Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players are given exactly 50 design slots, which can be used to customize in-game content. Maybe it sounds like a lot, and it is at least compared to previous games that we have now. But as time goes by, and Nintendo adds more features to the game, 50 simply isn’t enough.
Design slots are used for all types of things, from fabric stitching to character detailing, such as making eyebrows or tattoos. Slots are also often used for custom roads, such as the famous “Path” that recreates the look and feel of older animal crossing games. This alone – a flushed-out path design – can quickly fill your custom design slot. At least, we are talking around nine slots for only one type of path. And most people use a variety of paths to ensure that their islands do not look dull.
It is easy to try and imagine how I put different tiles next to each other to create a ‘natural’ path look, I have laid down (very) messy grids with tile labels.
Notice how I have tried not to put the same tile next to each other. pic.twitter.com/ZjcG4qdlB0
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The pathways are not present in a vacuum, and are usually sprinkled with extras along the way, such as mosses or stumps. Folks also like using design slots to add items that basic games don’t allow, such as having a picnic blanket or a rug outside.
Some go even further and use design slots to construct elaborate scenes, such as fields or stables. It is also common to see design slots for more basic things like signals. So far, we have only covered the decorations – but players also like to design fashion lines! Having a decked-out cupboard will also give you some precious slots, assuming that you haven’t already filled them on the streets. Have I mentioned that you share the design slot with someone else living on your island? Suddenly, even 50 is not enough.
Granted, none of this is new. A limited number of design slots have been an issue in which players have discussed for a few months hell and months. Develop workaround To save additional slots. But the discussion of limited space once again returned to the forefront of the conversation because new Horizons‘ latest update Too Without providing additional space to players, a blank design slot is required to house them.
Recently added fireworks mechanic can be adapted to display anything you would like – provided you have the slots to do it. some people! But most people were already hitting their limits before presenting fireworks, and are now deciding which slots they will sacrifice to ensure a good light show. This is an annoying ask that sometimes a strange side effect can occur, as Twitter user @acnhprime Discovered
Hopefully, the fact that Nintendo has been diligently updated new Horizons Since launch it means that it is only a matter of time before our design slot expands. But until then, alternatives should be worked out; The slot must be sacrificed. I’m sorry, Hardcore Animal Crossing Players.