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Animal Crossing New Horizons: Patch 1.7.0

Here are the latest patch notes for Update 1.7.0 for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which was released on January 28, 2021. All information comes from Nintendo.

General updates

  • A seasonal event, festivals, has been added.
  • The following content has been added: Added limited-time seasonal item from Nook Shopping.

Fixed issues

  • Fixed an issue preventing players from receiving the mermaid fence recipe from Pascal.
  • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.

Overview of older patch notes for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Here you can read everything that has changed in the past:

Update 1.6.0 (November 19, 2020

General updates

The following issues have been resolved in version 1.6.0:

  • Two seasonal events, Turkey Day and Toy Day, were added.
  • Residents can visit Resident Services to put in a request to increase the capacity of their home storage.
  • Luna can now offer random dream destinations by selecting the “Surprise me” option.
  • A new feature for transferring save data between different systems has been added.
  • This feature only transfers save data for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When necessary, please use the Nintendo Switch “Transfer Your User Data” feature as well.
  • The following content has also been added:
    • Additional Nook Miles redemption items.
    • Additional limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping.
    • Additional DIY recipes that use seasonal materials.
    • Additional Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp collaboration item.

    Fixed issues

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

    Update 1.5.1 (October 9, 2020):

    General updates

    • Fixed an issue where some title keywords obtained via Nook Miles would not appear within the Passport.
    • Fixed an issue where certain messages would display in English for users playing in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch or Russian.
    • Fixed an issue where animal residents would talk about pumpkins when given a bamboo shoot.
    • Fixed an issue where it was no longer possible to jump over a river based on the location of certain furniture.

    Update 1.5.0 (September 30, 2020):

    General updates

    • A new seasonal event, Halloween, has been added.
    • Pumpkins (produce item) and DIY projects that use pumpkins have been added.
    • Added new features for visiting dream islands with Luna: the ability to choose your destination from a list of previously visited dream islands and the ability to favorite previously visited dream islands.
    • It is now possible to hide items that are not for sale by pressing the Y button when viewing the catalog via Nook Shopping.

    Fixed issues

    • Other adjustments were made to improve the gameplay experience.

    Update 1.4.2 (August 21, 2020):

    General updates

    From Ver. 1.4.1:

    • Fixed issue where the “sumo ring” would not display properly.

    From Ver. 1.4.0:

    • Fixed issue where the game would shut down under certain conditions when dreaming.
    • Fixed issue where shining soil would improperly appear behind buildings and other places.
    • Fixed issue where specific message cards sent from animal residents the player is close friends with would not arrive in the player’s mailbox as intended.

    From Ver. 1.3.0:

    • Changed the MTU when playing with others from 1364 to 1240 in order to investigate an issue where players cannot play with others in certain network environments.

    Update 1.4.1 (August 6, 2020)

    General updates

    • 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.

    Update 1.4.0 (July 30, 2020)

    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 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 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.

    Update 1.3 (July 3, 2020)

    • 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 Catalog, 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 21, 2020)

    • Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.

    Update 1.2.0 (April 2, 2020)

    • 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 6, 2020)

    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 3, 2020)

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

    Update 1.1.2 (April 2, 2020)

    • 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 26, 2020)

    • Fixed a serious bug affecting game balance.

    When will updates be released for Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

    As I said, updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons appear at regular intervals, usually every two to three months there are larger, in between smaller updates to solve problems. Usually the updates are available for the game at night or in the early morning hours.

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