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Nintendo has adjusted Animal Crossing’s Bunny Day, following widespread criticism of the game’s first seasonal event.
Bunny Day sees various kinds of crafting eggs spawn in the water, air and earth around players’ islands, however it’s been criticised by the media and fans for, among other things, its overly aggressive spawn rates.
Possibly in response to the criticism, Nintendo has released a new game update today – version 1.1.4 – which reduces the appearance rate of “some” eggs until Saturday, April 11. Eggs will become easier to collect on Easter Sunday, April 12.
Bunny Day sees character Zipper visit players’ islands. The event has players hunting down hidden eggs and crafting limited time items from the Egg series.
Another free update will take place at the end of April and add new features and Earth Day, Nintendo recently confirmed.
In a move likely design to combat spoilers, a previous Animal Crossing update stated that “time travellers” (players who change their system clock to move game time forwards) would not be allowed to experience in-game events until real-life time matches their activity dates.
Players must also have a connected Nintendo account when this check is performed.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons enjoyed the biggest Nintendo Switch launch to date in Japan. According to Famitsu data, the Switch exclusive sold some 1.88 million copies in its first 3 days on sale in Japan, clearly surpassing the previous record holder Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (1.3m).