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Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch notes bring Nature Day to your island getaway

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The latest set of Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch notes have arrived, as update 1.2.0 goes live across all Nintendo Switch platforms across the world, provided you have a copy of the game, and a working internet connection. 

The patch notes are all about initiating Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nature Day, focusing on general content additions rather than any particular hot fixes or quality of life improvement, though Nintendo does stress that it's continuing to make the game smoother and better to play with every update.

You can find the full set of Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch notes by reading them in detail below, or learn more from Nintendo's official support site, which includes help and advice if your console is struggling to perform the update. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 1.2.0 patch notes:

General Updates

- The following visiting merchants can now visit the island. 

  • Leif (gardening shop)
  • Redd (Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler)

- Added season events

- Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 1.1.3 patch notes:

General Updates

Fixed an issue where balloons stop showing up.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 1.1.2 patch notes:

General updates

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 issues are now resolved.

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Update 1.1.12 arrived right after the release of the life simulator's first in-game event, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day, which celebrates Easter with a suite of new content available to enjoy right up until April 12. 

For help on finding all the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day recipes and Animal Crossing: New Horizons Eggs you can carry before that end date, be sure to check out our guides, showing exactly where and how you can collect each limited-time item. 

We'll also be updating this page with the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch notes as soon as Nintendo releases them, so be sure to keep it bookmarked for returning to whenever a new update lands on the game's digital shores. 

In the mean time, we still have one burning question. Who, exactly, is Zipper T. Bunny in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and why do we get the feeling there's someone hiding under all that bunny fur? 

See what else is on Nintendo's horizon with our guide to upcoming Switch games, or watch the video below for our 60 second review of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.