Animal Crossing: New Horizons is celebrating summer with a new event. You can experience fireworks throughout August. We tell you all about the start time, the Reiner giveaway, your own designs and more.
When and how often will fireworks take place in 2022?
The fireworks event takes place at Animal Crossing every Sunday in August. So you have a total of four opportunities to participate. However, since some items can only be obtained once per event, you must play every week to obtain everything.
Fireworks 2022 will take place these Sundays:
- August 7th
- August 14
- August 21
- August 28 (current date)
What happens with time: Fireworks are always from 7 pm to midnight. During this time, various activities will take place in the Plaza del Centro de Servicios and you will meet visitors with whom you can talk.
You can experience this during the event.
The focal point of the entire event is, of course, the fireworks themselves. As soon as the activities start, the rockets are fired again and again until midnight. If you leave them as they are, the explosions will have a generic design.
Apply custom theme: But you can also talk to Melinda. It stands in front of the service center and allows you to customize the fireworks. You can select up to ten of your own designs and then launch them like rockets. The order of the designs in the selection also determines how they are displayed in the sky.
I have Melinda’s mature
The first time you talk to Melinda about the event every Sunday, you will get a circle from her. This headboard can have four different shapes and glows in the dark:
- ball shaped green glow
- star-shaped yellow glow
- flower shaped blue glow
- pink heart shaped lights
Get more than a ring: So that you do not have to collect the helmets one by one every Sunday, you can also collect several on the same day. For this, you need to summon a local player and then talk to Melinda with them. Then you can dust off another ring with each character on your island. Otherwise, time travel is always an option:
The cunning fox Reiner also takes part in the fireworks activities. It has its own stand in the service center square. There he will sell you a lottery ticket for 500 Sternis each. With this you can get one of the following 24 items.
- red flare – 10% chance
- blue sparkler – 10% chance
- font – 10% chance
- bubble sets – 10% chance
- uchiwa fans – 3.33% chance
- grinder – 3.33% chance
- horn – 3.33% chance
- blue balloon – 2.5% chance
- Red Globe – 2.5% chance
- yellow balloon – 2.5% chance
- green balloon – 2.5% chance
- pink balloon – 2.5% chance
- popsicles – 3.125% chance
- orange popsicles – 3.125% chance
- chocolate lollipops – 3.125% chance
- cotton candy – 3.125% chance
- melon cotton candy – 3.125% chance
- cotton candy soda – 3.125% chance
- Strawberry Cotton Candy – 3.125% chance
- bubble milk tea – 3.125% chance
- bubble coffee – 3.125% chance
- strawberry bubble tea – 3.125% chance
- mango bubble tea – 3.125% chance
- green bubble tea – 3.125% chance
No duplicates: But in order not to enter the draw for each item forever, there are no duplicates. Buy 24 tickets and you will have each item once. So you need a total of 6000 Sternis. Some items, like fireworks, can only be used once. In order for you to have multiple of them, you are forced to buy Reiner Tickets again.
Fireworks Trash: Some of the smaller fireworks you get from Reiner drop litter. You have to collect it yourself and you can sell it for 10 Sternis at Nepp and Tow.
Ice cream, bubble tea and cotton candy: You can use the new consumables as food. Put the item in your hand and use it three times. After that, you get a power point like with fruits, which you can use to uproot trees with a shovel, for example.
garments at the tailor sisters
The tailor sisters have two new clothing variants on sale for the fireworks event. Every Sunday you can buy a selection of different kimonos and yukatas from them. They don’t really make a difference, but yukatas are the traditional attire worn in Japan for events like fireworks.
More in the new summer update
That’s all you need to know about the fireworks in August. But that’s not all that’s new in the summer update. So now there is also the possibility to travel to other islands while you sleep. How can you dream, we tell you in the dream guide.