Animal Crossing: New Horizons version 2.0 – Free Update

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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.[2] It was the final major update for the game and was released alongside the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise paid DLC.

New features[edit]

Additional villagers[edit]

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, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and the Japan-exclusive Doubutsu no Mori e+. Four villagers (marked DnMe+ Logo Cutout.png below) initially only appeared in the latter game and have now received localized names for the first time.

The Roost[edit]

Brewster asking the player if they want a cup of coffee.

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.

Boat tours[edit]

The player exploring an island after riding with Kapp'n.

Kapp'n appears in his boat at the island's pier and will take the player on a boat tour 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.

Many of these islands feature a gyroid fragment for the player to dig up and replant on their island. Some islands have distinct floras, with one set of islands featuring vines and glowing mosses. Many of these islands also 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 expansion[edit]

Harv's Island, with Harriet, Kicks, Redd, and Leif set up.

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, flooring, and rugs, several of which are exclusive to her shop.
  • Kicks sells shoes, socks, and bags.
  • Leif sells starts, bushes, and flowers, and will weed the player's island.
  • Redd sells art and runs a raffle stand, allowing the player to get various holdable items.
  • Cyrus and Reese can redesign furniture variations that cannot be customized using a DIY workbench.
  • Katrina performs fortune readings for the player to determine their luck for the day. She can also look into the player's friendship for specific villagers.
  • Tortimer allows the player to access their personal storage unit. If playing during fall, Tortimer is replaced by Cornimer, who gives the player acorns when talked to.

Additionally, all special characters who have an amiibo but were not available before this update can now be invited to Photopia.

Home and player improvements[edit]

The player's house using two walls adjacent to each other.

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 5,000 items, for 700,000, 900,000, and 1,200,000 Bells, respectively. 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 also been reduced.

22 new furniture series and furniture sets were added.

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[edit]

The player's island using placed ladders to get up and down cliffs.

After building eight bridges and inclines, the Island Representative can redeem the Pro Construction License to increase the limit for building bridges and inclines 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. Plumeria bushes, in pink or white, were also added in the game, and can be obtained from Leif, on one of Kapp'n's boat tours, or from the teacher at the school in Happy Home Paradise. They bloom from June 1 - September 20 (Northern Hemisphere) and December 1 - March 20 (Southern Hemisphere).

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 wooden, iron, vine, and golden. The wooden ladder set-up kit DIY recipe can be purchased from Nook's Cranny for  2,000 Bells, while the vine ladder set-up kit DIY recipe can be found on message bottles on Kapp'n's boat tours or on the main archipelago island in Happy Home Paradise, and the DIY recipes for the other ladder set-up kits from any villagers.


An array of food created by the player.

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[edit]

The player asking Isabelle to enact an ordinance.

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 obtained from Tom Nook at the beginning of the game or 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".

The Pro Camera App can be purchased with Nook Miles, allowing the player to walk around with a handheld camera or set a tripod camera. It also adds four more filters to the app. Characters that get into frame with the player's camera 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. Other new reactions not listed here are exclusive to the Happy Home Paradise DLC.

From group stretching once for 50 days:

  • Posture Warm-Up
  • Arm Circles
  • Side Bends
  • Body Twists
  • Wide Arm Stretch
  • Upper-Body Circles
  • Jump

From the New Reactions Notebook:

  • Double Wave
  • Stretch
  • Jammin'
  • Listening Ears
  • Say Cheese
  • Behold
  • Eager
  • Flex
  • Work It
  • Act Natural
  • Hula

Several other island features, such as redesigning a villager's house or resetting a villager's house to their default furnishing via Isabelle, are only available to the Happy Home Paradise DLC.

Events and holidays[edit]

Nook Friday[edit]

Nook's Cranny's exterior during Nook Friday.

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. Due to the event occurring after Turkey Day, two items, the Cozy Turkey Day DIY and Turkey Day Recipes, cannot be obtained under their standard prices.

Nook Shopping seasonal events[edit]

New Nook Shopping seasonal events include the following events:

Other features[edit]

The player digging up a squeezoid.

Many new items have been added, with some obtainable from Nook's Cranny and Able Sisters, and others that can be exclusively obtained from the Nook Stop.

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.

22 new HHA theme classifications have been added for furniture and interior items.

Celeste now has two new DIY recipes for the player to receive—the starry-skies rug and yellow star rug.

Leif now offers a weeding service. For  100,000 Bells Leif will remove all weeds on the player's island and store them in the recycle box in Resident Services.

The music box item returns from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, now as a craftable item with two variations (shell and wooden). The music box plays gentle variations of K.K. Slider songs, and now functions like a standard stereo, allowing any obtained song to be played from it.

