animal crossing flying gift guide

From time to time, gifts tied to a balloon will fly across your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Inside, you’ll find valuable items such as money, DIY recipes, and furniture.

How to Get a Flying Gift (Balloon) In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To knock a gift out of the sky, you need a slingshot. You can buy a DIY scheme for this tool from little raccoon Timmy from when his workshop becomes available to you. Take the slingshot and then position yourself under the balloon. Hold down the A button and release it when the gift flies in the center of the screen. If you missed the shoot, change your position and try again.

Gifts in Animal Crossing: New Horizons fly across the island from the ocean side every 5-10 minutes, left or right. First, you should hear the sound of the wind, which indicates that the flying gift is near and then look for a shadow on the ground. Also note that if you hit a balloon over water, you will not be able to receive a gift.

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What Prizes Can a Player Get From a Flying Balloon?

The balloon can carry the following items:

  • Bells (10,000 to 30,000).
  • Furniture.
  • Materials.
  • DIY schemes.
  • Clothes and accessories.

During special events that regularly happen in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, balloons with custom prizes appear. After piercing the right number of balloons, you can also come across a balloon in which a golden slingshot is flying.

This is everything you should know about a flying gift in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, how to get it, and its prizes inside. By regularly hunting on it, you will receive a decent amount of money and some additional furniture. While you are here, make sure to read our guide on how to find the most expensive spider in this game to become rich.

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