This past week saw the release of a new update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it’s an exciting one that brings quite a bit of new content to the game. Nature Day is here, Leif and Redd have been added as new NPCs, and the museum is even getting an expansion in the form of an art gallery. However, Nintendo’s also trying to stop the Bell economy from inflating too much.
The first form of these money-making nerfs comes with the drop in bank interest rates. As soon as you log in, you’ll receive a letter from the Bank of Nook informing you that interest rates have decreased, which means that you’ll receive a lot less money for leaving money in the ABD.
Even further than that, though, it looks like making money through selling bugs will also become much harder. Dataminers have dug into the update and game code and it looks like spawn rates for valuable bugs like the peacock butterfly, scorpion, and tarantula have all been nerfed. Whereas previously certain bugs had higher spawn rates in specific months or times of day, now all bugs have fixed spawn rates, making it harder to farm the valuable ones for money.
This severely nerfs the effectiveness of Flick showing up to your island, as it’ll take a lot more time to farm the valuable bugs you want and sell them for huge profits. Since the game’s launch, tons of players have found ways to game the system and become millionaires simply by knowing where to look. Now, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming back to balance as Nintendo attempts to even things out across the board.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.
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