Animal Crossing: New Horizons Server Maintenance Tonight (July 9th, 2020)

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Nintendo has announced a brief period of server maintenance for Animal Crossing: New Horizons happening later tonight, possibly in preparation for a new minor update release.

We received an in-game notification on our Nintendo Switch while playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons alerting us of the incoming maintenance set to begin shortly at 6PM Pacific Time / 9PM Eastern Time.

More complete details of the maintenance can be found on the official Network Maintenance Information / Operational Status page on Nintendo’s official website, which we’ll cover below.

According to the official status page, both Animal Crossing: New Horizons network services and the NookLink service within the Nintendo Switch Online mobile application will be down for maintenance for one hour tonight on July 9th beginning at 6PM Pacific Time / 9PM Eastern Time and ending at 7PM Pacific Time / 10PM Eastern Time.

We’ve included all of the important and relevant information below:

Future maintenance schedule

Nintendo Switch Online app

  • NookLink

During the maintenance window, all network services will be unavailable.

Date and time

From Thursday, July 9, 2020 6 :00 PM – Thursday, July 9, 2020 7 :00 PM Pacific Time

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Certain Network Services

During the maintenance window, all network services will be unavailable.

Date and time

From Thursday, July 9, 2020 6 :00 PM – Thursday, July 9, 2020 7 :00 PM Pacific Time

As for exactly what this server maintenance is intended for, we really can’t say for sure yet, but Nintendo has brought the game servers down at a similar time previously to release new updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

UPDATE: Version 1.3.1 update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available fixing four different bugs and glitches — full patch notes here!

So if we had to bet, there’s likely a minor bug fixing update planned for release at 6PM Pacific Time tonight when the servers go down for maintenance. That’s not guaranteed at all though.

If there is an update, one glitch that we’d definitely expect to be resolved would include the breaking of some Zen bridges preventing players from crossing over them. That sure seems like a major enough glitch to deserve a speedy update like this.

Another bug found in the recent Summer Update that might be fixed is the oddly high occurrence of ‘thinking’ thought bubbles on villagers, which then disappear shortly after without any actual dialogue typically associated with the thought bubbles.

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 new Sea CreaturesPascal’s Mermaid Set, and Pirate Gulliver guides.

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