In the liminal period between Animal Crossing: New Horizons offering the same old thing to do and Animal Crossing: New Horizons offering ostensibly an excessive amount of new stuff to do, Nintendo delivered another Switch model total with a greater screen and a 0 percent increment to battery life. Maybe you were sufficiently fortunate to catch one. Maybe you did as such with no thought concerning how it affects your ACNH save information.
One month from now, in the event that you haven't heard, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting its greatest update yet. The news alone—about such augmentations as a mall, a harvest of new stylistic theme choices, and a much-ballyhooed extension called Happy Home Paradise—has prodded a revived interest in Nintendo's life sim. Droves of players are returning after months away, or possibly expressing an express interest in doing as such.
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However, those who've gotten another Switch since the last time they've played may hit a detour. Animal Crossing: New Horizons' treatment of your save information is famously prohibitive, even among Nintendo's now famously prohibitive principles around such things. (See: Pokémon.) Players could just make one island for every Switch console. Just a single player for every control center was permitted to be the "island agent," or the sole person who can push the plot advance and revise objects spontaneously. At dispatch, New Horizons didn't uphold reinforcement saves. (That component was included a July 2020 update.)
In case you're among the individuals who both gobbled up another Switch and are ravenous to get back to Animal Crossing's peaceful, pastel-hued idealism, you may likewise wind up in the situation of considering how to move your Animal Crossing save information starting with one Switch then onto the next.
You're correct, I am! How would I move an Animal Crossing: New Horizons island?
Authoritatively, there are three different ways to move your save information starting with one Switch then onto the next. Except if you're utilizing the reinforcement strategy (to a greater degree toward that in a little), you'll need admittance to the two control center. Trust you didn't exchange your old one! Additionally, the exchange cycle is reorder, not duplicate glue; when you complete it, your island will be cleansed from your unique framework.
To begin with, you'll need to ensure that the two frameworks have the most recent variant of Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced. You'll likewise require the Island Transfer Tool—a free application accessible by means of the eShop—downloaded on the two control center. Also, obviously, the two frameworks should be completely fully informed regarding the latest Switch working framework.
Whenever that is settled up, move your Switch client information from your unique control center to your new one. (Here is a bit by bit walkthrough for those new to the cycle.) If you're effective, you should see a clear record that basically says "Client" on your unique control center—the one that plays home to your Animal Crossing island.
Then, open up the Island Transfer Tool on the two control center. Here's the place where it gets somewhat confounded. Follow these means:
On the first Switch, click "Source," then, at that point, click on "Yes" when your island appears. (Note that the cycle will not work in case your island's name isn't shown.)
On the new Switch, select "Target."
On the first Switch, click "Proceed."
On the new Switch, click "Continue."
It may require a second for the two control center to perceive one another, however when that occurs, on the first Switch, click "Move Data," then, at that point "Continue."
That is it! You did it.
Imagine a scenario where I simply need to move a solitary ACNH resident starting with one Switch then onto the next.
It's additionally conceivable to move sole locals starting with one Switch then onto the next, insofar as you're making an effort not to move the 'island agent' character. Similarly as with the full island move, you'll need to ensure Animal Crossing: New Horizons is introduced and completely refreshed on the two control center.
On your unique Switch, boot up Animal Crossing utilizing the record whose character you'd prefer to move. Try not to continue past the title screen. All things considered, click the less button to open the settings, select "Move to another island," then, at that point, click on "Get me off the island," then, at that point, click "Indeed, I'm prepared," then, at that point, click "Indeed, I'm prepared" once more.
On your new Switch, in Animal Crossing, select the exchange choice "I'm moving" when conversing with the characters Timmy and Tommy. They'll inquire as to whether you've sent through an exchange demand, to which you ought to react in the agreed. Select "Start the cycle." You should see names for both your island and the inhabitant you need to move. Assuming this is the case, click on "Indeed, that is right."
Presently, back on your unique Switch, click on "I need to move." Yes, believe it or not: Nintendo has you certify your expectation to move not one, not two, but rather multiple times. The move is irreversible, incidentally, so perhaps five registrations is reasonable.
That is it! You did it.
You said something regarding a reinforcement technique...
Last year, Nintendo delivered an update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons that presented a much-mentioned island reinforcement include. One proviso: You'll need to prefer Nintendo Switch Online assistance, which costs $20 every year (or $50 assuming you need to play nine N64 games). At the title screen for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, click the short button to open the settings. Then, at that point, select "Island Backup," then, at that point "Empower Island Backup."
Reestablishing the information is a smidgen more laden. Nintendo says you can possibly reestablish a supported up island if your Switch was absent or busted. When you open Animal Crossing: New Horizons once more—either on a fixed or new control center—you should see a dark startup screen. Hold the short button down. The game will then, at that point, inquire as to whether you'd prefer to begin the island rebuilding measure. At the following brief, click "Check." You should see your island's name appear. Hit "Reestablish."
That is it! You did it. Presently, to bounce once more into the game that characterized 2020, waiting for your opportunity until you need to rehash the interaction all over when Nintendo at Animal Crossing Bells long last reveals that darn 4K Switch.