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Animal Crossing: New Horizons update brings Redd’s Treasure Trawler, garden shop, museum art gallery and more

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a big update this week.

Nintendo has detailed the first major update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Due for release this Thursday, April 23, the patch brings new features, characters and kicks off a new in-game event.

Leif joins with his Garden Shop, which sells decorative items like flower seeds, shrubs and foliage. There's also Jolly Redd, who occasionally rolls around in his boat and sells unique furniture colours (not available in Nook’s Cranny) and in-game art.

Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler does have some fake art pieces, however, similar to other Animal Crossing games. It's up to you to figure out which are forgeries and which are genuine. The legitimate art you buy can be donated to the island museum to open an art gallery.

Nintendo also revealed four in-game events taking place from now until the end of June. This all kicks off with Nature Day (April 23-May 4), and we've rounded all of them up below:

  • Nature Day (April 23-May 4) - during the Nature Day period, special Nook Miles challenges will be available that focus on nature-inspired goals, such as planting trees and watering flowers.
  • May Day Tour (May 1-7) – in the first week of May, players can use a one-time May Day Ticket at the island airport to head out on a limited-time tour to an island that looks different than the usual mystery island tours. A special visitor who looks familiar might also be there.
  • International Museum Day (May 18-31) – to celebrate International Museum Day, players can take part in a Stamp Rally. After receiving a special stamp card, players can enjoy viewing fish, insects and fossils while collecting stamps at the various museum exhibits to earn an in-game reward.
  • Wedding Season (June 1-30) – during a nuptial-themed June, players can visit Harvey’s island to meet the married couple Reese and Cyrus, as well as help arrange and take anniversary photos with them in the wedding-picture studio. Players will get wedding-themed items as a token of the couple’s gratitude.

We recently updated our massive Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide with a quick page on how to upgrade Nook’s Cranny. Our ever-evolving bug prices and fish prices guides can also save you in a pinch.

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