Finally! The moment that all Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have been waiting for has come. Nintendo announced during its September 2021 Direct that there would indeed be a big update for the game on the... horizon (sorry) and it did not dissapoint. Along with some other huge updates, Brewster is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nov. 5.
It has long been rumored that this coffee-serving pigeon would be making his way to Nook's Island getaway, but if you're new to the series, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Well, no worries. Sit back, grab a cup o' joe, and read all about Brewster and his new role on your tropical island getawy.
Who is Brewster?
Brewster is an NPC who was first introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World. He's a blue rock dove, otherwise known as a pigeon, and he's identified by his distinct look: small round glasses, black mustache, and butler-esque style. He also has the voice of a grumpy villager. Brewster may be a bit stand-offish at first, but he's very friendly once you get to know him. Plus, he's always around to serve up piping hot beverages for your villager and everyone else in your quaint little town.
This sharp-dresser can be found working the Roost Café, but the location changes depending on which Animal Crossing game you're playing. Brewster appears in Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf. His coffee shop is usually in the museum, or you can unlock it via the Public Works Project in New Leaf. Oh, and in case you're wondering, he does have his own amiibo card.
Brewster's role in Animal Crossing
Depending on which game you're playing, Brewster takes on a slightly different role. In general, he does the same thing, which is serve up coffee. In Wild World, Brewster gives players coffee once a day, and he will be around for special visitors, villagers, and of course, K.K. Slider. After you buy coffee a few times, he'll offer up new drinks, including Pigeon Milk, or even... sugar!
In City Folk, if you drink several scalding hot coffees, Brewster will eventually offer to store some Gyroids for you, which are decor that dance and create different sounds when activated. In past games, players could dig them up after snow or rain, and there are plenty to collect. Once Brewster warms up to you, he will offer to store one of every kind.
Finally, in New Leaf, players can add Brewster's shop via the Public Works Project. Once built, players can earn take-out options and even a part-time job after steady coffee consumption. Once an employee, players could earn gifts by making the perfect coffee for other NPCs and villagers. These gifts could be anything from café-inspired furniture to coffee beans.
What does this mean for New Horizons?
So, what does any of this mean for Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Well, a lot! Adding Brewster and the Roost will add a whole new level to the game. Players can freely enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee in shop alone, or with friends! Plus, you don't know who may show up to the cafe. NPCs will visit during their downtime, and you can invite players via amiibo cards and figures.
As far as part-time jobs or gyroid storage is concerned, Nintendo was quiet about what other role the Roost may serve in the future. However, the Nov. 5 update is the last big free update coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Aside from a few little touch ups, it looks like there will at least be updates coming through DLC in the future, like the Happy Home Paradise DLC.
Nov. 5 is rapidly approaching, and fans are greatly anticipating what's in store. Of course, we'll just have to wait and see if this expansion lives up to our high expectations.
The Animal Crossing: New Horizon free update will launch on Nov. 5.
Brewster - Nintendo Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer Amiibo Card
Piping hot is the only way
If you want to serve up your coffee at precisely 176.36 degrees, you can with this awesome Brewster amiibo card. While it won't bring Brewster to your Animal Crossing: New Horizon village, who knows what the next update will mean?
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