Animal Crossing New Horizons: Version 1.4.2 Patch Notes

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A new software update has arrived for Animal Crossing New Horizons, updating to version 1.4.2.

The new patch is small but will improve the quality of life within the game.


Amongst those improvements include some visual issues with certain items such as the Sumo Ring floor and a few issues with the new Dreaming feature have now been rectified.

Version 1.4.2 Patch Notes

General Updates

The following issues have been addressed:

  • 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.

How To Download The 1.4.2 Update For Animal Crossing New Horizons

To download the update, follow these steps:

  • Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  • Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  • The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  • Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.