If there’s one thing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is best known for, it is its ever-changing features. The environments that players occupy within Animal Crossing: New Horizons are constantly changing depending on the time of year the player is playing the game. Therefore, players can expect to see a number of different occurences within the game, but the most recent one is something of a pleasant surprise.
Beyond the island home the player initially starts out in, there’s various different locations that players can visit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons through a variety of different means. This includes visiting other player’s islands, as well as dream islands, and taking trips on Kapp’n’s Boat Tour. The boat tour trips allow players to pick up items like gyroid fragments that couldn’t be found anywhere else until now.
Over on Twitter, plenty of users have started to notice gyroid fragments appearing along the beaches of their islands. These fragments are meant to help players build Gyroids, special decorations that make distinct, rhythmic sounds when used. Previously, players could only find gyroid fragments in specific locations, but now thanks to the most recent update, it seems that fragments will start to appear on the beach at random.
While it will be nice for players to more accessibly craft Gyroids without having to rely on off-chance of finding a fragment on one of the boat tours with Kapp’n, it does present a rather unique issue. Kapp’n’s utility purpose within Animal Crossing: New Horizons is to help make museum completion easier, but finding particular items while out on boat tours, such as the gyroid fragments, provides players with added incentive to go on boat tours. Now, that gyroid fragments are somewhat more accessible, some players may not want to partake in boat trips anymore.
In any case, it’s amazing to see how much additional content has been provided for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. After the release of the 2.0 update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players are noticing a lot of new things to do and see within the game. Not to mention that this gyroid fragment occurence seems to have taken place after the release of update 2.0.4.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Animal Crossing: New Horizons going forward. While the final free content update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons was recently released, it’s possible that Nintendo could release more paid DLC going forward. Considering the amount of dedication some fans hold for Animal Crossing, Nintendo would certainly stand to benefit.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now for the Nintendo Switch.