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

Published: 2/Apr/2020 18:55 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 19:26

by Meg Bethany Koepp


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.

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

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.


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!”

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

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.


Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

Made a Smash Tournament Venue in Animal Crossing New Horizons! from smashbros

Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.