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An enormous a part of the enjoyable in Animal Crossing is looking down the proper objects to furnish your house. However issues have taken an unsettling flip in New Horizons as a number of gamers have began to seek out creepy objects within the timber round their islands.

After I first began enjoying Animal Crossing: New Horizons a couple of weeks in the past, I rapidly got here throughout two particular furnishings objects whereas shaking timber for sticks: a surveillance digital camera and a mannequin of a human skeleton. I didn’t actually suppose a lot of it at first; Animal Crossing has at all times included a wide selection of things, a few of which with creepy connotations like headstones and piles of bones. That modified, nevertheless, when extra folks received their fingers on the sport and began to share the identical expertise.

Within the days since Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched, social media has been inundated with bemused posts about gamers discovering surveillance cameras and skeleton fashions on their islands. The sport asks you early on to provide your timber a pleasant shake to seek out branches for crafting, which frequently ends in these two particular objects floating down from the foliage. Why are this stuff right here and what are the percentages of so many individuals discovering them in the identical manner?

The amount of furniture in the Animal Crossing series varies from game to game. While less expansive than some of its predecessors, New Horizons reportedly features over 800 items with which to brighten. And because the processes by which gamers receive this stuff—reminiscent of shaking timber—is commonly randomized, there’s no telling what you’re going to seek out subsequent.

It’s received to be greater than a coincidence that so many Animal Crossing: New Horizons gamers are discovering surveillance cameras of their timber. Perhaps the builders determined to have a bit enjoyable with us, seeing as shaking timber is such an essential a part of the early sport? It additionally raises some questions as to Tom Nook’s objectives in bringing gamers to a abandoned island. His morals as a landlord are a preferred dialogue matter, however is he organising some type of actuality present with out our data?

I’m not saying it is best to deliver this as much as Nook straight—who is aware of what he’ll do if he finds out you’re suspicious—however regulate that tanuki. He can’t sustain this charade perpetually.