Nintendo has detailed the Autumn update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which will include Halloween-themed costumes, character customization options, DIY projects, reactions and festivities.
The free update will land on September 30 and include a whole host of new items and features. On the October 31, a character known as Jack the Halloween Czar will arrive in-game, and players can earn “spooky in-game rewards” by gifting them lollipops and candy. Festivities will be held in the plaza, with Halloween decorations and pranks abound. Players can gift their fellow islanders candy to avoid potential pranks.
Throughout October players will be able to pick up new costumes such as a “mummy outfit” from Able Sisters, as well as coloured eye contacts and body paint so you can really get into the theatrics of Halloween. You’ll also be able to grow pumpkins by picking up a kit from Leif the sloth. Once harvested, pumpkins can then be put to use in special themed DIY projects.
Beyond the Halloween festivities, the Autumn update will also introduce a Dreaming Favourite List so players can pin down their favourite islands to visit when they head for a snooze. The NookLink service within the Nintendo Switch Online app will be updated so that players can perform in-game reactions from the comfort of their phone.
For more on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out this guide which will show you how to find all of the bugs, fish and sea creatures for September.
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