Animal Crossing Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Animal Crossing RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Nintendo Announces May Animal Crossing Updates https://www.gameskinny.com/5e9fs/nintendo-announces-may-animal-crossing-updates https://www.gameskinny.com/5e9fs/nintendo-announces-may-animal-crossing-updates Mon, 26 Apr 2021 13:37:43 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 might still be on the, well... horizon, but there's a new Animal Crossing update coming for May anyway. Some are returning events, though Nintendo is promising a new twist on these, in keeping with an earlier promise from 2020.

May Day (April 29 - May 7)

May Day is back again, giving you a May Day ticket for travel to an event-exclusive Nook Miles Island. There's a maze, some prizes, and a furry familiar face. There's also our May Day guide if you don't feel like puzzling your way through on your own.

International Museum Day (May 18 - May 31)

International Museum Day is also back, with Blathers' museum rally and stamp collecting in tact.

Wedding Season (June 1 - June 30)

Wedding Season survives in tact as well with special furniture and fashion available to decorate your ideal wedding scene in Photopia or anywhere on the island.

New Seasonal Items

One new addition in the Animal Crossing update is cheese. Not for eating, mind you, but to celebrate Cheese Rolling. Mother's Day and Father's Day items will also be available at the relevant times.

[Source: Nintendo of America]

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale Update Out in a Jiffy https://www.gameskinny.com/18y2q/animal-crossing-new-horizons-festivale-update-out-in-a-jiffy https://www.gameskinny.com/18y2q/animal-crossing-new-horizons-festivale-update-out-in-a-jiffy Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:43:12 -0500 Josh Broadwell

The first Animal Crossing: New Horizons update of 2021 releases January 28, paving the way for Pavé and the ultra-stylish Festivale on February 15.

As always, since Pavé's introduction in Animal Crossing: City Folk, the dancer extraordinaire tasks players with finding and retrieving colored feathers. The reward is usually Festivale-themed furniture, and while the New Horizons Festivale trailer Nintendo posted doesn't mention furniture directly, there are some hints of what's to come.

The trailer shows an ostentation of peacock-themed furniture, bedecked with feathers, dotting the island as residents make their way to a dance platform to show off their moves. Aside from the furniture, it seems certain the New Horizons update will introduce at least one Festivale reaction.

Nintendo is still making good on its promise of regular New Horizons updates in 2021. The Festivale trailer teases another free update scheduled for sometime in March.

What that might bring is anyone's guess. We've seen shady art dealers, fireworks, deep sea diving and more so far, though there's still a distinct lack of pigeon baristas and enigmatic fortune tellers on the island Nintendo will hopefully addresses soon.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update Adds Two AR Camera Modes https://www.gameskinny.com/td2vc/animal-crossing-pocket-camp-update-adds-two-ar-camera-modes https://www.gameskinny.com/td2vc/animal-crossing-pocket-camp-update-adds-two-ar-camera-modes Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:40:53 -0500 Josh Broadwell

A new Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp update brings campers closer to their favorite villagers thanks to two new augmented reality modes.

The first is AR Camera mode. It transports animals and even pieces of furniture into a real-world setting for some unique photo opportunities. Nintendo released a trailer alongside the information, showing a list of what looks like every animal in Pocket Camp usable in the mode, including Isabelle.

As with Pokemon GO, just make sure to keep safety in mind and be aware of the surrounding area.

The second mode is AR Cabin. This one lets players enter an AR cabin (of course) and hang out with their animal friends "face-to-face," or as face-to-face as AR can be. Players can customize the cabin to suit their tastes and invite eight animals to join them.

Pocket Camp lets players place the cabin door overlay anywhere, but again, keep safety in mind here.

The update also lets players decorate certain areas outside their direct campsite now, a la New Horizons.

Finally, Nintendo is offering a free month of the Furniture and Fashion Plan for new and veteran players alike. The plan adds more storage and chances for exclusive items among other things. After the free month, the subscription automatically renews for $7.99 per month until it's canceled.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Winter Update Adds Holidays, Save Transfers https://www.gameskinny.com/qi0ps/animal-crossing-new-horizons-winter-update-adds-holidays-save-transfers https://www.gameskinny.com/qi0ps/animal-crossing-new-horizons-winter-update-adds-holidays-save-transfers Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:44:44 -0500 Josh Broadwell

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons winter update goes live on November 19, bringing back Turkey Day and Toy Day celebrations alongside several additional enhancements. As ever, the new New Horizons update is free, though some events do require the Resident Services building.

Turkey Day falls on November 26 in 2020 and sees Franklin the master chef turkey return. He'll set up shop in the plaza and ask for help finding ingredients for a reward.

The following holiday is Toy Day, celebrated on December 24. Jingle the Black-Nosed Reindeer makes his holly-jolly way to islands everywhere and asks for help distributing presents.

Festive-minded islanders can get in the winter spirit even earlier. The Animal Crossing winter update adds new winter-themed DIY recipes crafted with special ornaments dropped from shaking lighted trees.

From December 1 through December 25, the Nooklings' store and the Able Sisters add holiday-themed items to their inventory rotation, and from December 26 through December 31, players can find New Year's items at the Nooklings' shop.

Players can exchange Nook Miles for a new set of reactions, including sitting down and showing excitement, and a new set of hairstyles, such as an Afro and a shaved style.

Island save transfer is finally a thing, and it lets individual residents transfer their data to a new system as well.

Finally, the Animal Crossing winter update adds more storage for those who already expanded their home all the way — up to 2,400 item slots.

While it's a shame other winter holidays are once again not represented in the latest iteration of Animal Crossing, perhaps Nintendo may add them in one of the game's promised new event updates.

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Nintendo Has More In-Game Events Planned for Animal Crossing: New Horizons https://www.gameskinny.com/ertko/nintendo-has-more-in-game-events-planned-for-animal-crossing-new-horizons https://www.gameskinny.com/ertko/nintendo-has-more-in-game-events-planned-for-animal-crossing-new-horizons Tue, 10 Nov 2020 13:35:57 -0500 Josh Broadwell

It's been a busy year so far for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. After getting established on our islands back in March, we've been attacked by fleets of Bunny Day eggs, shaken down by jolly fraudsters, and recruited for spooky deeds by a mysterious pumpkin-headed figure.

In the normal course of affairs, Toy Day, New Years, and Festivals round off the event calendar before it starts again. Nintendo doesn't plan on New Horizons running the normal course of affairs, though.

During Nintendo's recent earnings call, company President Shuntaro Furukawa said the goal is keeping New Horizons fresh. He said:

Going forward, we will continue to implement in-game events and would like to create a situation where consumers will keep enjoying the game for a long time.

This will be the first year-end sales season for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and we hope even more people will take that opportunity to purchase the game.

Thus far, New Horizons updates have added more than just holidays. They included things such as diving and fireworks shows, alongside more important updates like backup save support.

There's no telling what Nintendo might have in store for the future. Even aside from brand-new content, there's still a fair bit New Horizons doesn't have yet, including Brewster's Café and Katrina the Fortune Teller, not to mention former town mayor Tortimer.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates and news.

[Source: Nintendo Japan via Nintendo Everything]

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Every Video Game Halloween Event in October 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:41:13 -0400 Josh Broadwell

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Torchlight 3 Halloween — Gears 'N' Goblins Update

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The Torchlight 3 Halloween update brings the pets along for the ride. Players can rescue three new Halloween-themed pets from bosses and dungeons: the Midnight Cat, Spooky Retriever, and Dragonling Spirt. Each with a special skill that summons skeletons in battle, but the pets are only available until December.

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Aside from battle-pups, the update introduces the Ancient Ember gear set and two new skills along with it, plus new fort decorations and two new weapons: Sword of the Lost and Lightning Baller mace.

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And that's it for now! Feel free to bookmark this page for more Halloween event updates throughout October! If you found this list frightfully delightful, please consider sharing it! 

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker Halloween: Haunted Frontier

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker's Halloween event is Haunted Frontier, full of spooky haunted ships that put your bravery — and desire for salvage — to the test.

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The update, which is live now on Steam, turns any ship into a potential ghost ship. Things start deteriorating as you gather materials and fend off rogue AI nodes. Lights flicker on and off. Air gets sucked out of the room. And somewhere deep in the ship, unsettling sounds can be heard...

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Should you make it out alive, you can show off your hard-earned rewards with new stickers and badges.

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Hunt: Showdown Halloween Event

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Hunt: Showdown has its first-ever Halloween event on now until November 4, with a gourd-full of ghoulish events and treats to earn.

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Players earn Event Points for special equipment and other items by doing the following:

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There's only so many Event Points you can earn each day, but using the special Halloween item Wormseed Shot increases the points earned by 25%.

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1,000 Event Points are needed for all the event's special gear. Any points earned over that will be converted into Blood Bonds once the event ends.

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Minecraft Halloween in the Minecraft Marketplace

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Minecraft Halloween celebrations run through November 2, with frights aplenty in the Minecraft Marketplace. Mojang's got Halloween-themed maps and items in store there, plus Halloween Collections to choose from in the Character Creator and Marketplace.

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Until November 2, you can grab a free Halloween skin pack and Halloween character creation item for free. These will still be available to get after November 2, but they won't be free then.

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[Source: Mojang]

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Fire Emblem Heroes Halloween  Special Heroes (Dragons Harvest)

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Fire Emblem Heroes' Halloween event runs through November 7 at 7:59 p.m. EST and offers a chance to summon four new Halloween-themed units:

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  • Harvest Goldoan Dheginsea (Radiant Dawn)
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  • Harmonic Hope Ninian and Tiki duo unit (Binding Blade and Shadow Dragon)
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As always, the seasonal Fire Emblem Heroes' units come with a new Paralogue event, Dragons Harvest.

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No Man's Sky Halloween Update

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Head back to the outer reaches of the galaxy to find some new loot in the No Man's Sky Halloween update. Brave explorers can scour Desolation's wrecked vessels again to find a new item, Tainted Metal, and have a chance to snag some Quicksilver. But it comes at a cost. The freighters are full of new treats and a security system gone haywire.

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Trade Tainted Metal with the Scrap Dealer to get new base decorations and additional customization options, or you can stockpile it to exchange for the Horrific Flesh-Helmet.

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Scrap Dealers also have Orange Pustules and Detoxified Slimes for infesting and purifying bases.

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[Source: Hello Games]

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PixARK Halloween

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PixARK Halloween brings a spooky makeover to the survival game from now until November 2, with costumes and treats galore.

