Animal Crossing: New Horizons Latest Update Allows Backing Up Save Data

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Game company Nintendo recently released the newest software update for popular video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons

Update version 1.4.0 was just released today and it has introduced a lot of new content for the popular game. One of the most important additions, however, was the new feature of allowing players to back up save data to Nintendo’s servers via the internet. The backed up save data can now be used on another unit with the island backup restoration service if the original Switch system got damaged or was lost.

Check out the full patch notes below:

Ver. 1.4.0 (Released July 30, 2020)

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

  • 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.
    • 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.
      • 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 save data transfer feature within 2020. Information on the feature and timing will be announced at a future time.
  • Fixed issues
    • Other adjustments were made to improve the game play experience.

Animal Cross: New Horizons is now available on Nintendo Switch.