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Annoying Animal Crossing bug is ruining islands with permanent cliffs

Published: 9/Apr/2020 1:01

by David Purcell


Animal Crossing: New Horizon players beware, there’s a new glitch in-game that could totally change the way your island looks. 

Modifying islands and customizing them to your liking plays a huge part in New Horizons, whether that be using the terraforming feature to transform different areas, or something more simple.


However, while the Nintendo Switch game has been a huge hit since it released on March 20, some players have been astonished to find that with just one innocent interaction, the island they have worked so hard to build could be completely ruined.

Animal Crossing: New Horizon players have been working hard to create unique islands since launch.

The problem was flagged by Danielle Cruz on Facebook, as seen in the Reddit post below from rquinain, showing that permanent changes of colossal proportions can be forced upon players simply by popping a balloon.


She said: “Don’t pop a balloon with a present over your fourth layer of ground and accidentally forever create a monument to an unopened and unobtainable present,” sharing three images that show the damage this bug can cause.

The first screengrab shows the player approach the balloon and it progressively gets worse the further you look through them, with the last picture showing that it’s not actually possible to repair the damage caused by the bug.

Yikes! PSA for all of you that have four tier high cliffs: don’t pop balloons above them! from AnimalCrossing

Sharing this bug on Reddit could serve two purposes, really. First of all, members of the community will now be aware of the problem and hopefully don’t go on to make the same mistakes.


Secondly, they will also be hoping that Nintendo spot the post – which has been upvoted by thousands of fans – and resolve the bug in the near future.

“I’m sure hoping that they have some kind of patch for this,” one Redditor said, while others complained about not being able to build on the fourth level, where the problem occurred.

Does the Animal Crossing cliff bug have a fix?

There has been no indication, at the time of writing, that Nintendo have spotted a problem and are working on a fix.


Well, with that in mind, Twitter user MrOrdun has shared what could be a potential solution to the problem. All you need is another player to give you a hand.

As the video shows, the second player can use their shovel to fling another higher, onto the fourth layer of ground. From here, perhaps you can build over the gaping hole created by the glitch and carry on sculpting the island in your vision.
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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.


The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.


Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.


Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.