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The Game Changing Update For Animal Crossing

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FIU chapter.

Animal Crossing unexpectedly dropped the 2.0 update on November 3rd and the massive amount of content and gameplay took every player by surprise. People all over the world have played Animal Crossing New Horizon almost every day since April 2020 and after experiencing every holiday, special event, and catching all the fish and bugs, the game became very stale. It felt like a chore opening up the game but the latest and final update sucked everyone back in.

Here is what everyone thought was the best part of the update:

The Roost

Brewster is Blathers ol’ pigeon pal who used to run a café in a museum and has an obsession with gyroids. After opening the new café, The Roost, we got to meet past villagers who have long left the island and catch up. We also got to meet old NPC players from old AC games who just randomly stopped by.

Harv’s Island

Harv’s Island was the spot to take pictures and videos of your villagers or any amiibo character. It got old pretty fast. For the update, Harv opened up his island to start a business co-op collective. Many of the co-ops consist of people nobody has seen before: Leif’s plant, Sahara’s rugs, and wallpaper, Redd’s art, and Kicks’ accessories and shoes. There are also past characters who are reviving their roles such as Karina, the fortune-telling gig, Cyrus and Reese, the furniture refurbishing team, and Tortimer who gives players access to our home storage. While it is costly to set it all up, it is very nice to have everyday access to these characters when they’re not visiting the island.

There are so many things to enjoy about this final update!

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