Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.6.0 Now Available

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Nintendo has released the recently unveiled fall/winter update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The new 1.6.0 update is now available for the lifestyle simulator, worldwide, bringing with it a host of new fall and winter holiday-themed content, new holidays, new items, and more.

Nintendo also confirmed new guidelines essentially banning all political content from being hosted in the game, likely a decision after the Joe Biden 2020 US election campaign tried to host political-themed content to promote their 2020 U.S. Presidential election campaign.

Here’s a brief recap on what the update brings, via Nintendo:

General updates

  • Two seasonal events, Turkey Day and Toy Day, have been added.
  • Residents can visit Resident Services to put in a request to increase the capacity of their home storage.
  • Luna can now offer random dream destinations by selecting the “Surprise me” option.
  • A new feature for transferring save data between different systems has been added.
    • This feature only transfers save data for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When necessary, please use the Nintendo Switch “Transfer Your User Data” feature as well. Learn more about save data transfer here.
  • The following content has also been added:
    • Additional Nook Miles redemption items.
    • Additional limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping.
    • Additional DIY recipes that use seasonal materials.
    • Additional Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp collaboration item.

Fixed issues

  • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is out now on Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we recommend it!)

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