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Things kick off at the main menu, which is getting a Halloween re-skin. The main attraction is the Pumpkin Soul Reaper though.

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When you defeat the Pumpkin Soul Reaper, it might drop:

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The Firework and Broomstick only last seven days, but you have a slight chance of getting a permanent one from defeating Ancient Wyvern King, Beach Bully, and Aurora Butterfly King enemies.

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Then there's candy grenades, Halloween decorations, a creepy scarecrow costume, and plenty of events to make the most out of the season.

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[Source: Steam Community]

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Apex Legends Halloween: Fight or Fright 2020

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Apex Legends' Halloween Fight or Fright event is back with Shadow Royale and more from now until November 3.

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Shadow Royale sees night fall on Kings Canyon and its trio matches. When a Legend falls, they're reborn in Shadow form with a thirst for vengeance.

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This year's event sees several all-new skins plus re-imagined versions of last year's, including Sweet Dreams Caustic and Wicked Harvest Bloodhound. Skins from last year are available on rotation in the in-game store as part of bundle offers or special offers.

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There's a set of exclusive rewards in the event's Prize Track too with skins, charms, and more.

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[Source: EA]

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War of The Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Halloween Special

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War of the Visions is celebrating Halloween with two featured UR summons and a bucketful of rewards. Players can summon UR Little Leela and UR Rairyuu from now until November 10, both in Halloween attire with appropriate skills to match.

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The Halloween Special also includes a Rewards From the Producer reward period from now until November 10. It features:

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  • 1 Rainbow Fragment of Thought
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  • 50 Adamantite (Large)
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  • 50 Armor Pot
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In a separate update, new players who start the game get a 7-day free summon period where a UR summon is guaranteed.

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From October 28 through Halloween, players can take advantage of 6-UR Guaranteed Step Up 10x Summon, which guarantees:

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There's also a  5-step 10x Summon which guarantees a MR+ unit or vision card on steps 1-4 and UR “Exorcists” on step 5.

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And there's even more, from daily login bonuses and Halloween Challenge Missions to a spoopy new Halloween-themed game icon.

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GTA Online Halloween Bunker Series

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GTA Online has a bunker full of frightful delights this Halloween. Halloween Bunker Series features triple RP and GTA$ plus three Slasher maps: the depths of the bunker, the silo, and The Diamond.

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Taking part in the Halloween Adversary modes such as Beast Vs. Slasher and Come Out To Play doubles your RP and GTA$.

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The peyote plants are back, in keeping with the spooky season, though Rockstar isn't saying what they'll transform you into yet. Nightclub income rates are going up as part of the event, and there'll be an influx of Freemode Events with triple payouts through October 28.

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[Source: Rockstar Games]

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Mortal Shell Halloween: Rotten Autumn

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Mortal Shell's first content update just so happens to be a Halloween update called Rotten Autumn.

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After downloading the update, speak with Gorf to unlock a new mini-quest. Completing it earns you new shades to deck out your Shell with. And you can show the world just how you spruced up your Shell with Mortal Shell's brand-new photo mode.

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There's also a separate download alongside Rotten Autumn that adds a new soundtrack for boss fights, courtesy of Rotting Christ.

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Those who haven't jumped into Mortal Shell yet can do so with a limited-time 20% discount for the digital version on PS4 and PC. That same discount isn't live for Xbox players yet, but it will be come October 27. 

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Mortal Shell's physical version releases November 3 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the U.S., then on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and PC (case containing a key) in Europe and October 30 for Xbox One in Europe.

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Fortnite Halloween — Fortnitemares 2020

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King Midas is back from the great beyond in Fortnite's Fortnitemares 2020 event from now until November 3, and he's giving you the chance to wreak havoc on friend and foe alike.

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When you're eliminated in a Solo, Duos or Squads match, you get the chance to return as a Shadow in Nitemare Royal. Attack surviving players from the shadows and even possess vehicles to bring their game to an end.

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That's the trick side of things, but the island has plenty of treats in store too. You can get your hands on the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, Fiend Hunter Crossbow, a special Midas invention, and of course, candy.

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There's a suite of Fortnitemares challenges where you can unlock costumes and weapon skins such as the Smash-O'-Lantern Pickaxe and Midas' Shadow Wrap.

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Finally, on Halloween night (October 31) at 9 p.m. EST, award-winning reggae singer J Balvin kicks off the Afterlife Party at the Party Royale Main Stage.

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[Source: Epic Games]

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PUBG Mobile Infection Mode

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PUBG Mobile's Infection Mode is back from the dead from now until November 9, with new content, themes, costumes, and plenty of zombies.

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Infection Mode's classic combat returns, pitting a team of Defenders against a team of Zombies in an all-or-nothing fight. Zombies — sporting Halloween masks, if you so choose —  can only use melee attacks, but fallen Defenders transform into Zombies with chances for form shifts and stat buffs.

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If it all gets too much for the Defenders, they transform into Vanquishers when their team is down to three members. Foes they vanquish can't be resurrected.

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These hellish fights unfold across maps decked out with pumpkins, gravestones, and other seasonal paraphernalia. More costumes and decorations are planned before the end of the event.

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World of Tanks Halloween — Burning Games

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Free-to-play war game World of Tanks is hosting the Burning Games Halloween event until October in partnership with Korn and their new video for "Finally Free." It's a chance for Tier V and higher vehicles to complete challenges and earn special items and take part in the new Wasteland map.

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In World of Tanks Wasteland, tanks start with 1 HP and have to attack others to replenish it. Players can attack allies to restore teammates' health, and respawning increases the tank's overall power.

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From October 16 through October 31, players can join The Way of the Raider 60-stage event to earn XP, camo, and the two new tanks featured in Korn's music video.

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Finally, from October 24 through October 31, World of Tanks brings back Mad Games, a limited-time chance to outfit your tanks with the wildest abilities possible.

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Red Dead Online: The Halloween Pass

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It's spooky time at the Red Dead Online corral, with the game's first-ever Halloween Pass. Now through November 16, players can get their hands on wagon-loads of Red Dead Online Halloween rewards, ranging from weapons and costumes to decorations for the tavern. Everything acquired during the event lasts after it ends.

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The Halloween Pass is available in the progress menu or the Wheeler, Rawson & Co selection.

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 runs from October 23 at 9 p.m. EST through November 3 at the same time and offers the first chance to get your hands on Galarian Yamask among other things.

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Completing the Halloween Special Research "A Spooky Message Unmasked" gets you one step closer to finding both Galarian Yamask and Spiritomb. Other Field Research tasks will also center around Halloween themes during the event.

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Ghost-type Pokemon will be more common in the wild, in Raids, and in Eggs. You might even find a costumed Gengar in Raids or hatch a Sableye in costume if you're lucky.

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Talking of Raids, Darkrai takes center stage for five-star Raids, but there's more Halloween Raid goodness in store.

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On October 31 from 11 a.m. local time through 5 p.m. local time, there's a higher chance Alolan Marowak will show up in Raids.

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There's a special Halloween Cup from October 26 at 4 p.m. EST through the end of the event where only Poison, Dark, Bug, Ghost, and Fairy Pokemon can compete, and they have to have less than 1,500 CP.

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It just wouldn't be Halloween without costumes. Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 amps up the costume game with a Gengar onesie, Sableye goggles, Pikachu mask, and more, along with bundles in the in-game shop.

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Finally, there's an all-new event on October 26, the Catch Mastery event, which we cover in more detail elsewhere.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Darkness Rising 2020

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite is back for 2020 and, like its Pokemon counterpart, you can play it safely from home.

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This year, Darkness Rising revolves around weekly events where completing tasks — brewing potions, collecting notes, and the like — earns you rewards such as extra XP, Portkeys, and books.

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The ultimate goal is finding the Dark Witch, masquerading as a Brilliant Oddity. Other oddities abound, too, including Brilliant Witch, Brilliant Dark Wizard, and Brilliant Giant Stone Hand.

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Dreams Halloween

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If you're looking for a more atmospheric experience, Dreams' Halloween event, All Hallows' Dreams, may be for you. The whole thing is user-generated, like the rest of Dreams, and All Hallows' Dreams pops up at the top of the world list when you boot the game up.

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Choosing it takes you to a dream world with different scary mansions to explore.

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Some are reportedly very scary indeed, though they have their biggest frights confined to the upper floors. Others are just fun, creepy haunted houses to explore, complete with pumpkins carved by other Dreams players and a costume zone.

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Call of Duty Halloween 2020 — Haunting of Verdansk

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Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare share a Halloween event in 2020: Haunting of Verdansk. The event runs from October 20 through November 3. It's a multi-pronged event featuring crossovers with SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but some of it does come at a cost.

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If you want the film crossover treats, you'll have to shell out for the SAW and Chainsaw Massacre bundles, both of which include skins, items, and weapons inspired by their respective franchises.

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Activision promised more Halloween-themed bundles for the in-game store, including the new Dr. Karlov bundle focused on regional Verdansk folklore and a Grim Reaper bundle.

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In addition to Trick or Treat crates with Halloween items galore, Haunting of Verdansk adds night modes to event maps, zombie battle royale, scavenger hunts, and much, much more.

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[Source: Call of Duty]

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Minecraft Dungeons Spooky Fall Halloween Event

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Spooky Fall is coming to Minecraft Dungeons from October 26 until November 3 with challenges and rewards galore.

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Seasonal Trials are summoning up ghoulish mobs for players to take on. If that weren't spoopy enough, the event turns down the lights with Night Mode — but only until the event ends.

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Completing the Season Trials earns exclusive seasonal weapons and gear, whether Night Mode is enabled or not.

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Elder Scrolls Online Halloween — Witches Festival 2021

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Elder Scrolls Online's annual Halloween Witches Festival is back once more with double XP and plenty of treats to go around. ESO's 2020 Witches Festival runs from October 22 at 10 a.m. EST through November 3 at the same time.

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If this is your first time taking part, you'll need to complete "The Witchmother's Bargain" quest from the Crown Store and earn the Witchmother's Whistle item. If you already have it, just select it from your collections to get started.

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Using the Whistle kicks off a two-hour period of bonus XP, but there's a lot more.

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Players can earn new mementos, furnishings, and Dremora and Hollowjack-themed items through Plunder Skulls earned in battle.

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Bosses drop Dremora Plunder Skulls with extra goods, including treasure maps and pages for the Grave Digger weapon style.

