How to get a Slingshot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Walking you through the process of buying and crafting the Slingshot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

 With the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes questions like how to get a Slingshot. Unlike previous games, there are actually two ways to get this item. Confused? We’ve got you covered! Below, we’ve put together a quick guide explaining how to get a Slingshot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

How to get a Slingshot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to get a Slingshot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
You can either buy a Slingshot from Timmy, or buy a Slingshot Recipe and craft one using a DIY Workbench in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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One common question that Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have is how to get a Slingshot. What’s nice about this item is there are two different ways in which you can get one. First, you can purchase a Slingshot from Timmy in the Resident Services Building. The Slingshot is listed under Misc. Items and can be purchased for 900 Bells.

Want to save your Bells? You can also craft a Slingshot, though this takes a bit more work to accomplish. First, you’ll need to buy the Slingshot recipe from Timmy for 300 Bells (cheaper than buying a Slingshot outright). In the Slingshot Recipe, you’ll see that you need to gather 5 Hardwood.

Once you have the necessary amount of Hardwood, head to the Resident Services Building and approach the DIY Workbench. Interact with the Workbench and craft your Slingshot with the Recipe and your 5 Hardwood. Once you have a Slingshot, you may be wondering what to do with it. Well, you’ll need to equip the Slingshot from your pocket, selecting the Slingshot, and tapping A two times.

With your Slingshot equipped, you can use it to shoot at things by pressing A. One of the best uses for the Slingshot is in shooting down floating Presents. These Presents often contain useful items, so by having a Slingshot on hand, you’ll be ready whenever you spot one. To recap, the quickest way to get a Slingshot is to buy one for 900 Bells.

Alternatively, a cheaper option is to purchase a Slingshot Recipe for 300 Bells, gather 5 Hardwood, and then craft the Slingshot using a DIY Workbench.

Now that you know how to get a Slingshot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to check out some of our other useful guides including how to get the Pocket Camp rewards in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, how to become best friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and how to build a house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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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