How to get a Slingshot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing New Horizons

There are many tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to help you complete the different tasks you need to do every day. One of those tools is the Slingshot.

If you head for Resident Services, you can speak to Timmy and get the blueprint for the Slingshot for 300 Bells. Once you get the recipe, you can check the ingredients on your phone, or at the crafting table, but make sure you use the recipe item in your Inventory first, to learn it.00:2401:43


To build the Slingshot, you will need 5 pieces of Hardwood, which can be obtained by using an axe on the trees that are all over the island. Hardwood is the darkest type of wood that will fall from these trees.

Once you have the Slingshot, you can use it to shoot down the floating balloon presents. You want to stand directly under them, so figure out their route and then cut them off at the pass. They are quite slow-moving, so it’s quite easy to do. The Slingshot shoots straight upwards, so wait for the present to pass overhead, then shoot it down.

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