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There's the final evolution of the Indrik, a costume gala, grab bags, deals, and more. Check out the full details on the ESO event site.

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Overwatch Junkenstein 2020

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Overwatch's Halloween Terror 2020 event, aka Junkenstein 2020, is live now through November 3, bringing the Junkenstein's Revenge Brawl back alongside new skins and more.

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Baptiste and Ashe are added to the brawl mix as playable characters this year, and there are weekly challenges to take on to earn new skins.

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These are the new Legendary skins for the Halloween Terror 2020 event:

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  • Dai-Tengu (Hanzo)
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  • Werewolf (Winsto)
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  • Flying Dutchman (Sigma)
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  • Shin-Ryeong (D.Va)
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That's in addition to three new Epic skins:

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  • Ragdoll (Echo)
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Here' the schedule of events.

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October 13-20

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October 20-27

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  • Volatile Zomnics — zomnics explode when you get close
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  • Three They Were — take on missions with just three characters
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  • Mystery Swap — heroes get randomly changed
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  • Shocking Surprise — shock tires spawn from defeated enemies
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Overcooked! 2  Moon Harvest Festival

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Overcooked! 2's Halloween celebration isn't technically Halloween-themed. It's in honor of harvest and autumn celebrations throughout eastern Asia, but it's fall-ish, so it works.

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Better yet, it's a free update with no end time, and the content will appear in Overcooked! All You Can Eat for next-gen consoles.

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Overcooked! 2's Moon Harvest Festival introduces new kitchens themed around water and lily pad obstacles. There are five new levels total, plus three succulent-looking mooncakes to add to the menu.

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Doom Eternal Halloween 2020

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Doom Eternal's Halloween 2020 event is pretty straightforward. Until October 29, log in every day, complete campaign missions to earn XP, play Battlemode, and complete weekly challenges to unlock skins. Challenges refresh every Thursday.

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These Doom Eternal skins include:

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  • Halloween Slayer
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  • Black Widow Mancubus
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  • Webenant Revenant
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  • Cultist Marauder
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[Source: Bethesda]

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Dragalia Lost — Postmortem Panic

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Dragalia Lost's Halloween event for 2020 is Postmortem Panic, a series of increasingly difficult challenges with a slew of rewards. It's live from October 12 at 2 a.m. through October 19 at the same time, but the event rewards can be claimed until October 26 at 1:59 a.m.

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Postmortem Panic divides its missions by difficulty. Completing all the challenges at one tier earns battle charts and stratagems for unlocking the next level of quest.

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Some of these are special dragon battle challenges, pitting adventurers against the toughest of foes like Astral High Mercury.

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Victory earns wind and water tomes to unlock new skills for certain characters, while completing quests earns primal crystals used for treasure trading.

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[Source: Nintendo of America]

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Splatoon 2 Halloween Splatfest — Splatoween

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Splatoon 2 is hosting a Halloween Splatfest called Splatoween, where the Tricks face off against the Treats. The special Splatfest kicks off on October 30 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST and runs through November 1 at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST.

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During the event, players can get their tentacles on some Halloween Splatoon 2 gear, including:

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  • Li'l Devil Horns
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  • Hockey Mask
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  • Anglerfish Mask
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These will be available via a Switch News article, so make sure you're signed up to get Splatoon 2 news on your Switch system. 

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Star Citizen: Alpha 3.11 High Impact and Halloween

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Star Citizen's Alpha 3.11 update includes a bounty of additions, and among them is Star Citizen's first-ever Halloween event. It kicked off earlier this month and runs through Halloween on October 31.

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During the event, players can earn Halloween helmets and a special Day of the Vara Cutlass skin. There's a cosplay competition and even a pumpkin carving contest with plenty of "sweet prizes" in store for those who take part.

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Borderlands 3 Halloween — Bloody Harvest Returns

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Borderlands 3's Bloody Harvest Halloween event is back for October 2020. The ghoulish festivities run through November 5, and it's easier than ever to get your hands on some sweet, ghastly gear.

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To kick things off, head to Sanctuary III, and speak with Maurice. Maurice tasks you with collecting Hecktoplasm from haunted enemies, easily spotted by their ghostly green glow.

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Defeating haunted enemies spawns specters you'll need to defeat as well, and that's when you finally get ahold of Hecktoplasm.

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After collecting enough of Hecktoplasm, Maurice opens the gate to Heck, where you can chat with Captain Haunt to access a number of quests, through which you'll earn Bloody Harvest items and cosmetics.

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This year, the Bloody Harvest quests are less demanding than before, making it easier to get loot.

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  • 4 challenges completed  “A Shrinking Feeling" weapon trinket
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  • 8 challenges completed  "Message from Beyond" ECHO Device skin
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  • 12 challenges completed  "Haunted Look" shared Vault Hunter skin
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  • 15 challenges completed  "Porphyrophobia" weapon skin
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Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost 2020

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Destiny 2 brings back the Festival of the Lost and the Haunted Forest for 2020, with new weapons, triumphs, armor sets, and cosmetics for Exotics to celebrate the spookiest season of the year. Festival of the Lost 2020 is free for all Destiny 2 players and runs from October 6 through November 3. 

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Festival of the Lost 2020 adds new perk rolls for the Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story, plus new sets for a few classes:

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  • Warlock — Daywalker (vampire) Set
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  • Titan — Promethean Set
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On the official Festival of the Lost blog post, Bungie provided more information on the Halloween event. The Spider is a new NPC that gives players Cipher Decoders that unlock special chests at the end of The Haunted Forest. The chests are worth pursuing because they contain Legendary items specific to the Festival of the Lost. 

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Rounding things out, there are new Sparrow skins available, as well as festival masks and vanity items for various armor sets, including broomsticks and witch hats. 

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Resident Evil Resistance October Update

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Resident Evil Resistance has a big October update in store, which is basically a Halloween update without actually being called a Halloween update.

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Jill Valentine joins the ranks of the Survivors, with powerful weapons and her characteristic dodge mechanic from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake. And as is only fitting, Nemesis itself is a playable Mastermind for the first time. Players control Nemesis through playing as Nicholai, another new Mastermind.

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The Prison is a new map added in RE Resistance's October update, and the Uptown Raccoon City and Bemusement Park maps get a remix with new layouts.

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Finally is a slew of new costumes and weapon skins, Survivors' perks and customizable abilities, and Mastermind traps.

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[Source: Capcom]

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Grounded October Update

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Grounded’s October update adds ziplines and more to the survival game, including some Halloween-themed items. The initial announcement is relatively light on details, but players can expect decorations, recreational items, and doodads to use with friends. These include harvestable Candy Corn and a new landmark in the Frankenline, which is described as "a creepy discarded Etch-a-Sketch you can actually draw on."

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Aside from washing The Backyard in a spooky glow, the October update for Grounded does a lot on the backend as well, including fixing a handful of bugs, fine-tuning combat, and unlocking new perks. You can see the full patch notes here

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath  All Hallows' Eve

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Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath is getting some Halloween goodness with the All Hallows’ Eve character skin pack. It’s available now and is free for Aftermath owners. Those who haven’t upgraded to Aftermath yet would need to purchase the expansion, which also unlocks the Summer Heat and Femme Fatale packs from earlier in 2020. 

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Mortal Kombat 11’s All Hallows’ Eve skin pack trailer highlighted three of the included skins. One is the “Blizzard King” outfit for Sub-Zero, and then there’s the part-werewolf part-school spirit “Beast Within” skin for Johnny Cage. Then there’ “Bad Medicine” for D’Vorah, turning the Kytinn fighter into a spidery nurse from hell. 

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It’s not certain if Warner Bros. is adding anything else to Mortal Kombat 11’s Halloween event, but we’ll update if something new turns up.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Halloween

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The Halloween fun isn’t limited to New Horizons, as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp celebrates spooky season in its own way. The 2020 Pocket Camp Halloween event features a number of special activities with ghoulish treats on offer for those who complete certain goals.

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Jack comes around and demands sweet treats. Hand over bat-themed lollipops to get bat furniture as a reward, and plant pumpkins during the month’s Garden Event to nab hatbats. Jack offers exclusive items such as mystical pumpkins in return.

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Taking part in the October Fishing Tourney nets some goodies as well, with potion-themed furniture on offer every time players reach a size goal with the fish they catch.

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Then there’s a fright night gyroidite scavenger hunt, new Happy Home classes and challenges, wall and carpet sets, special cookie items and more. The Pocket Camp Halloween and October events are live now.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Halloween update is available to download for free now, and it’s bringing more than just the Czar of Halloween to the island. 

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Animal Crossing patch 1.5 paves the way for Halloween by adding Candy as an item players can purchase from the Nooklings’ store and pumpkins as growable DIY fodder.

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The patch 1.5 trailer shows players planting, watering, and harvesting at least four different pumpkin varieties and then using them in various Halloween-themed DIY recipes.

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On Halloween night (October 31), Jack himself visits the island. It’s not clear yet what he requires of the player, but all the residents will be lurking about, asking for Candy and showing off their costumes.

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The patch adds new skin tone options for players to look their creepy best as well. We’ll update with more information about what New Horizons Halloween brings to the table as it becomes available.

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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne — Fun Fright Fest

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Capcom’s brewing up a special Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Halloween event called the Fun Fright Fest, part of the hefty Title Update 5. It runs from October 15 at 8 p.m. EST through November 5 at the same time and is exclusive to the expansion.

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The Autumn Harvest Fest is returning to the base Monster Hunter: World game, but Capcom hasn’t said much about it yet.

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Fun Fright Fest (starting at 7:06 in the above trailer) sees the Seliana Gathering Hub decked out with spooky furnishings, and the handler dons a Cute Demoness outfit to celebrate the occasion. There are two special ticket types to collect during the event and trade in for loot: the Fun Fright Ticket and the VIP Fun Fright Ticket. 

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The former get doled out as daily login bonuses for the MHW Halloween event and can be used to craft armor with Decoration slots. Players can exchange the latter for in-game decorations and Layered Armor, but these are only available as random item drops. Both ticket types can be exchanged for Melding Tickets too.

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There’s at least one new set of armor coming to the Fun Fright Fest, Demon Lord Alpha+. Wearing pieces of this armor set increases the chance of getting VIP Fun Fright Tickets.

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Capcom may reveal more about Monster Hunter: World Iceborne’s Fun Fright Fest as the start date approaches, and we’ll update if that happens.

