Animal Crossing: New Horizons version 2.0 – Free Update
Animal Crossing: New Horizons version 2.0 is an update released on November 4, 2021.[nb 1] The update was teased on September 23, 2021, with a full announcement coming on October 15, 2021. It was the final major update for the game and was released alongside the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise paid DLC.
The update introduces 16 additional villagers, eight of which are brand new to the series, and eight which are returning from previous games.
Eight villagers return from Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, and the Japan-exclusive Doubutsu no Mori e+. Four villagers (marked below) initially only appeared in the latter game and have now received localized names for the first time.
The Roost café, manned by Brewster, returns as an expanded wing of the museum. Special characters may visit periodically to purchase coffee. An amiibo phone allows amiibo to be scanned to invite characters to The Roost. Occasionally, they may bring other characters with them for their visit. If the player invites a villager who used to live on their island, the villager will remember the player and their island.
Kapp'n appears in his boat at the island's pier and will take the player on boat tours for 1,000 Nook Miles once per day letting the player discover several new islands, differing from the original suite of islands that could be visited. Some have distinct biomes (with unique flora, such as climbable vines and glowing plants) and they can experience a different season or time of day to the player's own island, allowing the player to obtain items and DIY recipes out of season.
Harv's Island changes
Harv's Island has been expanded to the north to include a new shopping area, styled as a commune. 100,000 Bells must be raised for each plot to invite special characters to set up a permanent shop:
- Harriet gives the player exclusive haircuts, and will teach them how to create these styles so that the player can subsequently choose them using a mirror.
- Saharah sells wallpaper and flooring.
- Kicks sells shoes and socks.
- Leif sells bushes and flowers.
- Redd sells art and raffle tickets, allowing the player to get various holdable items.
- Cyrus and Reese can redesign furniture that cannot be customized using a DIY workbench.
- Katrina performs fortune readings for the player to determine their luck for the day.
- Tortimer allows the player to access their personal storage unit.
Additionally, all special characters who have an amiibo can now be invited to Photopia.
Home and player improvements
Three new storage upgrades are available, beyond the upgrade to 2,400 items offered in the Ver. 1.6.0 update. The player's total storage capacity can now be subsequently upgraded to 3,200, 4,000, and then finally, 5,000 items. Recipes can now also be placed into storage.
The exterior shape of the player's house can now be customized between 4 different styles, similar to a feature present in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. These styles include the default wood and stone appearance, a log cabin, a rounded stucco design, and a Japanese castle aesthetic. These all match the various stylings of the villager houses present in the game. The costs for customizing and moving houses have been reduced.
Players can now move within the gaps between tightly spaced furniture, allowing for access to places that were previously blocked with this density of furniture placement. A Pro Decorating License can be purchased from the Nook Stop, allowing the player to place new ceiling-mounted objects and to create accent walls by selectively applying wallpaper on individual walls. Custom Designs Patterns+ can be purchased with Nook Miles, allowing Sable's themed designs to be worn as clothing or used as patterns for wallpaper and flooring.
Top 4 Fab Hairstyles can be purchased with Nook Miles to unlock 4 new hairstyles. Harriet will unlock a further 7 hairstyles, making for a total of 11 new hairstyle options introduced with the update.
Home improvements not listed here are options available to players who own the Happy Home Paradise DLC, which can eventually be integrated into the player's home once a certain threshold is met. These include partition walls, pillars, polishing, soundscapes, and lighting adjustments.
Island exterior improvements
The total bridge and incline limit for the island is increased from eight to ten. Nine new fences are added and can be crafted, and both new and original fences can now be customized with a range of different colors.
The fences that can be customized include:
A new Storage Shed item allows the player to access their home storage when placed outside, while the ABD allows Bells to be deposited and withdrawn from wherever the item is placed. Ladder Set-Up Kits can be crafted, allowing ladders to be permanently placed for convenient access between different elevations of the island. They come in different styles, such as wood, metal, and rope. The Ladder Set-Up Kit Recipe can be purchased from Nook's Cranny for 2,000 Bells.
The Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+ upgrade can be purchased from the Nook Stop to unlock the ability to cooking and various cooking recipes. Edible food can be crafted with a kitchenware by combining both the new and existing ingredients together. New ingredients include a variety of new harvestable flora that can be grown, such as Tomatoes, Potatoes, Carrots, Wheat, and Sugarcane. Their produce starts are obtainable from Leif.
Cooking recipes can be found in the same ways that crafting recipes are found. Occasionally, villagers can now be found cooking in their houses instead of crafting, and will give the player a cooking recipe when spoken to. Additionally, only in Happy Home Paradise can the player also receive daily cooking recipes from the chef at the Restaurant.
Island life additions
Island Life 101 is a new service that offers regular tips and guidance about life on the island, both via the app on the NookPhone and on the loading screen. The service can be redeemed for 400 Nook Miles.
Ordinances, previously featured in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, return and can be enacted to passively affect various things on the island. As in New Leaf, these include Beautiful Island, Early Bird, Night Owl, and Bell Boom.
Group stretching, previously known as morning aerobics, return from Animal Crossing. They can occur outside Resident Services, where the player can participate in aerobic exercises using either button controls or motion controls.
Villagers can now periodically invite the player to visit their house, or may randomly visit the player's house while they are inside of it. When visiting, they may ask to play a new high-low minigame with the player. The villager will pick a card, and the player must guess if the number on the second card will be higher or lower than the first card.
Multiple new activities have been added to the Nook Mileage/Nook Miles+ program. New Nook Miles activities are "Writing a Cookbook?", "Mmm-Mmm-Miles!", "Nice to Meet You, Gyroid!", "Gyroid Getter", "Sprout Out Loud", "Executive Producer", "Set Sail for Adventure", "Come Home to the Roost", and "Stretch to Refresh!". New Nook Miles+ activities are "Plant Produce", "Water your Produce", "Cook up a Storm", "Refresh With a Group-Stretching Session" and "Visit the Roost for a Coffee Break".
A new event, Nook Friday, has been added occurring at the end of November. Nook's Cranny has a 30% off sale on everything in the shop. Multiple new Nook Shopping events have been added as well. Additionally, seasonal events can now occur every year instead of requiring an update to be able to experience them in the current year.
The Pro Camera App can be purchased with Nook Miles, allowing the player to walk around with a handheld camera. Other characters will react and pose for pictures. Multiple new reactions have also been added, and can be obtained via New Reactions Notebook, or by completing 50 group stretching sessions:
- Posture Warm-Up
- Arm Circles
- Side Bends
- Body Twists
- Wide Arm Stretch
- Upper-Body Circles
- Double Wave
- Listening Ears
- Say Cheese
- Work It
- Act Natural
Other new reactions not listed here are exclusive to the Happy Home Paradise DLC.
Gyroids return from previous games, featuring a smaller design than seen before and the ability to be customized. Gyroid Fragments can be found and buried underground, and when watered they will turn into a gyroid which can be retrieved the next day. As in previous games, gyroids will sync their sound effects in time to any music playing nearby. As in previous games, fully-formed gyroids can be unearthed following rain on the player's island, or on mysterious islands that are experiencing rain.
Posters featuring illustrations of the items in each exhibit from the museum are received from Blathers after their respective exhibit is completed. The posters can be purchased from Blathers after they are first obtained.
12 new K.K. Slider songs are added which K.K. can perform during his live show at the weekend. The Music Box item returns from Animal Crossing: New Leaf as a DIY, which allows for gentle variations of K.K. Slider songs to be played from it. The newly added songs include the following:
All special characters from New Leaf that were initially absent from New Horizons return and can be invited to Photopia or The Roost. The following list contains those that have not been mentioned above.
