Have you taken a look at the skies above your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons recently and noticed there are continual balloon fly-overs? Well, you're not alone. There appears to have been an increased rate of balloon spawns in the lead-up to Bunny Day and it's starting to drive some players absolutely bonkers.
While we're definitely concerned about the progress-stopping glitch preventing balloons from appearing, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the other side of the story and see how players are coping with the high volume of balloons now flying over the airspace of their island. Here are just some of the many reactions:
As noted by a lot of players, one of the most annoying things about this is the sound when a balloon is nearby. Sure, it can be helpful, but other times it's quite distracting when you're trying to complete an important task. Of course, as already pointed out, there's a more serious side to this story if you end up popping 300 balloons. You can read more about this in our previous article.
How have you been dealing with the influx of balloons recently? Tell us in the comments below.
When they said, "I can't stand these balloons," I felt that...
They are getting a bit out of hand, but I also need DIY Recipes!
...But I have been hearing the balloon noise even after playing today - glad I'm not alone with that issue 😅
.... Ive been playing and not often get balloons. Barely hit 100......... I've gotten more with the Bunny event, but nothing crazy haha
....I'll be honest, I can constantly hear the wind sound as well.
I was wondering what gives, now if we can mix it up and not have to restart my conversation with the Nook boys for every single item I want to sell...be more like talking to Blathers, let me cue the end of a chain of different items.
I'm not speaking a single complaint until I have all the DIY recipes. All of them. Not just the bunny day stuff.
But I have noticed that since the event there are a lot more balloons. I assume that's kind of the point.
I had two balloons too! ...over the freaking ocean. THANKS NINTENDO
This is ridiculous, why are people complaining?! Is part of the event, is call a "hunt" so obviously popping balloons is part of it, just ignore it if it bothers you so much! I am honestly loving and enjoying this event balloons and all.
I loved having all the balloons personally. It is kinda crazy though. “Oh! Sakura petal. Gotta nab it. Drat! Balloon sound. Where is it? All the way over there!? Ok Sakura petal first then....what?! Another balloon?! Now a villager wants to talk to me?! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!”
Don't listen to them, I love free stuff!
(Do fix the glitches though)
The balloons are mildly annoying due to their frequency (usually spawning two at a time) but it also means more presents and DIY recipes, so it's ultimately a good thing.
Balloons no longer spawning after 300 popped is more of a concern.
@muscpt can you not [click] select those you want to sell on your inventory? I only notice if you buying stuff you have to do individually.
I don't hear the balloon whooshing, but I hear KK Marine Song when I am not playing. I like that song in ACNL, and now it's playing in my island house and on the cliff where I have the outdoor bath.
I want more regular balloons, actually. Don't even have half the cherry blossom DIYs yet!
@muscpt For me, it works just like the museum: I select everything I want to sell with A, there's a circle around the items I select, then I press + to sell all the selected items at once. Is selling items to Timmy and Tommy working differently for you?
I get that the balloons feel excessive, but why would we want them to stop? It's free items and recipes, I really hope they DON'T nerf them.
I got a lot of them, too. It's a bit annoying.
My ballooooon! Anyone else think of Spider-Man 2 when they mentioned this story?
Well ivu just booted mine up and there is a 1.1.2a update now. Dunno what it does tho.
Well how else do you expect to get enough sky eggs? Or all the event exclusive recipes? A balloon nerf would make these things a pain for players that don’t wanna put in 8 hours every day.
I literally almost missed a balloon while I stopped to write this.
not even just balloons but the egg spawns in general are high, i fished up a water egg nearly 6 times in a row. i dunno if egg spawns replace the fish or regular balloon spawns but it just feels deceiving when im trying to collect regular stuff
The whole bunny day event is a bit aggravating. I want fish, or wood, or other resources, and I'm getting overwhelmed with eggs instead.
99 Luftballons - Nena
I struggling with leaf eggs big time. Planted loads of trees etc and not removed and from the base island and i had 3 trees with eggs in on the whole island. Yet i can fish for an hour and get 40 water ones? Also rock one are a pain for me.
@Mountain_Man Same, it wouldn't be so annoying if it wasn't such a big thing.
I'm more than happy with the constant balloons, and besides, you tune the sound out after a while. I'm normally listening to music or watching TV at the same time so I don't really hear it.
