Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ second summer update was released on Wednesday night, bringing new seasonal items and fireworks to the game. Another long-awaited feature, the ability to backup save data in case of an emergency, was added, too. But that’s not all: Players that booted up the game were surprised and excited to find that Nintendo added back in a feature that was once patched out.
In early July, Nintendo patched out a glitch that let players turn off the New Horizons HUD while using the camera app in-game. Players were upset: The feature was widely used by content creators and others to take professional, clear video — something necessary in creating realistic Animal Crossing genre trailers. However, now, the glitch is a feature.
“A new feature was added to the NookPhone Camera app, allowing you to turn off the guide information by pressing in the R Stick,” Nintendo wrote in its patch notes. Two new in-game popups are now available as a reminder, one of which notes that players “cannot turn the guide off when using the solo horizontal grip on a Joy-Con controller.”
You can see it in action below:
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
Players are excited to see the feature back in New Horizons — there is justice for user-created videos once more. For some, it’s given players hope that other quality-of-life changes, like item stacking, will eventually be patched into the game.