Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Winter Update

With the evenings getting darker and colder, we’re quickly approaching the festivities of Christmas. If you’re looking to stay in and get cosy, it’s time to pick up your Nintendo Switch. Animal Crossing: New Horizons announced their free Winter update today which will see your luscious islands getting a frosty makeover.

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Here are the events you can enjoy in November and December:

Turkey Day – 26th November

Get ready for the ultimate feast! Franklin the Turkey will visit your island and will prepare a hearty banquet for you and your islands. Help collect ingredients, pass them over and he may just offer you a gift in return! Of course, the Plaza will be decorated to fit the celebrations too.

Toy Day – 24th December

Throughout December you can expect more Christmas decorations to pop up across the island. Decorated trees will appear, shake them and you may just find some new festive DIY’s and ornaments you can use to spread the Christmas cheer. From 1st December to Christmas Day, Tom Nook will have a range of toys to buy, and the Able Sisters will have plenty of holiday-themed clothing.

On Christmas Eve, Jingle will pay a special visit to your island to spread Christmas cheer. Help him deliver presents to your islanders and he may give you a gift in return!

New Reactions, Hairstyles & More Home Storage

On top of these exciting festivities, there will be nine new reactions including Sitting, which you can redeem through the Nook Shop terminal. You will also be able to customise your character further as there will be six new hairstyle options. If you have been collecting all your DIY’s and have too many items for your home storage, don’t worry – the home storage will now be expanded to 2,400 slots!

Save Data Transfers

You will now be able to transfer your Animal Crossing save data from one Nintendo Switch to another. This means you will not lose any of your progress on your island and keep playing on whichever device you want.