How to Watch the October Animal Crossing Direct

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Some long-awaited updates are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Here's how to watch the dedicated Direct stream.

A highly anticipated update is set to come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Many fans have been speculating over the past few weeks over what could possibly be coming to the simulation game; Nintendo so far have been relatively tight-lipped. One feature that has been confirmed, though, is the addition of The Roost, a museum cafe first introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World.

If you've been following any of the Animal Crossing discourse since the game's release back in 2020, one beloved NPC was noticeably missing from island life - Brewster. Fans have been practically begging Nintendo to add Brewster, and his cafe, into this installment. Now, it seems that Nintendo has answered the call as a brief teaser showed a new room added to the museum with a sign that read "The Roost." While Brewster hasn't been officially confirmed, with the addition of The Roost (and the fact that the Direct falls on his in-game birthday) it's highly unlikely that he'll be missing from this update.

How to Watch the Animal Crossing Direct

In order to tune into the Animal Crossing Direct later today, fans should hop on over to the official Nintendo YouTube channel. The Direct is set to start later today, Oct. 15, at 10:00 a.m. ET. A pretty great way to start your day.

The Direct is set to run for roughly 20 minutes, which is a significant amount of time for a single game's update. The length suggests that the game might be getting some more substantial updates that will be, hopefully, showcased during the stream. As mentioned, Nintendo has been reasonably quiet about what else we can expect to be added, leaving many fans to generate their own speculations. Many are hoping to see more furniture sets, customization options, or even an improvement to NPC dialogues.

Be sure to go into the stream with an open mind. It's clear that a lot of game development has been disrupted due to the pandemic, and not every fan's wish will likely be granted. Regardless, it seems that Nintendo has been taking note of the game's feedback and player requests. Hopefully, we'll see plans to support Animal Crossing: New Horizons for plenty more months to come.