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Animal Crossing: New Horizons will get a flood of new customization options

No more umbrella cubes and crates!

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At long last, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting a new set of home and island items on Nov. 5, Nintendo announced at an Animal Crossing Direct on Friday. The massive customization update will be the game’s final free update, known as version 2.0.

Home exteriors get makeovers with new exterior options and nine new fences. In addition to that, you’ll be able to add permanent ladders and the new max of bridges and inclines is 10 each. Looking indoors, you can also further customize your home with accent walls and ceiling decor. To fit this all in, the game is getting an expanded storage of up to 5,000 items.

In addition to all of this, there are some odds and ends coming like the arrival of the much anticipated Froggy Chair, a music box to play KK Slider’s 12 new tunes, as well a group of unspecified items coming to Nook’s Cranny.

New Horizons hasn’t gotten a major update since March, when developers released more design slots and customizable items. While that gave players the opportunity to get creative with tailoring their own designs, many fans have been waiting since then to get more items to decorate with.

The Animal Crossing games have always allowed their players to decorate their houses, but New Horizons gave players the ability to design an entire island. In addition to traditional furniture items that you can place, the game introduced the ability to grow crops, like pumpkins.

Animal Crossing not really a farming sim, but decorating is a huge part of playing the game and players can really get into it. Before Friday’s announcement, fans have been left to find ways to make their own new items. Some even figured out how to repurpose specific accessories like umbrellas just so, to create the illusion of different furniture items being present in the game.

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