12 new K.K. Slider songs are added, which can be purchased from Nook Shopping or otherwise be played by K.K. during his concerts. This brings the total number of songs up to 107. The newly-added songs consist of 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.

In addition, two new special NPCs were added in version 2.0 and can be invited over to Photopia or the Roost. Besides those two appearances, they are only available to the Happy Home Paradise DLC.

Items added in 2.0[edit]

Main article: List of items added in New Horizons version 2.0

Changed features[edit]

Item changes[edit]

Food items[edit]

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Icon for Dishes (food items with five energy points)
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Icon for Drinks (food items with two energy points)

Various miscellaneous furniture items were made edible, granting the player energy points to be able to relocate trees and break rocks. Their edibility can be indicated by the icon that these food items will now display.


The names of the following items were changed:

Variation/pattern name changes[edit]

Specific variations/patterns[edit]

Several variation/pattern names for furniture and tool items have been modified.

Variation body part[edit]

The following furniture items have changed their variation body part names.

Pattern part[edit]

The following furniture items have changed their pattern part names.

HHA furniture series/set changes[edit]

HHA furniture color changes[edit]

  • The handcart's Silver variation colors are now Gray/Brown. Previously, the colors were Black/Brown.
  • The pants press's Brown and Black variation colors are now Brown/Gray and Black/White respectively. Previously, the colors for the Brown and Black variations were Red/Gray and Brown/White respectively.
  • The analog kitchen scale's Silver variation colors are now Gray/White. Previously, the colors were Black/White.
  • The fax machine's Pink variation color is now Pink. Previously, the color was Red.
  • The revolving spice rack's Brown and Silver variation colors are now Brown/White and Gray/White respectively. Previously, the colors for the Brown and Silver variations were Beige/White and White/Black respectively.
  • The light switch's Gold variation colors are now Yellow/Gray. Previously, the colors were Brown/Gray.

HHA theme changes[edit]

The following furniture and interior items have received a new HHA theme:

The following furniture and interior items have received changes to their HHA themes.

Furniture categorization changes[edit]

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.

Furniture selection[edit]

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.

Exterior name changes[edit]

The names of the following exterior parts were changed:

  • Blue cobblestone exterior → Blue cobblestones
  • Brown cobblestone exterior → Brown cobblestones
  • Chic cobblestone exterior → Chic cobblestones
  • Gray cobblestone exterior → Gray cobblestones
  • Green cobblestone exterior → Green cobblestones
  • Cobblestone exterior → Light-Gray cobblestones
  • Orange cobblestone exterior → Orange cobblestones
  • Red cobblestone exterior → Red cobblestones

Wisp changes[edit]

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.[3]

Chance rates

Category Tent House
Furniture 75% 75%
Wallpaper 0% 5%
Flooring 0% 5%
Clothing 25% 15%

"Something new"

Category Min Max
Furniture  0 Bells  10,000 Bells
Wallpaper  0 Bells  9,999 Bells
Flooring  0 Bells  9,999 Bells
Clothing  0 Bells  9,999 Bells

"Something expensive"

Category Min Max
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

Event changes[edit]

The 2021 celebratory arch under "Seasonal" in the Nook Shopping app.

Seasonal events (including Nook Shopping events) can now occur every year instead of requiring an update to be able to experience them in the current year. These events can now occur from the year 2000 to 2060, with Festivale and Bunny Day taking place on different days of the year.

Turkey Day changes[edit]

The ingredients that Franklin will ask for have changed. The Gratin recipe now has a chance to call for a carrot or a potato, and the Fish Meunière recipe now has a chance to call for flour.

After completing all four dishes, Franklin will now give the player the Turkey Day Recipes, a recipe pack that includes the four dishes that were created on Turkey Day.

Nook Shopping event changes[edit]

  • Items only obtainable via Nook Shopping events are now available to view through the catalog and are labeled under "Seasonal". They can be purchased during the time that its associated Nook Shopping seasonal event is ongoing.
  • Certain Nook Shopping events have different dates that occur each year. For instance, Moon-Viewing Day in 2022 takes place from September 1 to 10, while in 2023 it takes place from September 20 to 29. As a result, certain events that were added in 2020 no longer have the same dates that they had originally.
  • Ōmisoka, Silvester, Nochevieja, and the New Year's Eve Nook Shopping seasonal event now start on December 22 instead of December 26.
  • The Olivier salad is now available during the New Year's Eve Nook Shopping seasonal event instead of the New Year's Day seasonal event.
  • Shōgatsu and the New Year's Day Nook Shopping seasonal events now occur from December 22 to January 5.

