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Check this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on how to back up your save data. Including info on Cloud Backup Save method, Island Backup Restoration Service & more!!!

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Is Cloud Backup Saving Supported?

Yes! Use The Island Backup Restoration Service


You will be able to backup your save data by using the new "Island Backup Restoration Service" feature. This will be available after you've updated your game to Version 1.4.0.

Check Out How To Use Island Backup Restoration Service Here

You Can Restore Damaged Data


By using Island Backup Restoration Service, your save data will automatically be uploaded to Nintendo's Servers. When your save data is corrupted, damaged, or lost, you can recover it by re-downloading it!

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One Switch Will Have One Island

One Switch Will Have One Island

With one console and one copy of the game, players will share one island. This means that anything one player does on the island will affect the other account holders on that Switch.

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Up To 8 Players Can Share The Island

Up To 8 Players Can Share The Island

Up to eight (8) players can share the island on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This is also the maximum amount of accounts that can be created on one (1) Nintendo Switch.

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Anonymous 5

My save with 1000+ hours playtime got corrupted. Started fresh and after about another 100 hours my save got corrupted again.I think this "service that will allow you to recover backed up saved data" was a big lie to shut up those of us who were upset there wouldn't be cloud saves.

Anonymous 4

With a hacked switch use JKSV to back up data.

Anonymous 3

"This will prevent players from hacking into their save accounts." That's a dumb reason on so many levels.

Anonymous 2

That's unfortunate ☹️ I hope you can get it back or at least be able to get something similar

Leah 1

Darn. My switch is acting crazy and will be sent in for repair once repair centers open. I was really hoping to back up new horizons because the saves on it will definitely be wiped.

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