KEY POINTS

  • Nintendo rolled out a new update to "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" in July
  • The update reportedly contains code changes 
  • Data miners uncovered a code associated with the change in camera parameter

It looks like "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" fans have something very exciting to look forward to as The Roost Cafe, the most requested and highly awaited feature in the game, could still roll out through a future path, according to a recent leak.

Animal Crossing World, a well-known website about "Animal Crossing," reported a few days ago that the game's Update 1.11 has included some changes to its lines of code. This could mean the addition of The Roost Cafe in "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" soon, the site claimed.

Data miners reportedly uncovered the code associated with the camera parameter change referenced as "IdrMuseumCafe" in Update 1.10. Interestingly, this has been changed to "IdrMuseumEnt03" in the latest game update. Although not yet confirmed, it sparks theories that the change has something to do with the third entrance to the museum, which fans hope would lead to The Roost.

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On top of that, the latest update reportedly contains the flag "cNpcMemory:TalkProgressMuseumBuiltCafe."

In a recent report, The Gamer said it could be a flag for islanders to start making references to the cafe. It might be activated once The Roost Cafe is built. According to the site, the system is used to ensure players' neighbors are only talking about features the island has, like when residents discuss Gulliver after he washes up on the beach.

The Roost Cafe has been in various "Animal Crossing" installments in the past. The shop is run by Brewster, who typically sells coffee to players and allows them to work in the shop to get special rewards. In other game installments, the cafe is located on a separate floor of the museum.

Clues pointing to "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" getting a coffee shop expansion first surfaced over a year ago after data miners uncovered references to the art gallery and a coffee shop. The former has been officially rolled out to the game soon after.

Nintendo recently assured fans that more free updates are in development and they would come to "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" soon.

On Twitter, Nintendo of America wrote, "In addition to these updates, more free content for #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons is currently in development for later this year. More information will be shared in the future, so please stay tuned. Thank you for your support and patience."