How to Download the 2.0 Update
With the 2.0 Update, Animal Crossing: New Horizons gains a slew of new features and activities. While the update was scheduled for November 5, 2021, players who know how to download updates on the Nintendo Switch can get it sooner.
Press “+” on the main Switch menu while hovering over Animal Crossing: New Horizons to bring up the “Options” screen if your ACNH 2.0 update isn’t prompting automatically.
Scroll down to “Software Update” and choose “Via the Internet” from the drop-down menu. The 2.0 update will be sought by your Switch. This is a large update that will require at least 3.4 GB of free space on your Switch (full update size pending confirmation), so be prepared to either expand your storage or archive some data.