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Bizarre Animal Crossing: New Horizons glitch lets players walk on water

Published: 15/May/2020 19:05 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:41

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A strange, yet hilarious bug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is allowing players to go “out of bounds” and literally run around on water – Jesus style.

Glitches are nothing new in New Horizons: there’s been item duplication exploits, villager moving issues, and more since its release. Nintendo is usually quick to patch the more serious errors out, so it’s becoming all the more rare to find one – especially those that affect play in such a serious way.

Animal Crossing players have discovered a new bug that luckily isn’t of the game-breaking type, and is just a bit of fun that sees your character jumping atop bridges and walking through rivers like it’s nothing.

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No, not that kind of bug.

Reddit user ‘3llowh‘ discovered the bizarre glitch by total accident, and it’s something that could probably be a bundle of laughs with friends over online multiplayer.

Using a rock, they managed to launch their character on top of the nearby bridge by hitting it with their shovel and then digging a hole at the right time to propel themselves.

The AC fan then leaps off the bridge and into the river below, wading through the water with a carefree spirit as though it’s always been a feature and not an odd glitch.

came across this bug today. it was weird from AnimalCrossing

The player’s river is short due to their waterfall placement, but if you have a longer river area then you can have more fun with this bug – you could even create some sort of water game with your friends.

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This could be a fun glitch to explore with friends.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has proven to be a smash success ever since its release on March 20. Millions of players – both new and old – dived head first into the game, and fell in love.

It sold so well, that it broke sales records in its opening weekend alone, and shifted over 13.41 million units in just six weeks, making it the most successful Nintendo Switch title to date.

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Why Animal Crossing’s hairstyles are dividing the community

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:45

by Alice Hearing

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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
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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.