Animal Crossing New Horizons is one of the most popular games of 2020 and its popularity hasn’t receded. For the month of June we’ve been blessed with a wedding-themed season along with sharks, but soon we’re also being greeted with the beginning of the game’s first ever Bug-Off. Here you’ll discover everything you must know about what the Bug-Off is including its start date.

There’ll be new bugs and fish arriving in the month of July for Animal Crossing New Horizons so there’ll be some you need to catch now before they disappear following June’s climax. You could always time travel backwards if you miss out on anything, but you probably won’t want to bother as there are usually always equal substitutes.

Below you’ll discover what Bug-Off is in Nintendo’s IP and when it’s set to start.

When is Bug-Off in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Bug-Off in Animal Crossing New Horizons will begin on June 27th in the Northern hemisphere.

Following the start date for the first ever Bug-Off in Animal Crossing New Horizons’ Northern hemisphere, the event will then take place on the following days:

  • July 25th
  • August 22nd
  • September 26th

If you’re a Southern hemisphere player, then the Bug-Off will take place on the following dates:

  • November 21st
  • December 19th
  • January 16th
  • February 20th

What is the Bug-Off in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

The Bug-Off in Animal Crossing New Horizons is an event which allows you catch as many bugs as possible in three minutes.

Flick is the co-ordinator for the Bug-Off event in Animal Crossing New Horizons and the number of bugs you catch will provide you with a total amount of points.

These points can then be exchanged for exclusive merchandise and furniture.

Know that the first in-game Bug-Off will be free, but that any others will cost 500 bells in order to participate.

In addition, if you’re a newcomer to Animal Crossing New Horizons, you will need to have upgraded Resident Services to participate.

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