You can duplicate items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but expect a patch soon

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released over the weekend, much to the dismay of people who had pre-ordered their physical copies through local retailers. Most, if not all, of the people who are currently enjoying the game took to the eShop and have been playing nonstop since last week!

Some players have played so much of the game that they’ve already found an item duplicate glitch! GameXplain posted a video over the weekend (which has been taken down already) that basically explains a very easy trick to duplicate almost any item that you have in your inventory. You’ll simply need a second player in your game, the item you wish to duplicate that you can place on top of another, and your “base” item.

A video from JammerProHD explains the steps to achieving instant $$$.

So basically, you’ll want to place the two items you have on top of each other, with the item you want to duplicate on top. Invite a second player to your village and start spinning the items around while your main character picks up the item. It’s that simple! You’ll have to repeat the process a few times but it’s a little speed bump in the road to riches.

Easy peasy, yeah? Of course, if you want to play the game “properly” then you’ll want to avoid this glitch at all costs but if you’re looking for a quick buck and maybe a thousand Animal Crossing Themed Nintendo Switches strewn across your village, then have at it.

It’s quite possible that Nintendo already knows about this and are working on a patch to remove the glitch. Until then, I’ll leave you and your inner voices to argue about the morality of it all.

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