Animal Crossing: New Horizons Summer Update keeps the tide rolling in with Wave 2

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A look at the exciting new features coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Not long ago, Animal Crossing: New Horizons released the first wave of their summer update goodies. The biggest of these features it brought in was the oft-requested swimming and diving. These were really cool updates for about two days. This new update, however, brings a lot more to the already massive wealth of features.

Starting July 30, prepare to see new stuff constantly added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the month of August. It’s especially exciting if you’re a social butterfly in the game.

First off, there’s going to be fireworks. Every Sunday, starting at 7 PM, there’s going to be fireworks. While this isn’t entirely exciting for me because I live in an area of Ohio where people have been launching fireworks since the first day of June, it does come with a cool perk You can make your own fireworks!

This is one of the reasons I was saying that this update really helps if you’re social because if you go to other towns during the fireworks you’ll see the fireworks that they have created. It’s a cool concept that allows people to really flex their creativity using the entire night sky as their canvas.

The other new feature is the return of another fan-requested one, the Dream Suite. It works in a slightly different way but that might be for the best as my island is a little packed. Instead of having a building set aside, you lay down on any bed anywhere and you will be given the option to go to sleep.

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Should you decide to, you get comfy and drift off into a cloudy dreamworld where Dream Suite rep Luna talks to you and guides you on a Dream Journey to a different island. This allows you to visit other towns in dream form. You’re not interacting with other people but you’ll be able to see anyone’s town, even if they’re not online. It’s a facsimile, however, so if you cause damage it’s not to the actual town, just to the replica you’re visiting. It’s a really cool way to check in on other ideas people have had for their homes.

That all these towns are saved works happily hand-in-hand with the fact that Nintendo finally announced that towns are going to have a save data cloud backup in case of a damaged or stolen Switch.

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All in all, it’s a really nice add-on that brings forth a lot of much-needed features that promote socializing, and offers a ton of cool features to an already solid experience in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.