Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan discovers a way to prevent Daisy Mae from leaving at midday

Animal Crossing : New Horizons Daisy Mae
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A savvy Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan has found a way to keep turnip merchant Daisy Mae on their island long after she is due to leave.

Reddit user u/WestAirline who posted their discovery to the r/AnimalCrossing subreddit, shares that if the player doesn’t go inside any buildings (which allows the outside of the island to reset) Daisy Mae will actually stay on your island until the next day - which resets at 5am. This technique allowed u/WestAirline to delay buying turnips until 9 hours after the usual deadline.

Today I learned something new. Adorable Daisy Mae doesn't disappear at noon if you don't enter any buildings. Just bought some turnips at 9pm from r/AnimalCrossing

Daisy Mae, a boar NPC who visits player's islands every Sunday morning to sell turnips, usually only hangs around until noon of that day to make a sale. This can mean that some players who aren’t early risers miss her visit and have to wait until the following Sunday to profit off of the piglet’s produce. Find out exactly how to do this yourself in our Animal Crossing: New Horizons turnips guide.

This is just one of several new discoveries that continue to surprise even the most devoted of fans. Other Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have also recently found out that frog villagers like the rain, that the Mario warp pipes can transport players to higher tiers, and that players can craft next-to their favourite villagers

Fans of this now iconic Nintendo title can currently enjoy a wealth of Super Mario-themed items thanks to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Super Mario update which came into effect today. They’ll also begin preparing for the upcoming cherry blossom season which will bring fans some Animal Crossing: New Horizons cherry blossom recipes. Not to forget the everyone’s favourite event, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day, which is also right around the corner. 

To find out what else players can look forward to, take a look at our upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons events list

Hope Bellingham
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After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.