Animal Crossing New Horizons Update 1.4.2 Fixes an Issue With Dreaming

Friday, August 21st, 2020 9:14 am

The update includes a number of bug fixes.

In July, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was updated with a dreaming feature, which allows players to visit other players’ islands in dreams. This is different from flying to another player’s island, since you can visit an island in a dream even when the island’s owner isn’t playing the game at the same time.

As spotted by Nintendo Life, the latest update for New Horizons fixed an issue with the game that would sometimes cause the game to crash when players were dreaming.

The update brings Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Version 1.4.2. In addition to fixing this issue with dreaming, the update fixes three other bugs.

Here are the game’s latest patch notes, straight from Nintendo’s website:

“General updates
The following issues have been addressed:

– From Ver. 1.4.1:

  • Fixed issue where the “sumo ring” would not display properly.

– From Ver. 1.4.0:

  • Fixed issue where the game would shut down under certain conditions when dreaming.
  • Fixed issue where shining soil would improperly appear behind buildings and other places.
  • Fixed issue where specific message cards sent from animal residents the player is close friends with would not arrive in the player’s mailbox as intended.

– From Ver. 1.3.0:

  • Changed the MTU when playing with others from 1364 to 1240 in order to investigate an issue where players cannot play with others in certain network environments.”

If you want to make sure you have the newest version of the game installed on your Switch, look for “Ver. 1.4.2” in the top-right corner of the game’s title screen. You can also see the version you have when you tell Orville you want to visit another player’s island or have someone visit your own.

If you see a different version number, you’ll need to close the New Horizons application and allow the game to update before jumping back in.

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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