April’s big Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch is live, meaning that for some folks booting up the game this morning, there’s a sketchy new presence wandering the island grounds. Yes, it’s jolly old Redd, the fox scammer known for selling fake paintings and statues. Isabelle even warns you about this shadowy fellow and everything!
Redd might be here to pull a fast one on us, but Animal Crossing fans are still welcoming the trickster with open arms. It’s not that anyone wants to be scammed per se, but more that Redd is a familiar face from older games — and it’s nice to see him again, even if he’s here to screw us.
One particular trend sees folks decorating the secret beach area where Redd’s boat will dock, in a variety of thematically appropriate ways. In the screenshot above, for example, I tried making it look like the sort of seedy place a smuggler might hide away in. But since there are hundreds of furniture options, fans have plenty of ways to spruce up the secluded area — or the grounds leading up to it.
Seeing that Redd will be using this secret beach got me so excited and inspired me to finally decorate it in anticipation of his arrival Cant wait to get scammed by my favorite boy! #acnh pic.twitter.com/V8Us8g1sCI— Anonymous Something or Other (@ComradeCrossing) April 21, 2020
Granted, for many players who already decorated that space, Redd is totally ruining or changing the vibe. I had to spend some time redoing stuff to accommodate the boat. Annoying, but hey, at least the jokes are good.
Me : create a perfect romantic place for date on my private beach— Leti (@letiandtweet) April 21, 2020
Redd : HELLO BITCHES !!! pic.twitter.com/T6nHn2LjPl
My first thought after I encountered Redd:— ⚘ (@Eluwusia) April 23, 2020
SWIPER, NO SWIPING!
SWIPER, NO SWIPING!
SWIPER, NO SWIPING! pic.twitter.com/JB7fIJGUXc
You know Jolly Redd bouta smuggle Froggy Chair into the island pic.twitter.com/Gd7laaQaav— Roald from Animal Crossing (@AC_Roald) April 21, 2020
I only spent 120k bells on this "taped banana" at Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler. Look out HHA... pic.twitter.com/kxb6XjTSWs— Jake Exotic / AC:NH (@Jake_Baronduki) April 21, 2020
And if you’re reading this wondering why your island doesn’t have Redd in it, fear not. Folks who have the scammer already likely either downloaded the patch, which went live early, or they’re time-traveling. You have to speak to Blathers upon getting the latest update, and he’ll mention that he wants to accept new artworks. Then, the next day, Redd should appear. So if you don’t have Redd yet — you will soon!
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