Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct: Everything you need to know

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Nintendo's Animal Crossing New Horizons has been a well-loved game on the Switch because of its fun and quirky features. With a massive stream on the horizon, ACNH players will soon learn about the next big update for the game!

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Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct event.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released on Nintendo Switch in March 2020. The company has sold more than 33 million copies of the game, to date--making New Horizons the most successful Animal Crossing game.

The next chapter for the massive game is coming with a new update (ironically) on the horizon. Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct will soon give fans a look ahead at what's coming.

ACNH Direct schedule

Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct will kick off on Friday, October 15th at 10am EST (3pm BST.)

The announcement also revealed that it will be "roughly 20 minutes" long, and will consist of information on upcoming content for the game.

A tweet from the official Animal Crossing Twitter account, as announced by Isabelle, said the show will discuss “the content coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in November.”

About time for a proper update

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ACNH players have felt a little impatient with the lack of new content.

Since new content has been coming in the form of limited-edition items in the Nook Shopping app, holiday celebrations, and general maintenance, Nintendo has acknowledged their lack of new content last July. They noted that they will be bringing new stuff later this year, and ACNH Direct is the perfect time to show it off.

March 2021 was the last time the game got a considerable post-launch update - but more could be coming in November.

So what's coming?

Two weeks ago, Nintendo Direct teased the possible return of avian barista Brewster and his cafe, The Roost. Outside of this, fans don't have much to go on for what could be next for the biggest Animal Crossing game yet.

Note that content will be arriving in-game the following month and there has been no specific date beyond November that has been confirmed.