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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Developers: Nintendo EPD, Monolith Soft
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Released internationally: March 20, 2020

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game in which you rapidly deprive an island of its natural resources in order to craft tools that never stop breaking.


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Unused Rooms


Unused room IDs exist for additional rooms for the Museum. Haniwa is the Japanese name for Gyroids. Gyroids, the museum, and the café don't currently make any appearance in this title. Do note that any of these features do have the potential to be added in the future.

(Source: OatmealDome)

Artwork and the art gallery were added in update 1.2, but the art gallery consists of only one room, not two like the IDs suggest.

Unseen Content

Room Skyboxes

These are normally unseen in-game. Every room has a white skybox around the modeled area.

The Skybox around the small yellow tent you use when you first start the game. Inside is the room model
The same model with the skybox removed.

Unused Model


While in the island overworld, the model for the Dodo Airlines building contains an unseen low poly mesh for a desk on the inside. It is impossible to see this through normal gameplay.

(Source: Shesez)

Unused Text

Hey, are you the one visiting 
from [Town name]? 
You're [Player], yeah?

I knew it! When I first saw you, 
I said, 'I...don't know that person.'

I thought maybe you were maybe a spy or 
something... But what would you be 
spying on? I didn't know! 

THEN I remembered hearing we have 
a visitor who is definitely NOT a spy! 

Anyway, I'm Wilbur! Welcome to [Town name]! Enjoy your non-spying stay!

Wilbur is always stored out of bounds in the Airport behind Orville. However, he cannot be interacted with, and can only be seen in the short cutscene when you go to someone else's island. Unusually, talking to the out-of-bounds Wilbur while on someone else's island brings up the above text. This dialogue is normally used as one of a few greetings lazy villagers will give to players who are visiting another island as a guest. Wilbur does not have any other dialogue for being talked to in this map in other scenarios, prompting an empty speech bubble in those cases.

(Source: Shesez)
(Source: GoogleBen)

Unused Sounds

Dummy Sounds


This is a .bfsar Dummy sound file with an unknown use.

Unused Textures

Dummy Textures

All the Dummy textures. (Textures originally .dds files)

These are .Nin_NX_NVN model files containing only .dds texture files. They have an unknown use but they seem to be placeholders.

K.K. Slider's Guitar


While not unused, it is impossible to see the stickers on the back of K.K.'s guitar. The texture reveals that they are "passes" with drawings of Brewster and Dr. Shrunk on each. These are references to past locations where K.K. has performed. The Roost (run by Brewster) in City Folk & Wild World, and Club LOL (run by Dr. Shrunk) in New Leaf.

(Source: Shesez, Ehm)

Unused Animations

Dummy Animations

CharactorAnimation10100\Animations\Skeletal Animations\Dummy

This is an unused dummy animation file. This file seems to be a placeholder.

Revisional Differences

Version Letters

These characters appear after the version number displayed in-game (on the title screen) while a real-time-locked event is in progress: they therefore require the console's clock to be synced with Nintendo Network.

  • Example: v1.0.0 a
  • They are not technically part of the title version, therefore they won't be displayed in the Switch operating system (for instance when pressing "Options" on the home screen) and do not have to be matched between players who want to connect together.
  • These seem to stay on the screen after an event finishes and only go away once a new update gets released while there is no event active.
Base version Letter Event unlocked Applicable dates (2020)
1.x.x ? a Bunny Day April 1-12
1.2.0 b International Museum Day May 18-31
1.2.x ? c Wedding Season June 1-30
1.6.0 a Thanksgiving Season November 26(?)-31
1.6.0 b Christmas Season December 1-23?
1.6.0 c Christmas Season December 24-(January 6)?

Version 1.0.0

Initial release. + (Cartridge Release)

  • The cartridge includes Nintendo Switch FW v9.0.1
    • The cartridge's flash chip is 8GB

Version 1.1.0

Released alongside the game as a Day 1 Patch.

