Animal Crossing New Horizons has been crowned the Tokyo Game Show’s Game of the Year, and this isn’t a massive surprise thanks to how popular the title is due to its excellence and the state of the world. While it’s neat that the game has won an award, what’s even better is that Nintendo has announced the Fall update. And here you’ll discover the release time for the Fall update in Animal Crossing New Horizons as Halloween is just over a month away.

Aside from the season transitioning from summer to spooky shenanigans, devil worship, and horribly cold weather, October will also see the arrival of new fish and bugs to catch. Then there will of course be Halloween and trick-or-treat playtime to replace the fun that will most probably be cancelled in reality.

But, before you can dress up your virtual self to go haunting for candy, below you’ll discover the release time for the Fall update in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

When is the Halloween event in Animal Crossing?

The Halloween event in Animal Crossing New Horizons will happen on October 31st.

When the Halloween event does happen in Animal Crossing New Horizons, players will be visited by Jack.

If you give Jack lollipops and candy, you’ll be rewarded with spooky in-game rewards. However, you must also keep candy for your neighbours otherwise you might get pranked.

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In the build-up to the Halloween event, the Fall update for Animal Crossing New Horizons will allow players to buy candy but only once per day.

You will also be able to buy and grow pumpkins, and there will be some befitting costumes to collect and don.

What time does the Fall update come out for Animal Crossing New Horizons?

The Fall update for Animal Crossing New Horizons will come out at the release time of 18:00 PDT on September 29th.

In addition, the Fall update for Animal Crossing New Horizons will also come out at the release time of 21:00 EDT on the same day, meanwhile 02:00 BST on September 30th.

Although Nintendo’s trailer doesn’t confirm the above hours, the Japanese version of the Nintendo website specifically lists for the version 1.5.0 patch for 10:00 JST on the 30th.

The same applied to Summer for Animal Crossing New Horizons, so we strongly imagine that the above release times are correct for the Fall update.

You may need to manually update Animal Crossing New Horizons once the Fall patch becomes available.

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