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This page has the latest information on the updates of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch. Keep reading to learn about the free updates and seasonal events, as well as how to update Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Latest Update Patch Notes

Ver 1.2.1 Released (05/21/2020)

Ver 1.2.1 May 21, 2020

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site.

General Updates
  • Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.

Scheduled Server Maintenance

Server maintenance has been scheduled on May 21, 2020 from 9 PM to 10 PM EST. You cannot use online features during this time.

Maintenance | How to Fix Errors

How to Update Animal Crossing

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Press the + Button on the Home Screen

With the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game selected on the Home screen, press the + button on your Switch to view the game data.

Select Software Update

Select Software Update from the left tab.

You can update your game Via the Internet or you can Match Version with Local Users.

Issues with Updating

If you have trouble updating your game, you can refer to the following solutions.

Check the Game's Official Twitter

You may not be able to update your game due to server failure. You can check the game's official Twitter account for information.

Check Nintendo's Maintenance Status

Depending on Nintendo's maintenance status, you may not be able to update your game. You can check their official website for more information.

Maintenance Updates

We will also keep you posted with the latest maintenance status here at Game8! Click the link below to view past and up-coming maintenance with Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Maintenance | How to Fix an Error

Check Your Internet Connection

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Check if your Switch is connected to the internet.

You can check your internet status by going to the System Settings from the Home screen, and selecting Internet on the left tab.

If the problem persists, you can try restarting your Switch or your router.

How to Check if Update is Complete

Press the + Button on the Home Screen

With the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game selected on the Home screen, press the + button on your Switch to view the game data.

Select Software Information

Select Software Information from the left tab. You can go to the Nintendo eShop to see if your game is up-to-date.

Past Updates

Ver. 1.2.0 (04/22/2020) - New Events and Visitors

Ver. 1.2.0 Released (04/22/2020) - Leif, Redd, and April to June Events Update

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Ver 1.2.0 April 22, 2020

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site. You will also receive a World Map from Nintendo upon updating the game.

General Updates
  • The following visiting merchants can now visit the island: Leif (gardening shop), and Redd (Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler).
  • Added seasonal events.
  • Other adjustments were made to improve the game play experience.

Added New Visitors: Leif and Redd

New visitors have been added. First is Leif, who sells flower seeds and shrub starts. This will also allow you to plant bushes!

The second one is Jolly Redd, who sells works of art and other rare furniture. With the artwork feature, you can now have the Museum expand for a second upgrade.

Added Seasonal Events

As shown in the promotional video by Nintendo last April 21, 2020, the following events have been added:

Game Adjustments

You will receive a letter informing you about the decrease of bank interest rate, along with a compensation gift: a Bell Bag Rug, which can also be purchased with Nook Miles.

New items have also been added: the Coral and Green Nook. Inc Aloha Shirts, which are worn by Timmy, Tommy, and Isabelle. You can buy these with Nook Miles.

For a more detailed explanation on this update, check out its separate page.
April Version 1.2 Update and Event Release Schedule

Ver 1.1.4 (04/06/2020)

Ver.1.1.4 Released (04/06/2020)

Ver 1.1.4 April 6, 2020

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site.

General Updates
  • Fixed an issue where, when Flick is on your island, if you give him the number of scarab beetles required for a model, the model you receive is of a different insect.
  • Adjusted the appearance rate of some Bunny Day eggs through 11.04.2020.

Fixed the Scarab Beetle Glitch

After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.4, if you give Flick the required number of scarab beetles again, you will receive the correct model.

Adjusted the Bunny Day Event Egg Drop Rate

Note: Eggs will be easier to find on Bunny Day itself, which takes place on 12.04.2020.

Ver. 1.1.3 (04/03/2020)

Ver. 1.1.3 Released (04/03/2020)

Ver 1.1.3 April 3, 2020

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site.

General Updates
  • Fixed an issue where balloons stop showing up.

Fixed the Balloon Glitch

The latest update has fixed the bug where balloons stop appearing after the player has hit the 300-balloon mark, and achieving the last milestone on It’s Raining Treasure Nook Miles activity.

Ver 1.1.2 (04/02/2020)

Ver. 1.1.2 Released (04/02/2020)

Ver 1.1.2 April 2, 2020

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site.

General Updates
  • Fixed an issue where an animal you’ve invited to move from another island doesn’t actually move, leaving the plot of land allocated for them to move to sold and unoccupied.
  • Fixed an issue where a request from Tom Nook for the Resident Representative to find a plot of land for new residents disappears.
  • Fixed an issue where, after deleting a resident, it becomes impossible to move their house and/or other structures.
  • Fixed an issue where both Nook Miles and Bells are subtracted when you use Nook Miles Tickets to go on a Mystery Tour and purchase an item from Wilbur.
  • Other adjustments were made to improve the game play experience.

Fixed the Missing Villager Glitch

After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, the sold plot of land will revert to being available, and a new animal will become able to move there again.

Unfortunately, the animal that was originally invited to move to your island when the issue occurred will not return to their original island, nor will their plan to move to your island be carried out.

Fixed the Plot of Land Glitch

After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, if the island is developed to a certain point (Nook’s Cranny is either under construction or completed), the next time the Resident Representative plays the game, a special event will trigger during the island-wide broadcast and the story will move forward.

Fixed the Relocate Glitch

After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, it will once more become possible to request that these structures be moved.

Ver 1.1.1 (03/26/2020)

Ver 1.1.1 Released (03/26/2020)

Ver 1.1.1 March 26, 2020

On March 26th, 2020, version 1.1.1, was released. Players should download the update immediately, as they will not be able to access online play until they have completed the update.

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site.

General Updates
  • Fixed a serious issue that affected game balance.
  • In order to experience an upcoming seasonal event, after downloading Ver. 1.1.1 and once the event starts (real-world time), you will need to launch the software while connected to the internet to update to Ver. 1.1.1a.

Fixed a Serious Issue that Affected Game Balance

The reason for the update was given to be, “Fixed a serious bug affecting game balance.” This has been found to be a fix to an item duplication glitch, which allowed players to copy items indefinitely.

Required to Participate in Bunny Day

You need to update to V1.1.1 in order to trigger the Bunny Day event. You will need to be connected to the internet and the Switch sytem must match real-time for the event to start.

A linked Nintendo Account is required to update the game.


Ver 1.1.0 (03/20/2020) - Bunny Day Update

Ver 1.1.0 Released (03/20/2020) - Bunny Day Update

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Ver 1.1.0 March 20, 2020

The game's first free update is scheduled on March 20. This free update includes the seasonal event, Bunny Day, which is celebrated in April. Be sure not to miss the Bunny Day event to collect Eggs around your town and use them in exclusive DIY Recipes!

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site.

Online Connectivity Features
  • It's now possible to visit other islands through online play via the internet.
  • Added features related to NookLink, a Nintendo Switch Online smart device app game-specific service.
  • Added functionality for Best Friends.
  • Message cards can now be sent to friends or received from friends.
General Updates
  • Added a seasonal event (Bunny Day).
  • Other adjustments were made to improve the game play experience.

Get Exclusive Furniture for Updating

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When you complete the March 20th Update, you'll receive a latter in the Mail containing a Nintendo Switch (in the game, silly, not in real life!!). It looks just like a real Switch, but unfortunately can't be used to play mini-games like consoles in older games in the series.

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