Animal Crossing patch notes: What's new in update 1.4 in New Horizons

What's featured in the latest New Horizons patch.

Reading Animal Crossing patch notes gives you a heads up in the tweaks and changes made in the latest New Horizons update.

With major seasonal additions throughout the year, Nintendo is regularly adding new features to the game - as well as providing smaller patches in-between to fix bugs and exploits as they come up.

If you're playing for the first time, our Animal Crossing tips page can get you off to the best start.

Animal Crossing patch notes: What's new in update 1.4 in New Horizons

Here are the Animal Crossing: New Horizons version 1.4 patch notes, released July 30th, 2020, with credit to Nintendo and copied verbatim from the official Nintendo support site.

General updates

  • A new seasonal event, Firework 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.
  • 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 search by design name or type. You can now 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 restoration services if your Nintendo Switch system is 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.
    • Save data cannot be restored at a customer's discretionary timing. If your system is broken, you must contact Nintendo Support to start a repair request. If you have lost your system, you must contact Nintendo Support.
    • This feature does not allow save data (island data) to be transferred to a different system. we currently plan on adding a sava data transfer feature within 2020. Information on the feature and timing will be announced at a future time.

Fixed the following issues

  • Other adjustments were made to improve the game play experience.

Also, if previous updates are to go by, if you have already started playing on the day before installing the update, they might not appear until tomorrow. In short - always try and download new updates before logging on!


New to Animal Crossing? Our Animal Crossing New Horizons tips can help with the basics. From the off, there's fish and bugs to catch, flowers and fruit to grow with Leif selling seeds, villagers to add or remove and tools such as the new ladder and vaulting pole to collect. Once you have settled in, you'll want to be making as many Bells as possible, start collecting K.K. Slider songs and work on your island star rating, increase your HHA ranking, incorporate Feng Shui into your room design and acquiring kitchen furniture. You can also buy fake art from Redd. Recently added were Dream Suite and island backup.


What were the previous Animal Crossing patch notes?

Here's what was changed in previous patch notes for the game:

Update 1.3 (July 3rd)

  • 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 - Pascal - somewhere on the island.
  • Nook Miles can now be traded for new items.
  • New seasonal items have been added to the Nook Shopping catalogue, available for limited time only.
  • The following issues were fixed:
    • The names of several fish have been fixed in Korean and Simplified Chinese.
    • Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.

Update 1.2.1 (May 21st)

  • Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.

Update 1.2.0 (April 2nd)

  • The following visiting merchants can now visit the island.
    • Leif (gardening shop)
    • Redd (Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler)
  • Added seasonal events.
  • Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.

Update 1.1.4 (April 6th)

According to Google translate - and confirmed by OatmealDome on Twitter - it provides a reduction of Eggs for Bunny Day:

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused Rex Kurushima to receive "Platinum Kogane" and pass different items to different models.
    • After the update, pass the "Platinum Kogane" to Rex again, and you will receive the correct model.

Balance adjustment

  • During the Easter event, the appearance rate of some eggs has been adjusted until April 11, 2020.
    • Eggs are easier to collect on the day of Easter (April 12, 2020).

Update 1.1.3 (April 3rd)

  • Fixed a bug where balloons would not fly under certain conditions.

Hope that helps you get all the recipes and Eggs you need for Bunny Day...

Update 1.1.2 (April 2nd)

  • 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.
    • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data: 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.
    • Note: 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 an issue where a request from Tom Nook for the Resident Representative to find a plot of land for new residents disappears.
    • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data: 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 an issue where, after deleting a resident, it becomes impossible to move their house and/or other structures.
    • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data: After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, it will once more become possible to request that these structures be moved.
  • 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.

Update 1.1.1 (March 26th)

  • Fixed a serious bug affecting game balance.

When will future Animal Crossing updates arrive?

Though we've only seen the first updates for the game, we anticipate any future patches - such as for seasonal events - to arrive in the early hours UK time (around 1am GMT), based on when Nintendo has released previous game updates and download releases.

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