The more balloons, the more DIY recipes! Keep 'em coming, Nintendo!
@Kidfunkadelic83 Rock eggs can be farmed quite easily, dig two holes behind you and you can get 7-8 items from one rock. Personally I do have a problem finding Leaf and Earth eggs. But you can use Mistery Islands to help with that.
@sanderev ueah im doing the old 2 hole thing but thismorning i just got naff all. Same with leaf eggs. 3 trees on my wjole island now ive got to wait until tomorrow. Earth egss are also giving me trouble.
Bump that. I need recipes. Send em my way!
I imagine some kind of horror clown letting these loose to haunt players now.
The balloon bottleneck glitch has now been patched.
If you click the + button while hovering over the game’s icon on the home menu, you should be able to manually update the software to 1.1.3a (if it hasn’t automatically done so already).
All of Bunny Day needs to chill. All I ever get is eggs and it's not fun.
@Maxz Thanks, our post should be live.
NO! Give me more balloons! I need all the things!
On Wednesday night I could actually hear the balloons as I tried to go to sleep.
Lol never been more apt to say 1st world problems.
Loved the one where it flew in front of the camera during the dialogue scene, though haha
I have loved this event for first 8-10 hours. I did all recipes available till 12 of April in one day. I don't mind balloons, just sometimes I miss normal balloons coz I start to ignore the sound. 3 tress on an island with leaf eggs and amount of earth eggs is just perfect in my opinion (use nook miles ticket to grind them). But fishing, chopping wood and getting stone is too much pain right now. I'm flooded with eggs (which I eat to replant trees). And I don't have enough stone! Not to mention fishing. Without fish bait, there is no point to fish right now. So after finishing all recipes, I'm trying to avoid this event, and it's hard to have normal play as 1/4 of every resource is eggs. I just want the last day, finish the last 3 recipes and be over with this egg hell. Please make fish, wood and stone eggs rarer!
I for one welcome our balloon Overlords!
I don't mind the insane amount of balloons but continually fishing up eggs instead of fish is a bit annoying. I'm catching more eggs than fish!
i don't mind. hopefully we will be getting extra nook miles rewards for dealing with the balloon every 2 minutes or less...
And if they weren't frequent enough, people would be complaining that they couldn't collect the eggs for the crafts. This is temporary, so people can deal with it if they don't want to participate
Ya there is a lot of balloons and all but I get the eggs from them and just sell them for semi-lot of bells so its still pretty good. but it is still annoying that you hear a balloon every time you try to do something.
@Dodger Thanks!!! Didn’t ever try to keep pressing A to multiple select.
I'm not saying it's exactly the London Blitz here, but I am feeling a little shellshocked by the frequency.
Soooo.... Ignore the things? Are we really complaining about this? Also, what sound effect, because none of mine have any specific sounds to them aside from when I pop the balloon. Idk they're there until I see ones shadow right over me.
They don't give you enough earth eggs. Everything else you get loads but not earth eggs. Anyone else having the same problem
I've had 5 balloons at once. I have about 60 of each egg, all but 1 of the recipes and it's driving me mad! I just want to fish damnit...
But I'm not getting the sakura recipes... and they're the ones I actually want
Gotten most of the bunny diy and like half of the sakura stuff, so I'm not complaining until I've at least got all of em
The sound of the wind blowing when there is a balloon near is my new national anthem.
Balloons are carrying gifts. More balloons = more gifts. I fail to see the problem.
They all float down here. They all float. And when you are down here with us, YOU'LL FLOAT TOO!!!!
@Chibi_Manny It’s not just the balloons, (which are super annoying to completionists), it’s the damn eggs EVERYWHERE. The Bunny Day is poorly conceived, in that it directly, negatively affects, and often replaces, the normal gameplay loop, which was already fine. Now, 80% of the time I fish, I pull up a stupid egg instead. I just want to catch fish! (Some of them are worth a lot). Not to mention that having to then recast and hope I don’t get another: each time an egg comes up, that’s more unnecessary wear on my tools.
There’s eggs in the trees while chopping wood; while hitting rocks — it’s overkill. It’s much less a proper hunt than it is said collectible constantly throwing itself into your face.
I really hate this update, if you can’t tell. It’s ruined the entire vibe of the game for me. Thankfully, only 7 more days of this shortsighted crap.
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