Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become a phenomenon in its initial five months of release. It has also become the second best-selling Switch game (till now) of all time behind Mario Kart. It engages you in a range of activities and while these are exciting and reciprocal, it is not humanly possible to know every single detail.
Plants and trees have played a huge role in making Animal Crossing: New Horizons a huge success. There is just so much that the players can do.
Every player has his/her unique style of playing the game so it’s difficult to decipher who knows what. Keeping that in mind, this article will focus on a number of things the players could have missed out on.
No trees on the island come fully grown. Animal Crossing gives the players a virtual idea of a sapling growing into a blossomed tree and this process takes 5-6 days. There are 5 stages that the sapling goes through in these 5 days. These are nursery, small, medium, large, and fully grown.
However, players can choose to stunt a sapling to a stage of their choice. This is also because some saplings look very pleasing while they’re growing up and Animal Crossing gives the players to chance to enjoy that moment till as long as they want.
The players need to plant a fruit right behind the sapling to stunt it to that position and this process makes sure that neither the sapling nor the fruit grows any further. Pretty neat, right?
Coconut trees make their appearance near the beach on the players’ islands. And, no matter how hard they try, they won’t grow anywhere else on the island. But, there is a hack. The island designer app on the nook phone solves this problem. This allows the players to lay a path of sand anywhere on their island on which coconut trees blossom. This allows them to create a mini tropical island or simply add the coconut trees further inland.
Flowers can be planted on the beach but are naturally stunted. They don’t grow further than their present stage. And this works just fine because most of them look very attractive even before they bloom to their last stage. The players may use this as a way to decorate their beaches and make them look more lively.
The players in the Northern Hemisphere are up for a treat this September as Winter will be giving way to Fall. This also means that a range of seasonal updates will be available.
Players in the Northern Hemisphere will see the presence of mushrooms that were initially available for the players of the Southern Hemisphere. They grow at random places on the player’s island, and the chances of getting them at all are also pretty low.
The island’s rating has to be high enough to have a 10% chance of getting rare mushrooms. The probabilities are low, but the reward makes up for it. The players can craft items from these mushrooms that carry a hefty amount of bells.
It’s impossible to know every trick, but for sure, spending a good amount of time exploring the island will open up more opportunities. These might not be as prominent in the beginning but the players will realize in a short span of time that they are all connected. A range of new features will be visible starting tomorrow, so stay tuned!