This recent patch brought in the ability to dream, meaning players could visit other players islands without them needing to be there.
Now a popular strategy to farm Star Fragments has been removed!
Here's what was included in patch 1.4.1.
Version 1.4.1 Patch Notes
With dreams being added to Animal Crossing, it gives players to freedom to visit any island they want.
It sounds great, however, this has been the subject of much controversy as players were visiting islands that possessed Star Fragment trees; leading to others reporting them for cheating.
This has led to dream islands being taken down and in some cases revoking of online connectivity. It's led to a lot of unsettling arguments within the community and instances of bullying, leading to Nintendo acting swiftly to eradicate the issue.
As per Nintendo's notes, here's what has been changed:
The following issues that occurred in Ver. 1.4.0 have been fixed:
- 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.