Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.4.1 Patch Notes

Thursday, August 6th, 2020 7:40 am

You can no longer grow Star Fragment trees.

If you’re like us, when you see a new update is available for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you probably get pretty excited. After all, previous updates have added fun features like fireworks shows and swimming to the game.

On August 5, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was updated to Version 1.4.1, and while the game’s latest update doesn’t contain any major new features, it does include some important gameplay changes.

For instance, before this update, it was possible for players to “hack” the game in order to grow Star Fragments on trees. With this update, trees can no longer grow anything other than fruit and Bells.

Here are all of the changes included in the Version 1.4.1 update, according to Nintendo’s website:

  • “Fixed an issue where trees could mature and contain things other than the normal fruit, etc.
  • Fixed an issue where shining soil disappears after returning to your own island after a dream and buried Bells appear in that location instead.
  • Fixed an issue where the player swings their shovel through the air when attempting to hit a rock placed at a certain location.”

To make sure your game is updated to the latest version, look for “Ver. 1.4.1” in the top-right corner of the game’s main menu screen. If you see something different — like Ver. 1.4.0 — you’ll need to close the game software and update the game to the latest version. To close the software, go to your Switch’s home screen, make sure New Horizons is highlighted, and press “X.”

To learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or to view the rest of our guides for the game, check out our previous coverage.

What do you think about this latest update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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