Update: The update is now live. Enjoy!
Original story: An Animal Crossing New Horizons July 2020 update will add swimming, diving, new recipes and a random traveller named Gulliver.
Here’s what to expect from the game’s free update on 3 July:
- Swimming and Diving – Grabbing a wet suit, players can get aquatically acquainted with island marine life when swimming and diving arrive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When swimming in the inviting waters off the coast of their island, players can dive to discover and scoop up sea creatures that inhabit their island’s ecosystem. It’s worth looking out for any prospective additions to the museum and hearing fun facts from Blathers when donating discoveries.
- Pascal Brings Rewarding Recipes – While swimming, players might meet someone new! The friendly visitor Pascal seems to love scallops, and if players discover one while diving, he’ll ask if he can have it. As a thank you, he’ll share some of his mermaid-themed DIY recipes.
- Gulliver? – After downloading the free update, someone looking familiar, but with slightly different, pirate-like clothing, occasionally washes up on the shore. Once players offer him a hand, he will send a special reward to show his gratitude for the help.
Animal Crossing New Horizons is available now on Nintendo Switch.