Animal Crossing: New Horizons recently got its 2.0 update, and we put together a quick guide that shows how to unlock everything new. We initially expected the update to only add the return of Brewster’s Café, but we ended up getting a behemoth of an update with everything from Harv’s Island to farming and cooking. This guide will include details on how to include everything new in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update minus the new DLC content, which is its own beast of content.
Before starting, head to the ABD in Town Hall
You might be eager to find out how to unlock all the cool new things in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update, but before getting into any of that, you’ll want to unlock some upgrades. First, head to the Town Hall and hit up the ABD (Automatic Bell Dispenser). There are several new things to purchase, so hopefully, you have some Nook Miles to spend. While there are several new items to purchase, you’ll want to prioritize the upgrades that are now available to purchase.
Here are the new upgrades available for purchase:
- Island Life 101 Service (400 Nook Miles)
- Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+ (2,000 Nook Miles)
- Pro Camera App (1,500 Nook Miles)
- Custom Designs Patterns+ (1,800 Nook Miles)
- Pro Decorating License (2,500 Nook Miles)
- Custom Fencing in a Flash (2,500 Nook Miles)
- New Reactions Notebook (3,300 Nook Miles)
- Pro Construction License (3,000 Nook Miles)
- Top 4 Fab Hairstyles (1,200 Nook Miles)
While the upgrades are priorities over other items, there are a couple of new recipes that you might want to consider purchasing. The first is a recipe for the Wooden Storage Shed, which essentially allows you to access your home storage from wherever you place the shed. The other is a recipe for the Donation Box, which allows other players to leave tips to the owner of the island. There are also useful new items that you can purchase for Nook Miles, like the ABD (9,900 Nook Miles) so that you don’t have to go to the Town Hall every freaking time you need something from it.
Again, there are many new items and furniture that are available to purchase, but since you can’t earn Nook Miles the same way you can get Bells, you’ll want to be careful with your spending. If you’re short a few Nook Miles, be sure to check if there are any simple challenges you can take on to score a few.
Unlock Brewster’s Café in Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0
The first new feature that you’ll want to unlock is Brewster’s Café due to its process taking a couple of days. Start the process by heading to the museum to talk to Blathers. He’ll tell you to look for Brewster, who appears to be somewhere looking for gyroids. You won’t find him anywhere on your island, but you can talk to Kapp’n on the dock in order to visit the island that Brewster is located. Again, it’s worth noting that Kapp’n only gives one ride a day, so be sure to talk to Blathers first to start the process. After doing so, the first island that Kapp’n will take you to is the island that Brewster can be found. You won’t find Brewster if you go to an island without speaking to Blathers first, so be sure to do that.
You’ll find Brewster looking for gyroids on the island, so talk to him and he’ll tell you to go back to Blathers at the museum. Return to the island and talk to Blathers to finish up the process. After doing so, the museum will be closed the next day for construction, and Brewster’s Café will be open the next day.
Unlock Harvey’s Island Shopping Plaza
The next new feature is Harvey’s Island Shopping Plaza. This is a new area where you’ll build several new shops. Talk to Orville to fly to Harv’s Island, but before doing so, be sure to grab 100,000 Bells that you’ll need to get things started. Upon arrival, Harv and Harriet will talk about the plaza and you’ll get to open a shop of your choice by talking to any of the Lloids. It costs 100,000 Bells to open your first shop, but it’ll also take a whole day for construction and you can only do one a day.
Here are the shops that you can unlock at the Shopping Plaza:
- Saharah – Rugs, carpets, and wallpapers.
- Kicks – Shoes and accessories.
- Reese & Cyrus: Customize furniture that you can’t on your own.
- Katrina – Daily fortune read by Katrina.
- Tortimer – Storage services to access home storage.
- Harriet – Learn new hairstyles (free unlock on day 2).
- Leif – Purchase vegetables, flowers, and bushes.
You can pick any of the new shops to start, but if you’re looking into farming, I’d suggest unlocking Leif first as it is the only way to get started on that. It’s also worth mentioning that after the first day, the island will get its own ATM so you won’t have to worry about getting the 100,000 Bells for each trip.
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update unlocks new ordinances which you can enact. It costs 20,000 Bells to enact an ordinance, and doing so influences the daily lives of your villagers. Here’s what each ordinance does:
- Beautiful Island Ordinance: The villagers help keep the town looking nice and clean by helping with weeds and trash. They’ll also help water the flowers. Flowers never die under this ordinance and you’ll get a 20% increase in getting hybrids.
- Early Bird Ordinance: This ordinance simply makes villagers wake up earlier. Shops will also open earlier. It is recommended for players that play in the mornings or earlier during the day.
- Night Owl Ordinance: This ordinance is the opposite of the Early Bird, so villagers sleep later and shops close later as well. It is recommended for players that play more in the evenings or late at night.
- Bell Boom Ordinance: This ordinance is all about making Bells. It essentially increases the amount of Bells you get from selling items. However, it also makes items cost more to purchase, so you’ll want to keep that in mind.
Again, it costs 20,000 Bells to enact an ordinance and it takes effect on the next day.
That about sums it up for the guide on how to unlock everything new in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update. There’s plenty more to explore and create, so be sure