Animal Crossing Passport Bug Prevents Players from Using Titles

Published: October 5, 2020 4:02 PM /


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An Animal Crossing passport bug has slipped its way into the 1.5 update that was recently released. Players are finding that they cannot update their Animal Crossing: New Horizons passport due to this bug, but a fix is thankfully on the way.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the latest game in the Animal Crossing franchise and it has proven to be wildly popular, making its mark as the second best-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time. Part of that popularity is due to its multiplayer features, but one small aspect of this gameplay has been quietly broken in the background as part of the 1.5 update.

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What is the Animal Crossing Passport Bug? Is There a Fix?

The Animal Crossing passport bug relates to a specific portion of your passport: the titles. Certain titles are unable to be properly updated, even if the player has already earned them.

If you're not quite familiar with the game (or you've just plum forgotten about this feature), the "passport" is an in-game card that shows information about your character. It details your character name, your birthday, your island name, your island's native fruit, and a customized quote. One of the other features is "titles", a pair of words or phrases that can be added to your passport in any order. Unfortunately, it seems that some of these titles have broken.

"We are aware of a bug that was introduced in update version 1.5.0 where some of the titles acquired with Nook Miles are not appearing on passports," read a tweet from the Japanese Animal Crossing account as translated by Nintendo Everything. "We are currently fixing the bug and will send out a bug fix as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Unfortunately, it appears that there's nothing the player can do about these broken titles until Nintendo manages to get a fix. It's not all bad news about Animal Crossing today, though — the special Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console is back in stock on Amazon, so you might have an opportunity to grab it if you're fast enough.

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Have you been affected by the Animal Crossing passport bug? What phrase do you use on your Animal Crossing: New Horizons passport? Let us know in the comments below!

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