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The Latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update Lowers Earned Bank Interest

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons players will now see less of a return from the money that they have in their savings. 

The latest update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons released, and includes a surprise for players as soon as they walk out their front doors. There will be a letter in their mailboxes from the Bank of Nook explaining that interest rates for savings accounts have been reduced. Along with the news about bank interest, players will receive a rug shaped like a bell-bag. 

Interest accrued in savings accounts decreasing is one of the few changes and improvements that Nintendo revealed would happen in the game with the latest update. Nintendo did not specify what some of the changes in the update would be in the patch notes, meaning players will have to log in and see what changed for themselves. 

The latest update did add a few new characters. Leif the sloth will now visit player's islands, selling plants and seeds. Gamers will also notice that Redd will visit their islands in order to sell them pieces of art. The museum has seen an expansion, allowing players to display the art that they purchase from Redd. 

A number of seasonal events are coming to New Horizons. Starting today and lasting until May 4th is the Nature Day event , where players can earn Nook Miles by completing nature-based challenges. May 1st through 7th will be the May Day event, which will allow players to visit a unique island unlike all of the other normal mystery island tours. International Museum Day will run from May 18th until the 31st. Players will receive a special stamp card during this time while visiting the museum, and can fill it up by looking at the various exhibits. The stamps can be turned in for a reward. Finally, June 1st through 30th is the Wedding Season event. This event will have players help married couple Reese and Cyrus celebrate their anniversary, and will let players earn wedding-themed items. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now for the Nintendo Switch. 

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