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Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without Killing Floor 2’s annual Halloween celebrations, and 2020 is no different. This year’s Halloween event is Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection, and it brings treats galore, including new weapons, maps, and cosmetics.

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Infernal Insurrection’s new map is Hallmark Station, a twisted take on London’s famous King’s Cross Station. Hallmark Station has been overrun by zeds, of course, and players must team up with fellow mercenaries to take down the demonic threat. Hellmark Station includes Survival, Endless, and Weekly modes.

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Two new HRG weapons make their debut in Killing Floor 2’s Halloween event.

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  • HRG Scorcher (Firebug class bonus) — a flare gun that marks targets by setting them on fire
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  • HRG Arc Generator (Survivalist class bonus) — fires EMP blasts in short bursts or powerful charges
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From now until November 10, Killing Floor 2 is also introducing a number of Halloween events, objectives, bonuses, and cosmetics.

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October 2020 is upon us, which means it's time for scary movies, The Simpsons Tree House of Horror, and Halloween events in all our favorite video games! While we're still on announcements from Overwatch and Apex Legends, games like Killing Floor 2Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and MHW already have their in-game-event plans laid out for the spooky season.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Summer Update Adds Fireworks, Backup Saves https://www.gameskinny.com/z7f90/animal-crossing-new-horizons-summer-update-adds-fireworks-backup-saves https://www.gameskinny.com/z7f90/animal-crossing-new-horizons-summer-update-adds-fireworks-backup-saves Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:27:57 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The Animal Crossing New Horizons summer update just keeps on giving. We knew a New Horizons summer update 2 was coming, and Nintendo recently revealed what it includes and when it launches.

The Animal Crossing New Horizons summer update for August introduces a weekly fireworks show, the dream suite, and more importantly, backup save support.

The Animal Crossing New Horizons summer update part two will be available for free starting July 30. The annual August fireworks show makes a comeback every Sunday during August and brings back Redd's raffle stand from the original Animal Crossing. You can watch regular fireworks, sure — or you can make your own using your custom designs.

The other big and long-awaited addition is New Horizons backup saves. The option to save your New Horizons island to the cloud was a notable absence when the game first launched, but it's being rectified with the summer update. 

As always with Nintendo's cloud saves, you'll need to be an active Nintendo Switch Online subscriber top take advantage of them. Later in the year, Nintendo is also adding the option to transfer your island to another Switch console.

Finally for the New Horizons summer update is the Dream Suite's return. First introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the Dream Suite lets players visit other towns, now islands, without any fear of permanent repercussions. For example, someone could visit your island to see how amazing it looks, and whatever they do while there won't actually happen since it's a dream.

It's not too different from inviting people over without giving them friends' privileges, though, so we don't quite know what the New Horizons Dream Suite will offer that's different if anything.

On top of all that, there's another New Horizons update planned for the fall. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it develops.

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Hit the Beach with Animal Crossing New Horizons' Summer Update https://www.gameskinny.com/453fg/hit-the-beach-with-animal-crossing-new-horizons-summer-update https://www.gameskinny.com/453fg/hit-the-beach-with-animal-crossing-new-horizons-summer-update Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:00:41 -0400 Josh Broadwell

With June and wedding season wrapping up in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you might be wondering what's next for Nintendo's smash-hit island sim. The answer is a big new Animal Crossing summer update that sees the return of features like swimming, as well as a few familiar faces.

The Animal Crossing summer update is actually split into two parts. Part one of the summer update goes live on July 3. As with all other previous Animal Crossing updates, this one's completely free.

The big new feature is swimming. Just like in New Leaf, you'll don a wet-suit and head out into the ocean whenever you please, then dive down to nab new deep-sea creatures for the museum.

You might run across Pascal the philosophizing otter as well. If you find a scallop for him — another item you'll dive for — he'll reward you with a DIY recipe for furniture in the Mermaid furniture set.

There's also a second new encounter with the Animal Crossing summer update — sort of. Gulliver finds his way back to your island's shores, but this time, he's wearing some rather distinct, pirate-like apparel.

Part two of the summer update is planned for early August. And while we don't know exactly what it might bring, the big fireworks background behind the announcement and the fact that Animal Crossing always has a summer fireworks show is probably a hint.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it develops.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Background Music Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/pvqjb/animal-crossing-new-horizons-background-music-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/pvqjb/animal-crossing-new-horizons-background-music-guide Mon, 08 Jun 2020 16:48:23 -0400 Ashley Shankle

If your design philosophy in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is anything like mine, you want control over visitors' experiences on your island to a certain degree. I enjoy playing with visitors' perceptions of an area via perspective and the use of sound, particularly background music.

The normal background music in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is decent enough, but it doesn't have that "it" factor many K.K. Slider tracks have that make them fun to listen to — which is why I like to set background music for each key area on my island.

For some island decorators, just plopping one of the many stereos down and turning it on is enough. For others more interested in keeping up the aesthetic and sound of an area or the entire island, setting down stereos becomes a whole project.

If you get serious about laying some sound around your island, you need to know which stereos you should be using for the best effects and how to place them discreetly but effectively.

Stereos and Sound Quality

Not all stereos are created equal, both in real life and in Animal Crossing. There are over 15 stereo items in New Horizons, between them are (from what I can tell) three distinctive audio fidelity levels with a single outlier (Portable Radio).

Audio fidelity in this context means how clear the sound is, how loud it gets, and how much bass the stereo outputs.

I've separated the game's stereo options into three categories: high, medium, and low fidelity. I'll be going into what this means for you as an island designer.

(The plain stereo images were taken from Nookpedia.)

High Fidelity Stereos

There are only two high fidelity audio players in New Horizons, one of which is available to you very early on.

These two stereos stand above the rest because they are louder than the rest when positioned properly, they have great sound quality, and they output the most bass.

  • Wooden-block Stereo
  • Hi-fi Stereo

In my extensive testing between these two, both sounded identical from all angles, volumes, and from a distance. The only difference is how they look, and how much they cost.

The Hi-fi Stereo is a whopping 82,000 Bells! Meanwhile, you can just make a bunch of Wooden-block Stereos for free and have just as high of audio fidelity.

I like to use the Hi-fi Stereo when I have no choice but to let visitors see the music player, and still want it to sound great. Otherwise, the Wooden-block Stereo does a fantastic job even compared to medium fidelity stereos that cost a handful of Bells.

Medium Fidelity Stereos

The two high fidelity stereos are a little obvious even without testing them, but the same cannot be said for the game's medium fidelity stereos.

The main visual difference between most medium and low fidelity sound systems in Animal Crossing is that the low fidelity stereos tend to be smaller, which is a feature that has its uses (more on that later).

Medium fidelity stereos tend to sound just all right, but their quality isn't up to the same level as the two high fidelity stereos, and all three of them have extra feedback noise from the speakers and/or the turntable. None of these have the bass of the two high fidelity options.

I'll be listing them below, with notes on their notable aspects.

  • Jukebox (minor crackling from the speakers, but 1x1 tile)
  • High-end Stereo (base audio quality similar to high fidelity, but lower bass and a perpetual low speaker crackle)
  • Retro Stereo (major crackling from the speakers)
Low Fidelity Stereos

And here we are, at the largest category of audio systems in the game.

Low fidelity stereos are always three things: they are 1x1 tile, they have relatively low maximum volumes, and they have a tinny quality to their audio.

In short, these stereos will work in a pinch but aren't suitable to setting the tone to an area of your island unless you specifically want the music to be muffled, tinny, or not travel far.

I like to use these when I am trying to adhere to decor and want to hide my stereos, or to create a fading impression to the music when entering or leaving an area. Anyway, we'll get to that in a bit. For now, here is the low fidelity stereo list.

  • Cherry Speakers
  • Shell Speaker
  • Cute Music Player
  • Portable Record Player
  • Bamboo Speaker
  • Cassette Player
  • Tape Deck
  • Throwback Skull Radio
  • Portable Radio (plays random music at a very low volume)

Using Stereos to Create Background Music in New Horizons

When the game initially released, you could not set stereos across your island to play different music tracks. It was my biggest disappointment in New Horizons at the time, and luckily, it has been patched to allow your auditory creativity to roam free.

Now you can place as many stereos as you like across your island, playing any music track you want at each one. Which is great, because it takes a few to ensure an area plays the music you want without being interrupted by the game's default music.

There are a number of aspects to bear in mind when trying to create background music for an area:

  • Music will only travel up to five tiles away from the stereo and be clear, though you can stand several tiles away and hear the music in the distance.
  • The closer you are to a stereo, the louder it is.
  • Every stereo is loudest when pointed south — toward the screen, to be precise.
  • Your villagers will sing a playing song regardless of whether they're nearby the stereo or not.
  • Music from stereos does not blend together much at all, meaning if you have two stereos playing different music next to each other, you will only hear the song coming out of the closest one.
  • Fences and buildings muffle audio if you are on the other side.

The last point can be a big hurdle if you have a neighborhood you're trying to create a single BGM for, but it can be a boon if you are just trying to give individual islanders yards and only want to hear the music in the yard.

The above all apply no matter the stereo you're using, from Hi-fi Stereo to Tape Deck, so you can use this information to your advantage.

Maybe you want to obscure a stereo completely, maybe you just want it to fit in. Whatever you're aiming for, you can probably figure out a solution.

I'm going to use a few parts of my island as examples, as I've used a number of tricks to force music in different areas without being a detriment their aesthetic.

Example #1

This one's going to be a little weird but stick with me. I have two songs playing in this restaurant, but I can easily have three totally separate ones. 

At my snapping turtle bun restaurant, Tonde's Torts, I have two stereos within the dining area as well as one within the snapping turtle enclosure behind the kitchen.

The first stereo is right next to me, a Wooden-block Stereo, and you can see the Jukebox at the back. These are both playing the same song.

There is a pastel Wooden-block Stereo on the ledge way at the back, that's there to turn on at my leisure and play the piano in that area. However, it can be used to grant Tonde's Torts' kitchen area its own song, which won't be heard in the rest of the restaurant.

With this setup, I have the same song on the front Wooden-block Stereo and the Jukebox. This fills the entire dining area with the song I choose. Not only that, but the cutesy "outdoor sitting area" I have set up gets the Wooden-block Stereo's music at a high enough volume for me to play the violin to the music.

The Cassette Player in the snapping turtle enclosure can only be heard at the entrance to the enclosure, or if you're standing outside of the fence closing it off. The sound does not travel well, which I want.

