If your idea of fun is at the financial mercy of a raccoon, then Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch will really push your buttons this week.
A new update is underway that will lower the spawn rates of scary in-game scary crawlies.
As spotted by the data miner @_Ninji (via Polygon), it appears that Nintendo is changing the clock cycles of the most valuable bug appearance rates. While they currently appear in greater numbers at different times of the year in the game, this rate will be flattened so that they appear in lower numbers more consistently each month of the year.
“The Agrias butterfly was less common in April than in the other available months. The wharf roach had a higher rate in March, “says Ninji.
“The peacock butterflies were cut from 80 to 90%; emperors and butterflies from the 50% atlas.
thus, how about insect nerves in #ACNH 1.2 first, the laying rates have been unified for all insectse.g. the agrias butterfly was less common in April than in the other available months. the wharf roach had a higher rate in March. it’s all gone now # ACdatamining #ACspoilersApril 24, 2020
So, although the bugs you are looking for will still appear in the game, you may need to diversify your farming plans throughout the game year to maximize your money-making plans. A little redesign of your island to attract what you are looking for may also be in order.
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