Other changes[edit]

Orville denying the player from using most of the airport's functions.
  • Tools and goods are now orderable from Nook Shopping. However, only items that are obtainable from Nook's Cranny or Nook Shopping can be purchased.
  • 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.
    • However, if an event takes place, such as a villager's birthday, or a villager is visiting the campsite, then Isabelle will not announce which special character is visiting that day.
  • 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.
  • Orville will now prevent the player from flying or opening the gates for visitors if the player's island has not progressed their island to the next day (i.e. the day progresses to 5 AM on the player's island but the player is not outside their island or is on a different island for the day to properly roll-over and allow Isabelle to do her daily announcement). The player is required to leave the airport to enable Isabelle's announcements and allow the island to progress to the next day.
  • The unique lines of dialogue displayed when attempting to invite special characters to the campsite through amiibo have been removed. The game now displays a standard message simply stating that the character cannot be invited.
  • Because Redd can set up permanent residence on Harv's commune, the player is no longer required to receive a piece of art from him to construct the museum's art wing. Instead, the art wing is automatically included once the museum is upgraded from a tent. This means that the entire process of unlocking the art wing is completely skipped, and the museum uses its expanded exterior from the start.

Bug fixes[edit]

  • An issue where only trash or stones could be obtained from created water features with a certain shape was fixed.
  • Items can no longer be placed on the fourth tier of cliffs (a normally inaccessible part from a ladder) and items that do exist are instead moved to the recycle box.


Version 2.0.1[edit]

Version 2.0.1 of New Horizons was released on November 12, 2021.

Bug fixes[edit]

Flowing-River Flooring in version 2.0
  • An issue where the Kiki & Lala wand showed up as "Not for sale" in the Nook Shopping catalog was fixed.
  • An issue where the coconut juice and frozen-treat set would not appear under the Miscellaneous category for DIY recipes was fixed.
  • An issue where the flowing-river flooring will appear unexpanded with a dark outline in Photopia or expanded player homes when placed horizontally was fixed.
  • An issue where some villagers would try to cook using something other than a kitchen item in their home was fixed.
  • An issue where villagers visiting a player's home would pull from their The Roost dialogue when speaking to the player was fixed.
  • An issue where Portia may go out of bounds when the player visits her house was fixed.
In Happy Home Paradise[edit]
  • An issue where a softlock could occur if a player asks to remodel a villager's home while the airport gate is open was fixed. When trying to remodel with the airport gates open now, Tom Nook will prevent the player from doing so.
  • An issue where the player could proceed through the game without designing the school as intended was fixed.
  • An issue where an error occurred when using amiibo to change members at a facility was fixed.
  • An issue where the player could obtain turnips countless times from Joan in the hospital was fixed.
  • An issue where the ripe sugarcane plant would be unlocked for usage in outdoor decoration by obtaining tomatoes was fixed.

Version 2.0.2[edit]

Version 2.0.2 of New Horizons was released on November 18, 2021.

Bug fixes[edit]

  • An issue where Brewster on a Gyroid Island could overlap with the player and prevent them from moving was fixed.
  • An issue where Kapp'n's song could stop playing and prevent the game from proceeding was 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 was fixed.
  • An issue where Orville's poster and Wilbur's poster could be obtained after inviting Wilbur and Orville respectively to Harv's Island was fixed.
  • An issue where placing certain furniture items on the pier could prevent the player from being able to speak with Kapp'n was 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 was fixed.
  • An issue where the music for group stretching sometimes would not play if an audio device close to the plaza was playing music was fixed.
  • The Nook Miles+ activity "Visit the Roost for a Coffee Break" can no longer appear multiple times on the same day.
In Happy Home Paradise[edit]
  • An issue where the game would crash when the player tried to lead Leif to the school and the placement of the furniture items in the school met certain requirements was fixed.
  • An issue where using amiibo multiple times to change the members used in a facility could cause the software to close was fixed.
  • An issue where the software could close when the player repeatedly used amiibo at a finished vacation home to add or remove guests was 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 was 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 was fixed.
  • An issue where Bells would be spent in addition to Poki when the player ordered a present for another resident through Wardell was fixed.
  • An issue where the message card regarding refunding Miles for the Pro Decorating License could be sent multiple times was 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 was fixed.

Version 2.0.3[edit]

Version 2.0.3 of New Horizons was released on November 23, 2021.

Bug fixes[edit]

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]
  • A duping bug involving wall-mounted items being stored in the player's storage when using the Room Sketch app was fixed.
  • An issue where a villager could appear twice on the main island archipelago was fixed.

Version 2.0.4[edit]

Version 2.0.4 of New Horizons was released on December 15, 2021.