Items added in 2.0
The names of the following items were changed:
- Teacup Ride → Plaza Teacup Ride
- Beige Desert-Tile Wall → Beige Moroccan Wall
- Blue Desert-Tile Wall → Blue Moroccan Wall
- Olive Desert-Tile Wall → Olive Moroccan Wall
- Purple Desert-Tile Wall → Purple Moroccan Wall
- Beige Desert-Tile Flooring → Beige Moroccan Flooring
- Blue Desert-Tile Flooring → Blue Moroccan Flooring
- Olive Desert-Tile Flooring → Olive Moroccan Flooring
- Purple Desert-Tile Flooring → Purple Moroccan Flooring
Variant name changes
Several variant names for furnitures have been modified.
- Book Stands
- Colorful → White
- After School → Scribbles
- Black → Silver
- Lawn Chair
- Red & White & Blue → Red, White & Blue
- Office Desk
- Brown & Black → Black & Wood
- Plaza Teacup Ride
- Colorful → Vivid
- Gorgeous → Classic
- Pastel → Cute
- Red Roof → Red & Brown
- Green Roof → Green & Dark Brown
- Blue Roof → Blue & Gray
- Black Roof → Black & White
- Aqua Roof → Aqua & Pink
- Simple Panel
- Copper → Dark Brown
- Silver → Gray
- Speed Bag
- Red → Red & Black
- Blue → Blue & White
- Black → Black & Silver
- System Kitchen
- Off-White → White
- Brown → Dark Wood
- Natural → Natural Wood
- White → White Wood
Furniture categorization changes
The following furniture items have changed from Miscellaneous to Housewares. However, they can still be placed on surfaces.
The following furniture items have changed from Housewares to Miscellaneous and can now be placed on surfaces.
A new feature has been added to make it easier to search for stored items when using "Sort: Type" in Decorating Mode while in the player's home or other locations. As part of this change, adjustments have also been made to the order in which items are sorted. Additionally, when using the catalog at Photopia, it is now possible to select different variations of an item by using the X Button if the player has obtained different variations of the same item.
Wisp's item gifts chances have changed. Prior to this update, the chances of getting a furniture item were significantly lower, the pricing range was much lower, and when selecting "Something expensive", Wisp would pull from two different tables, with the second table having a 10% of being used. In this update, Wisp's two table setup has been removed, and now when selecting "Something expensive", Wisp will instead determine the item within the pricing range based on the status of Nook's Cranny. The pricing ranges and chance percentages have also been modified.
|Furniture||0 Bells||10,000 Bells|
|Wallpaper||0 Bells||9,999 Bells|
|Flooring||0 Bells||9,999 Bells|
|Clothing||0 Bells||9,999 Bells|
|Nook's Cranny (not upgraded)|
|Furniture||3,500 Bells||15,000 Bells|
|Wallpaper||2,000 Bells||9,999 Bells|
|Flooring||2,000 Bells||9,999 Bells|
|Clothing||2,000 Bells||9,999 Bells|
|Nook's Cranny (upgraded)|
|Furniture||6,600 Bells||100,000 Bells|
|Wallpaper||2,000 Bells||9,999 Bells|
|Flooring||2,000 Bells||9,999 Bells|
|Clothing||3,500 Bells||9,999 Bells|
- Two previously unavailable stationeries—the Fireworks Card and Dawning-Year Card—were made available with a proper name.
- DIY recipes can now be stored in the player's storage.
- Isabelle will now announce which special character is appearing on the player's island in her daily broadcast.
- Celeste can now give the player one of a selection of new DIY recipes.
- Villagers now contribute more Bells to public works than before.
- Villagers now have more variation in their spoken dialogue.
- Villagers can now wear custom designs at Photopia, even if they were not initially wearing them when brought there. However, they cannot wear designs that were transferred from New Leaf or Happy Home Designer.
- The maximum number of designs that can be uploaded to the Custom Designs Portal has been increased to 200.
