Animal Crossing Free July Update: Swimming, Diving, And More!
Posted by Donna Almonte June 30, 2020

It’s been a minute, Animal Crossing fans! If you thought the April update was the last of its kind, think again. By July 3, Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets two major game mechanics added: swimming and diving, so you can add more fishy friends to your Critterpedia.  


Explore Sea Life Beyond Fishing from the Shore

Yup, the puns are as relentless as ever / Image: YouTube via Nintendo


There’s a certain joy in catching so much Pokemon, er, creatures and learning fun facts about them. Well, guess what, fellow fans—there’s a lot more entries to fill up now that you’ll be able to swim AND dive in Animal Crossing (just like in previous installments, too). 


From spotted garden eels to sea anemones, you’ll find a whole new world to explore out there. This is amazing especially for those who feel like they’ve explored and optimized—forgive me for this—every nook and cranny of their 5-star island.


Meet the Chillest Dude around: Pascal the Sea Otter 

He’s otterly adorable / Image: YouTube via Nintendo

Ahh, Pascal! Long-time AC players know him as the philosophical nomad who seeks to explore the Seven Seas, often talking to strangers and imparting wisdom along the way. Speaking of which…


Unlock new DIY recipes from Pascal

Mermaid-themed furniture? Ooh la la / Image: YouTube via Nintendo

If you’ve been looking for a way to spruce up your home, say no more—Pascal’s will give you a bunch of new mermaid-themed recipes so you can finally feel like a Disney Princess. 


Help Gulliver the…Pirate? 

Aye, aye, captain / Image: YouTube via Nintendo


Shiver me timbers! Gulliver’s got a whole new lewk, and a quest to match. Help him out and you get a mysterious reward. Did you know that you could also swim for items? Yo ho ho, buried treasure, here we go!


But wait, there’s more—a second wave of updates will be coming this August (with fireworks in the background, hint hint). So you can expect more awesomeness ahead. Hopefully, players who haven’t picked up AC:NH in a while due to burnout will find these changes refreshing. Look forward to reviving your island with sea-themed decor and follow @animalcrossing on Twitter for more official updates.


Now Reading: Animal Crossing Free July Update: Swimming, Diving, And More!
You might like these...
MPL-PH Season 5 Week 1: A Legendary Return
Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League opens its fifth season with a slew of legendary battles and great moments.
MPL-PH Season 6, Week 3: Execration Crushes NXP in BO3 Thriller
Execration shatters NXP’s momentum in Week 3 of the MPL.
More from GG Network
Sister Krone Gives Us the Creeps: Thoughts on the Promised Neverland Live Action Trailer
Find out why there’s Krone-troversy behind Naomi Watanabe’s casting
Fans Kiss KissAnime and KissManga Goodbye, As They Get Taken Down Forever
Is Kissanime.ru really gone?
6 Asian Horror Flicks for Hungry Ghost Month
Celebrate Hungry Ghost month with a huge serving of Asian Horror flicks!
The King of Gaming Smartphones Is Back: ASUS ROG Phone 3 Price, Announced
The “King of Gaming Smartphones” is back. It’s out this August 22!
The Movies You Should Watch After Ghost of Tsushima
Done with Ghost of Tsushima? Good. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy classic Japanese movies by Akira Kurosawa.
Top 5 Games With Equally Interesting Anime
The niche has a lot of potential to grow.
PESO, Smart Announce Philippine Qualifiers for 12th Esports World Championship
Fifty-five nations will go head-to-head in the 12th Esports World Championship.
Nintendo Direct Confirms Two New Monster Hunter Games (Plus Other Cool Releases)!
Nintendo just unleashed a monstrous update
Everything You Need to Know About the PS5 Launch
Sony finally reveals the retail price for the much-awaited PlayStation 5.
MPL-PH Season 6, Week 4: Blacklist Trounces Onic PH
Blacklist triumphs over Onic PH in a two-game shocker to close Week 4.
5 Creepy Moments in Unsuspecting Games
Is Spooktember a thing?