  • Added new content in preperation for the Bunny Day event.
    • Zipper can now be invited to Photopia (the photo studio on Harv's Island) through amiibo.
  • Enabled online connectivity features, including multiplayer, NookLink and the ability to send letters to other players.
  • A free Nintendo Switch furniture item is given to the player in the mail after updating. The Switch item has neon blue and red Joy-Cons by default, but they can be changed to gray once furniture customization is unlocked.
    • Curiously, the game does not match the color of the Joy-Cons attached to the console for this item. The color is checked in order to determine if it is being played on a console with the Animal Crossing special edition Joy-Cons, in which case the player receives a replica of the special edition Switch in a separate letter.
  • Item names were changed from all-lowercase names to have a capitalized first letter.
  • Unspecified bug fixes.

Version 1.1.1

Released on March 26th, 2020.

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to duplicate items while in same-system multiplayer modes. (Video demonstration)

Version 1.1.2

Released on April 2nd, 2020.

  • Fixes the villager moving out bug which lets you return to the glitched spot with Tom Nook to take care of things.
  • Fixed a bug where Tom Nook's request to the island representative to find a plot of land for new residents disappears.
  • Fixed a bug that made it impossible to move facilities and the player's house after deleting a user from the game.
  • Fixed a bug that subtracted both Bells and Nook Miles when purchasing an item from Wilbur during a Mystery Tour.
  • Other unspecified bug fixes.

Version 1.1.3

Released on April 3rd, 2020.

  • Fixed a bug where balloons would stop spawning if the player reached the final milestone in the "It's Raining Treasure!" goal.
    • For some reason, reaching the 300 balloon goal before the Bunny Day event started will still cause balloons to spawn on v1.1.2 during the event.

Version 1.1.4

Released on April 6th, 2020.

  • Fixed an issue where Flick sends the wrong model after handing him three scarab beetles.
  • The spawn rates of certain Bunny Day eggs have been reduced until the actual event starts on April 12th.

Version 1.2.0

Released on April 22nd, 2020.

  • Two free items are mailed to the player after updating: a world map and a bell bag rug.
  • The monthly savings interest rate was lowered from 0.5% to 0.05% (the latter of which had been standard in previous games).
  • New Coral and Green variants of the Nook Inc. aloha shirt, based on the variants that Isabelle and the Nooklings respectively wear, can be ordered through the Nook Stop in Resident Services.
  • Adds two new travelling merchants:
    • Leif appears outside Resident Services, sells bushes and flower seeds, and buys weeds for 20 Bells each.
    • Redd appears in a treasure trawler at the secret beach on the north side of the island and sells rare furniture as well as paintings and sculptures for the Museum.
  • Adds the Museum's art gallery, which accepts paintings and sculptures. The first donation to the exhibit will leave the museum closed for all of the following day, after which the art gallery becomes accessible.
  • Jock, lazy, smug, and cranky villagers can now occasionally mail the player artwork of variable legitimacy.
    • Jock and lazy villagers can mail paintings and sculptures, both real and fake.
    • Smug villagers can only mail forgeries.
    • Cranky villagers can mail sculptures, both real and fake.
  • Adds four new calendar events, spanning late April through June:
    • The Nature Day event, lasting between April 23rd and May 4th.
    • A new May Day event, lasting between May 1st and May 7th; recurring character Rover is added as part of the event.
    • A new International Museum Day event, lasting between May 18th and May 31st.
    • A new Wedding Season event, lasting for the entire month of June, and two special characters, Reese and Cyrus.
  • Leif, Redd, Rover, Cyrus, and Reese can now be invited to Photopia through amiibo.
  • The Switch furniture item is renamed, now being called the Light Switch, presumably to avoid confusion with the Nintendo Switch furniture item.
  • Rebalances spawn rates of certain bugs and fish.
  • Rebalances weights for the random Nook Miles Ticket mystery islands.
    • Two types of mystery island, one containing a field of hybrid flowers and another containing both large fish and hybrid flowers, are removed from the game for reasons unknown, rendering them completely inaccessible.
  • The game now checks the save for certain corrupted data, such as a house experiencing the "I've moved out!" bug, and fixes it, if the update is installed before the game is next played. Aforementioned bugged houses are replaced with empty plots.
  • Various other unspecified fixes.

