Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Version 2.0 update is now live, two days before it was set to become available on November 5, 2021.
IGN can confirm the update is now live, as our very own Miranda Sanchez has already begun exploring all the new additions to the game, including the Island Ordinances, expanded home storage, Kapp'n's boat tours, and so much more. It's also important to note that no time traveling is needed to make these new features appear.
As of this writing, the paid Happy Home Paradise DLC is still not available and does not appear to be accessible.
I guess it's November 5 now!? The ACNH 2.0 update is live!!! pic.twitter.com/h6wOJPz9Dz
— Miranda Sanchez (@HavokRose) November 4, 2021
If the update isn't automatically prompting, remember to press "+" on the Animal Crossing software in the Switch main menu and choose "Software Update Via the Internet."
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Version 2.0 Update will be the last major free update for this latest entry in the long-running series that has already sold over 33 million units. Alongside the previously mentioned items, this update will also see the long-awaited arrival of Brewster and his coffee shop The Roost, Katrina, Tortimer, Harriet, Wardell, and many more.
Harv's Island is also getting an upgrade, as it will be the home to a new plaza that will feature all sorts of shops just waiting to be built. There will be Group Stretching at the main plaza, the option to change the exterior of your home, a way to add ABDs (Animal Crossing's ATMs), storage sheds, and permanent ladders to your island, and so much more.
Cooking is another new addition and will let players grow and harvest such ingredients as tomatoes, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, and carrots to use in such meals as Minestrone or Pizza. Gyriods are making a return as well, and many come with a unique look, sound, and animation.
Oh, and did we mention that Froggy Chair has finally been added to the game? Well, now we did!
Happy Home Paradise, on the other hand, is Animal Crossing: New Horizons' first and only paid DLC that can be purchased for $24.99. It can also be accessed by those who are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. This adds a whole new archipelago that is home to Paradise Planning, a company that has a mission to build the dream vacation homes of villagers around the world.
You will be able to help design these homes and learn new skills to make something truly special. There will also be various facilities on the main island that you can design, including a school, hospital, restaurant, and more.
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