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How to easily finish May Day hedge maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 2/May/2020 1:02

by Brent Koepp


Animal Crossing: New Horizons ‘May Day’ event is live, and players have a chance to secure a rare item. Here is our guide on how to finish the hedge maze quickly, and snag your exclusive reward.

New Horizons made its debut in March, and is the latest release in the Animal Crossing series. The new game sees players being whisked away to their very own island getaway.

The social simulation title runs in real time, and changes with the seasons. To celebrate the month of May, the Nintendo release is offering players an in-game event to win some goodies until the 7th. Here is everything you need to know.

How to finish the May Day hedge maze

To start the event, players need to speak with Tom Nook. Head to the Resident Services building, and the travel agent will give you a ticket which can be exchanged at the airport.

After speaking to Orville, you will be taken to the May Day Island, where you will be greeted with a challenge. Completing the hedge maze to find Rover will net you his Briefcase item.

Finishing the task is not as easy as it sounds, although we’ve got you covered. Here is the quickest way to reach him, while also grabbing the nine Bell vouchers which will net you 27k total.

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Go to the airport to get your special ticket.
  • As soon as you arrive, grab the shovel near the entrance and dig up the bush located to your left. This will give you access to the fruit, which will allow you to then dig up the tree blocking the maze.
  • Once inside, gather up as many resources as you can, including the axe. Once you have everything make your way to the upper left side, where you will see a tree in front of fruit.
  • After cutting the tree down, consume the two pieces of fruit and pick up the tree branch. Now, eat some food and head back down to the bottom left of the maze where you can break a rock to secure an iron nugget.
  • Then go to the lower right portion of the hedge maze where you will find a rock. Eat and destroy it, and then consume the piece of fruit in the area. Now dig up the tree, and you will get find the DIY workbench.
  • Players will want to build both a flimsy axe and a regular axe if they want to get all possible items on the island. Use the tools to cut down the remaining trees to get fruit.
  • Navigate over to the row of trees at the top, and cut through all three to find Rover, who will give you his briefcase item.
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Rover will give you a special gift for completing the maze.

Players that want to get the most out of the event can also find up to nine Bell vouchers. Using the remaining consumables will allow you to access the rest of the island where you can find these bonus items. The prizes will be mailed to your home when you return back to your town.

Despite only releasing a month and a half ago at the time of writing, Animal Crossing has already become the fastest selling Switch title of all time, smashing the record previously held by Pokemon Sword & Shield.


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.