Animal Crossing's summer update vol. 2 arrives on July 30

In the beginning of the month Animal Crossing: New Horizons received its first Summer Update, which introduced swimming and diving. Today, we get to see what the second part of the Summer Update will bring in a new trailer.

First of all August will be fireworks month, and fireworks shows will be available on Sundays throughout August. Further, taking a nap in your bed will make it possible to enter a dream, where you can visit other islands. Finally, an option to back-up your game is introduced for subscribers to the Nintendo Switch Online program. 

The Summer Update Vol. 2 will be available starting July 30th. You can read the full press release and watch the new trailer below!


New features will be added on 30th July

28th July 2020 – A dazzling array of colours are ready to burst in the night sky above your island abode while the calming waves of the sea lap at the shore. The end of summer draws near with a weekly fireworks shows during the month of August when the Summer Update – Vol.2 arrives for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch.

A new trailer, The next summer update arrives July 30th in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! (Nintendo Switch), showcases the following features coming 30th July:

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.

Dreaming – 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.

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.

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

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