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Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch notes gets you ready for the Festivale and adds new seasonal items

Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch notes
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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch notes are here to get you ready for the upcoming Festivale event. 

Nintendo revealed the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale event earlier this week. Peacock dancer Pavé will be making a visit to your islands next month for a musical feather-laden fest, where you can get your hands on new reactions. The latest patch prepares you for the event, with the added bonus of giving you a pair of red Maracas in the mail for downloading the update. 

Excitingly, the update also adds new seasonal items. These new goodies will be available to purchase from your Nook Stop terminal for a limited time under the seasonal tab. The items include a Bean-tossing kit, a Starry cheer megaphone, a football rug, and a Resetti model. Yes, that's right, for the first time ever, Resetti is making an appearance in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in miniature form to celebrate Groundhog Day. The model is available until February 2, so make sure you snap it up while you can. 

From February 1, Festivale clothing will also begin to appear in your Able Sisters shop, so you can sort out an outfit fit for the occasion ahead of the event itself, which is set to start on February 15. More seasonal items are also set to come to New Horizons for Valentine's Day, with heart bouquets and chocolates. 

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Outside of the new goodies and upcoming Festivale event, the latest patch also irons out some bugs and addresses an issue that was preventing some players from receiving the mermaid fence recipe from Pascal, which is part of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons mermaid DIY recipe set.

Nintendo released the latest 1.7.0 update today, so if you've popped into the game, you should have been prompted to download the patch. If you need a rundown on adding the update, you can also check out our trusty how to update Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide.

You can see the full list of patch notes  as detailed by Nintendo below: 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 1.7.0 patch notes

General Updates

  • A seasonal event, Festivale, has been added.
  • The following content has also been added:
  • Additional limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping.

Fixed issues 

  • Fixed an issue preventing players from receiving the mermaid fence recipe from Pascal.
  • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.

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