Back up your Animal Crossing: New Horizon saves before moving to Switch OLED or risk losing your paradise

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Nintendo reminded Animal Crossing: New Horizons To Back Up Your Save Files Before Going to Players Nintendo Switch OLED Ideal.

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official Nintendo Twitter of Europe The account has put out a PSA warning that Animal Crossing: New Horizons players about the importance of backing up their save file if they plan to upgrade to Nintendo Switch OLED when it releases later this week. Also featured in tweet a guide Exactly how to do this.

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As most Animal Crossing players already know, you can only have one island per Nintendo Switch console. So even if you do a system transfer to a new Nintendo Switch, it doesn’t actually include all of your island data from New Horizons. To move it, you need to use island transfer facility Which enables players to move residents and even entire islands to another console and was introduced to the game late last year.


Want to back up your island in preparation for your shiny new Nintendo Switch OLED? follow these steps.

  1. Open Animal Crossing: New Horizons and select a user with a compatible Nintendo Account
  2. From the title screen, press the − button to access the Settings menu
  3. Choose Island Backup, then Enable Island Backup

It’s that easy. However, before doing this, you have to keep a few things in mind. First, the person attempting to move their island must have an active Nintendo Switch Online account. They must also be connected to a strong Internet connection while the transfer is taking place, and they must have at least one resident living on the island they wish to relocate to.

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Once the backup is complete, players will be able to see the exact date and time their island was last backed up on the title screen of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Once set up, a new backup of the island will be created periodically whenever the Nintendo Switch is connected to the Internet and Animal Crossing isn’t being played, meaning you always have an up-to-date backup saved. file will be .

It’s a good idea to get your island set up on your new Nintendo Switch OLED soon because of the upcoming November update to the game. All the details of this next update in one . will appear during Animal Crossing: New Horizons Exclusive Direct Which is happening on Friday 15 October 2021.

Still thinking about getting yourself the new Switch console? take a look at our Nintendo Switch OLED Pre-Orders guide.

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