From this, there are a few key points to remember:

  • The sound in the snapping turtle enclosure is muffled because it's turned to the west, rather than the south.
  • The restaurant's Jukebox and Wooden-block Stereo are close enough to one another that the music does not fade within the restaurant whatsoever.
  • The pastel-painted Wooden-block Stereo on the ledge is placed facing north and close to the Jukebox, so that its music does not play over the restaurant's music, but it does play solely within the kitchen because it is sandwiched between the Jukebox and the Cassette Player.
Example #2

My boardwalk area was a pain to get up and running and still isn't complete, but it uses some tricks to either obscure the stereos or attempts to integrate them into the aesthetic. All of these are playing the same song.

Looking at the image below, how many music players do you see? Two, right? The Wooden-block Stereo at the bottom, which has been colored to blend in, and I honestly barely notice day to day, and the Jukebox at the back right.

There are actually two hidden stereos in the above image. One is behind the tuna, and the other is behind Nook's Cranny.

That's not all here, though. My boardwalk has one more hidden stereo. You'll notice it behind the popcorn maker.

Things to know about how this works:

  • Behind the tuna is a Wooden-block Stereo, and it is facing south for maximum volume.
  • Behind Nook's Cranny is a Retro Stereo, and it can really only be heard when you stand next to the store or come out of it.
  • The tinny din of the Shell Speaker serves to fade the music in or out depending on whether you're coming into the area or leaving; it is also at max volume.
  • There is a slight audio gap between Nook's Cranny and the Jukebox, because the Retro Stereo is behind the building and hence a few tiles back.
Example #3

The swamp is one area I had to cobble together sound-wise because I don't have any Bamboo Speakers. Otherwise, I'd just slap those all over the area.

Just to note, all these stereos are playing the same song.

Since I had to get a little creative with it, it serves as a reasonable example and will hopefully, give you some ideas. Though I do admit the back area has no music and needs to be finished. That section of the swamp is not featured here.

In the image below, you'll likely notice two stereos right away: the Tape Deck in front of the house, and the Wooden-block Stereo to the right behind the bamboo.

There is also an unpainted Wooden-block Stereo at the bottom, and it is up against a cliff but still pointing south. That's not all, though! There are Cherry Speakers to the left, facing north to obscure the fact they are speakers.

If we walk a little to the right...

Two more speakers appear! Another Wooden-block Stereo near the bottom against the cliff to the right, and a painted Shell Speaker behind the bamboo at the top right. These are to help ensure audio coverage.

And of course, some things to note:

  • All three Wooden-block Stereos are pointed south for maximum volume, and ideally, all three would be painted to match the area (I keep forgetting to paint the last one).
  • A stereo was set behind the house, but the music can't carry far because the building is in the way; hence the Tape Deck in the front yard.
  • To force the music to properly carry further north, I would have to place another Wooden-block Stereo north of the brown Shell Speaker.
  • The Cherry Speakers function the same as the Shell Speaker on the boardwalk, in that it serves to make the music sound as if it's fading in or out when coming or going.

I've spent a lot of time playing with the game's stereo systems attempting to get the music perfect throughout key areas on my island, and I hope all those hours of having the TV volume up way too high helps you become an even better island designer.

Decorating for sound just as much as aesthetic is hard, but getting K.K. Condor or whatever your favorite K.K. track is to play consistently in your favorite areas is well-worth the extra effort and mulling over furniture positions.

Related Content

That's it on our background music tutorial. Check out our other tips in the links above, or head over to our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides for even more. 

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Check the Weather https://www.gameskinny.com/v3wl5/animal-crossing-new-horizons-how-to-check-the-weather https://www.gameskinny.com/v3wl5/animal-crossing-new-horizons-how-to-check-the-weather Thu, 28 May 2020 11:50:23 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Most of the furniture in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be interacted with in some way, whether just turning an appliance on or playing an instrument for fun. Some pieces of furniture are more useful than others, though — and the TV is one of the most useful because it can help you check the weather. 

At key times turning the day, televisions across your island will report the weather either for that day or the next day. This gives you an opportunity to plan and prepare for some rainy weather fishing by getting some bait crafted, or it will just give you an idea of what's to come.

Some New Horizons players may not find being able to check the weather useful, but I've found it to be a helpful aid for deciding when to bother stocking up on fish bait and planning play events for my little sister. You may have your uses for it, too!

How to Check the Weather in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The TV schedule in New Horizons is not exactly the same day to day, but it is the same each week.

When you watch the morning weather reports, they will show what the weather will be for later in the day.

When you watch the afternoon and evening weather reports, they will show what the weather will be for the next day.

Morning Weather Report Schedule
  • 6:15 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. (Seven days a week)
  • 7:45 a.m. to 7:48 a.m. (Six days a week, excluding Sunday)
  • 11:45 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. (Seven days a week)
Afternoon and Evening Weather Report Schedule
  • 6:30 p.m. to 6:44 p.m. (Five days a week, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
  • 6:45 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. (Six days a week, excluding Sunday)
  • 10:45 p.m. to 10:59 p.m. (Seven days a week)

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Hopefully, this knowledge helps you with your Animal Crossing life planning, as it's helped me. I've got a TV set up in my house as well as in an open neighborhood cafe for easy viewing, since I'm forgetful.

Related Guides

That's it for checking the weather in ACNH. It's super simple, and it can really help you plan out your time on your island. We have many more Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny, so be sure to head over for more tips and tricks! 

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: Scorpion Catching Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/o3q9o/animal-crossing-new-horizons-scorpion-catching-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/o3q9o/animal-crossing-new-horizons-scorpion-catching-guide Mon, 11 May 2020 14:43:17 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons northern hemisphere players will notice tarantulas are now out of season, and here to replace them are scorpions. If you thought tarantulas were a pain to catch, you've got another thing coming when trying to catch scorpions.

Scorpions will be spawning in New Horizons from May all the way to October, but this is an insect you shouldn't wait on as they sell for 8,000 bells each! You'll want to catch scorpions whenever you can to line your pockets.

There are two methods for catching scorpions, and there's a strategy to farm them. First we'll go into the two ways you can catch scorpions without breaking a sweat, then we'll go into how you can set yourself up for farming success.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Scorpion Catching Guide

When Can You Catch Scorpions?

As stated, scorpions will be showing up on your island and elsewhere from May to October in the northern hemisphere.

If you're in the southern hemisphere, scorpions will be available from November to April.

They come out from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., so stay sharp!

How to Catch Scorpions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Tarantulas at least gave a warning when they were about to strike (jumping before dashing), making them relatively easy to catch. Scorpions don't give you that benefit.

Since scorpions will run at you without jumping first, you have to take things a little more slowly. You'll notice that when you get near a scorpion, it rears up and prepares to strike. That's the last sign before they make a run for you.

Scorpion Catching Method One

This is the most basic method, and the one I use because I'm lazy. This also works on tarantulas.

All you have to do for this method is creep towards the scorpion while holding the "A" button. 

  1. Hold "A" and creep towards the scorpion.
  2. Move towards it, still holding "A," until it goes into defensive mode.
  3. Stand still until it relaxes, still holding the "A" button.
  4. Move a bit more toward it until rears up again, still holding "A."
  5. Stand still until it relaxes, still holding the "A" button.
  6. Keep doing this until you're just close enough to swing your net down onto the scorpion!

This doesn't take much time, and you should be able to catch the scorpion with the edge of your net.

If you're scared of scorpions or aren't confident in your ability to do the above, consider the following method instead.

Scorpion Catching Method Two

This one actually ties into the scorpion farming method outlined below, but you can use it on your island as well.

This method relies on the fact that you can jump, but scorpions cannot.

Let's lay this one out step by step, too.

  1. See scorpion.
  2. Dig three holes in a row, either horizontally or vertically depending on your position from the scorpion.
  3. Walk up to the scorpion and provoke it to chase you.
  4. Run to the holes and hop over one.
  5. Swing your net and catch the scorpion.

This method is more time consuming and isn't an option if you run into one in some decorated areas. I highly recommend mastering the first method, but this way is great if you're just darned scared of these skittering menaces.

How to Farm Scorpions in New Horizons

This requires some luck, perhaps several Nook Miles Tickets, perseverance, and planning.

Scorpions spawn most frequently in flat areas, and there is one Nook Miles island that is perfect for farming these mean clackers: bamboo islands.

The basic method is to visit a bamboo island, remove all its resources, dig a safety zone, and to bait scorpions towards it for safe catching.

The only tools you actually need on a bamboo island are:

  • Shovel
  • Bug nets
  • Axe (the regular kind to chop down trees, not the stone kind)

However, there's never any guarantee you'll get a bamboo island when traveling by Nook Miles Ticket, so you may want to have your regular array of tools.

You may want two shovels, and two nets.

Step 1. Remove Everything on the Bamboo Island

Anything you can dig up or remove from the ground, you're going to want to deal with.

This means:

  1. Chop down bamboo trees with the axe, then dig up the stumps
  2. Pick all the weeds and flowers
  3. Eat coconuts found on the beaches and smash the island's rocks

What this does is makes it so other types of bugs can't spawn, except wharf roaches. You'll have to chase wharf roaches off.

Just dump anything you don't want in your inventory for this task on the beach.

Step 2. Create your Parameter

Stand in one spot, anywhere on the island, and dig out holes all around you in a square.

This is your safe zone, and is going to be where you bait scorpions into chasing you.

You can hop over the holes with ease — this is your key to success!

Step 3. Start Provoking and Catching Scorpions

It's finally time to start!

How this works is you walk or run around the island until you spot a scorpion, then make use of your safe zone. Here it is step by step:

  1. Walk around the island until you spot a scorpion.
  2. Walk up to it to get it to chase you.
  3. Run to your safe zone and hop over a hole to get into it.
  4. Catch the scorpion with your net from the safety of the other side.
  5. Rinse and repeat!

You may have to chase off wharf roaches from time to time to keep scorpions spawning, but using this method you can get an inventory full of scorpions in an hour or so and rain in those sweet, sweet bells.

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And that's how you catch scorpions and farm scorpions in AC:NH. Check out our plethora of other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny!

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: Tool Durability & How to Get Golden Tools https://www.gameskinny.com/11zim/animal-crossing-new-horizons-tool-durability-how-to-get-golden-tools https://www.gameskinny.com/11zim/animal-crossing-new-horizons-tool-durability-how-to-get-golden-tools Fri, 24 Apr 2020 14:01:00 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Once you've played Animal Crossing: New Horizons enough, you start to wonder just how long your tools really last and when you can get access to Golden tools to make island life a little less tedious.

