Everything in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons September 2020 update

Everything in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons September 2020 update
Images via Nintendo EPD

Written by 

Katie Memmott


1st Sep 2020 13:15


The world has enjoyed the wholesome activities Animal Crossing: New Horizons has to offer for six months as of September 2020, and the third season of ACNH brings with it big changes.

In this monthly update, we’ll see seasonal differences, from changing leaves to new items. Let’s get into all the new and exciting additions to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the September update.

New crafting items

Just like the blue Summer Shells we found on the beaches in Summer, the Fall update brings a new crafting item, and plenty of new DIY recipes to use them with.

Shaking trees will not only grant you some branches, bells, and occasionally a wasp, it will now produce acorns and pine cones. Collecting these seasonal items is a must, as of September 1, you can now use these to build new seasonal DIY items. These include a new pochette bag, leaf piles, and cute decorative items.

These new DIY recipes will appear in balloon gifts, as well as being gifted to you from villagers.

An Acorn pochette in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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Say goodbye to the Flowering Hibiscus

The hibiscus will no longer bloom on the Northern Hemisphere, so make sure to pay Leif a visit when he appears, and buy some new Tea-Olive bushes (yellow and orange) as those are the seasonal bushes that will bloom on your island.

New limited-time items

Nook Shopping will have some new items to buy, including the Grape Harvest Basket and Moon Viewing Rug (from September 7).

Leif's Garden Shop in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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New fish and insects

September is the start of rare river fish season in the Northern Hemisphere, including pikes, cherry salmon, and golden trout.

Along with these, there are even more new cute creatures to capture (and donate to Blathers) including the Red Dragonfly, Crickets, and the Monarch Butterfly. Fancy some Autumnal diving? The terrifyingly large spider crab is now catchable, as well as the giant chambered nautilus.

Seasonal changes to weeds

Your islands spawning weeds change with the different seasons, and the Autumn/Fall weeds are no longer dandelions, and more like long hay blades (harvest vibes) and are, in my humble opinion, the prettiest ever. Keep some around!

What's new in Nook's Cranny

The nooklings have redecorated their shop with Autumn and Halloween décor, including a pumpkin display and mushroom window silhouettes. The seasonal items for sale are no longer summer items (bye-bye surfboard).

A Chambered Nautilus in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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That's everything to know about everything new in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons update for September 2020. Be sure to also check out the update's trailer to see the changes in action. 

To get more out of the game, check out the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons Treasure Island codes. Alternatively, have a look at our ACNH guides homepage for even more essentials right here at GGRecon.

Katie is the former Sub Editor and Freelancer Coordinator at GGRecon.

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