Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.3.1 patch notes - July 9

Update 1.3.1 for Animal Crossing: New Horizons fixes a few pesky bugs. No, not the kind you can take to Flick.

Sorry, no getaways right now, the island is under maintenance! Last night saw Animal Crossing: New Horizons servers go down for a short while before a the 1.3.1 update released into the wilds. If you’re here then you likely want to know what was included in the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons update. We’re afraid there’s little to get excited about here, but if you’re still keen to know then scroll on down for the full Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.3.1 patch notes from July 9.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.3.1 patch notes - July 9

Animal Crossing New Horizons 1.3.1 patch notes july 9
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The July 9 update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought the game to version 1.3.1. The update was purely put through to fix a series of bugs including problems with certain bridges on cliffs, as well as rogue hermit crabs spawning all over the island. Here’s everything fixed in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.3.1 patch notes, direct from Nintendo.

The software has been updated if you see “Ver. 1.3.1” in the upper-right corner of the title screen.

Bug Fixes

  • Addressed issue where players could not properly use a zen bridge or red zen bridge placed on top of a cliff (third tier).
  • Addressed issue where a wet suit would not be available for sale within Nook’s Cranny.
  • Addressed issue where hermit crabs would appear in places other than the beach.
  • Addressed issue where a dialogue bubble would improperly appear after speaking with island residents.

Related: The best villager houses in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

We’re afraid that’s it for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.3.1 patch notes! As we said, not all that exciting, but if one of the bugs above was plaguing you then it’s nice to know that Nintendo has shored it up. For more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news, guides and features, click here to head over to our game hub.

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