As with the previous one Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates, update 1.5.0 was released early on the Nintendo Switch. The update was supposed to be released tomorrow, but Animal Crossing fans will now have the opportunity to take part in some of the game’s fun autumn activities! As previously announced, the update will allow players to grow their own pumpkins, revisit dreams and prepare a costume for Halloween. Halloween night will also allow players to distribute candy to their fellow villagers and receive some fun limited-time rewards. It should be the perfect addition for those looking to celebrate the Halloween season!
[Announcement]The fall update for #Animal crossing New Horizons is now available. Update your game and get ready for a month of spooky goodness leading up to Halloween on 31/10! 🕸️🎃🍬 pic.twitter.com/gUKpDTYSYy
– Isabelle (@animalcrossing) September 30, 2020
There’s a lot to be excited about in this update! Pumpkin Growing is a brand new addition to the series and will allow players to create some new, season-specific, DIY recipes. The Halloween event will start on October 31st at 5pm, so players will have some time to prepare their decorations and costumes!
Today’s update will also give players the chance to revisit Dream Islands. Dream Islands are a recent addition to the game, allowing players to visit the island created by another player without having a real impact on the island itself. For those who want to show off their islands without worrying about other players stepping on the flowers or scrubbing all the fruit, it’s a tempting option. Now, players will have a list of Dream Islands they have visited in the past, allowing them to easily go back and take another look.
Following this update, another major update will be released in November. Like Update 1.5.0, the next one will focus on the upcoming major holidays: Christmas and Thanksgiving. At the time of this writing, Nintendo hasn’t revealed much information on what fans can expect, but it looks like Franklin the turkey and Jingle the reindeer will appear once again.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available exclusively on Nintendo Switch. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game right here.
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