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Animal Crossing Anniversary Update: Everything You Need to Know

The Anniversary update is free to all players who own Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The Anniversary update is free to all players who own Animal Crossing: New Horizons / Photo Courtesy of Nintendo

The Animal Crossing Anniversary update is coming up, and here's everything you need to know. Obviously, as the name suggests, this update is arriving one year after Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released. It's arriving with some interesting new features and seasonal items for the fanbase.

Animal Crossing Anniversary Update: Everything You Need To Know

The first thing players will get after the update is a new item called the 1st-anniversary cake, decorated to look like an island. There will also be other items such as a whoopie cushion meant for April Fools and some prom-themed items. The Sanrio-collaboration pack will also be made compatible with the game after the update.

New features include the Custom Design Pro Editor + which will allow players to create many customized, new items. These include umbrellas, flags, Uchiwa fans, and more. Players will be able to get their hands on the Custom Design Pro Editor + in exchange for 2000 Nook miles. They'll are also getting 50 more design slots for normal and pro designs, meaning they'll be able to save additional custom designs, a very popular feature in Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released shortly after lockdown started in America, and immediately became one of the most popular games in quarantine. With the new anniversary update, it's clear Nintendo has no plans anytime soon to stop updating and supporting it.