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How to make unbreakable tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 31/Mar/2020 1:15 Updated: 31/Mar/2020 1:59

by Brent Koepp


A Twitter user discovered how to make unbreakable tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Their ingenious workaround went viral as players rejoiced his solution to a common problem.  

The latest edition of Nintendo’s long-running franchise Animal Crossing dropped on March 20. New Horizons introduced players to their own tropical island getaway. However despite its laid-back vibes, the games tool mechanic’s can be quite tiresome for some.

Instead of players enjoying their vacation completely, they will have to find time to craft and re-build their items which break after a certain amount of uses. However a clever AC fan has discovered a way around it. Here is everything you need to know to pull off the method.

How to make unbreakable tools in New Horizons

In previous releases of Animal Crossing, tools wouldn’t break. Unfortunately in New Horizons this is the case, even when you unlock the stronger versions. They only have a certain number of uses before they disappear from your inventory.

However Twitter user ‘robotobody’ discovered a neat trick that gets rid of all that, so to speak. “If you customize your good tools it resets their durability! It only takes one kit to do so. You can effectively repair your tools with customization kits,” he explained.

The AC fan also pointed out the method saves you Bells and inventory space. “Kits are cheaper than flimsy tools sold by the nooklings! You can easily repair your good tools for 600 bells, what’s more is the kits stack 50 in your inventory!”

The reason this is so useful is that crafting tools can be a bit of a pain, as you have to make the weaker version of the item before you can build the stronger iteration of it.

Players looking to take advantage of this trick have to unlock customization kits first, of course. In order to do this, you have to first unlock the Museum and then recruit three new characters to your island.

After completing those tasks, seek out Tom Nook. He will then ask you to attend a customization workshop and the feature will then be unlocked.

Players need to use customization kits to make their weapons unbreakable.

Animal Crossing players never cease to amaze with their creativity. Despite only a week since its release, we’ve seen some mind-blowing uses of the terraforming tool.

However now it seems fans of the lovable franchise are finding unique ways to make the title work better for everyone. This unique method will make your island experience a breeze.

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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.