Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp to drop support for older Android devices with next update

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was first released in November last year (with an early release in Australia and New Zealand in October), and since then, it has received a fair number of updates (a big one every month or so). And there will apparently be major one at the end of next month, on November 27th (North America) / November 28th (North America, Europe, Japan).

Unfortunately, this update means bad news for some users on olders Android devices, as the developers will drop support for some of them. Currently, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp runs on any Android device with Android 4.2 and at least 1GB of RAM, but this will change with this major update. Once it’s released, you will need a slightly more recent version of Android and a bit more RAM: Android 4.4 and at least 1.5GB of RAM.

Unfortunately, it’s not clear what will happen once the update is released. But to avoid any issues, Nintendo recommends you link a Nintendo Account to the game, so that you can transfer your sace data to your new phone or tablet when you eventually upgrade it. If you haven’t done so already, you can tap Settings on the title screen or the More menu in-game, and then on Link Nintendo Account (that option does not appear if you already linked your account, as it’s replaced by Nintendo Account Management).

A quick reminder: if you decide to upgrade to an iOS device, make sure to use all your Leaf Tickets beforehand because those are not transferrable to a different operating system than the one you originally got them on.

Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all we know about the big update for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, to be released on November 27th (North America) / November 28th (Europe, Japan). Once we have more details, we will make sure to have a separate post for it. Of course, the official patch notes will be added to this page as soon as we have them!

Source: November 27th (North America) / November 28th (Europe, Japan).



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