Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Everything Players Need to Prepare Before Halloween Night
Halloween is nearly here, and it’s time Animal Crossing: New Horizons players to make sure everything is ready for the spooky celebration.
Halloween is just two days away, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are getting ready to celebrate. The real-time calendar in New Horizons means the Halloween day event will last only a few hours. Therefore, players should prepare in advance and gather the supplies they need to get the most out of the spooky festival.
On Halloween night, players will host Jack, the Czar of Halloween. The Pumpkin Prince is a generous guest, handing out goodies in exchange for Candy or Lollipops. However, these aren’t the only items that players will want to gather before the big day. There’s a lot to prepare, and only two days left to do it.
Getting in the Spirit
Over the past few weeks, Animal Crossing’s villagers have been preparing for Halloween. The main way they’ve been doing this is by crafting Spooky DIY furniture in their houses. Visiting villagers between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. local time will give players a chance to pick up a recipe for whatever they’re working on. There are ten of these in total:
- Spooky Arch
- Spooky Candy Set
- Spooky Chair
- Spooky Fence
- Spooky Lantern
- Spooky Lantern Set
- Spooky Scarecrow
- Spooky Standing Lamp
- Spooky Table
- Spooky Tower
On top of preparing spooky furniture, players will also need to get a costume from the Able Sisters. There are a variety of different looks on offer, but it may take some time to gather all the necessary pieces. Players who are lucky enough to have Kicks visit their island will also be able to pick up some accessories. Finally, Residential Services offers spooky skins or eye colors for the Halloween season.
The Big Night
At 5:00 p.m. on October 31, Jack will arrive on player’s islands, and latest New Horizons event will begin. The event will run until midnight, during which time players can Trick or Treat and exchange Candies for Recipes and Lollipops. It’s recommended that players gather around 15 Candies to begin with, in order to get the most out of the event. These have been available at Nook’s Cranny all through October. However, it will be possible to gain more Candies from villagers during the event if the player is wearing a costume.
By handing out Candies to their villagers, players will be able to get Lollipops. Although getting a Lollipop isn’t guaranteed, villagers will always give some kind of Halloween-themed item. Once players have given Jack two Candies for a copy of his classic Animal Crossing costume, the Czar will begin asking for Lollipops. In exchange for these, he offers three unique Spooky rewards that can only be obtained on Halloween night:
- Spooky Carriage
- Spooky DIY Carriage Recipe
- Spooky Wand
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
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