Version 1.2.1

Released on May 21st, 2020.

  • More item duplication glitches were fixed, which involved rotating 2x1 items on tables, and sending items in the mail to another resident on the island.
  • Other unspecified fixes.

Version 1.3.0

Released on July 3, 2020

  • Adds the ability to swim and dive in the ocean with a wetsuit.
    • Adds the ability to purchase a Nook Inc.-branded wetsuit and snorkel through the Nook Miles Exchange system.
    • Adds sea creatures, which can be caught while swimming and donated to the museum, where they appear alongside donated fish in the aquarium. Sea creatures in the museum receive their own identifying plaques, independent of standard fish.
    • Adds the recurring character Pascal, who gives the player either pearls or DIY recipes for Mermaid Series furniture in exchange for caught scallops.
      • Due to a bug, the Mermaid Fence DIY recipe is never given out by Pascal, leaving it functionally unused; this glitch wouldn't be amended until the Version 1.7.0 update.
    • Adds the ability to collect pearls while diving, which like manila clams cannot be donated to the museum but can be used as crafting material, specifically for Mermaid Series furniture.
  • Adds a new NPC, Gullivarr, a pirate-themed lookalike of Gulliver. Similarly to Gulliver, Gullivarr will ask that the player recover his communicator parts through diving (rather than digging them up on the beach as with Gulliver) and mails the player Pirate Series furniture in exchange (rather than furniture themed after international landmarks).
  • Altered the names of various fish in the Korean and Mandarin versions of the game.
  • Leif, Kicks, and Sahara are now no longer guaranteed to show up each week, resulting in any NPC being able to show up on any weekday. Consequently, the odds for a particular previously non-guaranteed NPC appearing on any particular week have been upped from 35% to approximately 47% (rounded to the nearest whole percent), disregarding the priority mechanic.
  • Sahara's dialogue tree is altered to allow the player to continue conversing with and shopping from her after buying an item, without having to terminate and restart the conversation.
  • Accidentally introduces a glitch where an invisible wall can appear on zen and red zen bridges on a third tier cliff, preventing players from crossing them from either end unless the bridge is demolished and rebuilt (fixed in version 1.3.1).
  • Most (but not all) nameplates in the fish museum have been redesigned to appear more visible.
  • Fixed a glitch (race condition) where, by moving the cursor on the NookPhone Camera app and operating the + and A buttons with the right timing, the HUD could be made to disappear while in regular movement mode.
(Source: Animal Crossing Life)
  • Various other unspecified changes.

Version 1.3.1

Released on July 10, 2020

  • Fixed the glitch introduced in version 1.3.0 where an invisible wall could appear on zen or red zen bridges placed on top of a third-tier cliff.
  • Fixed a glitch that prevented wetsuits from being sold at Nook's Cranny.
  • Fixed a glitch that causes Hermit Crabs to spawn on terrain other than the beach.
  • Fixed a glitch where a dialogue thought bubble would occasionally and erroneously appear after speaking with a villager.

Version 1.4.0

Released on July 30, 2020

  • Added Luna and the ability to travel to dream versions of people's villages.
  • Added Firework displays every Sunday and the ability to customize fireworks.
  • Added the ability to search for uploaded patterns by name, like "Star Wars" or "Ferrari".
  • Added the ability to back up your island.
    • This is implemented as a "Spotpass" task while the game is not running, not as an ordinary save backup; the unmodified Switch OS remains incapable to date of backing up non-user-specific saves.
  • Added the ability to hide the controls while in camera mode.

