Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Festivale Update

Now the festive season has passed, it’s time for another Animal Crossing: New Horizons update. The new update will be available on 28th January. If you’re new to the game, there are regular Animal Crossing updates available for free. These updates are filled with events, new items and plenty more.

What’s new to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the January update?

Shake off the winter blues and get in the dancing spirit! On the 15th February, the colourful Festivale Event will take place. Dancer Pavé will arrive to your islands plaza to bring in some confetti and carnival spirit.

Only on this day can you find and catch colourful feathers floating around your island using your net. They are a rare sight so catch them and trade them with Pave to receive a colourful dance routine in return.

Play online with friends and invite each other to your islands to enjoy the carnival together! Playing with friends in Animal Crossing is easy. You must have u on the edge of your seat. Add some haunting music with a Nintendo Account and aNintendo Switch Online Membership. If you already have these, simply visit the Dodo Airlines and they can help you fly over to your friend’s island or open your gates for guests!

New Reactions and Costumes

To express your excitement for the Festivale Event, you can purchase new reactions at Nook’s Cranny as part of the Viva Festivale Reaction Set. The Able Sisters will also have some carnival-inspired costumes available for sale from 1st February, so you can get your groove on in style.

Seasonal Items

Gift your favourite villager some chocolate hearts and show them you love them for Valentines Day. New Seasonal Items will be available at Nook Shopping from 1st Feb to 14th Feb including chocolates and flowers! There will also be some special items for Lunar New Year and Big Game Celebration during January and February. Make sure to check Nook Shopping regularly to see what new items are available.

When is the next Animal Crossing Update?

This update will be available on 28th January 2021. To download the free update, make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet from 28th January and this new update will automatically install. It’s as easy as that!

Animal Crossing: New Horizon March Update

The next confirmed update will be coming to Animal Crossing in March 2021 with some Mario-themed furniture for your island as announced in the Super Mario 35th Anniversary Nintendo Direct.

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