Catching rare bugs is a great way to make some extra Bells in New Horizons. At least, that used to be the case. It turns out Nintendo wants to make sure the economy stays balanced, and they are making some changes to how frequently certain bugs appear to help with this. A data miner found some information suggesting Animal Crossing New Horizons bug spawn rates have been normalized.
Changes to Bug Spawn Rates in Animal Crossing New Horizons
In the Animal Crossing New Horizons 1.2 update, there is now a decrease in spawn rate for certain rare bugs. This change affects insects and bugs players were using to make some serious bank. The bugs that have had their spawn rates reduced are:
- Atlas Moths
- Emperor Butterfly
- Peacock Butterfly
- Stink Bugs
Another important change to note is that previously some bugs had a higher chance to be seen in certain months. Now, bug and insect spawn rates have been normalized across all months. You now have an equal chance to see bugs during every month they are in season.
For example, you once had a 50% higher chance to see a Peacock Butterfly in March over the other months. Now, players have an equal chance to see the Peacock Butterfly in March through June. This change affects all bugs in the game.
On the other hand, more common bugs now have an increased chance of being seen. The bugs you may see more frequently now are:
- Tiger Beetle
- Miyama Stag
- Horned Dynastid
According to the data miner, “Peacock butterflies have been cut by 80-90%; emperors and atlas moths by 50%. Regular stinkbugs are up 100%, man-faced ones down 50%. Tiger beetles up by 33%, Scarab beetles down 40%.”