Version 1.4.1

Released on August 6, 2020

  • Scans the town for, and removes, the star-piece tree(s) (ordinarily inaccessible without cheating).
  • Fixed a bug where, if the player visited a Dream Town without having yet collected the daily money spot, the latter would turn into ordinary buried 1000 Bells.
  • Fixed an issue where trees could mature and contain things other than the normal fruit, etc.
  • Fixed an issue where the player swings their shovel through the air when attempting to hit a rock placed at a certain location.
  • TBD

Version 1.5.0

Released on September 30, 2020

  • A new seasonal event, Halloween, has been added.
    • Throughout October, candy can be purchased from the store's shelves. Players are limited to buying only one piece of candy per day.
    • The "Haunt" and "Scare" reactions are added.
    • Six new Halloween-themed eye colors and four new skin colors are added, unlocked by purchasing the "Body-Paint Costume Tips" and "Exploring New Eye Colors" cards with Nook Miles. The player automatically learns the skin and eye colors and expends the cards upon each purchase, as with other upgrade cards.
    • Various Halloween-themed clothing and furniture items are added.
  • Pumpkins (a new vegetable that can be grown on the ground, vaguely reminescent of red turnips in WW and CF, but available in multiple colors and infinitely renewable) and DIY projects that use pumpkins have been added. They can be found in balloons or supplied by villagers.
  • Added new features for visiting dream islands with Luna: the ability to choose your destination from a list of previously visited dream islands and the ability to favorite previously visited dream islands.
  • A free Ring-Con item is mailed to the player after updating.
  • Scans the town for, and removes, various items ordinarily inaccessible without cheating (Plaza benches, K.K's and Harv's gear, Island Designer helmet)
    • Gift-wrapped flowers/bugs/fishes/seafood and other invalid items will turn into tree branches instead.
      • This addresses an ongoing griefing scheme where players could be gifted "-" wrapped items, which could only be disposed of by re-wrapping and abandoning them on a miles island.
  • Scans the catalog for, and removes, posters that were not directly earned by the player by inviting the appropriate characters on Harv's island (therefore including those obtained from other players). Posters also can no longer be added to the catalog unless they are first obtained through Harv's island.
  • The catalog can be filtered to only list re-purchasable items with the Y button.
    • Introduced a bug where, after viewing the description of a seasonal special item with X, the Y-button action to display countries and offer end time will cease to work until selecting a different tab of the catalog.
  • Fixed a bug where pushing Gulliver or Gullivarrr off of the beach would result in them being unable to walk around on their own, instead standing in place until they are pushed back onto the beach; they now instead walk back to their original positions when pushed away.
  • Introduced a bug where certain sentences would be displayed in English even in other languages.
  • Various other unspecified changes are implemented to improve gameplay experience.

Version 1.5.1

Released on October 9, 2020

  • Fixed an issue where some title keywords obtained via Nook Miles would not appear within the Passport.
  • Fixed an issue where certain messages would display in English for users playing in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, or Russian.
  • Fixed an issue where animal residents would talk about pumpkins when given a bamboo shoot.
  • Fixed an issue where it was no longer possible to jump over a river based on the location of certain furniture.

Version 1.6.0

Released on November 19, 2020

  • Two new seasonal events, Turkey Day and Toy Day, are added.
    • Various items themed around American Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's are added.
  • Players can visit Resident Services to put in a request to increase the capacity of their home storage from 1,600 to 2,400 items for a 500,000 Bell fee (which must be paid up-front and in full), provided that they've fully upgraded their house and paid off all their debts.
  • Luna can now offer random dream destinations by selecting a new option, labeled "Surprise me."
  • Adds the Save Data Transfer feature, which allows island save data or a single player's save data to be transferred to another Nintendo Switch.
  • Adds the following additional content:
    • Additional four seasonal items from Nook Shopping in December, two for each hemisphere.
    • Additional DIY recipes that use seasonal materials.
    • Additional Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp collaboration items.
  • Adds nine new reactions: Sit Down, Wave Goodbye, Take a Picture, Sniff Sniff, Work Out, Yoga, Here You Go, Excited, and Ta-da, all of which are learned by redeeming Nook Miles.
  • Adds six new hairstyles: cornrows, buzz cut, wool buns, afro, wool puff, and bald, all of which are obtained by redeeming Nook Miles.
  • Adds the ability to view the catalog through the NookLink mobile app.
  • Fixes a glitch that allows players to give items other items' textures.
  • The Summer-Solstice Crown and Winter-Solstice Sweater are respectively renamed the Sunflower Crown and Midwinter Sweater.
  • Various unspecified alterations.

