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'Naked Villagers' Animal Crossing: New Horizons Glitch Fix Issued by Nintendo

Nintendo has published a new patch for Animal Crossing: New Horizons that fixes the infamous "Naked Villagers" glitch.
Nintendo has published a new patch for Animal Crossing: New Horizons that fixes the infamous "Naked Villagers" glitch. / Nintendo

Nintendo has published a new patch for Animal Crossing: New Horizons that fixes the infamous "Naked Villagers" glitch.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (AC: NH) players have noticed some of their favorite villagers are feeling a bit too comfortable running errands in town as of late. It appears some villagers have taken to roaming the island without any clothing on. Sure, your average housecat typically isn't eager to don that ugly holiday sweater vest but—with winter in full swing in the northern hemisphere—a coat couldn't hurt, right?

Nintendo seems to agree, having published a fix for the glitch on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

How to Fix the "Naked Villagers" Glitch in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Players can apply the officially issued fix by allowing their software to upgrade to version 2.0.4 to check which version is currently being run on the Switch console, simply refer to the primary load-up screen. The version serial number will be displayed alongside the game logo.

It's worth noting that the glitch, itself, primarily applies to villagers currently employed in facilities within the Happy Home Paradise DLC. Whether this is better, worse, or simply hilarious to players is something we'll leave up to their discretion.

According to the patch notes issued on the date of release, version 2.0.4 "fixed an issue where facility members wearing clothing that uses Custom Designs appear to not be wearing any clothing." The update went on to address a few other issues in the DLC package, as well, including an issue with residents reappearing inappropriately after use of the "Showroom" feature and a handful of other unnamed fixes to make for "more enjoyable gameplay."

Other general fixes include:

  • Fixed an issue where the ”ladder set-up kit” could disappear when the game was saved with the “ladder set-up kit” placed on the diagonal cliff on the third tier of a cliff formation.
  • Fixed an issue where under ”Seasonal Recipes” for DIY recipes, the ”maple-leaf rug” and “frozen floor tiles” were not being displayed under the appropriate seasons.
  • Other fixes have also been made for more enjoyable gameplay.

The full patch notes for AC: NH 2.0.4 can be found on Nintendo's website.