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Random: Animal Crossing Players Spot Discord In Update 2.0

Image: @discord

Nintendo has released the final major free content update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons and there’s a lot to unpack.

One particular item that’s been added is a gaming computer, and it’s got quite a lot of people talking. It’s not so much the item, but what’s on the screens that have become the talking point. If you squint hard enough, you might be able to see there’s a chat program and a colourful first-person style shooter.

And well, it didn’t take players long to catch on that it could possibly be a reference to Discord and perhaps even Nintendo’s team-based squid shooter series, Splatoon (credit, fluffysmolcloud). While the game on-screen might be an FPS, there are definitely some weapons there that look somewhat familiar.

“no way a discord AND a splatoon reference…”

Even Discord picked up on the reference – with the Twitter account noting how it had “officially made it”:

Unsurprisingly, a number of responses were quick to make reference to the only official method of voice communication on the Switch – the Switch Online app, and how they would love to see Discord support:

“Nintendo will reference Discord but make you connect to the NSO Smartphone App to use voice chat in their games”

“You know Nintendo if you referenced discord in your game it would pretty cool if you had the whole thing in your system that’d be awesome please”

While we would love this to be some sort of next-level Discord for Switch tease, it appears to just be a cool Easter Egg. Have you spotted any other neat references like this in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update? Leave a comment below.


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