In an effort to fix a glitch involving villager swapping, Nintendo released a new update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons last night. This patch has solved the issue for many players, but some are reporting that it hasn’t repaired their specific chain of moving villagers out for friends to claim. We’ve updated our glitch article with this information, as well as linking active threads where players are trying to find another workaround.

Having issues with your island? Here are the patch notes from Nintendo:

Ver. 1.1.2 (Released April 2, 2020)

The software has been updated if you see “Ver. 1.1.2” or “Ver. 1.1.2a” in the upper-right corner of the title screen.

  • General updates
    • Fixed an issue where an animal you’ve invited to move from another island doesn’t actually move, leaving the plot of land allocated for them to move to sold and unoccupied.
      • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data:
        After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, the sold plot of land will revert to being available, and a new animal will become able to move there again.
      • Note: Unfortunately, the animal that was originally invited to move to your island when the issue occurred will not return to their original island, nor will their plan to move to your island be carried out.
    • Fixed an issue where a request from Tom Nook for the Resident Representative to find a plot of land for new residents disappears.
      • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data:
        After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, if the island is developed to a certain point (Nook’s Cranny is either under construction or completed), the next time the Resident Representative plays the game, a special event will trigger during the island-wide broadcast and the story will move forward.
    • Fixed an issue where, after deleting a resident, it becomes impossible to move their house and/or other structures.
      • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data:
        After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, it will once more become possible to request that these structures be moved.
    • Fixed an issue where both Nook Miles and Bells are subtracted when you use Nook Miles Tickets to go on a Mystery Tour and purchase an item from Wilbur.
    • Other issues are now resolved.

We recommend that  you follow our glitch and report article if you need to submit any bugs to Nintendo’s support team.

 

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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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