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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update to Add Swimming and Diving

Get ready to make a splash in your own island paradise! A free Animal Crossing: New Horizons update (buy the game at Amazon) will deliver new features, including the ability to swim and dive for sea creatures. You’ll also get to interact with fresh faces and discover a variety of new items, including mermaid-themed furniture.

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons update and another August one will add new features and characters to the game. On July 3, you’ll be able to swim, dive, meet Pascal, and see the return of Gulliver.

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.


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.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch, players embark on the special Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package and are whisked away to an island paradise.

Here, players can roll up their sleeves and start a life from scratch on a deserted island, eventually making their new life whatever they want it to be – whether decorating their home, crafting, customizing their look or sharing the experience with friends, both in real life and on the island.

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