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Check out this Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) guide on the Summer Update wave 2 (Version 1.4.0) patch notes. Includes fireworks shows, Redd's Raffle, Luna, dreaming, backup!

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Free Summer Update Wave 2 (July 30) Summary

Free Summer Update Wave 2 Trailer

Release DateJuly 30th, 2020 (01:00 AM UTC)

The Summer Update Wave 2 will be released on July 30th. In Wave 1 we saw the introduction of Sea Creatures and diving, but this time around the update will include a fireworks display, a new character called Luna, and a save data recovery service.

Summary Of Added Contents

  • Fireworks Shows (Sundays in August)
  • Redd's Raffle
  • Dreaming (Dream Suite)
  • Orihime and Hikoboshi Outfits
  • Fireworks Wallpaper
  • Island Backup Service
  • New Custom Portal Search Feature
  • Camera UI Change
Summer Update Patch Notes
Summer Update Wave 1Wave 1 Patch NotesSummer Update Wave 2Wave 2 Patch Notes

Summer Update Wave 2 - Fireworks Shows & Redd's Raffle

Fireworks Shows Every Sunday

fireworks
TimeEvery Sunday at 7 p.m. during August
*In both the Northern & Southern Hemispheres

There will be Fireworks Shows on every Sunday during August. The shows will be held at 7 p.m. in the plaza so don't miss them!

Fireworks Shows - Event Time & Guide

Make Original Fireworks With Custom Designs

custom

You can even make your own original fireworks by using your custom designs! Invite your friends over to your island and enjoy the unique fireworks you've made together.

Learn More On Custom Designs From Here

You Can Get Festive Items At Redd's Raffle

Redd

During the Fireworks Shows, Redd will be holding a raffle at the plaza. You can get various festive items by spending your Bells here.

Check Out Redd's Raffle Prize List From Here

Redd's Raffle Festive Items

▲Blowout Whistle

▲Bubbles

▲Glowing Antenna & Hand-held Fireworks

baloon

▲Balloon

Summer Update Wave 2 - Luna & Dreaming

New Character "Luna"

Luna

Luna, who has appeared in previous Animal Crossing titles, will appear in Animal Crossing New Horizons as well. Luna offers visits to other islands as a dream, and with her help, you can share your island as a dream with others too.

Check Out More Info On Luna Here

Visit Other Players' Islands By Dreaming

Dreaming

By sleeping on a bed in your home, you can visit other players' islands in your dream! Note that you need Nintendo Switch Online (Paid) to use this dreaming feature. If your island is visited by people, you can also get Dream Bell Exchange Tickets in return!

Check Out How To Get Luna Bed Here

What You Can Do While Dreaming

dream

Since you're simply dreaming, whatever you do while on another player's island will not be permanent! This means you can explore the island freely. You can say hi to the island residents, enjoy the scenery, and even get custom designs other players have made!

Dream Address Necessary To Visit Other Islands

In order to visit other players' islands in your dreams, you'll need a special code called a Dream Address. By sharing your Dream Address with your friends, you can showcase your island without worrying about other players making a mess!

Check Out Our Full Guide On Dreaming Here

Player Dream Islands Showcase

Konpei Island
Click to Enlarge

We've searched the internet for various interesting and unique islands and compiled them all in an article below. If you're looking for someplace nifty to visit, make sure to take a look below! We're also currently looking for new island entries, so if you think your island is worthy, send us a message on Twitter!

Check Out Our Best Dreams Showcase Here!

Summer Update Wave 2 - Island Backup Restoration Service

Island Backup & Restoration
Release DateJuly 30th, 2020

A data back system for ACNH will finally be available as of July 30th! Nintendo Switch Online members can enable this island backup service, which automatically uploads island and user save data to the internet at certain intervals. If your Nintendo Switch system is lost or damaged, you may be able to recover your island paradise as long as you’ve enabled island backup.

Check Out How To Use Island Backup Restoration Service From Here

New Seasonal Items

Get The Cowherd and Weaver Girl Outfits

qixi

Two new items will be added in this update too, the Hikoboshi and Orihime outfits/ These are part of the Cowherd and Weaver Girl Day, which is part of the Chinese Qixi Festival (also known as Chinese Tanabata). These items are purchasable from the Nook Stop! They are only available until August 31st, so don't forget to get them!

Orihime and Hikoboshi Outfits

> Orihime Outfit Details

Orihime and Hikoboshi Outfits

> Hikoboshi Outfit Details

Get Fireworks Wallpaper

fireworks

By updating your ACNH to Ver. 1.4.0, you'll be able to get special Fireworks Wallpaper. Check your mail box after you've updated the software on July 30th.

Check Out The Fireworks Wallpaper

Get King Tut's Mask

King Tut

By hitting rocks on your island and getting a Gold Nugget, you can get the recipe for King Tut's Mask! This is a rare and cursed item that will trip you up as you walk around!

Check Out More Info Here

Other Changes

Custom Design Portal Search Feature

New custom design search features

The Custom Design Portal, which can be found inside the Able Sisters shop, has received a few improvements this patch. Chief among them is the ability to search for custom designs using specific search criteria. You'll also be able to search for custom designs from creators you've listed as your favorites.

Check Out More Info On Custom Designs Here

Turn Off Camera Control Guide

Players will now be able to make the Camera HUD invisible! By pressing the right control stick, you can remove all buttons from your screen, allowing you to get an unobscured view of your surroundings.

Turn off the camera control guide

↑ Before

Turn off the camera control guide

↑ After

Check Out The Camera Guide Here

Next Free Update Information

Free Fall Update

The next free update is scheduled for this fall. Potential villagers and content that may be added include the following:

※ This section includes speculation on upcoming content, based largely off previous games in the franchise.

List Of Characters Set To Be Added

CharacterEvent (Predictions)
JackJackHalloween
(October)
・Halloween series of DIY recipes
FranklinFranklinHarvest Festival
(November)
・Harvest Festival series of DIY recipes
JingleJingleToy Day
(December)
・Toy Day series of DIY recipes
・Recipe for a Santa hat/clothes
PavePavéFestivale
(February)
・Festivale series of DIY recipes

The above events are fairly ubiquitous and are thus very likely to be added to the game later on. It's likely that these will be similar to Bunny Day, in that you'll have a 2 week limited period to collect special DIY recipes!

Villagers That Could Possibly Be Added

CharacterPredictions
BrewsterBrewsterCould open a cafe
LunaLunaCould open up the Dream Suite, allowing you to travel to other players' islands.
WendellWendellMight give you special custom designs
KatrinaKatrinaCould read your fortune
KatieKatieCould give you a reward if you show her other islands
KappKapp'nCould take you on a special mystery island tour
HarrietHarrietCould give you special new hairstyle options
GracieGracieCould give you special clothes and furniture
PhineasPhineasCould give you balloons and a windmill
LyleLyleMight give you a special new challenge to do with the Happy Home Academy

New Feature Predictions

Cooking

Sandwich
Click to Enlarge

New Horizons has placed a lot of emphasis on the theme of DIY - there are tons of items for players to put together using materials they've gathered. There are also items which you can eat, but it's thus far not possible to actually make food. We think it's very possible that Cooking could be added to the game!

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