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Autumn has hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons with the addition of a new seasonal item

Animal Crossing: New Horizons grape harvest basket
(Image credit: Nintendo)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is gearing up for Autumn as Nintendo introduces another limited-time seasonal item. 

Announced via the official Animal Crossing UK Twitter account, players will now be able to pick up a grape-harvest basket from Nook Shopping. The basket appears as a clothing item and has no practical use however, only costs 800 bells. Which is well worth it if you plan to go all out this Autumn. 

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Unfortunately, for those hoping for new items in the game, the harvest basket was also released around the same time last year. If you missed out on grabbing one last time though, you better act fast as the grape-harvest basket is only available from September 1 - 30, 2021. 

Nintendo has steadily been adding limited-time items into the game since its release from the likes of a cucumber horse and an eggplant cow, a rodeo-style springy ride-on, Cowherd and Weaver Girl Day items, and more. However many players have been disappointed by these editions hoping instead for a more substantial update to the game. 

That isn’t to say that Nintendo has completely neglected the island life sim altogether, as it did recently promise that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will get "more free content" later this year. Whether this means more vegetable animals or some kind of island expansion is yet to be revealed, however, we have our fingers crossed for the addition of fan favourite NPC Brewster soon. 

If you’ve had your fair share of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll already know what to expect from Autumn, however, if you’re new - here’s what you’ve got to look forward to. 

Not only will everyone’s islands (in the Northern Hemisphere) receive a Fall makeover which will add orange and red trees, acorns, mushrooms, and more but you’ll also have events such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turkey Day and Halloween to enjoy throughout the season. 

See what else the rest of the year will have to offer with our upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons events guide. 

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.