Every primary tool type has a set amount of durability, meaning it can only be used a certain amount of times before it breaks and you have to replace it. Golden varieties of these tools last a significantly longer amount of time, at the cost of your time to craft them, as well as a Gold Nugget.

In this guide, we're going to list out the durability (uses) for each tool's variants, as well as how you can obtain the recipe for the coveted Golden version. As you might expect, getting your hands on these recipes is a time-intensive effort and you will likely be trying to get some of them for months.

It's worth noting that the Ladder and Vaulting Pole, two very important tools to have on-hand, will last forever and never break. Just don't throw them away, lest you get stuck and have to craft new ones!

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Tool Durability & How to Get Golden Tools

Tool Variants

Once Nook's Cranny gets its first upgrade, you are able to buy tools that are equal in durability to the basic upgraded tools. So an Outdoorsy Shovel or Outdoorsy Net will last the same amount of time as a regular Shovel or Net.

Worth keeping in mind, though they are a bit pricey at 2,500 Bells.

New Horizons Shovels
  • Flimsy Shovel — 40 uses
  • Golden Shovel — 200 uses
  • All other Shovels — 100 uses

How to Get the Golden Shovel

You can get the Golden Shovel recipe by helping Gulliver 30 times, after which the recipe will be mailed to you. It requires a Shovel and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

New Horizons Fishing Rods
  • Flimsy Fishing Rod — 10 uses
  • Gold Fishing Rod — 90 uses
  • All other Fishing Rods — 30 uses

How to Get the Golden Fishing Rod

You can get the Golden Fishing Rod recipe by catching every type of fish, after which the recipe will be mailed to you. It requires a Fishing Rod and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

New Horizons Nets
  • Flimsy Net — 10 uses
  • Golden Net  — 90 uses
  • All other Nets — 30 uses

How to Get the Golden Net

You can get the Golden Net recipe by catching every type of bug, after which the recipe will be mailed to you. It requires a Net and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

New Horizons Axes
  • Flimsy Axe — 40 uses
  • Golden Axe — 200 uses
  • Stone Axe — 100 uses
  • Axe — 100 uses

How to Get the Golden Axe

You can get the Golden Axe recipe by breaking a total of 100 Axes, after which the recipe will be mailed to you. It requires an Axe and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

The Golden Axe functions like the Axe and not the Stone Axe, meaning it will chop down trees after three hits.

New Horizons Watering Cans
  • Flimsy Watering Can — 20 uses
  • Golden Watering Can — 180 uses
  • All other Watering Cans — 60 uses

How to Get the Golden Watering Can

You can get the Golden Watering Can by receiving a 5-star rating for your island at Isabelle. It requires a Watering Can and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

New Horizons Slingshots
  • Slingshot 20 uses
  • Golden Slingshot — 60 uses
  • All other Slingshots — 20 uses

How to get the Golden Slingshot

You can get the Golden Slingshot recipe by popping 300 balloons, after which a golden balloon will spawn. Pop it, and it will drop the recipe. It requires a Slingshot and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

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Check out our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides and other content. You won't regret it!

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Anime Outfits: Cosplay It Up! https://www.gameskinny.com/or7z9/animal-crossing-new-horizons-anime-outfits-cosplay-it-up https://www.gameskinny.com/or7z9/animal-crossing-new-horizons-anime-outfits-cosplay-it-up Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:57:30 -0400 Ashley Shankle

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Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel Jacket

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I'm not going to say that I saved the best for last, but I am going to say this show is better than all these other shows mentioned. Probably by like five miles and a river. Which is really saying something, because most of the anime these outfits came from are really good.

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Cowboy Bebop is on a different level, however; and while this top and the alternative below may be less flashy than some of the others on this list, I do feel obligated as a fan to download and wear these. You should, too.

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That's it for our long list of anime-inspired custom designs for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! More outfits are sure to come, but these should tide you over as the community picks up steam and pumps out more fantastic tops to share with fellow New Horizons players.

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I'd be much-obliged if you took a look at our Final Fantasy outfit list, and feel free to check out one or a few of our many New Horizons guides!

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Revolutionary Girl Utena Uniform

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I might be old, I don't know. I love Utena, as repetitive and strange as it may be.

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The perfect match to this would be a proper Anthy outfit, and an island full of roses. Perhaps some never-ending staircases. Maybe a car to transform into. You know, normal stuff.

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Naruto Uzumaki Jumper

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We have all of the Big 3 represented here, right? Bleach? Check. One Piece? Check. Time for some Naruto to wrap it all up, much like the series itself did only to return as Boruto.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Mami Dress

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In the same vein as the Madoka outfit, don't go showing off fighting any witches in this thing. It's bad juju.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Dress

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You're either down with Madoka, or you're not. If you're not, you should be.

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It makes sense for so many magical girl shows to be represented among the New Horizons custom content community, but Madoka?

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Just don't go entering any contracts or anything while you wear this.

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One Piece Luffy Shirt

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How many chapters of manga does One Piece have under its arm now? How many episodes of anime? A million?

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Luffy and friends have been on an adventure for 23 years. 23 years! It's the best-selling manga ever. Who would have thought this gummy boy could last this long? Gosh.

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Steins;Gate Kurisu Top

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I hope you're not planning to time travel in New Horizons, but you better do it wearing Kurisu's top if you do. Just, uh, don't mess everything up.

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Bleach Byakuya Haori

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There aren't actually a lot of Bleach-inspired custom outfits in Animal Crossing: New Horizons just yet, despite the series being one of what the anime community knew as the Big 3 during its run — meaning it was one of the top three most popular shonen series.

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Byakuya's haori is a start, and hopefully more get made and shared.

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Dragon Ball Z Trunks Jacket

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There are not a ton of Dragon Ball Z outfits in New Horizons yet, but I expect that will change as time goes on and content creators decide that they do in fact want to look like Goku.

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For now, you'll just have to look like the most stylish half-Saiyan: Trunks. Future Trunks, to be exact. It's just too bad you can't wield a sword!

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Kill la Kill Senketsu

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I don't have much to say here, but it'd be absolutely perfect if someone would make a transformed Ryuko top so players could slap both this and the transformed top onto a wand and flip between them on the fly.

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... "EXPLOSION"!

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Konosuba's Megumin Dress

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Aqua's all right, I guess. But no one makes things explode better than Megumin.

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I said Konosuba's only for the most refined of anime fans in the last slide, didn't I? Obviously, that means people willing to wear this and spam "EXPLOSION" in Animal Crossing.

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Konosuba Kazuma Jumper

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Konosuba's only for the most refined of anime fans.

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Okay, now that we've established I'm a liar, here's Kazuma's ultra-stylish jumper.

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This one's to keep in your pocket for those days where you really just want to spam "hai kazuma desu" at your friends in Animal Crossing. Because I do, and do it.

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Extra points to you if another friend wears the next top and says...

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Gate/stay Night Saber Dress

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This is most akin to Saber's outfit in Fate/Grand Order, but if you're familiar with Fate you're familiar with this outfit.

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There are a ton of dress designs available for download, but honestly, not many like this one. I'm hoping there are some more similar styles created, but for now, this is a solid choice whether you're a fan of Fate or not.

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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jotaro Jacket

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You can't quite be Jotaro in Animal Crossing, but you can definitely dress like him. Just without Star Platinum backing you up.

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I really love this jacket, but you may not want one so flashy. Check out the alternate, more subdued option below.

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My Hero Academia Tsuyu Uniform

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Tsuyu is my favorite character in the My Hero Academia series, so excuse me while I share her hero costume with the world and implore you to download it.

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Download it.

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My Hero Academia All Might Uniform

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I'm not saying you're going to be popping off any One for All Quirks while wearing this uniform, but you very well may feel like you are. Maybe.

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This outfit is a far cry from most of the others listed, but if you're a fan, this is a must-download.

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My Hero Academia Shoto Shirt

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Outfit two. This time it's Shoto's hero costume! Getting his hair and face might not be an option, but you can at least look as cool as Shoto and pretend to be wielding two elements at once. That's a decor idea, maybe?

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My Hero Academia Deku Top

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This is the first of four different My Hero Academia clothing pieces on this list.

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Deku naturally comes first, and this is certainly the best of the Deku outfits available right now.

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FLCL Haruko Coat

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FLCL was once a legendary anime. Wait, is it still a legendary anime? They do say legends never die.

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Whether you like the show or manga or not, this is a really nice-looking jacket and is just perfect for wielding a bass guitar as a weapon.

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Cardcaptor Sakura School Uniform

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Sakura and Tomoyo were once anime queens! Heck, as far as I'm concerned, Cardcaptor Sakura is an anime classic, though maybe not the American dub and all its changes. Definitely not the American dub.

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One content creator seems to be very keen on CCS and the clothes found in the series. Check their creator code up there to the left in the image and check out their other designs. However, any fan needs the school outfit as seen above.

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Sailor Moon Sailor Scout Uniform

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I don't think there is any anime series more represented among New Horizons content creators than Sailor Moon.

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There are so many Sailor Scout outfits that I'm just going to link you to the "sailor" search on Nook's Island so you can peruse them yourself.

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You can find outfits from all the Sailor Moon series, from the original and R to S and Super S. Outfits for every Sailor Scout have already been made too — it would just be too much to list off all the fantastic ones here!

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Kimetsu no Yaiba Nezuko Kimono

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The turned Nezuko herself serves not just as the Yaiba mascot, but as one of the most popular characters in the series. Don't we all wish we could just hang out and sleep in a box all day? Maybe it's just me...

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This is another one I saved an alternative for, because it's hard to just choose one. The bottom one is a little softer, which may be more to your aesthetic.

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Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Haori

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Tanjiro's haori is a signature piece of clothing to the Kimetsu no Yaiba series. Chances are that if you're a fan, you want to download this.

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You can also download a pattern for Tanjiro's scar for the complete look. Get a friend to dress as Nezuko and travel the world! Well, at least your island.

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Kimetsu no Yaiba Zenitsu Haori

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This is only the first of three Yaiba characters on this list, so naturally, I had to put my cowardly boy Zenitsu up first. Haori and kimono designs seem to be very popular among the Animal Crossing community.

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Below is an alternate by another creator, so choose the one you like best!

