Animal Crossing: New Horizons Adds Tripping

Players have speculated that the addition of tripping might mean luck and the fortune teller may return in the future.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons' latest patch, Update 1.4.0, added dreams, fireworks, and the ability to back up your save. The update also quietly added another feature to the game; tripping.

With the latest update, your villager will occasionally eat dirt while sprinting across your island. This feature, combined with a new DIY item King Tut's mask, have led Animal Crossing players to speculate that a luck system might be coming to the game. The King Tut mask causes players to trip more frequently while wearing it, and in past games tripping more frequently was caused by having a bad luck day.

In prior games, having good or bad luck would impact how your days go. On bad luck days, the money rock would be stingier, villagers would be less likely to bond with you, and you would fall on your face more often. The opposite would occur on good luck days, and one of the ways of knowing which kind of day you were going to have was by getting a fortune from Katrina.

Katrina was a fortune teller in previous games who would tell you, for a small fee, if you were going to have good or bad luck in the upcoming days. With the tripping system introduced, it seems likely that a luck system and Katrina could both come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in a future update.

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