Animal Crossing New Horizons: 5 Changes Forthcoming in April with the Spring Update

Published 03/26/2021, 6:04 AM EDT


Animal Crossing allows players to experience various aspects of real life on their islands. As the in-game days go by, players experience changing seasons, migrating animals, and new events. Keeping this in mind, here are eight changes you can look forward to for April:

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Animal Crossing seasonal crafting

From April 1-10, players in the Northern hemisphere will experience the onset of the ‘Sakura’ season, which signifies the blossoming of cherry blossom trees in Japan. Using these petals, you can craft items such as a cherry blossom pond, stone, lantern, and clock. These seasonal recipes can be found in the balloon gifts floating around the map.

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Seasonal Holidays

Throughout the month of April, the game will celebrate three holidays. First, April Fool’s Day will feature a new ‘whoopie cushion’ prank item that can be purchased from the Nookstop between March 26 to April 1.

Next, Nintendo took to Twitter to announce that from April 1 through 10, you’ll be able to order Forsythia trees to celebrate the South Korean holiday Singmogil, which occurs on April 5.

Last, April 22 is Nature Day/Earth Day. ” Inspired by this event, a Cool Globe will be available for order in Nook Shopping between 4/15 – 4/22.”

Weather in Animal Crossing

From the start of April till the end of summer, players in the Northern hemisphere will no longer see fog appear near rivers or seas. But players in the Southern hemisphere will experience the exact opposite. From March 21, these players will encounter light fog near water and heavy fog across the island.

New Bugs and Fish

As the seasons change in new horizons, bugs, and fish migrate. This gives players the opportunity to catch unique insects and fish with every new season. In April, players in the Northern hemisphere will encounter 22 new critters in total. These include the snapping turtle, Madagascan sunset moth, and the sea pineapple.

On the other hand, players in the Southern hemisphere will receive six new species, including the ladybug, dab, and spiny lobster.

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Fishing Tournaments

Animal Crossing players can take part in fishing tournaments held by the resident CJ. April’s fishing tournament will be held on April 11, with players from the Northern Hemisphere catching spring fish and their Souther counterparts catching fall fish.

Which of these changes are you most excited about in April? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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