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Some rocks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons grant star fragments now

PSA: There’s so much to collect on Kapp’n’s island tours

An Animal Crossing: New Horizons character standing behind a rock with star fragments, clearly delighted Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Kapp’n’s boat tours — a new addition to Animal Crossing: New Horizons via the major, free 2.0 update — brings players to randomized islands filled with stuff to collect. These aren’t regular islands, like the ones visited during Mystery Island Tours. No, these have unique characteristics that grant rare items, like out-of-season items (snowflakes in the summer, for instance) or wild-growing sugarcane.

One of the mystery islands appears to be a star fragment island, where shooting stars are abundant — and rocks produce star fragments, a la clay and iron ore. Given how time consuming it can be to collect star fragments, by incessantly watching the night’s sky, the abundance of star fragment rocks is an exciting and surprising find; they’re abundant on islands at night with shooting stars.

So make sure you’re leaving no stone unturned when visiting these islands. There’s so much more to collect!

Each of these islands will likely have a DIY in a bottle on the beach, so make sure to go searching for that, too. On shooting star islands, those DIYs appear to be ones you would otherwise grab from Celeste. On the beach, you should find more star fragments, too.

Depending on the island, there’s other stuff to collect, too. Rare flowers and bushes, but also flora and fauna not seen elsewhere in the world — like climbing vines and different sorts of weeds. There are new DIY recipes on some of these islands, too, themed around the unique glowing moss that’s scattered around ... everything from dresses to ponds.

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