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New Animal Crossing New Horizons Update 1.4.0 released; Adds Island Backup function in addition to Dreaming and Fireworks

Animal Crossing New Horizons Update 1.4.0 has been rolled out by Nintendo and we have you covered with the release notes.

As discussed earlier this week, the brand new patch is part of the game’s summer update and players can back up and restore their islands through the Island Backup & Restoration Service. However, to use this service, players must be a member of Nintendo Switch Online.

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In addition, the 2nd Summer Update introduces Dream and Fireworks shows in addition to new temporary seasonal items. We have recorded the full patch notes Below:

Animal Crossing New Horizons Ver. 1.4.0 (released July 30, 2020)

The software is updated if you see “Ver. 1.4.0” in the top right corner of the title screen.

General updates

  • A new seasonal event, Fireworks Shows, has been added.
  • New temporary seasonal items have been added to Nook Shopping.
  • A new feature has been added to the NookPhone Camera app, which allows you to turn off the guide information by pressing the R Stick.
  • The “funny glasses” item now matches the player’s skin color variations.

Online connectivity features

  • With a new feature, you can 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 to back up stored data to Nintendo servers over the Internet. You can use a backup of saved data with the island backup recovery service if your Nintendo Switch console gets lost or broken.
    • You must be a member of Nintendo Switch Online and enable backups within Animal Crossing: New Horizons to use this new feature.
    • Saved data cannot be recovered at a customer’s discretion. If your system is broken, you must contact Nintendo Support to initiate a repair request. If you have lost your system, you must contact Nintendo Support.
    • This function does not allow stored data (island data) to be transferred to another system. We are currently planning to add a secure data transfer storage feature within 2020. Information about the function and timing will be announced at a later date.
  • More information about the island backup restore service.

Fixed problems

  • Other adjustments have been made to improve the gameplay experience.

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

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