The latest update of Animal Crossing New Horizons allows you to take a dip, and incidentally, dive until you find new marine species, such as sea urchins or jellyfish.
You may have instinctively thought that to swim faster you have to hold down the A button (or the Y when diving). However, this is not the case. If the speed of your character makes you desperate (and usually happens in this game), press the A button repeatedly to swim faster.
Animal Crossing: New horizons sold five million digital copies in the first month after its release, more than any other video game in history. By early May, it had sold over 13 million copies worldwide – more than its predecessor, New Leaf, sold in six years.
It hasn’t just captured the imaginations of kids and teens either – according to Nintendo, one of the main player demographics is people in their 20s and 30s, looking for a nostalgia hit by playing the latest iteration of a game they first encountered in their youth.
And by the company’s estimates, some 40 percent of sales to date have been to female players.
It became the best-selling game in the Animal Crossing series after six weeks with 13.41 million units sold. Its success has been partially attributed to its release during the COVID-19 pandemic, with players seeking a sense of escapism amid worldwide stay-at-home orders.