What’s in the Animal Crossing New Horizons Free 2.0 Update and Happy Home Paradise DLC?

Want more Animal Crossing: New Horizons content, and want it to be free? We’ll you’re in luck! On 5th November, the ACNH 2.0 update will deliver a massive amount of free content straight to your Switch.

…But that’s not all. Also releasing on Friday is the first and only paid DLC to be released for New Horizons. But that’s ok, “Happy Home Paradise” will add a huge amount of customization options and opportunities to express your creativity for years to come! Here’s everything you need to know.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 | Free Update

If you haven’t yet started your own island community in one of the best-rated and best-selling Switch games available– now is the best time to do so. The new features and customization options have even the most elaborate of island decorators starting over from scratch! Here’s a look at just some of what’s coming to New Horizons for FREE in the 2.0 update:

Brewster will open a café

Something new is coming to a corner of the museum. The quiet proprietor Brewster will open the Roost after you fulfil a certain favour for museum director Blathers. The Roost is a new location to take a relaxing break in and enjoy some hand-selected coffee. You may run into some island residents here, too.

Take a boat tour with Kapp’n

Kapp’n hangs out at the pier and will take you to one of the remote islands on his boat. The sea shanty he serenades you with along the way is also part of the fun! You may arrive at islands with mysterious flora that’s never been seen before or islands with different seasons and times of the day. What kind of mysteries await?

Unearth gyroids

So far, fossils could be dug up from the ground, and now you can also find gyroids. Each gyroid plays unique sounds. You can also customize them to match their surroundings when you place them!

Shop at the open market on Harv’s Island

Harv’s Island is undergoing a renewal. With a little help from his friend Harriet, Harvey is inviting some shops to the island for an open market. Contribute Bells to the cause to help make it happen! Familiar visitors on your island like Redd, Saharah and Kicks will have shops here now, and Reese & Cyrus’s shop will offer furniture customization that can’t be done through DIY workbenches. At Katrina’s shop, she’ll look at your fortune of the day. Harriet can even teach you some different hairstyles!

Get cooking

Cooking will be added to DIY recipes. After growing vegetables in your garden like tomatoes, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes and carrots, you can combine your harvest or other ingredients and fill up your dining table with delicious-looking dishes. Enjoy while it’s hot!

Further support for your island life

Nook, Inc. will offer further support for your island life. From group stretching at the plaza and bigger home storage to the Resident Representative being able to establish ordinances like reducing the rate at which weeds grow or making all the residents get up early in the morning, there are more options to help you enjoy and adjust the island to fit your

Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Happy Home Paradise DLC

As the first, and only, paid DLC for New Horizons, Happy Home Paradise is not one you want to miss. While the 2.0 update will add a massive amount of new content for free, you may want to consider upgrading… Otherwise, you’ll miss out on the opportunity to design vacation homes for characters as part of the Paradise Planning team!

Here are just some of the special experiences you can look forward to in the ACNH Happy Home Paradise DLC.

Work with Lottie as a member of the Paradise Planning team

Clients with different dream vacation requests will visit a new resort area located in an archipelago, made up of several different islands, where the Paradise Planning team is located. You can talk to a client and find out the details of their requests for a vacation home, and then make their dreams happen!

Design dream vacation homes

After choosing a location for your client’s dream vacation home, you can design the interior where you’ll place designated furniture that was delivered ahead of time. As you continue designing vacation homes, you’ll acquire various design techniques, from changing how the home is structured by adding partition walls and pillars to divide the space, to adding counters, ambient lighting and soundscapes to add depth to the room design, and more. The vacation home themes vary depending on the client, and many requests await your expertise. You can also decorate the exterior yard.

Make remodelling and roommate recommendations

As you gain experience as a designer, more furniture will become available, and you’ll also be able to make more suggestions. These include recommendations like remodelling the vacation homes of clients you’ve helped previously with different furniture or even recommending that two clients share a room together as roommates.

Design facilities

There are several vacant buildings on the island where Lottie’s Paradise Planning team is located. Lottie wants to make this island more robust and developed, so you’ll be able to help design facilities such as a school, restaurant and cafe.

Get inspiration from the Happy Home Network

Capture photos of the vacation homes you design and save them to your catalogue, which you can check out through the in-game Happy Home Network app in your NookPhone. From this app, you can also access the Showroom to view the building examples of designers from all over the world who have posted their creations online.

Use amiibo to invite more clients

Usually, your job is to look for clients on the resort who may be considering having their own vacation home, but … if you use the current Animal Crossing series amiibo accessories, you can invite a specific client to discuss their vacation home. With amiibo, you can even design the vacation homes of busy individuals like Isabelle and Timmy & Tommy!

Bring your techniques back to the main island

Techniques you’ve obtained through your work on the Paradise Planning team can also be used on your home island. Perhaps this will be a great opportunity for you to overhaul the design of your own home.

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