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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Gullivarrr is fully of nods to Nintendo classics

This guy's been all over!

The latest update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings us a bunch of Summer content, as well as a visit from Gullivarrr. Players have noticed that Gullivarrr has managed to travel to some rather iconic places in his journeys! As long as you don't mind some spoilers, check out the video above to see where he's been.

Dataminers dig into Animal Crossing: New Horizons' latest update to find teases of what's to come

Digging deep to find new details

Animal Crossing: New Horizons just got a free Summer update, and dataminers were eager to dive in and see what else it was hiding. They've now come forward with some interesting news on content and more that should be appearing in-game sometime down the road.

Dataminer Ninji first shared new details on how NPCs spawn. The info was put together into a handy infographic, which you can see below.

Next up, there's an indicator that data has been added related to save data backups. We knew this feature was coming, but it looks like we might be getting access to it soon.

Following that, there's a rundown for the Mermaid Furniture set and the materials required to craft them, along with the new pirate items from Gulliver.


Lastly, there's a number of various tidbits for minor information, which has been rounded up below.

– More references internally to Dream Suite features
– Something unknown (“Vn”), added in the same location that referenced the different kinds of vegetables before
– Weather patterns have changed very slightly, giving you more hours in which stars can appear on the Fine02 and Fine06 patterns (2 of the 3 kinds of light showers)
– Not only has Nintendo changed Fine02 and Fine06, they’ve also changed the way light meteor showers work
– Stars now appear in all hours from 7 PM – 4 AM, not just those with clear/fine weather
– Saharah can now apparently sell multiple items at once
– On bug-off and fishing tourney days, the KK Slider concert is now moved to Sunday rather than Friday, so you won’t lose Friday’s NPC slot that week
– You can have both Gulliver and Gullivarr within the same week, but not on consecutive days

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' latest update causes an invisible wall glitch for some players

A bridge too far

Every update a game gets is supposed to make it a better experience, but there's always a risk that things could go a bit wonky in other areas. Unfortunately, that's what's happened with Animal Crossing: New Horizons's Version 1.3.0 update.

Some players are are reporting that the game's latest update has caused an issue with bridges. When they go to cross a bridge, they are met with an invisible wall. Obviously there are still other ways to get around, but not being able to use your bridges is quite annoying! Nintendo will surely have an update to fix this bug soon. Until then, get ready to take the long way around your island.

Isabelle celebrates her return to the #AnimalCrossing Twitter accounts with a custom emoji for special hashtags

Guess who's back?

Tom Nook has been running the official Animal Crossing Twitter accounts since the New Horizons Direct aired on February 20th, but it's finally time for Isabelle to make her triumphant return! To celebrate, a special emoji featuring Isabelle's face will appear when using the hashtags "#AnimalCrossing", "#ACNH", and "#AnimalCrossingNewHorizons".

Here is what everyone's favorite Shih Tzu had to say:

"Mr. Nook is so thoughtful! To celebrate my return to Twitter, he's made it so folks can use an emoji of me. I admit, it is a bit embarrassing. Still, if you'd like to see my emoji, just use the hashtags #AnimalCrossing, #ACNH, and #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons."

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Version 1.3.0 patch notes

The down and dirty details

Earlier tonight, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was updated to Version 1.3.0. We mentioned the update earlier, but now the full patch notes are available. Check those out below.

General Updates

- Players can now wear a wet suit and go diving in the ocean.
- Players can now catch sea creatures while diving, which they can then donate to the museum.
- Players can now encounter new visiting characters somewhere on the island.
- Nook Miles can now be traded for new items.
- New seasonal items have been added to the Nook Shopping catalog, available for limited time only.

Fixed the following issues:

- The names of several fish have been fixed in Korean and Simplified Chinese.
- Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Version 1.3.0 gameplay round-up



Get ready to make a splash in your own island paradise. This update delivers new features, including the ability to swim and dive for sea creatures. You’ll also get to interact with fresh faces and discover a variety of new items, including mermaid-themed furniture.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons updated to Version 1.3.0

Summer fun is here!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been updated to Version 1.3.0. This includes the new Summer content that Nintendo detailed recently. You can see a full rundown of what was revealed below.

Swimming and Diving – Grab a wet suit and get aquatically acquainted with your island marine life when swimming and diving arrive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Swim in the inviting waters off the coast of your island and dive to discover and scoop up sea creatures that inhabit your island’s ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for any prospective additions to the museum, and make sure to listen for fun facts from Blathers when you donate your new discoveries.

Pascal Brings Rewarding Recipes – While swimming, you might meet someone new! The friendly visitor Pascal seems to love scallops, and if you discover one while diving, he may ask you if he can have it. As a thank you, he’ll share some of his mermaid-themed DIY recipes.

Gulliver? – After downloading the free update, a familiar face will occasionally wash up on shore, but sporting slightly different, pirate-like clothing. Offer him a helping hand and he’ll send a special reward to show his gratitude.

Nintendo Minute - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fun with Fossils

Got a minute?

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! We decided to have a little fun with all of the fossils in Animal Crossing and come up with our own imaginary dinosaur creations by mixing and matching different fossils. They turned out um… kind of terrifying. Blathers would probably not approve. Let us know if you’ve completed your fossil collection on your island. As always thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

Stardew Valley fan recreates the game's characters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Valley: Stardew Horizons

There's no doubt some crossover between Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing: New Horizons players. I know quite a few in real life! Plenty of people are bouncing between both games every week, and one fan of the two titles decided to bring the worls together.

Redditor Zandrewbert8 got to work recreating every major villager from Stardew Valley in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, leading to 36 different tributes. The whole project took around 90 hours to complete, and turned out to be pretty spectacular. You can see the entire character collage below.

I brought the villagers of Stardew Valley to Animal Crossing

Penny Arcade selling Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pin Set

Pin these down

Penny Arcade is back with another set of official enamel pins. This time around, we get a set of four characters from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The package includes KK Slider, Isabelle, Tom Nook and Timmy & Tommy, and is priced at $30. You can snag a preorder right here.

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