UPDATE: Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing update 1.3 can be downloaded now on Switch consoles, bringing with it new seafaring content and items.
Details on what you can expect from the New Horizons Summer patch can be found below, including what you need to do to update your game.
ORIGINAL: Animal Crossing New Horizons is getting a big update today, July 3, that add a range of new content to the game. And the good news is it won’t cost you anything extra, as this new Nintendo Switch patch is free to download.
Fans will soon be able to swim in the ocean and enjoy interacting with new chums on the beach. So what can fans expect when the new patch is released on Nintendo Switch today, July 3.
HOW TO UPDATE ANIMAL CROSSING ON NINTENDO SWITCH?
According to Nintendo, a new software update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will become available for download. Your Nintendo Switch console will need to be connected to the Internet so that you can find the new patch.
Then complete these steps to make sure you can grab the latest Animal Crossing New Horizons patch:
- Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
- Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
- The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
- Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.
According to Nintendo:
- Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
- If the system is connected to the Internet, the update will download and install automatically.
- All players must be using the same version of the software to play together. Please make sure you have the same update version as the person you are playing with.
More news regarding today’s update will be shared via new patch notes, which are expected to arrive in the coming hours.
WHAT IS THE ANIMAL CROSSING NEW HORIZONS SUMMER UPDATE
Nintendo plans on launching new content through Animal Crossing updates throughout the Summer.
Wave 1 is coming today, with more patches expected to follow for Nintendo Switch gamers.
The new patch will make it possible to swim and dive in the ocean, with new collectible items found under the water.
Other details include the following:
Swimming and Diving – Grab a wet suit and get aquatically acquainted with your island marine life when swimming and diving arrive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Swim in the inviting waters off the coast of your island and dive to discover and scoop up sea creatures that inhabit your island’s ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for any prospective additions to the museum, and make sure to listen for fun facts from Blathers when you donate your new discoveries.
Pascal Brings Rewarding Recipes – While swimming, you might meet someone new! The friendly visitor Pascal seems to love scallops, and if you discover one while diving, he may ask you if he can have it. As a thank you, he’ll share some of his mermaid-themed DIY recipes.
Gulliver? – After downloading the free update, a familiar face will occasionally wash up on shore, but sporting slightly different, pirate-like clothing. Offer him a helping hand and he’ll send a special reward to show his gratitude.
A message from Nintendo adds: “Begin your underwater exploration with a striking new Nook Inc. Wet Suit! You’ll be able to exchange your Nook Miles for this functional look. Plus, by downloading the free summer update, you’ll receive a free snorkel as a gift.
“After receiving the #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons free Summer Update – Wave 1, you might notice this buccaneer marooned on the shores of your island! Be a kind resident and check on the lad. Savvy?”