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Animal Crossing: New Horizons April Update Will Add Leif, Redd And More

A massive free update is confirmed involving new visitors, features and events!

The much-awaited free April update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is arriving on April 23rd 2020 and it brings along quite a few exciting events. In a video posted on Tuesday morning, Nintendo revealed all the new additions that are coming to ACNH on Nintendo Switch. Here’s what players can expect to see in this bumper update.

Leif the Sloth’s Garden Shop

The cute sloth will have his very own Garden Shop where he will sell flower seeds and bushes (like the pink-azalea, white-azalea and more). This gives players the option to add beautiful bushes on their islands to make them even more beautiful.

Jolly Redd is Back

Jolly Redd, the fox, will occasionally arrive to the island on a ‘treasure trawler’ to sell art and furniture in exchange for Bells. Beware, he could have counterfeit art as well, just like he did in previous Animal Crossing games. If you end up with a real piece of art, you can donate it to Blathers’ Museum. Jolly Redd might also bring some furniture in unique colors.

Museum Expansion

If you donate the genuine artwork that you buy from Jolly Redd, Blathers will expand the art gallery in the game. It will include sculptures and paintings.

Upcoming Events in April and June

Nature Day (April 23 – May 4)

Originally assumed to be named Earth Day, Nintendo has confirmed that there will be a nature-based event but it will be called Nature Day (like the previous Animal Crossing games). The Nook Miles challenges will include tasks like planting shrubs, trees and more. It won’t be just for one day, so players can make the most of this limited-time event.

May Day (May 1 – May 7)

Another limited-time event that has been announced is the May Day Tour. Players can go on an island through the Dodo Airlines with a May Day Ticket. There will be a special character waiting for you there.

International Museum Day (May 18 – May 31)

To commemorate International Museum Day, ACNH will have a stamp rally which will give you in-game rewards. Viewing the exhibits at the museum just got even more fun.

Wedding Season (June 1 – June 30)

June is wedding season in New Horizons where players can be a part of Cyrus and Reese’s wedding. At Harvey’s island, players can arrange the wedding festivities and help them take anniversary photos in the wedding picture studio. This will give you some sweet wedding-themed items.