Animal Crossing: New Horizons- Five Important August Update Changes You Might’ve Missed

Published 07/31/2021, 11:43 AM EDT


The 1.11 update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is finally out and players are feeling disappointed. Nintendo only introduced the fireworks festival as the major highlight of the update returning from last year. Furthermore, many players were having high hopes from Nintendo as they thought it will release a big update after 90 days.

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However, developers are still bringing more changes to the game with the recent update. It includes new items, events, changes in islands’ aesthetics, critters, and much more. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming content in ACNH.

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All important August update changes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Fireworks festival

The Fireworks Festival is one of the best events to celebrate with your villagers. You can sit with them and watch beautiful fireworks at night. Nintendo always held Fireworks Shows every Sunday at 7 pm during the entire month of August.

Fireworks festival is coming back from 2020 and hence newcomers will be able to enjoy another great event they missed last year. Moreover, make sure to collect some brand new Redd’s Raffle items, including Cotton Candy, a Popsicle, and Bubble Tea.

Critters

Nintendo migrates bugs, fishes, and sea creatures in New Horizons on a monthly basis. The fall season will arrive soon for northern hemisphere players in September and thus, we may see some critters departing from users’ islands.

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The northern and southern hemisphere players have different patterns. Luckily, southern hemisphere players will see no bugs and fishes leaving their island while northern hemisphere players will see a few. The northern hemisphere players will see seven critters arriving on their island while southern players will only encounter one.

Change in Islands aesthetics in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

We will not see a lot of changes in the aesthetics of the islands till September. Bushes will remain the same for the hemispheres, while red and yellow hibiscus will bloom in the northern hemisphere.

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In addition to that, red and pink camellia bushes will bloom in the southern hemisphere. Moreover, southern hemisphere players will not see Auroras after August 24 appearing on their islands.

Seasonal celebrations and items

Nintendo is also introducing some new seasonal events for players with the recent update. First is the Cowherd and Weaver Girl, which will offer players items like Orihime and Hikoboshi outfits. The events will last from August 5 to August 14.

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The second is Obon, which will take place from August 10 to August 16. It will offer items like Eggplant Cow and Cucumber Horse.

The Bug-off event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Bug-Off events took place on the fourth Saturday of every month during the summer. As northern hemisphere players are still encountering the summer season, they can still take part in the Bug-off on August 28.

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This is a great opportunity to get your hands on one of the three Bug-off trophies and some limited-time items. The Bug-off will be the third and final event for the northern hemisphere and will return next year. Players can get limited items like Bug cage and Bug Wand through the event.

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What are your thoughts on the 1.11 update? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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