The future is less clear for time travelers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing New Horizons keeps with the series traditions in that it’s all about the passage of real-world time – but the impatient can time travel as a cheat, if you’re so inclined.The world of Animal Crossing has always been built around the idea that it runs in real-time, right alongside the real world. There’s no sped-up video game day-to-night cycles here – a minute in the real world is a minute in Animal Crossing, too. A day, likewise. Characters have birthdays to celebrate on certain dates, and the game’s wide selection of wildlife detailed on our fish list and bug list change – so in a few days at the end of the March a bunch of fish and bugs will disappear until later in the year.
Time travel wasn’t necessarily just used for getting cool holiday items early, though. It was also used to help fill out all the museum fish, sea creatures, and bugs, some of which were rare and could only be found under very specific conditions. For instance, in Animal Crossing: New Leaf the Horned Hercules can only be found from July – August from 5 PM to 8 AM. If you don’t play regularly in those hours, finding it could have been a huge pain. It’s possible that things like bugs and fish, which are linked to the calendar, not holidays, could still be available to time-traveling cheaters — but we’re speculating Tom Nook’s travel service could also be a solution to catching rare fish and bugs, year-round. By the way, you can buy Cheap Animal Crossing NH Bells from z2u.com, where you can enjoy a 3% discount by using the code “Z2U”.
If you save enough Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can buy a ticket to tour a seemingly-randomized deserted island that’s filled with resources. The islands shown in the direct featured a variety of seasons, and we’re hoping this means you can visit islands that exist in different seasons from your own. It wouldn’t be a perfect replacement for time-traveling to catch specific bugs, but it’d be helpful for those of us who don’t want to test any potential new issues that could come with changing the clock. Time-traveling previously meant risking cockroach infestations, overgrown weeds, and animals departing the town, but we don’t know how or if any of that will change with New Horizons.
In fact, time travelling backwards can be helpful as there are certain bugs and fish that can only be caught at certain times and you may be busy during these periods. So, although some consider it cheating, time travelling forwards and backwards can help you work around your real-life commitments and schedule.Remember that Animal Crossing New Horizons’ events are delivered via online patches so you will need to return to reality’s actual date and time by re-synchronising your clock via internet.