The newest replace for Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes down on a preferred hack the place gamers compelled common bushes to bear issues apart from fruit, comparable to fossils or, most prominently, star fragments.
The transfer comes on the heels of a extremely controversial second inside the Animal Crossing fandom, the place gamers had been sharing “Dream Addresses” with one another, permitting followers to go to a saved model of their island. Notably, guests would report gamers sporting islands with star tree fragments to Nintendo for dishonest, a transfer that resulted in dream island takedowns, or, at instances, a short lived revoking of on-line connectivity. Some claimed that they had been harassed or bullied over having star bushes by viewers of YouTubers who made a recreation out of reporting hacked islands as properly.
The reporting phenomenon upset segments of the neighborhood, because the hack was seen as merely beauty. Players who hacked their video games knew they had been bending the foundations, however since Animal Crossing isn’t aggressive, many felt that it was unfair for his or her video games to be restricted by Nintendo. That stated, some made a enterprise out of disseminating star bushes for actual cash, since most individuals can’t purchase them with out working a modded model of the sport.
According to these impacted, former star bushes are now regular money trees. While this transfer is surprisingly aggressive from Nintendo, who has allowed related hacks inside earlier video games, like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it ought to no less than cease folks from preventing over reported islands.
The patch additionally addresses a few different issues, per Nintendo’s notes:
Fixed a difficulty the place shining soil disappears after returning to your individual island after a dream and buried Bells seem in that location as an alternative.
Fixed a difficulty the place the participant swings their shovel by the air when trying to hit a rock positioned at a sure location.