Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Events and Content Updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Events and Content Updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch (released on March 20th worldwide). We will keep updating it as new Events and Content Updates are announced!

Upcoming and Latest Events and Content Updates

Late April

  • [Events] The second Seasonal Event celebrates Earth Day, and it’s now live. NB: you need to download the latest update, Ver. 1.1.1b, to be able to take part in this event (available until May ???).

April 1st

  • [Events] The first Seasonal Event celebrates Bunny Day, and it’s now live. Find eggs hidden by bunny visitor Zipper and craft special items with them. NB: you need to download the latest update, Ver. 1.1.1a, to be able to take part in this event (available until April 12th).

March 26th

  • [Update] The latest Software update for the game is Ver. 1.1.1, and it’s available now. Check out this page for more details!

March 20th

  • [Events] The game is now live worldwide! Launch time for all regions: March 19th at 9PM PT / March 20th at 12AM ET / March 20th at 12AM CET / March 20th at 12AM JST.
  • [Present] By downloading the Day 1 update (Ver. 1.1.0), you can get an in-game Nintendo Switch as present. If you have the Joy-Cons from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons set, then you also get the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch model (can also be obtained via regular gameplay)! (no end date)
  • [Present] If you play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and AC New Horizons, you can get some bonus items in the latter, and some bonus Leaf Tickets in the former. Check out this page for detailed information about how to redeem your presents! (no end date)

Current Events and Presents

Coming soon!

Software updates

  • [Update] The latest Software update for the game is Ver. 1.1.1, and it’s available now. Check out this page for more details!

Previous Updates

March 20th

  • [Events] The game is now live worldwide! Launch time for all regions: March 19th at 9PM PT / March 20th at 12AM ET / March 20th at 12AM CET / March 20th at 12AM JST.
  • [Present] By downloading the Day 1 update (Ver. 1.1.0), you can get an in-game Nintendo Switch as present. If you have the Joy-Cons from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons set, then you also get the AC New Horizons Nintendo Switch model (can also be obtained via regular gameplay)! (no end date)
  • [Present] If you play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and AC New Horizons, you can get some bonus items in the latter, and some bonus Leaf Tickets in the former. Check out this page for detailed information about how to redeem your presents! (no end date)

March 19th

  • [Update] The first Software update is Ver. 1.1.0, and it’s now available. The official patch notes have been added to this page.

March 26th

  • [Update] The latest Software update for the game is Ver. 1.1.1, and it’s available now. Check out this page for more details!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) is now available worldwide.


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