Get Ready to Swim and Dive in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with Free Summer Update

You should also keep an eye out for a pirate-style Gulliver washing up on shore

Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Summer fun is on the way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo announced a free update for July 3, introducing activities like swimming and diving, as well as a new visitor and a pirate life addition for the eternally washed-up Gulliver. Check out a trailer below and read on for details. 



Here's an overview of what's coming on July 3: 


  • Swimming and Diving – Grab a wet suit and get aquatically acquainted with your island marine life when swimming and diving arrive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Swim in the inviting waters off the coast of your island and dive to discover and scoop up sea creatures that inhabit your island’s ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for any prospective additions to the museum, and make sure to listen for fun facts from Blathers when you donate your new discoveries.
  • Pascal Brings Rewarding Recipes – While swimming, you might meet someone new! The friendly visitor Pascal seems to love scallops, and if you discover one while diving, he may ask you 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, a familiar face will occasionally wash up on shore, but sporting slightly different, pirate-like clothing. Offer him a helping hand and he’ll send a special reward to show his gratitude.



There's also another summer update planned for August, so look out for more info on that as it's announced. 




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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