Being able to make Star Fragment trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons sure was a pretty hack, but it wasn’t ever meant to be that way and Nintendo apparently is done with this particular cheat. A new update is now live for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players and it removes the ability to use this hack to create Star Fragment trees while also removing already created ones altogether.
The hack in question essentially created money trees but with Star Fragments. Money trees are an awesome way to get a return on Bells by planting a set amount and then returning 3 days later to see fully grown Bells trees with an increased sum of money in return. The Star Fragment trees worked in the same way in the way that if you shake them, the fragments won’t grow back.
What makes this hack irksome for the devs is that players had to go to the Black Market Discord channel in order to get them. Hackers and modders create them and then they hook other players up for a price. Given Nintendo’s ToS, this was very much against what they had in mind for the community, so removal was expected though much sooner.
The latest update not only includes the usual tweaks, the latest update also added a few more seasonal items for players to enjoy as well as a few other general updates as well. You can see everything new with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons update right here, courtesy of Nintendo.
Naturally, it didn’t take long for players to create a petition for the return of this hack. Since Nintendo recently removed the HUD-less camera hack only to bring it back as a full feature, many are hoping the Big N will do the same here. While that’s to likely, you can dare to dream with the petition right here.
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Regardless of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons update that removes the Star Fragment trees, the game itself is available now on Nintendo Switch. You can see our wealth of guides, tips, news, and even cosplay about the game with our hub right here. You can also share some of your own hacks over on Twitter @PrimaGames!