Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.4.0 Now Available (With Patch Notes)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Firework Screenshot

Nintendo has released a new software update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons that now sees the Nintendo Switch exclusive on version 1.4.0.

As the company had revealed earlier this week, this adds Firework Shows, the chance to share your Dream Address and the Island Backup and Restoration Service.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.4.0 Patch Notes

The software has been updated if you see “Ver. 1.4.0” in the upper-right corner of the title screen.

  • General updates
    • New seasonal events, fireworks shows, have 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 the Right Stick.
    • The “funny glasses” item now matches up with player skin colour 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 also create a list of favourite 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 service if your Nintendo Switch console is lost or damaged.
      • You must have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership and enable island backup within Animal Crossing: New Horizons to use this new feature.
      • Save data cannot be restored at a customer’s discretion. If your console is damaged, you must contact Nintendo Support to start a repair request. If you have lost your console, you must contact Nintendo Support.
      • This feature does not allow save data to be transferred to a different console (unless your console is lost or damaged, as explained above). We currently plan on adding a save data transfer feature within 2020. Information on the feature and timing will be announced on a later date.
    • Learn more about the island backup restoration service.
  • Fixed issues
    • Other adjustments were made to improve the gameplay experience.
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