Animal Crossing Bathtub Glitch Lets You Play in the Pool

An Animal Crossing player has discovered a glitch that allows you to teleport into bathtubs, pools, and even player-made bodies of water such as rivers and lakes.

Published: May 13, 2021 2:00 PM /


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An Animal Crossing bathtub glitch has been discovered that lets you do something pretty cool — you can transport your player character into bathtubs and water to cool down for the summer.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons remains a wildly popular game ever since its launch in March 2020; it quickly became (and currently remains) the #2 best-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time. With so many players in the colorful, animal-filled world, it should come as no surprise that bugs and glitches are regularly discovered — and a Chinese player has found a really cool new glitch.

As reported on ResetEra, Screen Rant, and @kohaku_crossing on Instagram, the publication of this glitch was done by 賈斯柏酷 ("Jasper Cool") on YouTube. Careful use of terraforming and the placement of a certain item will essentially allow your player character to teleport through a solid object. As a consequence, you can end up standing inside of a bathtub or even a body of water (such as a player-made river or lake); from there, you can use the sit emote and chill out in the water!

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(Images Credit: 賈斯柏酷 on YouTube.)

How to Use the Animal Crossing Bathtub Glitch

Using the Animal Crossing bathtub glitch is a pretty straightforward process. Unfortunately, you won't be able to do it just anywhere — it requires a specific kind of terrain editing and the placement of a certain item. That also means that you'll need to have had K.K. Slider visit your town to unlock terraforming before you can perform the glitch.

As seen in Jasper Cool's YouTube video, you'll first have to raise some terrain and round off a corner. Then, you place an Unfinished Puzzle on the ground. If you've placed everything correctly, your character will stutter as you try to run over the puzzle. From there, it's simply a matter of placing a tub or a body of water near the Unfinished Puzzle and you'll be able to walk right into it.

This glitch is pretty cool and quite a few public comments have (rather understandably) requested that Nintendo make this a feature; that said, Nintendo is keen on quickly patching glitches and you might not get to enjoy this one for too long. Either way, there's plenty of fun to be had in the game — you can buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch on Amazon for $49.94 or your regional equivalent; alternatively, you can get it on the Nintendo eShop for its full price of $59.99.

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