Animal Crossing: New Horizons Winter Update

Nintendo will update Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Ver. 1.6.0 this week with new events, reactions, hairstyles, saves, and more.

New seasonal events, reactions, hairstyles, save data transfer, and more are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the free Winter update, coming on November 19th!

Turkey Day

On Thursday, November 26th, Franklin will visit your island and serve food. However, it seems that there are not enough ingredients, so he’ll need your help to gather ingredients! You’ll receive a special gift in return for your help!

Toy Day

On December 24th, Jingle will come to your island and give out presents! Help him hand out presents to your fellow residents to receive an extra special gift! Throughout the month, it will be possible to purchase toys from Nook’s Cranny and holiday-themed clothing at the Able Sisters shop. 

New Reactions

Nine new Reactions can be acquired by redeeming Nook Miles at the Nook Stop terminal located in Resident Services for the Hip Reaction Collection.

New Hairstyles

Six new hairstyle options can also be acquired by redeeming Nook Miles at the Nook Stop terminal located in Resident Services for the Top 6 Stylish Hairstyles.

Home Storage Limit Upgrade 

Players who have already maxed out their home to the largest size possible and have paid off their debt will be able to apply for a further home storage expansion by speaking to Tom Nook at the Resident Services which will expand the home storage to 2400 slots!

New Seasonal Items

New seasonal items will be available starting December 1st at Nook Stop and will vary depending upon hemisphere.

Between December 26th and 31st, there will also be several festive items to celebrate New Year’s Eve. In addition to the content of the update, players can look forward to a countdown event on December 31st, to ring in the new year with their residents!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Collaboration 

To commemorate this month being Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s third anniversary, a Pocket Camp smartphone model will become available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

Visiting Random Islands in Dreams 

Everyone who enjoys dozing off and visiting other islands within dreams will now be able to choose to visit random islands when dreaming, opening up new vistas of inspiration for island customisations.

Resident and Island Data Transfers

Two new features are arriving to offer expanded flexibility for resident and island data.

The single player transfer feature allows players to transfer resident data to another system. This includes the resident’s name, appearance and equipment, along with their inventory, home and storage.

A separate whole island transfer feature will enable players to move their user save data, along with the island itself and all the residents, to another system. This service will be facilitated by the free Island Transfer Tool app in Nintendo eShop. 

Free Gift

Every player will be sent a Yule log gift as a thank you for updating to Ver. 1.6.0!

January Update

The next update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be arriving in late January. Look out for more information in the coming months.

NookLink Update

A Catalogue feature will be added with an update to the NookLink feature inside the Nintendo Switch Online app in late November where you can use your smart device to search for and check the items obtained from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free Winter Update