Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘s first free summer content update arrives on July 3. Not solely will the replace carry again one other returning character, Pascal, it’ll additionally introduce the flexibility to swim, and Nintendo has defined how that may work.
Very similar to in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you will have to have a wetsuit to swim in New Horizons. Following the summer time replace, you will discover wetsuits on the market in Nook’s Cranny alongside the opposite instruments. After you buy one, merely put it on and you can take a dip within the ocean round your island.
Whereas swimming, you will additionally be capable of dive underwater and catch new sea creatures like sea stars and backyard eels, which you’ll then donate to Blathers to show within the museum. If you happen to discover a scallop whereas diving, the aforementioned Pascal will pop up, and you’ll commerce it to him for a brand new mermaid DIY recipe (and a kernel of otter knowledge).
A second free summer time replace for New Horizons is coming this August. Nintendo hasn’t revealed what that replace will include, however the graphic that accompanied the announcement featured fireworks. Longtime Animal Crossing followers will keep in mind that there could be a fireworks present each Sunday night in August in earlier video games, so it seems the fireworks present will likely be making a return as properly.
Within the meantime, gamers within the Northern Hemisphere can nonetheless discover summer shells, a limited-time seasonal materials that can be utilized to craft summer-themed DIY recipes. Nintendo Swap On-line subscribers may nonetheless declare an exclusive free rug for Animal Crossing.
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