Animal Crossing: New Horizons player discovers another genius way to avoid a wasp sting

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Wasps Sting
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have discovered that the Mario Warp pipes can double up as a wasp escape route.

Originally shared to the r/AnimalCrossing subreddit, user u/typhanniem shared a clip of them using a Mario warp pipe to make a quick get away from a hoard of angry wasps after shaking their tree. The player manages to make it to the pipe just in time causing the wasps to disperse - just like they do when the player enters a building.

Saved by the pipes. from r/AnimalCrossing

Similar to the fan who discovered that dancing can actually delay a wasp attack, this hack stops the wasps in their tracks and keeps the player sting-free. Just place one of the warp pipes from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Super Mario update near your usual tree shaking place and head straight to it after the wasp nest falls. 

This is another ingenious use for the pipes, which players have used to construct subway stations on their islands. Other Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have also made plenty of other discoveries lately, including that players can control the Football fish from the outside of their tank, that there is a way to prevent Daisy Mae from leaving at midday, and that frog villagers display a unique behaviour when it rains

Now that the snow has officially said its goodbyes in the Northern Hemisphere, fans of Nintendo’s island getaway game can look forward to Spring’s annual events including Cherry Blossom season, May Day, Nature Day, the March Fishing Tourney, April Fool’s Day, and Bunny Day. 

Make sure to check out all of our upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons events guides:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons March Fishing Tourney | Animal Crossing: New Horizons cherry blossom recipes | Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day | Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nature Day | Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day Tour

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.