Version 1.7.0

Released on January 28, 2021

  • A new seasonal event, Festivale, is added.
    • Various items themed around Mardi Gras/Carnival, Setsubun, Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, and the Super Bowl are added.
      • Festivale clothes are purchasable from Able Sisters and Festivale furniture items are purchasable from Nook's Cranny from February 1 to February 15.
      • The Bean-Tossing Kit is purchasable from Nook Shopping and the Ogre Costumes and Masks are purchasable from Able Sisters between January 28 and February 3.
      • The Resetti Model is purchasable from January 25 to February 2.
      • Super Bowl-themed items are purchasable from Nook Shopping between January 25 and February 15.
  • Adds four new reactions: Feelin' It, Let's Go, Viva, and Confetti, all of which are learned by purchasing them from the cabinet in Nook's Cranny. The set for these reactions is purchasable between February 1 and February 15 and costs 19,800 Bells.
  • A free pair of maracas is mailed to the player after updating.
  • Fixes a bug that locked players out of obtaining the Mermaid Fence from Pascal; the recipe requires one pearl, five pieces of coral, and five sand dollars to craft.
  • Various unspecified alterations.

Version 1.8.0

Released on February 25, 2021

  • A new seasonal event, Shamrock Day, is added, taking place across three separate occasions between March 10 and March 17.
    • A Shamrock Doorplate, Shamrock Rug, and Shamrock Soda are purchasable from Nook Shopping.
    • A Shamrock Hat, Shamrock Shoes, Shamrock Suit, and Shamrock Sunglasses are purchasable from Able Sisters. This is not time-locked and can be purchased at any time of year.
    • A DIY recipe for a Shamrock Wand can be obtained by popping balloons.
  • Various Super Mario-themed clothing, furniture, and decorative items are purchasable from Nook Shopping from March 1 onwards, commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Japanese release of Super Mario Bros. (which in actuality took place in 2020). These items can be purchased indefinitely following their unlocking on March 1.
  • Furniture items themed around Hinamatsuri and Pi Day are purchasable from Nook Shopping.
    • The Blossom Lantern and Hinaningyo are purchasable from February 25 to March 3, with the catalog rotating between the two each day during this period.
    • A π Pie is purchasable from March 1 to March 14.
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp promotional items now appear in the Nook Shopping catalog.
  • Fixes a bug where the in-game name of a player is displayed under their Nintendo Switch User Nickname when attempting to add a friend via "Search for Users You Played With".
  • Various unspecified alterations.

