Animal Crossing patches out controversial star fragment bushes

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Standing in front of a money tree in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo by way of Polygon

The newest replace for Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes down on a popular hack the place gamers compelled common bushes to bear issues aside from fruit, reminiscent of fossils or, most prominently, star fragments.

The transfer comes within the heels of a extremely controversial second inside the Animal Crossing fandom, the place gamers have been sharing “Dream Addresses” with one another that allowed different others to go to a saved model of their island. Notably, gamers sporting islands with star tree fragments were sometimes reported by visitors to Nintendo for dishonest, a transfer that resulted in dream island takedowns, or, at instances, non permanent revoking of on-line connectivity. Some claimed that they have been harassed or bullied over having star bushes by viewers of YouTubers who made a game out of reporting hacked islands.

The reporting phenomenon upset segments of the neighborhood, because the hack was seen as merely beauty. Players who hacked their games knew they have been bending the foundations, however since Animal Crossing isn’t aggressive, many felt that it was unfair for his or her games to be restricted by Nintendo. That mentioned, some made a enterprise out of disseminating star bushes, since most individuals can’t purchase them with out working a modded model of the game.

According to these impacted, former star bushes are now regular money trees. While this transfer is surprisingly aggressive from Nintendo, who has allowed comparable hacks inside earlier games, like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it ought to at the least 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 way of the air when trying to hit a rock positioned at a sure location.



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