Animal Crossing: New Horizons Summer Update 2 Brings Back An Old Glitch As A Feature

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, is now live, 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.

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.

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.

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