Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update: Everything You Need to Know

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall update changes
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall update changes / Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update is about to go live for Nintendo Switch players. As the summer season comes to a close, Nintendo has made sure there are still plenty of things to look forward to with the changing of the leaves.

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming update this September.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update Seasonal Changes

Player islands will get a huge cosmetic update this month. As the leaves begin to turn, so too does the general color palette and feel of the area. Flora turn warm to dusty browns and sunny sienna, weeds turn from dandelions to stalks of barley and straw, and players may have a chance to see maple leaves falling all around them.

In that same vein, a new crafting material will become available. Players may be able to find acorns and pine cones dropping after vigorously shaking the local trees. These will replace the blue seashells of summer going forward. Seasonal recipes will now require different amounts of acorns and pine cones.

Additionally, as with every new month, a fresh assortment of fauna including fish and bugs will begin to spawn in the world. This also extends to creatures found while diving or otherwise in the water.

It should be noted that this update only pertains to the Northern hemisphere. Southern hemisphere players should still be experiencing spring.