When it’s Summertime, there are many things to do. Go play outside, swim, and even go on a trip. But here in Cozy Grove, we have our own exciting things to do and see. From critter catching to even hugging a bear. Yep, there is plenty to do in Cozy Grove in the Summertime including…

  • Critter-catching – Warm weather always brings the critters out, right? Summer felt like the perfect time to introduce critter-catching to Cozy Grove. A whole assortment of crawling and flying critters (with seasonal variation, of course) will now populate the item. You can buy a net from Mr. Kit to catch them – like the fishing rod, it will never break, and like fish, critters will spawn semi-continuously. Mr. Kit is fond of critters and will pay a reasonable amount for any that you catch, and some of the bears will express interest in critters from time to time as well. And of course, they’re collectible! Different critters behave differently, and rarer critters are somewhat harder to catch. Happy hunting
  • Animal naming – So many of you have told us that you adore your spirit animals… so we decided to let you name them! No longer will your dear deer “Squishy-Poo” run around nameless and forelorn
  • Decorations and clothing – There’s a bunch of new decorations (like the shell-based set, above) and hairstyles and clothing (see below) that we’ve tucked into various parts of the game. You’re just seeing a small subset here! Some of this will show up randomly, like most of the current decorations and clothing in Cozy Grove. Some are tied exclusively to certain events and/or bears that we’ll tell you more about in the future
  • Potato standees – We’ve noticed a bunch of you in Discord, Reddit, and Twitter sharing screenshots of yourself standing behind Maker Bear’s photo standee, so we added a bunch more to his biome. Every time it regenerates, one will randomly be selected
  • New Event NPC – Ms. Carouse – Starting sometime in early July, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with this delightful new spirit, Ms. Carouse! Who is she? What does she need or want from you? What new things does she bring to the game? We’re… not going to tell you that right now. 😉 You’ll see for yourself soon enough
  • Hug a bear – This is completely gratuitous. It’s never mechanically required of you and it doesn’t give tangible rewards. Do it because you want to
  • Stone skipping – For those of you who’ve unlocked a certain beach-loving character, you’ll be pleased to note that her recurring quest will no longer involve finding skipping stones, and will instead involve actually skipping stones
  • New event NPC: Darla O’ Hare – Darla, like dear old Pandam, will be gracing Cozy Grove with her presence one day every week (Saturday, in her case.) And we do mean “gracing”… she’s got a very healthy ego and she’s not afraid to show it. Fortunately, she’s also quite friendly, and the source of some pretty cool new features and content
  • More “decoy” item sets – several new sets of decoy items for various quests. Harvesting a decoy (instead of the true item you’re supposed to find) can cause a “bag bug” to hop into your backpack. You can get rid of those pests by tossing them into the water (or Flamey, if you’re feeling harsh.)
  • Shell model collecting – Here’s a fact: one of our Bears loves shell collecting, and many of you Scouts also love the idea of collecting and decorating your island with shells. But up until now, you haven’t been able to do that, because decorating your island with old shells causes new shells to stop spawning. Fortunately, we’ve got a solution for you! The aforementioned shell-loving-bear will now be able to take your shells and convert them into “shell models.” These models look identical to the originals – they’re just a bit larger – and you can use them to decorate the island as you see fit
  • More background music – two new songs to the Cozy Grove soundtrack, brought to you by the same lovely composers who created the original music! We hope you love them

That sure is a lot of things to do in Summer Grove with the Summer Update available now on PlayStation 4.

Until then…please enjoy…