10 ACNH February 2023 Updates & Changes - New Items, Events, Valentine's Day, Festivale, Critters, Bug-Off

1/29/2023 7:14:12 PM

February 2023 is upon us and that means it's time for more activities to enjoy around your Island as the month changes. From major holidays to experience new items to collect and even seasonal materials together, there's a lot going on in this month. So in today’s guide, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about what will be happening throughout February in Animal Crossing, we go over 10 updates & changes in February 2023 ACNH.


10 ACNH February 2023 Updates & Changes - New Events, Items, Critters, Features, Bug-Off & More

ACNH Valentine’s Day February 2023

On February the 14th, the Valentine's Day event will occur. This isn't one of the major events that happens in the game, when you log on you won't see a huge Fanfare or anything like that. But when you head to your letterbox, you will see that you've received some nice letters from the villagers that you are friendliest with in the game. You may also get a letter from Isabelle as well which is a pretty rare occurrence. These letters can contain nice little items including special Valentine's Day chocolate which is very thoughtful of your villagers. 


ACNH Brewster Event February 2023

One of the absolute best parts of this event though is when you head into the roost and you can get a special interaction with Brewster that you won't really see on any other day. Instead of getting your usual coffee from him, this time around you will actually get a hot chocolate. 

Note: The hot chocolate doesn't actually do anything different but still it's a nice little interaction that usually you wouldn't experience. Brewster will even wish you a happy Valentine's Day as well which is a rare piece of dialogue from him. This part of the event is returning from Animal Crossing New Leaf, so it might be nostalgic for a lot of players who played that game on Valentine's Day. So not one of the most exciting events in the game, but still it's something nice to enjoy on the day. 


ACNH Festivale February 2023

The most major event of the month will actually happen on the 20th and this is Festival, it's an event that a lot of you are very familiar with as it's one of the most major holidays in the game. You can see your villagers dancing around the island, confetti will be raining from the sky and everyone is dressed up in very colorful outfits. The main objective of Festival will be to craft feathers for pave which is something you can do throughout the day. Pave will give you some cool items for your help, and generally it's just a really fun and colorful celebration around the island. There won't really be any other major events in the game for a while after Festivale happens. So it's definitely worth enjoying this event and seeing all that it has to offer. Some of the items you can get from this event are really cool and they can work on a variety of different Islands.


ACNH Nooks Changes

Throughout the month, Nook's Cranny will sell a lot of the festival items that you can collect. So that technically means there aren't that many exclusives throughout the actual event itself. But one particular item that you definitely cannot get is the festival float which happens to be the ultimate reward from pave during this particular event. Nook's Cranny will also sell for a limited time the Viva Festivale Reaction Set which allows you to get access to a bunch of really cool exclusive reactions for Festival. These will allow you to dance more with your villagers. So definitely take a trip to Nook's Cranny so that you can get some of these goodies you absolutely won't regret it.


ACNH New Items For February 2023

Like usual, Nook shopping will update and there'll be a whole bunch of seasonal items that you can collect throughout the month. Here’s the list that shows you all of the seasonal items you'll be able to get in the month of February, some continuing on from January. There is a large variety and they're all really cool. In fact, the Carnival of Venice item was only added to the game for the first time last year, so you might not even have that one yet if you played previously. Overall, February is definitely one of the best months to get seasonal items even though a lot of them do continue on from January. So make sure you check in throughout the month to see what is available and you can see all the dates in the picture so you know when you need to.


ACNH Snow Melts

Continuing onwards on February the 25th, the snow will finally melt around your Island if you're in the northern hemisphere that is. A lot of people have started to get pretty bored of the snow already, which is something that happens every single time in Animal Crossing New Horizons. When it first arrives we're all so excited about it, but by the end we're kind of wishing things were green again, and although you won't really get that at the end of February, you will get something that isn't snow. The grass will look very faded throughout this time which might not be the ideal look for some people. 


ACNH Spring Bamboo 

For those in the northern hemisphere, once the snow melts on the 25th you'll once again be able to start collecting young spring bamboo as your seasonal material as well as DIY recipes that involve this. There are definitely a lot of really cool items that require young spring bamboo to craft and you can get your recipes from balloons or from crafting villages throughout this time. Here are some of the recipes to collect for young spring bamboo and you should try to as well as these can really give a nice unique look to your Island. This time of the year doesn't really have much in the way of seasonal materials unlike Autumn and such, but still this is a pretty fun one. 


ACNH Feature Update for February 2023

Nintendo switch online feature which allows you to get villager profile pictures will update for the final time in February 2023. In March 2022, this feature was first introduced which means it has nearly been here for a whole year. If you didn't know, every single month this feature updates to add in new villagers who are currently celebrating their birthday in New Horizons. So if a village has their birthday going on currently, you should be able to collect them as a profile picture. This is a really cool feature, people really enjoyed getting the profile pictures every single month of the different villages, but it seems like it will update for the final time in February as that will make a whole year worth of villager birthdays. It's unknown whether they could actually decide to maybe add in special carrots or something that's something we don't really have in this feature yet, they have birthdays too after all, so that would make a lot of sense would be a good update. But for now, it does seem like February will be the last time that we get new villages.


ACNH Bug-Off February 2023

For those of you in the Southern hemisphere, on the 18th of February the bug off will happen. There is no fishing tourney going on for those in the northern hemisphere, but if you are in the Southern hemisphere, you can enjoy this extra event in the month of February which means you end up getting free events throughout this time. It is just the standard bug off that we all know and have experienced probably a lot of times in the game. But if you haven't tried it out before or maybe it's been a while since you played last, this can be a great event to earn a lot of ACNH Bells from bugs and you can also get some pretty cool exclusive rewards as well from flick. 


ACNH Critters February 2023

New bugs fish and sea creatures will start to arrive in your Island throughout the month of February, especially as the snow is starting to go away and in the southern hemisphere is starting to become Autumn. 

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