Is Animal Crossing Down? Server Status For New Horizons On Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing New Horizons is getting ready to drop the game's next big dollop of content, with the new January update.

This update is going to be filled with content that players will be able to check out.

One of the larger updates we are going to see, as it is going to include the Festivale Event; set to begin early next month. 

However, before we can get our hands on his new batch of content, Nintendo will likely need to take the game's servers offline for maintenance.

For those wondering, server maintenance isn't unusual, Nintendo had to the same for the previously released Summer and Fall updates. 

Let's check it out below! 

Is Animal Crossing Down?

Animal Crossing is up and running as normal.


Your new ACNH update should download automatically, but for those needing help, here's a quick guide on the steps you should follow to do it manually.

  • Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  • Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  • The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  • Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

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