Animal Crossing Halloween Event
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will receive a spooky free update on 30th September. Celebrating Halloween the new update will be packed full of costumes, character customisation options, DIY projects and festivities. In addition, Animal Crossing amiibo Cards Series 1-4 will be returning to select retailers in November.
Here’s an overview of the new features the free update will add to Animal Crossing: New Horizons beginning 30th September:
- Growing Pumpkins – Pumpkin starts are available in-game from Leif year-round or from Nook’s Cranny during October. Once pumpkins are grown, they can be harvested and put to use in pumpkin-based DIY projects.
- Halloween Preparations – Pumpkins are just the beginning of the Halloween-themed festivities coming up. With the big day just around the corner, players can start stocking up on candy early. It is possible to purchase costumes, such as a mage dress or a mummy outfit, at Able Sisters’ shop during the month of October. Body paint and coloured eye contacts are available by exchanging Nook Miles. Fellow residents will also give out Halloween-themed DIY recipes.
- Halloween Night Celebrations – When Halloween night arrives on 31st October, after 5 p.m., neighbours will gather in the plaza which will be adorned with an array of Halloween decorations. Players will also receive a visit from a mysterious guest: Jack, the “czar of Halloween.” By giving Jack lollipops and candy, players earn spooky in-game rewards. Saving some candy for neighbours helps players to avoid getting pranked by them. Luckily, they can learn a couple of new Reactions to properly express their feelings of fear.
- Dreaming Favorite List – The ability to take a nap and visit other islands within dreams was introduced this winter. Now, players will be able to curate a list of their favourite islands to visit in dreams, making it easier to revisit them anytime***.
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