Animal Crossing New Horizons has been updated to version 1.1.3. Nintendo has patched the bug with where balloons stop showing up after the recent easter update.
Animal Crossing New Horizons is currently experiencing a live Bunny Day event. This requires the players to collect Bunny Day eggs and use them to craft special DIY projects. This event has started with update 1.1.2 but unfortunately, it also introduced a major bug.
If you were hoping to get Golden Slingshot in Animal Crossing New Horizons, it required 300 balloons to be popped in the game. After the update that started the Bunny Day event, players were reporting issues once they fulfilled the requirement to pop 300 balloons. They didn’t get a recipe for the Golden Slingshot, which has prompted Nintendo to release this update.
According to the patch notes shared by Nintendo for this update, it simply resolves the issue with balloons.
The official patch version for the game is 1.1.3 or 1.1.3a so make sure to check the version from the main title before proceeding with popping 300 balloons. If you fulfilled the requirements and still don’t unlock any reward, it is possible that your game has not updated to the latest version.
Animal Crossing New Horizons is available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.