August 5 Update | Version 1.4.1 Patch Notes and How to Update | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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

Latest Update Patch Notes

Ver 1.4.1 Update (08/05/2020)

Ver 1.4.1 August 5, 2020

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

General Updates
The following issues that occurred in Ver. 1.4.0 have been fixed:
  • Fixed an issue where trees could mature and contain things other than the normal fruit, etc.
  • Fixed an issue where shining soil disappears after returning to your own island after a dream and buried Bells appear in that location instead.
  • Fixed an issue where the player swings their shovel through the air when attempting to hit a rock placed at a certain location.

Fixed Glitches

This minor update fixed bugs that arised during the release of the ver 1.4.0 update, or the summer wave 2 update. Unlike their previous patch notes, they have detailed and listed down which issues they recognized and fixed.

Ver 1.4.0 Update (07/30/2020) - Summer Update Wave 2

This is the promotional video released on July 28, 2020, by Nintendo's official account on YouTube.

Ver 1.4.0 July 30, 2020

Update Summary List

Check markLuna the Tapir will visit
Check markDream Suite will open
Check markFireworks every Sunday in August
Check markRedd's Raffle shop will open
Check markNew Summer items
Check markNew King Tut Mask recipe
Check markCustom Design Portal new search features
Check markCustom Designs Editor floor preview
Check markCamera Guide UI can now be hidden
Check markIsland Backup Service available
Check markFall Update coming

You will also get a free Fireworks-Show Wall when you update the game, as well as Luna's Bed as Luna arrives in New Horizons.

Summer Update Wave 2 | New Update July 30

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site. You will also get a free snorkel after you update.

General Updates
  • A new seasonal event, Fireworks Shows, has been added.
  • New limited-time seasonal items have been added to Nook Shopping.
  • A new feature was added to the NookPhone Camera app, allowing you to turn off the guide information by pressing in the R Stick.
  • Nook Miles can now be traded for new items.
  • The “funny glasses” item now matches up with player skin color variations.
Online Connectivity Features
  • A new feature allows you to sleep in a bed and meet Luna. You can upload a dream of your island via the internet or visit other uploaded dream islands.
  • New features have been added to the Custom Designs Portal. You can now search by design name or type. You can now create a list of favorite creators.
  • A new feature has been added for backing up save data to Nintendo’s servers via the internet. You can use backed up save data with the island backup restoration service if your Nintendo Switch system is lost or broken.
Fixed Issues
  • Other adjustments were made to improve the game play experience.

Luna and the Dream Suite

Through Luna and the Dream Suite, you can visits other players' islands in your dreams, without affecting the actual island. Just take a nap on any bed inside your home and doze off.

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Fireworks Shows

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For the whole month of August, there will be Fireworks Shows every Sunday at 7 PM. Enjoy the view with Isabelle and your neighbors as colorful lights explode in the sky. You can even display custom design fireworks!

Fireworks Shows | How to Display Custom Design Fireworks

Redd's Raffle

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During Firework Shows, you can find Redd's Raffle! Participate and test your luck to win cool prizes! There are 12 prizes in total!

Redd's Raffle Times and Prizes

New Summer Items!

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Aside from Redd's prizes, the Nook Inc. Handheld Pennant, similar to what Tommy was holding at the start of the game, is now available for purchase at the Nook Miles Exchange. There are also new seasonal items including the Hikoboshi Outfit and the Orhime Outfit.

New King Tut Mask Recipe

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If you find a Gold Nugget, your character will get inspired to make this newly added DIY, the King Tut Mask!

King Tut Mask Recipe and Required Materials

Custom Design Portal New Search Features

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You can now search for designs across multiple users using the Criteria Search, which lets you type in the design name, along with the design type. You can also mark creators as your favorites, so you can easily browse through their designs.

Custom Designs Portal - How to Share Custom Designs Online

Turn Off Camera Interface

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Before, you had to use a glitch to remove the camera interface when using the camera app, but now you can simply press down on your Right stick once and it will hide it for you!

Custom Design Editor Floor Preview

Floor Preview

When you make Custom Designs, you can now preview your design as a floor tile as well, on top of the standard easel, tank top and face paint previews.

Island Backup and Restoration Service

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You can now finally back up your save data over the Internet and recover your data when your Switch gets damaged or lost through the Island Backup and Restoration Service.