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Attack on Titan Survey Corps Jacket

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There aren't a ton of signature outfits from Attack on Titan, but I think we all can agree this is the big one. It wouldn't be terribly difficult to make yourself look like Mikasa or Eren wearing this, either.

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Honorable mention to the design below, which may better suit your aesthetic.

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Everyone plays Animal Crossing their own way, and it just so happens a lot of people like to pretty much play dress up. Myself included, of course.

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While some Animal Crossing: New Horizons players stick to outfits consisting of actual in-game clothes, others turn to custom content to pick up some extra flair or nab up codes to dress as their favorite game or anime characters.

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In this list, we're going to go through some of the best anime custom designs the New Horizons community has worked up so far. From recent popular series like Kimetsu no Yaiba to classics like Cardcaptor Sakura, there's at least one outfit out there for every type of anime fan.

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In order to download these designs, you must:

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  3. Have a Nintendo Switch Online membership
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update Celebrates New Events and Old Friends https://www.gameskinny.com/yt50j/animal-crossing-new-horizons-update-celebrates-new-events-and-old-friends https://www.gameskinny.com/yt50j/animal-crossing-new-horizons-update-celebrates-new-events-and-old-friends Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:50:32 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Hot on the heels of the Bunny Day content update, Nintendo announced a series of new events and characters making their way to your island in the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates.

All these updates are completely free for the absorbing island life sim, and the first is available April 23.

First up is Leif, the adorable sloth. He's bringing back his garden shop, and on top of having flowers for sale, he'll let you buy flowering bushes like azaleas and holly as well.

Redd is back too, this time calling himself Jolly Redd and visiting your island's secret beach on his Treasure Trawler. Like always, he'll have a number of works of art you can buy — but they aren't all legitimate.

Naturally, this means the museum is getting an update too with a new art gallery. All this is what dataminers had already found in New Horizons' code, so we won't be surprised if the museum eventually gets a cafe and shop as well eventually.

Nature Day is the next event, running from April 23 through May 5. You'll get bonus Nook Miles and special tasks revolving around — surprise! — nature, planting flowers, and planting trees.

May Day celebrations run from May 1 through May 7. You'll visit a special island and maybe partake in a scavenger hunt of some kind. The trailer shows Rover, the cat who used to greet you first thing in older Animal Crossing games, roving around on the island as well.

Then there's International Museum Day from May 18 through May 31.  You'll get in-game rewards through taking part in the museum's stamp rally. We aren't quite sure how it works, but you'll apparently be going to different stations throughout the various exhibits to collect stamps.

Finally is Wedding Season, which lasts all June. Harvey the groovy canine enlists you to help prepare a venue for Reese and Cyrus'... anniversary. It's not technically a wedding, but you'll still be treating it like one.

New Horizons managed to be an excellent experience even without these classic characters and new events and is already Nintendo's third best-selling title ever according to the NPD Group's Mat Piscatella.

We're definitely looking forward to whatever else Nintendo adds in the future. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it develops.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: Final Fantasy Outfit Designs You Need https://www.gameskinny.com/0jms1/animal-crossing-new-horizons-final-fantasy-outfit-designs-you-need https://www.gameskinny.com/0jms1/animal-crossing-new-horizons-final-fantasy-outfit-designs-you-need Sat, 18 Apr 2020 10:59:22 -0400 Ashley Shankle

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Emet-Selch from Final Fantasy 14

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The big bad for the Final Fantasy 14 expansion Shadowbringers, Emet-Selch is a fan favorite from his bejeweled head and slouched shoulders to his ornate flowing robe. I didn't think I'd get to run around in his outfit in New Horizons, but here we are. And frankly, I look wonderful!

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Thanks for perusing through these 11 different designs, with many more to come! If you like these creators' designs, check out their other creations at the same terminal using their creator codes.

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Check our plethora of Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny as well!

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Tidus from Final Fantasy 10

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We all know you're never going to be able to play anything like Blitzball in New Horizons, but in this outfit you can at least try to pretend. Or, stand on the pier and laugh like a lunatic. You know, whatever you want to do.

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Vivi from Final Fantasy 9

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If you ever wanted to pretend to be a black mage golem with the capacity to love — or whether you just wanted to pay homage to one of the Final Fantasy series' most beloved characters, this Vivi design is for you!

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Lightning from Final Fantasy 13

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Final Fantasy 13, and by essence Lightning herself, is one of the most polarizing entries to the mainline Final Fantasy series. Except in Japan, where they seem to really like the game as well as its pink-haired protagonist.

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It's not the most fancy top, but it is certainly Lightning's.

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Tifa from Final Fantasy 7

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Is this the last Final Fantasy 7 character featured here? Let me check my notes...

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Yes! And of course, Tifa is one of the most popular characters in the entire franchise. She's no Aerith, though. (Yeah, I said that.)

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If the above doesn't tickle your fancy, consider the alternative below.

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Crystal Exarch from Final Fantasy 14

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This Shadowbringers character is one of the most popular in the series, and now you too can look like you're trying to bring darkness to the land — and without having to wait for it to get added to the Mogstation! What a world we live in.

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Yuna from Final Fantasy 10

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Yuna isn't very popular in the West, but she is pretty dang popular in Japan. It's no surprise her signature outfit is one of the first Final Fantasy outfits to make its way into New Horizons.

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Cloud from Final Fantasy 7

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The second Final Fantasy 7 character design included on this list, this Cloud design by Nipah is easy to slap on and just imagine that you're imagining you're in S.O.L.D.I.E.R..

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This is also one of the more buff-looking ones featured here, even if Cloud's arms actually look sort of like half-cooked noodles.

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Auron from Final Fantasy 10

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Whether you care for FFX's Auron or not, you can't say his kimono isn't awesome and it has the added benefit of looking great in-game. I don't have much to say about this one, but I will say I downloaded it to use myself.

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Y'shtola from Final Fantasy 14

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Y'shtola's Shadowbringers outfit is one of the most popular among FFXIV players so much so that it's even now on the Mogstation.

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Well, you don't have to toss Square Enix your hard-earned cash to wear her new dress in Animal Crossing. You just have to enter the code above. They've already gotten enough of my money for glamour items. Until next month, anyway.

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Aerith from Final Fantasy 7

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First had to be Final Fantasy 7's Aerith, right?

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are, predictably, fond of Aerith from the original FF7 as well as Final Fantasy 7 Remake. She is the best girl in the game, after all.

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At the time of writing, there are more Aerith designs than any other Final Fantasy character. Aside from the very cute one above, consider the following two designs to try on. Whichever you choose is up to your tastes!

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You may not be the best at making your own creations using the Pro Designs app in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but a handful of particularly determined and skilled pixel artists are hard at work making and sharing all sorts of outfits for fellow New Horizons players.

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In this list, we'll be taking a look at a handful of super cute Final Fantasy outfits remade in Pro Designs by content creators for you to slap on and look like your favorite characters from the series. Well, if you're lucky anyway.

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The New Horizons content creator community is slowly but surely uploading their creations to sites like Nook's Island and Nooknet. They're not superhuman, though! Be patient as more outfits get made and uploaded, and check back here as this list grows over the coming months and content creators begin to fully grasp the Pro Designs tools and palettes at their disposal.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons April Insect Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/e6jaf/animal-crossing-new-horizons-april-insect-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/e6jaf/animal-crossing-new-horizons-april-insect-guide Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:42:24 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Much like you see in real life, insects are a seasonal, or even monthly, thing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Most insects are only available at certain times of the year, and at certain times.

It's April, so here we're going to focus on the insects that can be caught in both the northern and southern hemispheres this month to give to Blathers or sell.

Bugs are a little trickier than fish in that they can be found all over the island in various ways. Here are what the locations mean in the tables below so you have some more context:

  • Flying — These insects will be flying freely about the island.
  • On trees — These insects will be hanging out on tree trunks.
  • In trees — These insects must be shaken down from trees to be caught.
  • Under rocks — These insects will pop out of rocks when you hit them.
  • Tree stumps — These insects will be found sitting atop tree stumps.
  • Flowers — These insects will be found hanging out on flowers.
  • Underground — These insects must be heard and then dug up, without a crack in the ground.
  • Near lights — These insects flutter around the lights on buildings.
  • Rocks at beach — These insects are found on the rock formations on your island's beaches.

And finally: Bugs that will not be available next month are marked with an asterisk (*) by their name!

Northern Hemisphere April Insects

Insect Price Location Time
 Agrias Butterfly 3,000 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Atlas Moth  3,000 Bells On Trees 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Bagworm 600 Bells In Trees All hours
Centipede 430 Bells Under Rocks 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Citrus Long-horned Beetle 350 Bells Tree Stumps All hours
Common Bluebottle 300 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Common Butterfly 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Darner Dragonfly 230 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flea 70 Bells On Villagers All hours
Giant Water Bug 2,000 Bells On Freshwater 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Beach 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Honeybee 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Jewel Beetle 2,400 Bells On Trees All hours
Ladybug 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Long Locust 200 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Madagascan Sunset Moth 2,500 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Man-faced Stink Bug 1,000 Bells Flowers 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Mantis 430 Bells Flowers  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mole Cricket 500 Bells Underground All hours
Moth 130 Bells Near Lights  7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Orchid Mantis 2,400 Bells Flowers  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Paper Kite Butterfly 1,000 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Peacock Butterfly 2,500 Bells Windflowers(!) 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Under Rocks 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing  2,500 Bells Flying  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Snail  250 Bells On Rocks (Rain) All hours
Spider 480 Bells In Trees  7 p.m. to 8 a.m. 
Stinkbug  120 Bells On Trees  All hours
Tarantula* 8,000 Bells Ground(!!) 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tiger Beetle 1,500 Bells Ground  All hours
Tiger Butterfly 240 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wasp 2,500 Bells In Trees(!!!) All hours
Wharf Roach 200 Bells Rocks at Beach All hours
Yellow Butterfly 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

  • (!) Peacock Butterflies are found specifically on blue, purple, or black windflowers.
  • (!!) Tarantulas are aggressive and will attack you, so creep up on them for your best shot at safety and a catch.
  • (!!!) Wasps drop with their nests and will sting you immediately once they fall unless you run into a building or catch them with your net.

