New Horizons Adding Fireworks

Nintendo will be updating Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Ver.1.4.0 on July 30 at 10:00 JST adding fireworks, island backup, and more…

The second summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons arrives on July 30 adding fireworks shows, the ability to visit other players’ islands in a dream, island backup and restoration, and more, with an Autumn update also confirmed. Check out the full details of the Summer Update – Vol.2, the update trailer, and the third Summer commercial below…

Fireworks Shows

Atmospheric fireworks light up the sky above players’ islands every Sunday in August at 7 p.m. Players can use Bells to redeem raffle tickets in the plaza to get various festive items. They can also add a personal touch to the fireworks by using custom design patterns.

How about going out to another island and spending the night watching fireworks together?


Players can now choose to take a nap on the bed placed in their home. While dozing off, they may find themselves in a strange realm, having a dreamy encounter with Luna. Luna offers visits to other islands as a dream, and with her help, players can share their island as a dream with others too.

She will grant those who share their island a “Dream Address” which players can exchange and use to visit each other’s island in a dream. In dreams, nothing is permanent because nothing players do is saved, so they may explore to their heart’s content.

Players will need to upgrade their tent to a home in order to access the dreaming feature. Players will also need an active paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription and to connect to the internet in order to use the dreaming feature.

Island backup and restoration service 

Nintendo Switch Online members can enable the new island backup service, which allows island and user save data to be uploaded to the internet at certain times. If a player’s Nintendo Switch system is lost, damaged or stolen, they may be able to recover their island paradise as long as they’ve enabled island backup. 

In the event of loss, damage or theft, players can contact Nintendo Consumer Support, and a representative can help restore the island and user save data on a new or repaired Nintendo Switch. After the island data and individual player data is restored, players can get back to building their island community.

Additional details can be found on the Nintendo Consumer Support page. The island backup feature is separate from the Save Data Cloud functionality offered for select Nintendo Switch games through Nintendo Switch Online. A function specific to Animal Crossing: New Horizons to move users and save data to another system is planned for later this year. Details will be announced in the future.

Future updates!

The next update will be the free Autumn Update coming later this year.   

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Summer Update – Wave 2 – Nintendo Switch
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Summer CM3