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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons game delivers pumpkins, pranks, and Halloween fun with a free festive update. Details below!


Can you feel a nice breeze in the air? Has your island’s foliage already begun turning shades of orange? Fall has come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with acorns and pinecones littering the ground, waiting to be used for fun new DIY recipes.


But there’s more festive fun on the way! On September 30, a free update is coming to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Nintendo Switch system that adds some spooky shenanigans to the season with Halloween costumes, projects and festivities.


Available starting on September 30, the new update will add the following new features to the game:

  • Growing Pumpkins – You can deck out your home and island for all your awesome autumnal occasions by first purchasing pumpkin starts in-game from Leif year-round or from Nook’s Cranny during October. Once your pumpkins are grown, they can be harvested and put to use in pumpkin-based DIY projects.
  •  Otherworldly October – Pumpkins are just the beginning of the Halloween-themed festivities coming to your island. With the big day just around the corner, you can start stocking up on candy early. You'll also be able to learn Halloween DIY projects from your fellow residents. Some are even hidden inside passing balloons! You can also give your neighbors Halloween costumes so that everyone’s dressed to impress.
  • Halloween Night Celebrations – When Halloween night arrives on October 31, after 5 p.m. you’ll receive an in-game visit from a mysterious guest, Jack, the “czar of Halloween.” By giving Jack lollipops and candy, you’ll earn spooky in-game rewards. You can try to save some candy for your neighbors, too, or you might get pranked! Luckily, you can learn a couple of new Reactions to properly express your feelings of fear.



For more information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can visit the official site.


ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief