Animal Crossing New Horizons firmly remains one of the most popular games of 2020. While every month we expect a new batch of bugs and fish to catch, as well as a minor event, for July Nintendo is releasing their first summer update wave. Lots of people are asking about the release time for this seasonal content, and here you’ll discover exactly when the summer update should come out for Animal Crossing New Horizons.

One of the best things about the upcoming seasonal content for Animal Crossing New Horizons is that it’ll allow you to begin swimming with the all fishies you’ve been pawning off for bells. This you’ll be able to do while donning a cute and very fashionable wet suit, and the seasonal patch will also provide players with a new visitor.

If you’re looking forward to this summer update, below you’ll discover everything that has been shared about its release time.

Summer update wave 1 ACNH

The upcoming summer update for Animal Crossing New Horizons is only wave 1.

Wave 1 comes out for Animal Crossing New Horizons in July meanwhile a second wave will be released in August.

Nintendo hasn’t shared anything about the next seasonal batch of content, but we know everything that is coming with the first spree.

When wave 1 arrives and is downloaded, you’ll finally be able to swim when wearing a wet suit.

This will allow you to dive and pick up additional sea critters to add to your museum, but there’ll also be a new visitor named Pascal.

Pascal will occasionally visit you while swimming and you’ll be able to donate scallops to him for mermaid-themed DIY recipes in return.

Oh, and in addition to all of the above, Gulliver will also wash up on your island but this time in pirate gear with new tasks and rewards.


When does the Animal Crossing New Horizons summer update come out?

Per the Japanese Nintendo website, the release time for the Animal Crossing New Horizons summer update is 10:00 JST on July 3rd.

If the summer update comes out at simultaneous times across the world, then the Animal Crossing New Horizons wave 1 release time should also be 18:00 PT and 21:00 ET on July 2nd, as well as 02:00 BST on July 3rd.

Nintendo’s official English trailer has the first wave of seasonal content scheduled for July 3rd, but there’s reason to believe that the patch will be launched simultaneously across all regions.

This is because Animal Crossing World reports that the same happened back in April with the Spring update.

You’ll have to download update version 1.3.0 to enjoy the summer update, so be on the lookout for it at the aforementioned times.

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