Animal Crossing Duplication Glitches Fixed in Latest Update
By Chaz Frazer
Animal Crossing duplication glitches have been fixed - once again - by Nintendo in the latest 1.2.1b patch. Players have been able to duplicate items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in a variety of exploits since the release of the game. 1x1 and 2x1 duplication exploits have seen players copy any item they want - Final Fantasy VII style - which served to sour the in-game economy and balance.
Nintendo has been hard at work - ironically with the help of players showcasing the exploits - to keep up with the variety of exploits that have plagued the title since its release in March. The patch notes for update 1.2.1b only state, “Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.”. The notes do not go into anything specific regarding changes to exploits or abusable glitches - yet players have showcased that all currently known exploits have indeed been patched.
"Today, we have rolled out update 1.2.1b for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch. For details regarding this latest patch, please see the following page."- Translated by Chaz Frazer
Animal Crossing Duplication Exploits Patched
With the recent patch, players can go back to inviting their friends over to their private, virtual island - for in-game Memorial Day BBQs no doubt - or embrace their socio-political side by protesting against the game’s portrayal of virtual animals. With celebrities, politicians, and other influencers interacting with the virtual world in-game, there is always something going on in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons world besides the normal resource management grind.
As of now, it remains to be seen if all exploits in the game have been removed. It stands to reason that something new may surface, but time will tell if any future exploits will be widespread such as the ones up until this point. Nintendo may not be able to get in front of any new issues interfering with the intended design of the game; currently the role of Q&A is being fulfilled by fans.