A new software update has been released for Animal Crossing: New Horizons today following a brief maintenance window for the game!
The latest update brings the game up to Version 1.1.1 and contains only one notable change, but it’s an extremely important one for those who enjoy trading with others online.
According to the official patch notes released by Nintendo, the Version 1.1.1 update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has “Fixed a serious bug affecting game balance”, which we have confirmed is a popular item duplication glitch.
After updating to Version 1.1.1, you will no longer be able to perform the item duplication glitch which required two players in the local co-op multiplayer mode of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. By placing a small item on a table and constantly rotating the item, another player could pick up duplicates repeatedly off the table.
Note that you will need to be updated to Version 1.1.1 to play online multiplayer with other players and access other network features. Local multiplayer can only be played with others on the same version of the game as you.
Your copy of the game should update automatically but if for some reason it doesn’t, you can manually trigger the update by pressing the + button on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons home screen icon, selecting Software Update, and hitting Via The Internet.
You can find the official patch notes for Animal Crossing: New Horizons in Japanese here, and we’ll update this article with a link to the official English version when they are released.
Let me know your thoughts on this quick fix update as I know not everyone out there will agree with me on its importance, and that’s completely okay. I’d love to hear your opinion regardless.