Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.4.1 Patch Notes – Hacked trees are gone

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A week after Nintendo released the second wave of the summer update for Animal Crossing: New horizons, it is now deployed version 1.4.1. It comes with a bunch of fixes including fixing an issue where trees could ripen and contain elements other than normal fruits.Players who updated to the latest version of New Horizons now notice how their Pirate Trees containing Star Shards and various other items have been turned into Money Trees with bags of hanging bells.

This makes a lot of sense considering the origin of these types of trees, as stated by the Animal Crossing World fan site:

Since the Star Fragment trees were technically just money trees initially modified in an external hack save editor, it makes sense that they are now reverting to their original form.

The latest patch follows a story from last weekend about Nintendo removing pirated Dream Island downloads that contain Star Fragment trees and sending messages to the same players about the breach of the User Agreement for the Game.

Below are the full patch notes for version 1.4.1, courtesy of Nintendo’s official support page:

Worm. 1.4.1 (published August 5, 2020)

The software has been updated if you see “Ver. 1.4.1 ”in the upper right corner of the title screen.

General Updates
The following issues occurred in version Ver. 1.4.0 have been fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where trees could ripen and contain things other than normal fruit, etc.
  • Fixed an issue where the shiny ground would disappear after returning to your own island after a dream and buried bells would appear there instead.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would swing their shovel in the air when attempting to hit a boulder placed in a certain location.

Have you downloaded the latest update for New Horizons? Did you notice anything else? Tell us in the comments.

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