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Animal Crossing New Horizons 2.0 Update Has Launched Early

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Animal Crossing's last major free update, 2.0, has gone live earlier than planned.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have been waking up to some pretty exciting news. The highly anticipated major 2.0 update has gone live earlier than originally planned. The update was set to launch on Nov. 5, but instead players have found that they've been able to download the update since last night.

The dedicated Animal Crossing Direct, which happened on Oct. 15, highlighted a huge amount of new content that would be coming to the game in what will be its last major free update. Brewster, Kapp'n, fence customizations were only a small amount of everything that was showcased. With the early release of the update, players have been noticing a huge amount of added features that weren't mentioned in the Direct.

Previously unmentioned additions seem to include: being able to store DIY recipes, certain Amiibo cards now work on Harv's Island (like Dr. Shrunk and Don Resetti), and a huge selection of new clothing and accessory items. Fans are still uncovering all the features this new update has to offer, so be sure to check it out and see what you can find.

Animal Crossing New Horizons 2.0 Update Has Launched Early

At the time of writing, Nintendo has yet to release the official patch notes for Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update. Until then, we won't know exactly what has been added but dataminers are already hard at work to figure it out.

As it stands, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise DLC has not launched ahead of schedule. The paid DLC will still be launching tomorrow on Nov. 5. Players can purchase the DLC from the Nintendo eShop for $24.99. Alternatively, the DLC will be included as free content for players who subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.