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Animal Crossing: New Horizons welcomes back acorns and pine cones as Autumn takes over

Animal Crossing: New Horizons autumn
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has welcomed back acorns and pine cones as well as seasonal DIY recipes. 

Autumn has officially reached Animal Crossing: New Horizons as Isabelle announces the return of seasonal items; acorns and pine cones. These crafting materials can be obtained by shaking your island’s trees from September 1 - December 1.

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Acorns are well worth collecting as they can be used to make the adorable Acorn pochette, which is literally just a big acorn disguised as a bag, as well as the yellow leaf pile which can give your island the perfect seasonal feel. Not only this but they also fetch a few hundred bells from Nook’s Cranny. 

As for the pine cones, these bad boys can be found hiding in cedar trees and can again be shaken down easily. Despite having a low drop rate, pine cones are easily obtainable due to dropping similar to tree branches, which will continue to fall for as long as players keep shaking. With this crafting supply, players will be able to craft the Tree's bounty little tree.

This is the second Autumn-inspired addition to have made its way into Animal Crossing: New Horizons this year, after Isabelle announced the return of the grape-harvest basket last week. 

If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, don’t worry - there’s still plenty of other seasonal items making their way to you this month too including spring bamboo which can be used to craft the likes of the bamboo wand and can be sold for 200 bells per piece. 

Find out what kind of seasonal celebrations will be kicking off towards the end of the year with our upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons events list. 

Hope Bellingham

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.