Some of the most exciting things about the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update — which was released early on Wednesday — are the smaller updates Nintendo that didn’t headline the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct in October.
Yes, the new items and returning villagers are great, but dedicated New Horizons players are particularly excited about some of the quieter changes that make island life just a little more pleasant. Nintendo still hasn’t added the ability to craft things in batches, but the developer has been listening. In particular, six new, small improvements stand out as super helpful in everyday island life, including DIY recipe storage and helpful announcements from Isabelle.
More design post slots
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Previously, New Horizons designers were limited in the amount of custom designs they could post online to share via the Custom Designs Portal. For the New Horizons 2.0 update, Nintendo added a bunch more slots: Now players can add up to 200 custom designs.
The Custom Design Portal is accessible through the Custom Designs app on the NookPhone. Once that’s open, push A to access the portal, where designs can be shared online. A message will pop up regarding the new slots — and that’s all there is to it.
If you aren’t a New Horizons designer, this might not mean a lot to you, but it’s still of benefit. Your favorite designers won’t have to limit themselves or swap out designs until they’ve hit the 200 limit, now.
Instead of tossing your extra DIY recipes in the trash or laying them all over your island, you can now store them in your home — like, actually in the storage sections. It’s very easy to do: Just click on an item in your pocket and hit the “Put in Storage” button to add single DIY recipes just like any other item. But you can also mass add DIY items that lived scattered around your home, too.