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Animal Crossing players outraged over “insane” Bunny Day Easter event

by Meg Bethany Koepp
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Easter has arrived in Animal Crossing, but New Horizons players are already fed up with Zipper T. Bunny and his “insane” egg hunt that seems to be ruining the island experience for many.

Animal Crossing has always celebrated holidays – with Easter being no exception – but for the first time ever in a mainline entry, they are no longer a one-day thing. Nintendo has introduced long-form events in New Horizons, with Zipper T. Bunny and his epic egg search lasting 12 days.

The event sees players finding an array of eggs from various activities such as digging, tree shaking, and balloon popping in order to craft special, limited-time furniture, clothing, and items. Not everyone is happy about this, though, and claim that it’s severely affecting their ability to live a normal island life without interruption.

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Bunny Day recipes can be found in bottles and from popping balloons.

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New Horizons' “insane” Easter event

One of the types of items, the Water egg, can only be found by fishing. While this seems like fun at first, many are reporting issues with the frequency of them when they’re just trying to catch normal fish to either sell or donate to the museum.

“I'm really starting to hate the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Easter Event,” Twitter video game personality Stealth tweeted. “The rate of eggs when fishing is WAY too high!”

Many users agreed with his thoughts, and even American model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen seemed irked by the frequency of the event items. “I don’t get it. He asked for 6 eggs and I have 1 million. Do I just sell them? All he does is talk,” she quote-tweeted.

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It’s not just fishing that’s plaguing players, apparently. The rate for balloons seems to be getting under the skin of some too, especially since tools break in New Horizons, meaning they have to go and craft another one.

“I’ve gone through three slingshots today. That’s more than I’ve made since I bought the game on launch. Balloon spawn rate is insane,” user ‘RomerosSoldier’ replied to Stealth’s original post, calling the frequency “insane.”

“I had three balloons on screen at once,” ‘player965347’ commented. “This was seconds after my slingshot broke!”

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People are annoyed by how many eggs they're getting.

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Zipper’s Bunny Day celebration started on April 1 and is set to end on April 12, giving players plenty of time to collect everything needed to craft the limited-time items.

New Horizons has proven to be a hit success with fans worldwide, despite being annoyed by the game’s first event, and smashed sales records in Japan to become the fastest-selling Switch title to date.