Southern Hemisphere April Insects

Fish Price Location Time
Bagworm 600 Bells In Trees All hours
Banded Dragonfly 4,500 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bell Cricket* 430 Bells Ground 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Centipede 430 Bells Under Rocks 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 Citrus Long-horned Beetle  350 Bells Tree Stumps All hours
Common Butterfly 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cricket 130 Bells Ground 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Darner Dragonfly  230 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flea 70 Bells On Villagers All hours
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Beach 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Honeybee 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ladybug* 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Long Locust 200 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Man-faced Stink Bug* 1,000 Bells Flowers 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Mantis* 430 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Migratory Locust 600 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 Monarch Butterfly  140 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Moth 130 Bells Flying 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
 Orchid Mantis 2,400 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Paper Kite Butterfly 1,000 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Under Rocks 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Red Dragonfly* 180 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Rice Grasshopper 160 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Scorpion* 8,000 Bells Ground(!) 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Snail 250 Bells On Rocks (Rain) All hours
Spider 480 Bells In Trees 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Stinkbug* 120 Bells On Trees All hours
Violin Beetle* 450 Bells Tree Stumps All hours
Wasp 2,500 Bells In Trees All hours
Wharf Roach 200 Bells Rocks at Beach All hours
Yellow Butterfly* 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

  • (!) Scorpions are aggressive and will attack you, so creep up on them for your best shot at safety and a catch.
  • (!!) Wasps drop with their nests and will sting you immediately once they fall unless you run into a building or catch them with your net.

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Be sure to check out our list guide of April's fish as well! And of course, take a look at some of our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here at GameSkinny:

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Animal Crossing New Horizons April Fish Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/o43px/animal-crossing-new-horizons-april-fish-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/o43px/animal-crossing-new-horizons-april-fish-guide Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:42:26 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Fishing is a lot of Animal Crossing players' favorite in-game activity, and that hasn't changed in New Horizons even with the Bunny Day egg overdose.

Catching fish is a different sort of stress from catching insects. You've got to have your ears open and be ready to strike when the fish bites! But you can't catch every fish all in one month.

Fish are seasonal just as in real life, meaning you can only catch certain fish at each time of the year. Not only that, but many are only available at particular times of the day. So you've got to be mindful if you're trying to pack your museum with everything available this April.

The only thing to note is that fish with an asterisk (*) next to their name will not be in the waters next month. Catch them while you can!

Northern Hemisphere April Fish

Fish Price Location Time
Anchovy 200 Bells Sea 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Barred Knifejaw 5,000 Bells Sea All hours
Barreleye 15,000 Bells Sea 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Black Bass 400 Bells River All hours
Blue Marlin* 10,000 Bells Pier All hours
Bluegill 180 Bells River  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Butterfly Fish 1,000 Bells Sea All hours
Carp 300 Bells Pond All hours
Char 3,800 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Cherry Salmon 1,000 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Clownfish 650 Bells Sea All hours
Coelacanth 15,000 Bells Sea (Rain) All hours
Crawfish 200 Bells Pond All hours
Crucian Carp 160 Bells River All hours
Dab 300 Bells Sea All hours
Dace 240 Bells River  4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Freshwater Goby 400 Bells River 4 p.m. to p a.m.
Golden Trout 15,000 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Goldfish 1,300 Bells Pond All hours
 Guppy 1,300 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Horse Mackerel 150 Bells Sea All hours
Killifish 300 Bells Pond All hours
Koi 4,000 Bells Pond  4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
 Loach 400 Bells River All hours
 Neon Tetra 500 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 Oarfish 9,000 Bells Sea All hours
 Olive Flounder 800 Bells Sea All hours
 Pale Chub 200 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pop-eyed Goldfish 1,300 Bells Pond 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ranchu Goldfish 4,500 Bells Pond 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Red Snapper 3,000 Bells Sea All hours
Sea Bass 400 Bells Sea All hours
Sea Horse  1,100 Bells Sea All hours
Snapping Turtle 5,000 Bells River 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Squid 500 Bells Sea All hours
 Surgeonfish 1,000 Bells Sea All hours
 Tadpole 100 Bells Pond All hours
 Tuna* 7,000 Bells Pier All hours
Zebra Turkeyfish 500 Bells Sea All hours

 

Southern Hemisphere April Fish

Fish Price Location Time
Anchovy 200 Bells Sea 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Angelfish*  3,000 Bells River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Barred Knifejaw 5,000 Bells Sea All hours
Barreleye 15,000 Bells Sea 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Betta 2,500 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Black Bass 400 Bells River All hours
Bluegill 180 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Carp 300 Bells Pond All hours
Catfish* 800 Bells Pond 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Char 3,800 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
 Cherry Salmon 1,000 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Coelacanth 15,000 Bells Sea (Rain) All hours
Crucian Carp 160 Bells River All hours
Dab* 300 Bells Sea All hours
Dace 240 Bells River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Freshwater Goby  400 Bells River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Gar* 4,800 Bells Pond 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Giant Trevally* 4,500 Bells Pier All hours
Golden Trout 15,000 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Goldfish 1,300 Bells Pond All hours
Guppy 1,300 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Horse Mackerel 150 Bells Sea All hours
Koi 4,000 Bells Pond 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Mahi-mahi* 6,000 Bells Pier All hours
Mitten Crab 2,000 Bells River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Moray Eel* 2,000 Bells Ocean All hours
Neon Tetra 500 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Olive Flounder 800 Bells Sea All hours
 Pale Chub 200 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pike 1,800 Bells River All hours
Pop-eyed Goldfish 1,300 Bells Pond 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rainbowfish* 800 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ranchu Goldfish 4,500 Bells Pond 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ray 3,000 Bells Sea 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Red Snapper 3,000 Bells Sea All hours
Ribbon Eel* 600 Bells Sea All hours
Sea Bass 400 Bells Sea All hours
Sea Horse 1,100 Bells Sea All hours
 Snapping Turtle* 5,000 Bells River 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Sturgeon 10,000 Bells River Mouth All hours
 Tilapia* 800 Bells River All hours
Yellow Perch 300 Bells River All hours
 Zebra Turkeyfish 500 Bells Sea All hours

 

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Have you caught all the fish available in your hemisphere for this April yet? Better get to it! Check out our guide on April bugs, too, if you're on the hunt for the current insects; as well as our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Patch 1.14 Tweaks Egg Drop Rates https://www.gameskinny.com/ofp2f/animal-crossing-new-horizons-patch-114-tweaks-egg-drop-rates https://www.gameskinny.com/ofp2f/animal-crossing-new-horizons-patch-114-tweaks-egg-drop-rates Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:59:45 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Nintendo's released yet another patch for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, following last week's cursed land bug fix and balloon bug fix. New Horizons patch 1.14 (or 1.14a depending on region) is equally welcome, as it's set to re-balance Bunny Day Egg appearance rates.

While the exact balancing act is a bit nebulous as of now, the patch notes say the appearance rates have been tweaked until April 11, and underneath that is a smaller note saying they'll be easier to find on April 12.

Eggs being easier to find on April 12 makes sense; it's Bunny Day, after all. Hopefully, "the appearance rate of some eggs has been adjusted until April 11, 2020" means we won't be finding quite so many Eggs until then as well.

New Horizons' Bunny Day has become both running joke and exasperating "feature" since it started on April 1. Egg furniture and outfits are nice — and sell well — but the event replaces most fish with Water Eggs and sends an armada of balloons over your peaceful island on a daily basis. Hopefully, now everyone can enjoy it and regular island life in equal measure.

The full notes are on Nintendo Japan's website. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it develops.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Balloon Glitch Fixed with Another Patch https://www.gameskinny.com/bx21l/animal-crossing-new-horizons-balloon-glitch-fixed-with-another-patch https://www.gameskinny.com/bx21l/animal-crossing-new-horizons-balloon-glitch-fixed-with-another-patch Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:22:44 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Nintendo just released Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch 1.1.2a yesterday, fixing a number of glitches and issues that could prevent players from progressing in the game. Today, another new patch goes live, fixing an issue that only started getting attention a couple of days ago: the New Horizons balloon glitch.

Some folks reported issues after reaching the "pop 300 balloons" Nook Miles milestone in the latest Animal Crossing game. Once they collected the miles, balloons stopped appearing — at all. The problem there is you need balloons to get Sky Eggs and craft all Zipper T. Bunny's Bunny Day DIY recipes.

New Horizons patch 1.1.3a fixes the issue, but we're still not really sure how it came about to begin with. The patch notes (thank you, Nintendo Life) just say "Fixed a bug where balloons would not fly under certain conditions." Presumably it was related to the Nook Miles milestone, though the Animal Crossing Reddit community was divided over that. It apparently affected some, but not others.

Either way, it should be fixed now. Gather Sky Eggs to your heart's content.

The original story is over on Nintendo Life. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it flies in.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Patch 1.1.2a Fixes Game-Breaking Bugs https://www.gameskinny.com/vomes/animal-crossing-new-horizons-patch-112a-fixes-game-breaking-bugs https://www.gameskinny.com/vomes/animal-crossing-new-horizons-patch-112a-fixes-game-breaking-bugs Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:18:37 -0400 Josh Broadwell

If you fire up Animal Crossing: New Horizons today, you'll notice there's another new update for the island life simulator: New Horizons patch 1.1.2a. The new version fixes a number of bugs, including one potentially game-breaking one that locks you out of expanding your island paradise.

The English patch notes aren't live as of now, but Go Nintendo translated the Japanese notes.

First up is the big nasty: the land bug. Players reported villagers who moved out left behind cursed land plots, or villagers invited to move in never arrived. The land was still marked as sold, though, so nothing could be done with it. Patch 1.1.2a fixes that. If it's happened to you already, though, an event takes place with Nook where the land reverts to you, so you can sell it again.

The other New Horizons bug that could really mess you up involved Nook never asking you to find house plots for new residents. It's not clear why this happened, but it shouldn't happen anymore.

The third big change involves moving buildings. Some players said after they deleted a user from their island, the game locked them out of moving buildings and facilities (which you can normally do at Resident Services). That's an issue no longer.

And finally is the Lodley bug. Lodley is a character you might find on a mysterious island you visit with Nook Miles Tickets, who has items for sale. The problem was that purchasing items from Lodley ended up reducing your overall stock of Bells and Nook Miles. That was entirely unintentional and has now been resolved.

The big thing missing from this patch? Reducing the number of Water Eggs you fish out for Bunny Day.

You can check out the translated summary of New Horizons patch 1.1.2a on Go Nintendo's website. Don't forget you're required to download it before you can start the game too. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it floats on by.

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