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The January Update is the next free update (Ver 1.7.0) for Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) coming on January 28th, featuring Festivale, Pave the peacock, and seasonal items!!!

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January Update Latest Info

Ver.1.7.0 To Go Live!

Patch DateJanuary 28th (※ Time Unspecified)

※ Note that the update is likely to release on Jan 28th at 10am Japan time, which is 8pm EST on the 27th. It is not clear if the update will be available this early for players outside of Japan, however!!!

Version 1.7 of the game is set to go live on January 28th, 2021. The Festivale event, which takes place on February 15th, as well as other seasonal items will go live along with this patch.

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Announcement & Trailer

Check out the official trailer for the January patch in the above tweet!

Festivale Event

Event DateFebruary 15th (Monday)

February 15th will bring with it the exciting Festivale event. Here you'll be tasked with collecting feathers for Pavé, the elaborately dressed Peacock. Perhaps you'll be able to get exclusive items by taking part in these festivities?

January Update (Ver. 1.7.0)

Festivale Furniture & Clothing On Sale

Festivale Items
Purchasable FromFebruary 1st

At the beginning of February, you'll be able to purchase special Festivale furniture and Festivale clothings from the Nook's Cranny and Able Sisters shops. Try to get them all while you're able to!

New Special Reactions

A new set of reactions will also be available for purchase starting February 1st. The "Viva Festivale" set will only be available from Feb 1st to 15th at Nook's Cranny. Make sure you pick these up before the event!

Setsubun Items & Clothing


Starting February 1st, you'll also be able to obtain special items and clothing related to the Japanese tradition of Setsubun. You'll get special beans, which are thrown at people wearing an Oni (a demon-like creature), in an effort to remove bad spirits and bring fortune to the household. If you're not familiar with this event, why not give it a try?

Other Seasonal Events

Other seasonal limited items are available for purchasing at Nook Shopping. These include Valentine's Day chocolate and bouquets, as well as items from a variety of other world events!

Lunar New Year

List Of Seasonal Items

Complementary Maracas!


Shake off the cold winter weather with some complementary Maracas - all players will receive these as a thank you for updating the game. Use them to enliven your Festivale celebrations!

Next Update Is In March


Animal Crossing New Horizon's next free update is schedule to come out in March! This is going to include some sort of a collaboration with the Mario franchise, so it's likely we'll be getting Mario-related items (as was the case in past games!)

Mario Items From Past AC Games

Upcoming Events

(Feb 15th)

The only remaining major event in the game is Festivale, to be added in the January 28th update. There may be other events added in the future, however!

Full Event Calendar

Mario Collab Event In March

Mario Collab Event

During last year's 35th Anniversary Mario event, a collaboration was announced between ACNH and the Mario franchise! The actual update will be coming in March, and we're expecting Mario-related items to be added!

Mario Collaboration Event Info

How To Update Your Game

Press The "+" Button On The Home Screen


Your game will automatically update as long as you're connected to the internet, though it may take a while before the download actually starts. If you want to manually check for game updates, select ACNH on your Switch's home screen and press the "+" button. Then go to Software Updates and download it manually.

Try Restarting Your Switch

If the game doesn't seem to be updating, it can be worth it to just turn your Switch device off and on. Hold the power button and select restart to do this.

Match Versions With Local Users


If you don't currently have an internet connection, it's actually possible to receive the latest software from another Switch device that has it already installed. Select the bottom option in the Software Update tab to do this!

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