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Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s spooky Halloween update is out now

Last week, Nintendo announced a spoOoOoky new update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it’s now out right now.

The update brings a few new features, such as new skin colours, pumpkin-farming, a bunch of spooky new outfits, all to celebrate the spookiest day of the year. It also brings a new update to the Nintendo Switch Online applet Nooklink, adding the ability to emote from your phone instead of the awkward in-game menu. Oh, and there’s plenty of candy.

You can view the update’s full patch notes below.


Ver. 1.5.0 (Released September 29, 2020)

The software has been updated if you see “Ver. 1.5.0” in the upper-right corner of the title screen.

General updates

  • A new seasonal event, Halloween, has been added.
  • Pumpkins (produce item) and DIY projects that use pumpkins have been added.
  • Added new features for visiting dream islands with Luna: the ability to choose your destination from a list of previously visited dream islands and the ability to favorite previously visited dream islands.
  • It is now possible to hide items that are not for sale by pressing the Y Button when viewing the catalog via Nook Shopping.

Fixed issues
Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.

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