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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Seren Morgan-Roberts
First Published: 07-08-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-09-2020 / 14:44 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 18-09-2020 / 20:08 GMT


This page offers information on how to obtain the Golden Slingshot. This one can take a little dedication, but it isn’t as challenging as other golden tool DIYs.

How to Get the Golden Slingshot

To get the golden slingshot, you need to shoot down 300 balloons! Balloons will constantly spawn whenever you’re active on your island, so you could get this DIY fairly soon.

When you’ve shot down 300 balloons, keep an eye out on the skies, as a golden balloon will spawn soon after you’ve hit the milestone! It could be a few hours after or it could be the next day. When you shoot down the golden balloon, it’ll contain a DIY for the golden slingshot recipe.

Pop balloons you find floating in the sky using a slingshot!

Pop balloons you find floating in the sky using a slingshot!

The Golden Slingshot

The Golden Slingshot requires a gold nugget and a slingshot to craft it. In previous games, the golden slingshot would shoot 3 bullets into the sky, making it easier to shoot down balloons. Unfortunately, this version of the golden slingshot does not have such abilities. Instead, it is just a more durable version of the standard slingshot.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    18 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts

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The guide for Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers a walkthrough on how to make the most of your time on your deserted island. This guide will show you how to make tools, earn bells, achieve a five-star island, and more.

Inside this guide you will find:

  • A Walkthrough - Taking you through the first 14 days of your new Island.

  • A Beginner’s Guide - Perfect for newcomers to Animal Crossing.

  • An in-depth Nook Miles section - Discover every condition and how to achieve them.

  • Deep dive into Your Island - Advanced strategies to make the most of your island including terraforming.

  • Full breakdown of all Special Events and Visitors - Details on how to lure them to your island and complete exclusive events.

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