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Keep cosy with the free ‘Animal Crossing’ Winter Update

Get ready for the new Winter Update! Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be handing out new seasonal events, Reactions, hairstyles, and more.

As the end of the year approaches, Animal Crossing players are getting ready to shed their Halloween skins. You guessed it, Nintendo have announced a new update for the popular Switch game.

Releasing on November 19th, the Winter Update is sure to bring many tidings of joy to players around the world. Both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres will be receiving new events and items with this update.

Animal Crossing Winter Update Screenshot

The new update will be introducing two new seasonal events, ‘Turkey Day’ on the 26th of November, and ‘Toy Day’ on December 24th. ‘Turkey Day’ involves a grand gathering in front of the town hall, with the introduction of Franklin the turkey, a “first-class chef”. You’ll finally be able to put those pumpkins to use by collecting them as ingredients for him to cook.

‘Toy Day’ will see the island decorated with trees, tinsel, and presents, with pretty lights and happy villagers abound. Dress up in a Santa hat and jacket to celebrate with your villagers and Jingle the “black-nosed reindeer”. Interact with your villagers by helping to deliver presents to themand watch their cute faces light up!

The update will also bring two new items to be redeemed with Nook Miles: the ‘Hip Reaction Collection’, and the ‘Top 6 Stylish Hairstyles’. Players will now be able to react with Sit Down, Wave Goodbye, Take a Picture, Sniff Sniff, Work Out, Yoga, Here You Go, Excited, and Ta-da!

The ‘Top 6 Stylish Hairstyles’ include new looks such as a voluminous Afro and a clean shaven head.

Additionally, Animal Crossing players will be able to expand their house storage to 2400 spaces! The new Winter Update also includes a Save Data Transfer, where players can transfer their island and resident data to another Switch system. After the Winter Update, the next free update is scheduled for late January.

All players need to do in order to access the newest update is connect to the internet and download the new data. Happy gaming!

Find out more here.