Animal Crossing: New Horizons has just been officially released, less than a week ago, but Nintendo, the game’s developer, has rolled out the 1.1.1 patch that addresses the item duplication flaw that has been observed in the last few days and reported by players.
The Flaw Allowed Players to Duplicate Rare and Expensive Items
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the fifth title in the popular series, and it was released on Nintendo Switch on Match 20th of 2020. The Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.1.1 patch notes are rather short but cute, simply saying that it ‘fixed a serious bug affecting game balance.’
For those who did not encounter this issue, the item duplication glitch concerned two players and needed one to rotate an item, while the other attempted to pick it up at the same time. This action would have the item rotate, but the second player could also have it in their inventory.
This, basically, gave players with creativity the possibility to quickly and easily make lots and lots of Bells, more so if they could duplicate rare and expensive bugs or fish such as Tarantulas, Coelacanths, or Sharks.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.1.1 Patch Fixes the Duplication Glitch
However, with the roll-out of Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.1.1 patch, fans will not be able to take advantage of this duplication vulnerability anymore. There’s no possibility to avoid updating the game in order to keep making use of this glitch, as you have to download it in order to play the game, either locally or in the online multiplayer mode.
Besides this fix, the patch doesn’t seem to have included or made any other changes to the newly released Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We know, however, that Nintendo will be rolling out updates in the future that will introduce festive events to the game.
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