Earlier this week Nintendo announced the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Summer Update wave 2 with a release date and what to expect. This is the second free update as a part of the summer update that saw wave 1 bring in swimming, diving, new donations for the museum, and more. Animal Crossing: New Horizons version 1.4.0 update is out now on Nintendo Switch and it is a small download as usual. The patch downloaded in a few minutes. Watch the trailer for today’s update bringing in save data backups (not for transfer to another system), fireworks, and more below:

Animal Crossing New Horizons version 1.4.0 update patch notes

  • General updates
    • A new seasonal event, Fireworks Shows, has been added.
    • New limited-time seasonal items have been added to Nook Shopping.
    • A new feature was added to the NookPhone Camera app, allowing you to turn off the guide information by pressing in the R Stick.
    • The “funny glasses” item now matches up with player skin color variations.
  • Online connectivity features
    • A new feature allows you to sleep in a bed and meet Luna. You can upload a dream of your island via the internet or visit other uploaded dream islands.
    • New features have been added to the Custom Designs Portal. You can now search by design name or type. You can now create a list of favorite creators.
    • A new feature has been added for backing up save data to Nintendo’s servers via the internet. You can use backed up save data with the island backup restoration service if your Nintendo Switch system is lost or broken.
      • You must be a member of Nintendo Switch Online and enable backups within Animal Crossing: New Horizons to use this new feature.
      • Save data cannot be restored at a customer’s discretionary timing. If your system is broken, you must contact Nintendo Support to start a repair request. If you have lost your system, you must contact Nintendo Support.
      • This feature does not allow save data (island data) to be transferred to a different system. We currently plan on adding a save data transfer feature within 2020. Information on the feature and timing will be announced at a future time.
    • Learn more about the island backup restoration service.
  • Fixed issues
    • Other adjustments were made to improve the game play experience.

More details for this update are here.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available on Nintendo Switch. Read my review of it here.