Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug-Off Dates 2022

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Animal Crossing New Horizons. The player is standing with Flick at the Bug-Off event tent outside Resident Services.

Animal Crossing New Horizons has no shortage of special events, and one of these is the Bug-Off challenge event with Flick. You get to race around your island during specific days in the summer to catch bugs for rewards. We've laid out all of the Bug-Off Event dates for 2022.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug-Off Dates 2022

The Bug-Off Events will occur on the third weekend of each month during the Summer Season. The months and dates will differ depending on which hemisphere you are in. Here are the dates:

Northern Hemisphere (2022):

  • June 25th, 2022
  • July 23rd, 2022
  • August 27th, 2022
  • September 24th, 2022
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Southern Hemisphere (2021's Bug-Off Dates roll over into 2022)

  • November 20th, 2021
  • December 18th, 2021
  • January 15th, 2022
  • February 19th, 2022
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How to Play Bug-Off Event

On the day of the event, chat to Flick in the plaza outside Resident Services to learn the rules. Essentially you'll want to catch as many bugs as possible within three minutes, with each one worth a point and a bonus of 2 points if you catch three or more. When you enter your first Bug-Off event it will be free but you'll need to pay Flick 500 Bells to take place every time after.

Animal Crossing New Horizons. Player chasing a yellow butterfly during a Bug Off. The butterfly is over some water and the timer at the top of the screen has 2 minutes left.
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After the timer counts down head back to Flick to get points for how many bugs you have caught. You can then swap your points with Flick to earn random clothing, items, or decorations for your home. But what about the bugs? They're all sent to Flick's bug cage, and you can then either keep them for yourself or sell them to Flick at an increased rate.

There are many events that you can take part in while playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the Bug-Off is one of them. We have plenty of guides that can help you enjoy life on your Island, including one on how to catch floating gifts. Also, we have a guide that shows you how to get Brewster!

Updated November 23rd, 2021 by Marie Pritchard.