New features[edit]

  • 11 new zodiac figurine items were added for the New Year's Day Nook Shopping event. They, alongside the existing zodiac ox figurine and zodiac tiger figurine are now available during certain years. They can also be obtained from Katrina when purifying a bad luck.
Items added in 2.0.4[edit]

2.0.4 items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Type Buy price Sell price Available from
Zodiac boar figurine zodiac boar figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac dog figurine zodiac dog figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac dragon figurine zodiac dragon figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac horse figurine zodiac horse figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac monkey figurine zodiac monkey figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac pig figurine zodiac pig figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac rabbit figurine zodiac rabbit figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac rat figurine zodiac rat figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac rooster figurine zodiac rooster figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac sheep figurine zodiac sheep figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zodiac snake figurine zodiac snake figurine Furniture  1,600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing New Horizons, compiled and edited by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei,, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Changed features[edit]

Sand paths around each coconut tree were added in 2.0.4.
  • The names of the following items were changed:
  • Sand paths were added around each coconut tree when visiting vines/glowing moss islands on Kapp'n's boat tour.
  • There is now a 30% of a gyroid fragment washing up on the player's beaches each day once the player has grown at least one gyroid.[4]
  • The player must now talk to a villager on 10 different days after obtaining their photo for the game to determine if the player can receive another photo from that villager.[4]
  • Villager dialogues can no longer repeat twice in a row.[4]
  • Timmy and Tommy now remind the player about Nook Friday just once, rather than every time they enter the shop.[4]

Bug fixes[edit]

Two café staff, Blaire and Shino, wearing no shirt due to a glitch that was patched in 2.0.4.
  • An issue where any ladder set-up kits could disappear when the game was saved with one placed on the diagonal cliff on the third tier of a cliff formation was fixed.
  • An issue where the maple-leaf rug and frozen floor tiles could not appear in the ”Seasonal Recipes” tab under their appropriate seasons was fixed.
  • An issue where the dirty tank top's White variation and ripped doctor's coat's Red Necktie variation were the only obtainable variations from the recycle box was fixed.
In Happy Home Paradise[edit]
  • An issue where facility members wearing clothing that uses Custom Designs appear to not be wearing any clothing was fixed.
  • An issue in "Showroom", where uploading a player's facilities after visiting another player's facilities resulted in members of players' facilities appearing as island residents that visited the facilities was fixed.
  • Work clothes obtained by Paradise Planning can no longer be stored on the player's island, and any obtained on hacked islands will disappear from the player's inventory unless it is worn.

Version 2.0.5[edit]

Version 2.0.5 of New Horizons was released on February 15, 2022.

Bug fixes[edit]

  • An issue where any explanation of Photopia would not progress under certain conditions after moving to another island was fixed.
  • An issue with game progression in terms of villager dialogue due to a bunch of furniture items being placed around was fixed.
  • An issue that caused Luna to repeat the explanation given when selecting the option "Search by island name" was fixed.
  • An issue where island residents would wear a custom design differently than what it was intended for in Able Sisters was fixed.
  • An issue where using the Room Sketch app, Happy Home Network app, or the Custom Designs Portal would make the villager currently visiting in the player's house to remain was fixed.
In Happy Home Paradise[edit]
  • An issue where adding a door decoration in the process of remodeling a villager's house would sometimes be removed when a new day has started was fixed.
  • An issue where trying to go to a vacation home that had an ant or a fly released there in the yard but did not meet the spawning conditions and would result in the player not being able to progress further than the loading screen was fixed.
  • An issue where any events would not progress properly if the game was closed during a certain point while working on a facility was fixed.

Version 2.0.6[edit]

Version 2.0.6 of New Horizons was released on November 14, 2022.

Security fixes[edit]

  • Multiple security vulnerabilities that would have allowed attackers to crash New Horizons or run arbitrary code remotely were patched. These vulnerabilities also affected other Nintendo Switch games, specifically ARMS, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Maker 2, all of which got updates at around the same time.[5]

Promotional images[edit]

Related updates[edit]


Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Ver. 2.0 Free Update - Nintendo Switch


  1. While it was scheduled to be released on November 5, 2021, the update was released 24 hours earlier.[1]


  1. "Version 2.0 of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available for download on your Nintendo Switch in an unexpected early release! 🎉 Here's the new title screen showing off that beautiful 2.0 version number we've been waiting over a year for. #ACNH@ACWorldBlog on X (formerly Twitter) (November 3, 2021). Archived from the original on October 12, 2022.
  2. 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。". Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  3. asteriation. "2.0.0 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Datamine".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 asteriation. "2.0.4 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Datamine".
  5. "[Splatoon 2 / ARMS / Super Mario Maker 2 / Animal Crossing: New Horizons] There were multiple security vulnerabilities (out-of-bounds read / write, nullptr deref) which could allow an attacker to crash your game or run arbitrary code remotely. These were fixed by the updates.@OatmealDome on X (formerly Twitter) (November 15, 2022). Archived from the original on November 16, 2022. Retrieved November 17, 2022.

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