally pick it back up, look now further because an update is finally here!

The update was originally scheduled for release on Friday, Nov. 5 — alongside another paid add-on called Happy Home Paradise, which will introduce all-new activities and items to New Horizons, but Nintendo actually made the update available early!

As of last night, Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ 2.0 update is now available for download. To update the game, players can select “software update” from the Switch home menu by pressing the plus button while the Animal Crossing: New Horizons icon is highlighted.

The new update includes new features, most that were fan-favorites in previous Animal Crossing installments; Brewster’s coffee shop, town ordinances, the return of Kapp’n and deserted island boat tours, new DIY recipes for cooking, and collectible Gyroids. Even some classic Animal Crossing villagers who hadn’t previously appeared in New Horizons are back!

Happy Home Paradise, which is available for pre-order from the Switch eShop, does not appear to be playable yet, so it seems it will actually be releasing on the initial designated release day, Nov. 5.