Version 1.1.2 of Animal Crossing: New Horizons released, fixes villager glitches and other bugs [Updated]

2 months ago 9 Comments

A new software update was released for Animal Crossing: New Horizons late last night following a brief maintenance window for the game!

The newest update brings the game up to Version 1.1.2 (or Version 1.1.2a with Bunny Day) and contains only bug fixes, but some of these fixed glitches seriously effected gameplay for those who encountered them.

In particular, the patch notes claim to have fixed a notable glitch related to the moving in of new villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that many players have been unfortunately running into and preventing them from enjoying new villagers on their island. (photo credit: @moohorizons)

Additionally, a glitch preventing some players from moving houses or facilities has been fixed and another bug related to Nook Miles purchases on mystery islands was resolved in this update.

Here are the complete patch notes from Nintendo below, now available in an official English translation:

  • 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.

This article originally contained the Japanese patch notes located, but has not been updated with Nintendo of America’s official English patch notes found here.

Unfortunately, based on user reports we’ve seen so far this morning, it doesn’t seem that the recently discovered glitch involving balloon presents has been fixed. For those unfamiliar, many players who have achieved the Nook Miles tracker for shooting down 300 balloons are no longer seeing balloons appear on their island.

Please note that you will need to be updated to Version 1.1.2 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 for you, 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.

For more on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out our many helpful pages on the game in the work-in-progress Guides section here.

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Nothing about the Nook+ Mile’s quest bug, where it gives you a quest you cannot complete in the game, unless your the Primary Player? I.E. Secondary players can’t complete quests like “Plant a tree”, because only the primary player can do those things.


You can login to your own account and plant trees nothing stops you from planting trees.


Pretty sure that wasn’t the point of the comment.
If the secondary player can’t plant the tree, it still won’t count for their M+ Goal if the primary player plants it.


I have had no issues planting a tree as a secondary player. You need to have bought a sapling from nook’s cranny. Planting a tree from fruit does not fulfill the quest.

Wolfy on Switch

So just before 1.1.2 (bunny day) I adopted and they didn’t move in even tho it was reserved for them. The next day I go island hoping and found Agnes and she moved in fine, but she now owns the glitched plot and the one I assigned her. She lives in the glitched plot and her house is always vacant. How do I fix this?


Love the fix but please make a way to change representatives in the game. Everyone is asking for this.

Jesh Solmerano

Trying to set up homes for new villagers but the system won’t detect the interior furnitures that I put beside the plot. Please help! Tom Nook keeps telling me to complete the task.


My butterflys keep glitching out and disappearing all of a sudden