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Can Gold Tools break in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

One of the main goals for any seasoned Animal Crossing player going into Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch is probably to get their hands on Golden Tools. These are the pinnacle of all available tools in any of the series’ entries, and, previously, they’ve been totally indestructible. Is that the case this time around, though? Stick with this guide to learn the answer to the question: “Can Gold Tools break in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Can Gold Tools break in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Can Gold Tools break in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

It’s been a point of contention for fans, but, unfortunately, Gold Tools can break in the debut Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch game. As the highest tier of Animal Crossing: New Horizons tool they do last much longer than any lesser counterparts, though you should be aware that they do eventually break after (hopefully) serving your needs for a long time.

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Do Golden Tools break in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

  • Golden Axe
    • Breakable.
  • Golden Fishing Rod
    • Breakable.
  • Golden Net
    • Breakable.
  • Golden Shovel
    • Breakable.
  • Golden Slingshot
    • Breakable.
  • Golden Watering Can
    • Breakable.

As you can see, all of the Gold Tools available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be broken through repeated use. It’s worth noting that since the Vaulting Pole and Ladder can’t break in the first place, Golden versions of these do not feature in the game.

The change in design philosophy regarding Golden Tools in Animal Crossing hasn’t been well received by many fans of the franchise. Lots of players anticipate getting their hands on a full set of Golden Tools so that they never have to worry about equipping themselves to get jobs done in the late stages of the game, though that just isn’t possible in New Horizons.

Whether Nintendo will change how Golden Tools function or introduce a higher Animal Crossing: New Horizons tool tier in a later update remains to be seen.