5 Hidden Additions In Summer Update Wave 2 For Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Camera, Tripping, Patterns)

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The long anticipated Summer Update Wave Two for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is here bringing fireworks shows and dreaming, but did you know there’s quite a few more additions that Nintendo didn’t announce in the trailer?

As with most of the past major updates to New Horizons, there’s a surprising amount of smaller and hidden new additions to be found within Version 1.4 that weren’t announced by Nintendo in advance. In this article, we’ll be covering over five of these interesting small new additions!

The Camera No Interface Glitch Is Back… As A Feature

Back in April, an amazing glitch was discovered allowing players to completely remove the visible user interface when using the NookPhone’s Camera App. While this doesn’t affect screenshots much as the interface disappears when pressing the + button, it was a boon for recording videos.

It was technically a glitch however, and Nintendo decided to accordingly patch out the ability to do this in the Summer Update Wave One released at the beginning of July. Naturally, many were pretty disappointed by the decision seeing no good reason to do so.


We have good news today though as the ability to hide the user interface inside the Camera App has been added in Summer Update Wave Two as a proper feature! All you have to do is press down on the right analog stick and you’ll have a perfectly clear view.

It’s been quite a rough road of ups and downs for this ‘feature’, but we’re so glad to see its finally set in stone as a permanent part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for everyone to use. Thank you Nintendo for listening!

Tripping Returns With A New King Tut Mask Recipe

While it’s certainly not major, an infamous feature from past Animal Crossing titles has made an unexpected return in the Summer Update Wave Two… Tripping! Previously part of the grander Luck system, your character could randomly trip and fall on their face in past games if you had bad luck.

Unfortunately, the full Luck system doesn’t appear to be implemented still in Animal Crossing: New Horizons — we’ll likely still have to wait for Katrina to arrive. But in the meantime, there are now two different ways to trigger tripping.


One way that you can possibly trip is when running and holding a Balloon item in your hand. These new Balloons come in five different colors and can be obtained by participating in Redd’s Raffle during the Fireworks Show event!

But even more exciting than the Balloons, a brand new DIY Crafting Recipe has been added in the update allowing you to craft the King Tut Mask item! It’s a classic item from past Animal Crossing games which always triggered an absurd amount of tripping and this version of the mask is no exception.

Learn how to unlock and craft the King Tut Mask in our Tripping guide here.

Tommy’s Flag Returns In The Nook Miles Exchange Shop

Remember those early deserted island days when you first started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? When Tommy would wander around your island carrying his adorable little orange flag? (banner image credit: @PEKOEC0RE)

Thanks to a handy new item added in Summer Update Wave Two, we can relive those nostalgic days. Found inside of the Nook Miles Exhange at the Nook Stop Terminal in Resident Services, you can now purchase the Nook Inc. Handheld Pennant for just 500 Nook Miles!

Even better, there’s actually a cute little flag waving animation you can do by pressing A with the item equipped. How lovely!

New Custom Designs Portal Search Features

One of the major drawbacks of the Custom Pattern Designs feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons so far has been a lack of in-game discoverability. Sure, you can input design codes from anywhere, but having to hunt out these codes from social media or websites like Animal Crossing World isn’t the most ideal solution.

The good news is that Nintendo has made a couple helpful improvements to the Custom Designs Portal at Able Sisters with today’s Summer Update Wave Two aimed at improving the situation!

When you access the Custom Designs Portal, you’ll now be greeted with two different brand new search options to help you find the patterns you want.

Criteria Search

For the very first time, it’s now possible to search for custom designs without actually entering a design code or creator code! Using the Criteria Search, you can search for a specific type of pattern (like ground path or tank top) and / or a specifically named design.

Then all of the relevant results will populate your screen in a grid showing you patterns you may have never discovered before using only codes. Check out the example search we tested out above to look for some path designs!

Favorites Search

The other new type of search available in Version 1.4 is Favorites Search! Now you can favorite a design author when viewing any one of their patterns by pressing the X Button. After picking some creators as favorites, you can open up the Favorites Search menu to quickly see a list of creators and select them to easily view all of their designs.

Essentially, this feature acts as an very handy shortcut and substitute for manually typing in a designer’s Creator Code every single time you wish to view their creations! There’s no doubt in our mind this will become very helpful.

More New Seasonal Nook Shopping Items

Just like with the other major new Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates in the past, Version 1.4 includes another set of new seasonal items to be distributed through Nook Shopping.

Throughout the coming weeks, a variety of these seasonal items will be unlocked for purchase inside of the Nook Shopping menu either in Resident Services or on your NookPhone.

As teased by Nintendo prior to the update’s release, the Chinese Qixi Festival will receive two new seasonal items called the Hikkoboshi Outfit and Orihime Outfit. We expect them to be available on August 1st, but that’s not confirmed yet. You can check out how they look in the screenshot above.

In addition to the Chinese Qixi Festival items, there are three more further seasonal items we expect to see in Nook Shopping soon. We’ll have a more in-depth article soon covering all of the new and upcoming seasonal Nook Shopping items including photos, but for now, check out the list below of all the new items you can expect in the near future:

  • Grape-Harvest Basket
  • Hikkoboshi Outfit
  • Moon Rug
  • Orihime Outfit
  • Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On

That just about wraps up our look at five new hidden and secret features found in Summer Update Wave Two for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! It’s nice that each update seems to contain these small tidbits in addition to the major highlights.

Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World for everything on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including our extensive Guides section here. In particular, don’t miss out on our recent August Fireworks Show Event, Dreaming With Luna, and Tripping & How To Craft King Tut Mask guides.

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