Twitch streamer Mizkif was left heartbroken after learning that Animal Crossing: New Horizons doesn’t always autosave – resulting in him losing a rare fish.
On March 22, the entertainer was hunting for a golden trout – one of the rarest fishes in the game. After trying for quite some time, the streamer freaked out when he managed to reel it in.
“Wait, what?!” he exclaimed. “YES! YES! YES!”
Overjoyed and maybe even a little relieved, Mizkif leaned back in his chair and extended his arms in victory, fist-pumping the air.
“Yes!” he screamed again in triumph. “Yes, dude. Oh my God, that took forever. That was like two-hundred tries.”
“Nice, man! Finally,” he smirked, quite pleased with the results. Unfortunately, his victory would be short-lived as he ended up losing it because of an autosave snafu.
Shortly thereafter, the streamer went on to try to catch more fish and decided to change the internal date on his Switch as some fish are only available in certain months.
“Lets time-travel a little bit to March,” he said as he exited the game. “Let’s travel back in time so Macayla stops yelling at me.”
However, Mizkif’s chat immediately alerted the streamer that he didn’t save and would lose the rare fish he caught, causing his eyes to grow wide in horror.
“Wait I didn’t save?” the streaming finally stated after a few speechless moments. “I don’t need to save, right? It autosaves, doesn’t it?”
“You just closed the f**king game?!” Macayla roared. “It doesn’t autosave!”
Upon loading back into the game, the streamer was saddened to learn all his hard work had been for nothing.
“Why do you think it would automatically save for your fish?” she asked. “You idiot! You are so stupid. Dude, you are so dumb. What makes you think it saves for a fish?”
For anyone playing Animal Crossing, don’t make the same mistake Mizkif did. Always remember to save on your own and don’t trust a title to automatically save your progress. It may come back to haunt you.