Animal Crossing: A winter update for New Horizons has been released that adds events for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This brings the switch feel to version 1.6.0 with a variety of other fixes and changes.
The big additions in the winter update are Turkey Day (November 26th) and Toy Day (December 24th), bringing together new NPCs and events. In the former, the turkey Franklin seems to help make a feast. On Toy Day, reindeer jingles arrive to give out presents.
New Year’s items will also be available for purchase at Nook’s from December 26th to 31st.
This update also allows you to transfer stored data between systems. Previously, you couldn’t move to Switch Lite or regain your saves after losing or selling your Switch. Now you can do that. This is good news for many who want this feature. Here’s how to transfer Animal Crossing: New Horizons save.
Some other features that Animal Crossing fans wanted and expected, such as the new Nook extension and the introduction of the series pigeon barista Brewster, haven’t appeared in the game yet. It has not been announced.
Many of the changes introduced in this update can be found in the full patch notes below.
Ver. 1.6.0 Update Note
- Two seasonal events have been added: Turkey Day and Toy Day.
- Residents can request access to resident services to increase their storage capacity at home.
- Luna can now provide random dream destinations by selecting the “Surprise me” option.
- New features have been added for transferring stored data between different systems.
- This feature only transfers saved data Animal Crossing: New Horizons.. If necessary, also use the “Transfer User Data” function of Nintendo Switch.
- The following content has also been added:
- Additional Nuuk Mile exchange items.
- Additional limited-time seasonal items from Tom Nook Shopping.
- Additional DIY recipes using seasonal ingredients.
- Additional Animal Crossing Pocket Camp collaboration item.
- Other tweaks and fixes have been made to improve the gameplay experience.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was one of the biggest success stories of 2020 and is currently the second best-selling game on Switch.