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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Shoot Down Presents (Balloons)

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Shoot Down Presents (Balloons)

Animal Crossing is an incredibly peaceful game. There are no guns, but you can build a slingshot to nab some fantastic floating goodies. Here’s everything you need to know about how to shoot down presents in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Shooting Down Presents in Animal Crossing New Horizons

As you explore your deserted island in Animal Crossing New Horizons you may occasionally notice a present with a balloon attached floating overhead. To make that gift yours all you need to do is shoot it out of the sky and pick toss it into your pocket.

You won’t be able to do this until you get a slingshot, which can be crafted if you have five hardwood. If you’re having a tough time gathering this material, then check out our guide on how to get hardwood in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Once you have your slingshot ready to go, then you’ll have to hunt down a balloon. They’re not incredibly common, but you should always have your slingshot at the ready to grab one of these presents.

After you finally track down a balloon present you’ll want to line up the shot so you’re standing directly beneath your target. Then, press the A button to take your shot. Make sure the present isn’t floating over any bodies of water or else you’ll lose the present.

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to shoot down presents in Animal Crossing New Horizons:

  1. Craft a slingshot

    You’re going to need five hardwood to make this tool.

  2. Find a balloon present

    They can be found floating in the sky above your island at any time of day during any time of the year.

  3. Line up your shot and fire

    Stand under the present and press A to fire at the balloon. Make sure it’s not floating over water or you’ll lose the present.

That’s all there is to know about how to shoot down presents in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

If there’s anything else you want to learn about when it comes to this game, then just check out our Guides Wiki for tons of useful info.

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