Animal Crossing: New Horizons's Fireworks Are Being Put to All Sorts of Creative Uses

Animal Crossing: New Horizons's Fireworks Are Being Put to All Sorts of Creative Uses

There's neat art, fake distress signals, and... oh, no.

The latest update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons added plenty of summer festivities. The most explosive among them has been the ability to shoot off fireworks, adding a little festival feeling to your island as villagers watch on with joy.

While there are some basic fireworks, players can also customize the big ones that linger in the sky. And much like the custom apparel designs, Animal Crossing artists have been pretty creative with what they've packed into their fireworks.

Some are using it to pay homage to their favorite Animal Crossing characters, like this pretty incredible Celeste firework design. Another went for a different game's character, emblazoning Sans from Undertale's face across the sky. I mean, it is a beautiful day outside, right? It's more comforting than this haunting Shrek firework.

This is seriously impressive. | Screenshot via @LoBellsACNH

And while Pietro-themed fireworks are all fun and games, others are getting into the island mood by creating an S.O.S. signal. It's like Castaway, if Castaway was more adorable.

But let's address the elephant in the room. Give gamers a blank canvas to draw something, anything, and the inevitable will happen. To put it bluntly: dick fireworks. Nintendo gave us Animal Crossing: New Horizons to get through this dang quarantine, and this is what y'all do? Sinners, the lot of you.

Apart from the godless heathens, fireworks seem like a pretty grand addition to Animal Crossing: New Horizons' summer festivities. Alongside taking a dip in the ocean and the forthcoming island backups, it's been a good summer to do nothing but stay indoors and play Animal Crossing.

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