Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can Your Slingshot Break?

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can Your Slingshot Break?

We take a look at how durable the Slingshot is in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Can it break?

You'll make use of a wide range of tools while building up your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons, though most of them will break after a certain amount of uses. One item, the Slingshot, has a slightly mysterious property in terms of durability, and you might be left wondering whether it can break at all. We've covered the topic below.

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Can the Slingshot Break?

The Slingshot will last considerably longer than the rest of your tools in Animal Crossing New Horizons. This is likely because you are actually using it less than the others, only pulling it out to shoot down any balloons you see floating by. Even after shooting down every balloon we came across, our first Slingshot didn't break for a week spent in game. The Slingshot is not invincible however, and will break after repeated use.

What is the Slingshot Used For?

The Slingshot only has one function, at least in the time that we've played. You'll use it to shoot down presents. You can read more in this guide.

Will it break? | Jake Green/USG

To read our official thoughts on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to head over to our review. For a look at some awesome Roald fanart, check out Hirun's write-up.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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