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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Balloon Glitch and Moving Villager Bugs Patched

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New Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates have come in, and they fix two frustrating and potentially game-breaking issues. The April 2, 2020 1.1.2 update fixed an issue where people should move in, don’t. Now, the April 3, 2020 1.1.3 update fixes the Animal Crossing: New Horizons balloon glitch.

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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons moving glitch was essentially the worst nightmare of someone trying to move out villagers they don’t like in favor of ones that they do. One part of this meant a villager someone else forced out and you tried to invite to move will never actually move. Their home space will be sold and have a spot, but remain that way. The other half ended up keeping Tom Nook from letting you find a new place for a new villager to live. Finally, its last parts kept you from being able to completely erase another player’s presence on the island or get stuck spending both bells and Nook Miles on Mystery Tour Nook Miles Tickets.

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons balloon glitch fix is something people participating in Bunny Day will appreciate. The problem is, the achievement tied to shooting down balloons with a slingshot was broken. If someone hit the 300 milestone, they wouldn’t trigger the Nook Miles reward and some even saw balloons stop appearing. Considering that’s how you get some of the cherry blossom and egg set recipes, it was an ordeal. But now that problem has been fixed, thanks to Nintendo’s latest update.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for the Nintendo Switch.


Nintendo has been rather quick when it comes to fixing Animal Crossing: New Horizons issues. Back when the item cloning “cheat” was present, it only took a few days for the duplication glitch to be removed.

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Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.