Animal Crossing Halloween 2021 is almost upon us, but with this year seeing few and modest Animal Crossing updates so far, what we'll see during the event is a bit of a mystery. The first New Horizons Halloween event introduced pumpkins as a vegetable you could grow and then use the produce for crafting seasonal items.
These went on sale on October 1, and it's likely we'll see Animal Crossing pumpkins pop up once October rolls around again.
In keeping with the static nature of Animal Crossing holidays, Jack's time to shine on Halloween itself is probably also the same, with the self-proclaimed pumpkin king guzzling candy and giving out furniture just like last year.
14 October 2021
A REMINDER: The Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct For October 2021 airs tomorrow, and whilst it will likely focus on Brewster, his new cafe The Roost and possibly more coming in November, fingers crossed it brings a small update on anything new coming for Halloween.
5 October 2021
Ok so there's a lack of new Halloween content for the Halloween season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. However, that appears to be because Nintendo’s main effort has gone into the upcoming holiday season starting in November.
We should get a better idea of what this entails during the next Animal Crossing Direct airing in October.
1 October 2021
It's now officially October and the spooky season is upon us. Pumpkins are now on display throughout the game this month, Nook’s Cranny is once again selling Halloween Candy and there are three brand new Spooky Set items available.
What to Expect from Animal Crossing Halloween 2021
However, New Horizons has already added several new holidays and updates since its release in March 2020. It's always possible Nintendo could add more new features to spice up the Animal Crossing Halloween 2021 festivities.
Dataminers found evidence of multiple unused ideas, including additional vegetables and even a possible beach expansion. None of this is Halloween related, of course. But Halloween updates could be part of Nintendo's plan to "absolutely" keep supporting Animal Crossing during the game's lifespan.