Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets A Massive Update This Week

A month after release and Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a massive update this week with new events, characters and more.

Starting on April 23, new seasonal events, blossoming flora, new art, and an expanded museum are some of the things players will get to explore as part of the free update, adding new experiences to the game.

The next seasonal event after the Easter Day (ugh) is Nature Day and that runs from April 23 until May 4 and offers special Nook Miles challenges that focus on nature-related events, like watering flowers and planting trees.

Then, there’s the May Day Tour that runs from May 1 until May 7, and players can use May Day Tickets at the island airport to head out to limited-time islands that look different and offer mysterious island tours and features “a special visitor who looks familiar.”

Leif will visit players’ islands and sell his foliage that includes shrubs and flower seeds to spruce up their islands. Also, Jolly Redd will appear on his boat and sell you special pieces of artwork and furniture with unique colours. Like in previous Animal Crossing games, players will have to figure out which art pieces are real and which are fake. After purchasing genuine art, players can donate it to the island museum to open an art gallery, which will display all types of donated pieces, from paintings to sculptures.

To celebrate International Museum Day, players can take part in a Stamp Rally. After receiving a special stamp card, players can enjoy viewing fish, insects and fossils while collecting stamps at the various museum exhibits to earn an in-game reward.

During a nuptial-themed June, players can visit Harvey’s island to meet the married couple Reese and Cyrus, as well as help arrange and take anniversary photos with them in the wedding-picture studio. Players will get wedding-themed items as a token of their gratitude.