Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Best Camera Feature Started As A Glitch
You can now remove the UI when using the Nookphone to take a camera--and this time, it's an intentional feature.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 1.4.0, also known as the Summer Update part 2, went live at the end of July, adding plenty of new features. The highlights are the additions of the Dream Suite, a new fireworks feature, and the ability to back up your save data. But it's also added back in a feature that has was patched out of the game earlier, and which fans have wanted back. That feature wasn't originally intended to be in the game at all. In fact, it was a glitch.
A glitch in earlier versions of the game allowed you to remove the UI when using your Nook Phone to take a photo, letting you get clean footage of your character's movements from a fixed angle. As Polygon notes, this glitch, which was patched out earlier this month, is now back--but this time it's a feature, included on purpose for players to use as they see fit.
As you can see in the tweet below from Animal Crossing World, the game will now let you remove UI elements when taking a photo by clicking the right stick. This isn't possible if you're playing using just the left Joy-Con in horizontal mode, but it's possible in all other control variants.
📷 The past Camera App Glitch allowing you to remove the HUD has now been added as a native feature in Version 1.4 of Animal Crossing: New Horizons! 🎉 Simply press in the right analog stick to remove the user interface. Thank you Nintendo!! 🙇 #ACHH pic.twitter.com/wGC0xVhV0z— Animal Crossing World 🛩️🏝️ (@ACWorldBlog) July 30, 2020
This should make it easier to get that perfect, clean footage of your character ominously running around with a gold-plated axe.
The first Summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons added plenty of new content too, including swimming--here's how to hunt down pearls every day.