Animal Crossing New Horizons Summer Update

Don’t you love this modern era in video-games? There was a time that the game you bought was the game you had till the end of days. Not anymore, developers just keep adding things! Today we got the news of the Animal Crossing New Horizons Summer Update!

Summer Wave 1

The first wave of updates will be available starting on 3rd July. And Nintendo promises another update for Summer at the start of August! Let’s see what fun is added:

  • 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.
    It’s great they added this feature we had in New Leaf, it will broaden the gameplay and collecting of sea critters!

  • 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. Sweet! I remember the mermaid furniture in New Leaf, this will look just as amazing I’m sure.

  • 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.



  1. This looks really cool! I guess I have to hurry up and put in slightly more than 10 hours on New Horizons 😛

    As my sister pointed out, it took me a loooooong time to really get into New Leaf (we’re talking years) so I guess I’m just continuing the trend.

  2. Looking forward to finding more stuff for the museum! My fish section is starting to fill up – it’s so peaceful just to go in there and roam around.

    Is anyone else slightly disappointed with the Fish Off and Bug Off events? It seems as though Nintendo have adopted the “everybody wins” attitude, so it’s not really competitive anymore…or is it just me being a grumpy old man?

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