Version 1.9.0

Released on March 18, 2021

  • Reintroduces the villager characters Chai, Chelsea, Étoile, Marty, Toby, and Rilla, who were previously exclusive to the Welcome amiibo update of Animal Crossing: New Leaf as well as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as part of a collaboration with Japanese media franchise Sanrio. These characters can only be invited onto a player's island through scanning their respective amiibo cards.
    • Sanrio-themed items that previously appeared in Welcome amiibo and Pocket Camp are reintroduced; they are only made available for purchase after scanning their respective Sanrio villagers' amiibo cards.
  • Adds the ability to make patterns for umbrellas, uchiwa fans, flags, and standees, via an upgrade purchasable for 2000 Nook Miles. The upgrade goes into effect immediately upon purchase.
    • Purchasing the upgrade also adds 50 additional pattern slots for both standard and Pro custom designs.
  • Adds the ability to purchase a NookPhone app that enables access to Able Sisters' Custom Designs Portal from any location, similarly to the unlockable Nook Shopping app; the Custom Designs Portal app is purchasable for 800 Nook Miles and is installed immediately upon purchase.
  • Various holiday events are added and updated:
    • Bunny Day now occurs from March 28 to April 4, consequently shortening the event's length from twelve days to eight. The 2020 Bunny Day event is no longer functional as a result.
      • Bunny Day furniture items are now purchasable at Nook's Cranny during the event, including new furniture that can only be obtained through this method.
    • Nature Day now occurs between April 15 and April 22, this time as a Nook Shopping event: a Cool Globe furniture item is purchasable during this time. The full-fledged event of Nature Day 2020 is no longer functional as a result.
    • April Fool's Day is celebrated between March 26 and April 1, via a Whoopee Cushion furniture item purchasable from Nook Shopping.
    • Singmogil is celebrated between April 1 and April 10, via a Forsythia furniture item purchasable from Nook Shopping.
    • Prom, based upon traditional school proms, is celebrated throughout the month of April, via the Prom Sash clothing item, Prom Flooring, and Prom Wall, all purchasable from Nook Shopping, as well as with prom-themed clothing purchasable from Able Sisters. Like the Shamrock Day clothing items, prom clothing is not time-locked.
  • The Happy Home Academy's themes for the Celebratory Candles, Fortune-Telling Set, and Wheelchair are altered.
  • The Festivale Drum is recategorized as a miscellaneous furniture item rather than houseware.
  • The Zen Series of furniture is renamed to the Imperial Series.
  • The names of three Happy Home Academy themes are changed:
    • The Folk Art theme is renamed to the Heritage theme.
    • The Garage theme is renamed to the Workshop theme.
    • The Zen-Style theme is renamed to the Harmonious theme.
  • Introduces a glitch where time traveling five or more days into the past always causes the game to re-roll which NPCs appear in the target week, while keeping the present week's NPC pattern intact; in previous versions, this limit was only in place if one attempted to time travel back to an earlier month. Consequently, this reduces the amount of opportunities to re-roll visiting vendors' stock through time traveling back to an earlier visit.
  • Fixes a bug introduced in version 1.4.0 where the player could not remove a wand outfit if they swapped their wand for another item while their pockets are full.
  • Fixes an bug introduced in version 1.7.0 involving construction kits where the player could dig holes in spots that normally cannot be dug in if they used the "Let me imagine it..." option and did not place down the plot.
[Original derived from Nookipedia]

Version 1.10.0

Nintendo valiantly continues their efforts to avoid counting to two with this next update, released on April 28, 2021, itself littered with a number of changes:

  • May Day, International Museum Day, and Wedding Season 2021 are all enabled; the 2020 events are disabled.
    • A second maze island for May Day is accessible; this one is prioritized for players who already completed the 2020 event, while those who missed out see the original island prioritized. Completing the second island rewards the player with Rover's photo.
    • International Museum Day now features stamps and a plaque for the art exhibit.
    • The Shiromuku, Tsunokakushi, and White Hakama with Crest clothing items are all purchasable from Able Sisters during Wedding Season.
  • Multiple new Nook Shopping events are added:
    • The Carp Banner furniture item and the Newsprint Helmet clothing item can be purchased in celebration of Children's Day (April 28 to May 5).
    • The Double Gloucester Cheese furniture item can be purchased to commemorate the Cheese Rolling Festival (May 22 to May 31).
    • The Nuptial Bell, Nuptial Doorplate, Nuptial Ring Pillow, and Flower-Petal Basket furniture items can be purchased during Wedding Season throughout the month of June.
    • The Surichwi Tteok and Festival Zongzi furniture items can be purchased in celebration of the Dano Festival and Dragon Boat Festival, respectively (both June 5 to June 14).
    • The Ship Wheel Door Decoration furniture item can be purchased in celebration of Marine Day (July 8 to July 22).
    • The Phrygian Cap clothing item can be purchased in celebration of Le 14 juliet (July 10 to July 20).
  • In addition to the new Nook Shopping events, ones returning from 2020 are modified:
    • Mother's Day (May 1 to May 31) features the Carnations furniture item.
    • Father's Day (June 1 to June 30) features the Thank-You Dad Apron clothing item.
    • The Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice events now occur from June 15 to June 21 and from December 15 to December 21, respectively.
    • The Tanataba event now occurs from July 1 to July 7.
    • The Cowboy Festival event now occurs from July 15 to August 15.
  • Dream Towns can now be exited by pressing the minus button.
  • Fixes a glitch introduced in version 1.9.0 where traveling five or more days into the past re-rolls the target week's NPCs every time.
[Original derived from Nookipedia]