The big Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update is now live, one whole day earlier than expected.
This news comes by way of Wario64 on Twitter, and really, the rest of Twitter which collectively and rightfully freaked out when it was realized that the update was live in-game. To download it, you simply need to check for an update for New Horizons on your Switch. Then, the update will download.
Animal Crossing New Horizons v2.0.0 update is out now pic.twitter.com/fmpLj4BhSB
— Wario64 (@Wario64) November 4, 2021
Originally set to release tomorrow on November 5, the new 2.0 update is the biggest update New Horizons has received thus far. It brings Brewster’s coffee shop, The Roost, to players’ islands and it also brings Kapp’n to the game as well. Kapp’n can take players to special islands that follow their own rules – it might be nighttime on that island, or maybe it’s winter there even though your island is in Summer.
Other features added to New Horizons in the 2.0 update include Harv’s new plaza, which basically turns a part of the game into the Nintendo 3DS’ Animal Crossing: New Leaf. There’s also the addition Gyroids, new Ordinances that allow you to dictate neighbor behavior, cooking, stretching, a pro decorating license, accent walls, a pro camera app, new hairstyles, extra reactions, new songs, and so much more. Head to Game Informer’s New Horizons 2.0 Update page for more details on everything that’s been added.
It’s important to note that this 2.0 update is different from the upcoming Happy Home Paradise paid DLC launching tomorrow. Despite the early launch of 2.0, Happy Home Paradise is not yet live and is expected to go live tomorrow. That update adds what is essentially an entirely new game to New Horizons as it allows you to be a vacation island home designer for all kinds of villagers. For more details about that paid DLC launching tomorrow, check out Game Informer’s breakdown of what’s coming with Happy Home Paradise.
For more, check out our thoughts on the original release with Game Informer’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons review and then read about the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons x Puma shoe line recently released after that.
Will you be jumping into Animal Crossing: New Horizons to check out everything added in the 2.0 update? Let us know in the comments below!