Animal Crossing Fall Update Brings Pumpkin DIYs and Halloween Spirit

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Fall Update leans into the spooky.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Fall Update leans into the spooky. | Photo by Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' upcoming Fall Update will bring new crops to grow, DIY recipes, and a Halloween celebration to the game when it launches Sept. 30.

Players will be able to grow their own pumpkins by buying seeds from Leif or Nook's Cranny. When the pumpkins are fully grown, players can harvest them and use them to build new DIY projects. The trailer for the update shows stacks of jack-o'-lanterns, jack-o'-lanterns hanging from trees, and scarecrows.

Halloween itself will take place Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to midnight. In the run up to the event, players will be able to buy new outfits, skin tones, and eye colors evoking classic Halloween monsters. They'll also be able to collect candy, which they can hand out at the Halloween celebration. Jack, a new character described as the czar of Halloween, will make an appearance. Players can trade him candy for Halloween-themed rewards.

Nintendo plans a NookLink update for early October that will allow players to perform reactions in-game through their phone.

Finally, players will be able to revisit dreams from a list, making it easier to return to islands seen in previous dreams.

The next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update is slated for late November.