Server Maintenance For Animal Crossing: New Horizons Winter Update Tonight

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Server maintenance for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been announced by Nintendo this evening to prepare for the major new Winter Update adding two holiday events and more!

We received an in-game Nintendo Switch notification while playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons alerting us of the incoming maintenance set to begin at 4:55PM Pacific Time / 7:55PM Eastern Time.

More complete details of the maintenance can be found on the official Network Maintenance Information / Operational Status page on Nintendo’s official website, which we’ll cover below.

According to the status page, both Animal Crossing: New Horizons network services and the NookLink service within the Nintendo Switch Online mobile application will be offline to perform maintenance for an hour beginning at 4:55PM Pacific Time / 7:55PM Eastern Time and ending at 6:00PM Pacific Time / 9:00PM Eastern Time.

We’ve included all of the important and relevant information below:

Future maintenance schedule

Nintendo Switch Online app

  • NookLink

During the maintenance window, network services may be unavailable.

Date and time

From Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:55 PM – Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Certain Network Services

During the maintenance window, network services may be unavailable.

Date and time

From Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:55 PM – Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 PM Pacific Time

As we’ve become accustomed to, tonight’s scheduled maintenance lines up with the expected 6PM Pacific Time / 9PM Eastern Time release timing for the Winter Update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons that we covered in a release time article yesterday.

Therefore, we’re confident in saying that the festive new update will be launching very soon! Get ready for the exciting Winter Update to arrive on your Nintendo Switch shortly when the online maintenance begins and enjoy all of the new features, like Turkey Day and Toy Day. If you need help with how to update, check out our release time article here for instructions.

If you’re not already familiar with all of the new additions coming in the Winter Update, be sure to check out our Update Overview and Hidden Details articles covering everything!

Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World for everything on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including our extensive Guides section here. In particular, don’t miss out on our popular MushroomsMaple LeavesNew Fish & Bugs In NovemberSpooky Set ItemsAcorns & Pine ConesRedd Art, and Sea Creatures guides.

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