Island Backup and Restoration Service | How to Recover Save Data

Fall Update Coming Soon

Summer Update 2 - Next update in Fall
The end of the Summer Update Wave 2 video teases that the next free update will come in fall. Since Jack was shown on the screen, it's likely to hit around Halloween!

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 Server Maintenance Status

Depending on Nintendo's server 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 server maintenance status here at Game8! Click the link below to view past and upcoming server 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 1.3.1 (07/09/2020)

Ver. 1.3.1 Update (07/09/2020)

Ver 1.3.1 July 9, 2020

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

Fixed Issues
  • Addressed issue where players could not properly use a zen bridge or red zen bridge placed on top of a cliff (third tier).
  • Addressed issue where a wet suit would not be available for sale within Nook’s Cranny.
  • Addressed issue where hermit crabs would appear in places other than the beach.
  • Addressed issue where a dialogue bubble would improperly appear after speaking with island residents.

Fixed Minor Issues

After the release of V1.3.0, players have experienced minor bugs that although did not affect gameplay much, but were still noticeable. A patch to fix those issues immediately went live.

Ver 1.3.0 (07/02/2020) - Summer Update Wave 1

Ver 1.3.0 Update (07/02/2020) - Summer Update #1

This is the promotional video released on June 25, 2020, by Nintendo's official account on YouTube.

Ver 1.3.0 July 2, 2020

Update Summary List

Check markPascal the Sea Otter will visit
Check markA Pirate form of Gulliver will visit
Check markSwim and Dive in the Ocean
Check markGet a Snorkel for updating
Check markCatch and Donate Sea Creatures
Check markMermaid Series DIY Furniure added
Check markLuminous Bamboo Grass seasonal item
Check markSecond Summer Update coming early August

New Summer Update | Swimming and Diving Update

The following patch notes are from Nintendo's official site. You will also get a free snorkel after you update.

General Updates
  • Players can now wear a wet suit and go diving in the ocean.
  • Players can now catch sea creatures while diving, which they can then donate to the museum.
  • Players can now encounter new visiting characters somewhere on the island.
  • Nook Miles can now be traded for new items.
  • New seasonal items have been added to the Nook Shopping catalog, available for limited time only.
Fixed Issues
  • The names of several fish have been fixed in Korean and Simplified Chinese.
  • Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.

New Visitors

A new visitor will be waiting for you when you catch scallops. Meet Pascal, the laidback otter. Additionally, you can also see Gulliver... in a pirate outfit?

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Swimming and Diving Are Now Available!

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New features are now available in the first wave of the summer update. Wet Suits, which are required to swim, can now be purchased at the Nook Stop and at Nook's Cranny. You will also get a free Snorkel for updating!

Swimming and Diving

Catch New Sea Creatures Added to Critterpedia

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More critters can now be caught and donated by diving in the sea. There are 40 sea creature slots to fill in your Critterpedia app, so dive in and catch them!

How to Catch Sea Creatures Easily

New Items to Collect

It looks like you can receive Mermaid-themed DIY recipes from Pascal, after trading your sea creatures. So, trade with Pascal every chance you get to get the entire Mermaid Furniture Series. You can also get Pirate items from Pirate Gulliver, so keep an eye out!

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Bamboo Grass Item Introduced

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Outdoor Decoration
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Seasonal Item

The Bamboo Grass looks wonderful, and it is a seasonal item available through Nook Shopping.

How to Get the Nook Shopping App

Ver 1.2.1 (05/21/2020)

Ver 1.2.1 Update (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.

Fixed the Item Duplication Glitches

It seems that this update has patched up the item duplication glitches discovered by players in the ver 1.2.0 update including the 1x1 item glitch, and the mailbox glitch.

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

Ver. 1.2.0 Update (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 Update (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 Update (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 Update (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 Update (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 Update (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

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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15 Anonymous14 days

Anyone else’s money tree disappear with the update? I found 1,000 bells in a star-shaped hole, but the hole didn’t glow so I couldn’t bury 10,000 for a money tree. I also noticed that excess bells are now in 10,000 bell increments, taking up more space in your pockets.

14 Anonymous14 days

Nice, but we still need bulk crafting!!!

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