- When dreaming, it is now possible to search for a destination by island name.
- Fixed an issue where only trash or stones could be obtained from created water features with a certain shape.
- Fixed an issue where the Kiki & Lala Wand was mistakenly appearing in Nook Shopping as "Not for sale."
- Fixed an issue where the Coconut Juice and Frozen-Treat Set would not appear under the Miscellaneous tab for DIY recipes.
- Fixed an issue where the Flowing-River Flooring would not display properly in Photopia or expanded player homes when placed horizontally.
- Fixed an issue where some villagers would try to cook using something other than a kitchen item in their home.
- Fixed an issue where villagers visiting a player's home would talk as if they were in The Roost.
- Fixed an issue where Portia may go out of bound, when the player visit her house.
In Happy Home Paradise
- Fixed an issue that could occur if a player asks to remodel a villager's home while the airport gate is open.
- Fixed an issue that would allow players to proceed with the game without designing the school when normally the school would need to be designed.
- Fixed an issue causing an error to occur when using amiibo to change members at a facility.
- Fixed an issue where the player could obtain turnips countless times from Joan in the hospital.
- Fixed an issue where the Ripe Sugarcane Plant would unlock by obtaining Tomatoes.
- Fixed an issue where Brewster could overlap with the player and prevent them from moving during the boat tour.
- Fixed an issue where Kapp'n's song could stop playing and prevent the game from proceeding.
- Fixed an issue where selecting the “How does this work?” option when starting a group stretching session during a multiplayer session could prevent the game from proceeding.
- Fixed an issue where Orville's Poster and Wilbur's Poster could be obtained after inviting Wilbur and Orville respectively.
- Fixed an issue where placing certain furniture items on the pier could prevent the player from being able to speak with Kapp'n.
- Fixed an issue where the warp function of the Pipe would stop working after the player discussed buying furniture from a villager inside their home.
- Fixed an issue where the music for group stretching sometimes wouldn’t play if an audio device close to the plaza was playing music.
- Fixed an issue where the Nook Miles+ activity “Visit the Roost for a Coffee Break” could appear multiple times in the same day.
In Happy Home Paradise
- Fixed an issue where the software would close when the player tried to lead Leif to the school and the placement of the furniture items in the school met certain requirements.
- Fixed an issue where using amiibo multiple times to change the members used in a facility could cause the software to close.
- Fixed an issue where the software could close when the player repeatedly used amiibo at a finished vacation home to add or remove guests.
- Fixed an issue where the Y Button could stop removing guests when the player repeatedly used amiibo to add a guest and then remove the guest using the Y Button.
- Fixed an issue where a design portfolio photo could continue to display in the upper-left of the screen after speaking to a client on the north beach while the player working.
- Fixed an issue where Bells would be spent in addition to Poki when the player ordered a present for another resident through Wardell.
- Fixed an issue where the message card regarding refunding Miles for the Pro Decorating License could be sent multiple times.
- Fixed an issue where the roommates would not appear in a follow-up scene if their shared vacation home situation was ended while in the yard of their vacation home.
In Happy Home Paradise
- A duping bug involving wall-mounted items being stored in the player's storage when using the Room Sketch app was fixed.
- Fixed an issue where a villager could appear twice on the main island archipelago.
- The NookLink app was updated on November 4, 2021 with a Your Island Newspaper section, which will detail news from the player's island.
- Series 5 of Animal Crossing amiibo cards were released on November 5, 2021.
|Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Ver. 2.0 Free Update - Nintendo Switch|
- While it was scheduled to be released on November 5, 2021, the update released 24 hours earlier.
- Nintendo (July 27, 2021). "『あつまれ どうぶつの森』無料アップデート（Ver.2.0）配信と、有料追加コンテンツ『あつまれ どうぶつの森 ハッピーホームパラダイス』の発売が11月5日に決定。". topics.nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
- "Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct 10.15.2021"
- Japanese announcement article
- Korean announcement article