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Shortly after the early launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Version 2.0 update and the release of the Happy Home Paradise DLC, players were encountering a variety of bugs and gameplay errors. Everything from fences moving when watering flowers/crops nearby to having to exit out of your play session if you were trying to remodel a villager’s home while the DAL gates were open. Nintendo publically addressed the remodeling issue, and said that a patch would be available this month. Now, a week later, a fix is here!

Version 2.0.1 update was launched on Thursday evening, and it fixes a number of issues in New Horizons and Happy Home Paradise. Nintendo published the following patch notes on their support site:

Ver. 2.0.1 (Released November 11, 2021)

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue that could occur if a player asks to remodel a resident’s home while the airport gate is open.
  • Fixed an issue where the Kiki & Lala wand item was mistakenly appearing in Nook Shopping as “Not for sale.”
  • Fixed an issue where the coconut juice and frozen-treat set items would not appear under the Miscellaneous tab for DIY Recipes.
  • Fixed an issue where the flowing-river flooring item would not display properly in Photopia or expanded player homes when placed horizontally.
  • Fixed an issue where some residents would try to cook using something other than a kitchen item in their home.
  • Fixed an issue where residents visiting a player’s home would talk as if they were in the café.

Fixed Issues related to DLC

The following issues related to the paid DLC Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise have been fixed.

  • Fixed an issue that would allow players to proceed with the game without designing the school when normally the school would need to be designed. If you have save data where you proceeded without designing the school, you can use the following methods to restore your save data to proper conditions.
    • For Players that have not remodeled the school: After completing 1 or 2 other jobs, and no other events trigger at that time, the event to design the school will trigger.
    • For players that have remodeled the school: The event for designing the school will not trigger, but the features that normally unlock from the event to design the school (such as furniture items and room size) will become useable when you start your next job.
  • Fixed an issue causing an error to occur when using amiibo to change members at a facility.
  • Fixed an issue where you could obtain turnips countless times from Joan in the hospital.
  • Fixed an issue where the ripe sugarcane plant item would unlock by obtaining tomatoes.


While this update doesn’t fix all of the reported issues (i.e.: moving fences), it at least takes care of some of the major, gameplaying session-ending ones. Before your next island visit, make surer to download the latest update (selecting the game icon with the + Button and select the “Software Update” tab).


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Written by Jennifer Burch

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?)