Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ newest patch brings back the dreaded bunny

Don’t sleep

I got every single Bunny Day bonus last year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and I vowed to never do it again. I’m keeping that vow as Bunny Day enters the fray yet again in 2021.

Version 1.9.0 has been released for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it’s bringing back a major event for one of the first times in the history of this iteration. Yep, New Horizons is turning one year old this weekend, and now we’re at the point where Nintendo can just bring back stuff and have it feel fresh again.

For all the non-Bunny Day-celebrating folks out there, new mile redemption options are at the Nook Stop, as well as limited-run seasonal items. Fixes are also in tow, including a long-lingering bug that involved the wand (that was as old as July 30, 2020), and a problem with digging mechanics.

Another big aspect of the patch is prep-work for the Sanrio amiibo cards, which are being released exclusively in the US at Target on March 26. In a nightmare situation for collectors, pre-orders aren’t up yet. Good luck!

Version 1.9.0 [Nintendo]

Ver. 1.9.0 (Released March 17, 2021)

The software has been updated if you see “Ver. 1.9.0” in the upper-right corner of the title screen.

General updates

  • The Bunny Day seasonal event has been updated.
  • Additional support for the Sanrio Collaboration amiibo cards has been added.
  • New miles redemption options have been added to the Nook Stop.
    • Custom Design Pro Editor+
      • Adds additional custom design slots and new pattern options.
    • Custom Designs Portal*
      • Adds access to the Custom Designs Portal from the Custom Designs app.
  • The following content has also been added:
    • Additional limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping.
    • Nintendo Switch Online membership item*.

*A Nintendo Switch Online membership (paid service) is required to use the Custom Designs Portal and obtain the Nintendo Switch Online membership item.

Fixed issues

  • Fixed an issue from Ver. 1.4.0 where if a player used a wand to transform, then swapped their wand for another item while their pockets are full, the player would no longer be able to remove the transformation outfit.
  • Fixed an issue from Ver. 1.7.0 involving kits where a player could dig where they normally shouldn’t be able to if they change their mind after using the “Let me imagine it…” option.
  • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.
Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!