Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn't even out yet, but its first major update is already locked in and ready to go.

The game will be updated to Version 1.1.0 at 2am CET this Thursday, 19th March. If you're planning on buying the game on launch day (Friday 20th) or after, you'll be able to update your game as normal when you load it up for the first time, but those who have already preloaded the game digitally will find that it should start downloading automatically ahead of launch.

So what does it actually do? Well, last month's Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct was the first time we were told about the free updates planned for the game, and the first - initially planned for launch day - was said to introduce a Bunny Day event and special items for both New Horizons and Pocket Camp.

The first free update will be on launch day, March 20. By installing this update, you can celebrate Bunny Day with a special event in April. If you own both Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile devices and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll receive special items in each game.

A day-zero patch, then? Efficient.