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Best way to get all of Redd’s art fast in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 17/May/2020 1:02

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Getting all of the real art from Jolly Redd for your museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can take a really long time, but there’s an exploit you can use to speed the process up.

We all know the pain of buying art from Redd and having to wait an entire day for him to mail you your purchase before you can donate it to Blathers – and that’s if it’s real or not. And even if you buy every legitimate piece from him, it takes months to complete the set.

There is another way – although it requires the use of a time travel exploit to speed things up, which is something not every Animal Crossing player is down for. If you are though, and are extremely eager to fill out your museum collection, then keep on reading.

How to get all New Horizons art fast

Redd’s ship will sometimes appear on your “secret beach.”

As mentioned above, you’ll need to time travel for this technique so if you’re not willing to do so, then this isn’t the method for you. There are 43 pieces of art to collect, and include a variety of different paintings and sculptures.

Before you begin the trick, you need to make sure you’re on a day where Redd is visiting your island. To check, simply head to the northern section of beach – AKA the “secret beach” – and look to see if his ship is docked there.

Redd’s art isn’t always real – you’ll need to figure out what’s counterfeit.

Once he’s there, buy a legitimate piece of art from his store. He won’t always sell a real item every single time, so just be prepared to walk away empty handed sometimes – it’s fine, it happens.

Then save and exit your game, before heading to System Settings > Date and Time. There, turn off Synchronize Clock via Internet, fast forward one day, and then reboot New Horizons back up. Be careful not to go any further than that, or it can mess up his schedule.

If you bought a painting or statue, it should appear in your mailbox for you to donate to Blathers, but don’t worry if you didn’t. After this, simply just save and quit, revert to the day before, and he’ll be back and have new stock. Rinse and repeat until you’ve got everything.

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Why Animal Crossing’s hairstyles are dividing the community

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:45

by Alice Hearing


Animal Crossing: New Horizons players appear to be quite divided on one part of the new winter update, as it allowed for a more inclusive range of hairstyles.

On November 19, Nintendo enabled the game’s winter update. Excitement has revolved around new hip reactions that will let them sit on the ground, do workouts and yoga, like many have seen their villagers do on their islands.

The content refresh also includes six new hairstyles: afro, afro puffs, cornrows, buzz cut with faded sides, voluminous curls, and even a bald look. New additions have been a welcome change for people of color playing the game, who wanted to see themselves represented.

Previous versions of the game came under fire for a lack of representation. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, some players were forced to play around with the tan feature to give their characters their actual skin tone.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hairstyle winter update
Nintendo added six new hairstyles to the game in its Winter update

While New Horizons finally represents a far wider variety of skin tones, players felt that not enough had been done for representation and even created a petition in August asking for more inclusive hairstyles.

The campaign ended in victory, but the update has actually been dividing the community on Twitter. A debate has erupted as to whether it can be deemed cultural appropriation if white players use some of the new hairstyles.

It all began on the day after the update launched when user stardewleaf tweeted an image of a white in-game character with what they called “Space buns”. It has sparked a huge debate with many people taking offense that a white user was using a hairstyle added to represent people of color.

One user responded: “They’re not space buns, they’re afro puffs made for POC”, while another explained why people had taken offense, adding: “The reason people are p**sed off is because we don’t really have a lot of hair options that represent us in Animal Crossing, and you do. Then you specifically choose that one, despite what you others pick from.”

Another person defended the style, saying: “As a white person with curly hair, these could in fact be what a white girl’s bun looks like. They’re both afro puffs and buns, games are games.”

Several other people commented that they felt the debate as a whole was ridiculous and trivial: “No one who gets mad at another person enjoying a hairstyle in a video game is worth listening to.”

The original tweet now has more than 5,000 responses and the number still continues to grow.

In general terms, the decision to have additional hairstyles and more representation incorporated into the Animal Crossing world has been a popular move.