Can you get Star Fragment Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Dissecting the rave new images of Star Fragment Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that recently surfaced online and whether you can get them yourself.

On social media, images from Animal Crossing: New Horizons remain wildly popular, though there’s one in particular that captivated gamer interest recently that features Star Fragment Trees. The result is a question going around asking whether you can actually get these Star Fragment Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and if so, how?

Can you get Star Fragment Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Can you get Star Fragment Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
Star Fragment Trees are a result of a mod and are not an official tree type in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Image Credit: @peachyisle

The quick answer to the question of whether you can get Star Fragment Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is technically yes, but ultimately no.

To explain, the image going around social media featuring Star Fragment Trees is from a player who hacked the game and modded the trees to specifically grow that way. Hypothetically, if you were to hack the game in a similar fashion you could get Star Fragment Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

If you’re looking for a legitimate method beyond hacking, the bad news is that there’s currently no other way to get these trees.

If you bury a Star Fragment, you won’t get a Star Fragment Tree from it. You can’t get these trees from Leif or Celeste, they won’t randomly start growing on your island, the only way like we said is via hacking. With that in mind, it’s possible that Nintendo may expand upon the ways in which you can get Star Fragments in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Rather than scanning the night sky for shooting stars, Nintendo may implement something like these Star Fragment Trees. In a way, they feel reminiscent of the Money Trees where you’ll see a glowing spot on the ground and when you dig it up, you’ll receive a bag of Bells. If you bury that bag back in the spot you dug it up, it’ll grow into a tree that yields even more Bells.

Alternatively, Nintendo could add Star Fragment Trees as a decorative piece rather than a functional one. They certainly look beautiful, and we know several fellow Animal Crossing: New Horizons players who’d love to have a few on their island regardless of whether or not they’re functional.

Our recommendation is to check back to see if Nintendo adds an official way to get Star Fragment Trees or something similar. Until then, the breakdown here is that there’s currently no way to get Star Fragment Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons outside of hacking.

For more information on Star Fragments in general, we’ve embedded a helpful video below courtesy of YouTuber SwitchForce.

Now that you know whether you can get Star Fragment Trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out some of our other helpful Animal Crossing guides including:

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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