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Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch guide (ACNH) on the August 20th maintenance. Including server maintenance time, schedule, update and error code 2219-3997!!

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Maintenance Time & Schedule - Error Code 2219-3997

August 20th Maintenance

Maintenance Date8/20 (Thurs) (US)
8/21 (Fri) (JP)
Maintenance Time20:50 ~ 22:30 (ET)
17:50 ~ 19:30 (PT)
9:50 〜 11:30 (JST)

On August 20th (US time) from 20:50 to 22:30 Eastern time (see above for other time zones), Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be undergoing network maintenance service. During this time, some online functions will be unavailable!

Things You Can't Do During Maintenance

  • Visit other players' islands via the Airport
  • Use the Dream Suite to visit other Islands
  • Check your best friends list
  • Download 3DS Custom Designs
  • Send message cards to friends

Official Japanese Tweet

↑ The official Japanese twitter account announcing the network maintenance and stating what features can't be accessed during it.

Past Maintenances

July 30th Maintenance

Maintenance Date7/30 (Thurs) (JP)
7/29 (Wed) (US)
Maintenance Time9:50 〜 11:30 (JST)
20:50 ~ 22:30 (ET)
17:50 ~ 19:30 (PT)

On July 30th from 9:50 ~ 11:30 am Japanese time (see above for US times), Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be undergoing network maintenance service. During this time, some online functions will be unavailable!

Official Japanese Tweet

↑ The official Japanese twitter account announcing the network maintenance.

July 9th Maintenance

July 9th Maintenance

Maintenance Time

JST10-11am (July 10th)
GMT2-3am (July 10th)

A brief 1-hour maintenance was announced on the official Nintendo website, during which many network related services will not be available. This likely includes all multiplayer functions. If previous updates are anything to go off, this likely won't last the full hour.

July 3rd Maintenance

Maintenance Time

JST 10-11 am
PDT 6-7 pm
EDT 9-10 pm
GMT2-3 am

Maintenance on the internet network of Animal Crossing will take place on July 3rd from 10-11am JST. Check the above chart for your time zone. It's likely you'll still be able to update your game to get the Version 1.3 Summer Update during this time, but some online features, such as traveling to friend's islands, will be unavailable.

How To Update To Ver. 1.3.0

Place your cursor over Animal Crossing New Horizons on the Switch's Home screen, press the + button and select "Software Update". This should begin your download!

Download Not Starting?

If you have the game open when you try to update, it might take some time to get the process going. Try shutting down the game before downloading!

May 22nd Maintenance

"From 10am to 11am on May 22nd (Japan time), Nintendo Switch servers for Animal Crossing New Horizons will be undergoing maintenance. During this maintenance, the game will not be available for play. We respectfully ask for your understanding."

The Japanese Nintendo Support twitter account has announced that there will be a maintenance held on May 22nd from 10am to 11am which will affect Animal Crossing servers only. This is set to last only one hour.

Maintenance Info
DateMay 21st (US Time)
Time9pm - 10pm Eastern
6pm - 7pm Pacific

Maintenance Completed

"We have completed maintenance on the Nintendo Switch Online Nook Link application. Thank you very much for your co-operation."

As of 11:05am Japan time, maintenance seems to have been completed and servers should be back to normal.

Maintenance Schedule Reference Chart

5/22/2020TBD- Content of update yet unknown
4/23/20201.2.0- Added new seasonal events
- Added new vendors Leif & Redd
4/6/20201.1.4Fixed Flick's bug models issue
- Bunny Day egg spawns have been adjusted until April 11, 2020
4/3/20201.1.3- Fixed issue where balloons don't spawn
4/2/20201.1.2- Villager relocation bug fix
- Fixed Tom Nook's issue with selling land
- Fixed issue caused by deleting residents
- Bug fix where Wilbur takes both Miles & Bells in purchasing tools
3/26/20201.1.1- Fixed issue where players can duplicate items
3/20/20201.1.0 - Online features added including Nook Link, Best Friend function, & postacard
- Seasonal events added

Source: Nintendo Support JP official site!!

April 23 - April Free Update

April 23 - April Free Update
Release Date April 23, 2020 ~

A new update released on April 23, 2020 has brought new vendors and seasonal events to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This includes Leif, Redd, and events such as Nature Day, among others.

Check Out Ver. 1.2.0 April Free Update Details!

April 23 Free Update Features

Updates & EventsEvent Dates
Nature Day (Earth Day)April 23rd ~ May 4th
Museum ExpansionFrom April 23rd
Jolly Redd's Treasure TrawlerFrom April 23rd
Interest Rate LoweredFrom April 23rd
May DayMay 1st ~ May 7th
International Museum DayMay 18th ~ May 31st
Wedding SeasonJune 1st ~ June 30th
Check Out Event Calendar!

April 6 - Ver. 1.1.4 Released

Fixed Flick's Bug Issue & Bunny Day Egg Spawns

During the ver. 1.1.4 update, issues regarding Flick's bug models and the spawn rate of Bunny Day eggs have been resolved.

April 3 - Ver. 1.1.3 Update

Balloon Spawn Issue Resolved

Issues where balloons don't spawn on the island after 300 has been popped were fixed in the ver. 1.1.3 update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

April 2 - Ver. 1.1.2 Update

Several Bug Fixes Implemented

In the ver. 1.1.2 update, several issues and bugs were fixed around villagers invited to island, deletion of residents, and more.

Fixed Issues List

  • Villager relocation bug fix
  • Fixed Tom Nook's issue with selling land
  • Fixed issue caused by deleting residents
  • Bug fix where Wilbur takes both Miles & Bells in purchasing tools

March 26 - Ver. 1.1.1 Update

Removed Item Duplication Bug

A bug where players can duplicate items within the game has been resolved to bring balance back to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

March 20 - Ver. 1.1.0 Update

Day One / Release Update

Events Held Every Season

During launch day of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, an update was released to bring in the online features of the game as well as future seasonal events.

Projected Seasonal Events With Returning Characters

Character Event
Pave Pave Carnivale
Zipper T Zipper T. Bunny Day
Jack Jack Halloween
Franklin Franklin Harvest Festival
Jingle Jingle Christmas
Check Out All Events In-Game!

What Is Maintenance?

Patch Or Updates To The Game

Patch Or Updates To The Game

Maintenance is when Nintendo applies patches or updates to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. These are not announced in the English sites but are often announced after in the Japanese site.

Needs Update To Play Online

If you haven't updated your game, you won't be able to access online features of the game. This includes using your Airport to travel or open for visitors, & even send postcards.

Check Out How To Play Online!

Indicated By Maintenance Will Begin Soon

Normally maintenance does not abrupt game time. However, you'll see a flashing sign in-game saying "Maintenance will begin soon" indicating that a new update is available for download.

What Is Code 2219-3997?

Internet Features Down

This code is shown when there is some sort of issue preventing the use of internet-based features. In most situations, this error is caused by server maintenance. Your best bet for a solution will be to wait until after the designated maintenance time and try again.

※ Source: Official Nintendo Website

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