Animal Crossing New Horizons: Version 1.4.0 Patch Notes (Summer Update Wave 2)

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been updated to version 1.4.0 as of the 30th July 2020.

This new update brings the Summer Update Wave 2 which features plenty of new mechanics such as dreaming, island backup, fireworks and more!

Here's what's new in this latest update:

Update 1.4.0 Patch Notes


  • Custom design search features
  • Save data back ups
  • New Nook Shopping Items For Festivals
  • New Villager dialogue for fireworks etc.
  • New Villager dialogue for commenting on certain kinds of placed furniture/items

For downloading version 1.4.0, Nintendo will be gifting everyone a firework display wallpaper.

Photo via @ACNewHorizonsEN

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 the 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 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 an 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 gameplay experience


Future Updates

@_Ninji has dived into the patch notes and code and spotted a few interesting things that may hint to future content:

  • New ‘35_Gyroid’ ItemKind
  • New ‘VgtTomato’, ‘VgtWheat’, ‘VgtSugarCane’, ‘VgtPotato’, ‘VgtCarrot’, ‘VgtSquash’ map Fg items
  • New bush type (Plumeria)

They've also reportedly hidden references to sewing and cooking DIYs.

It's important to remember this is subject to change and not final.