Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Redd’s new selling behavior

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If you’re looking to buy some artwork from Redd in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, here’s a helpful tip you should know about the sly fox.

Everyone who has played an Animal Crossing game is very familiar with Redd. Traditionally, this quick red fox would jump over your lazy Nook and sell you artwork on the sly. He’d set up shop with four pieces of art and only one would be a real one that you could donate to the museum. The others would turn out to be fakes that you can’t even sell. This has been the tradition forever.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, however, Redd seems to be bringing in change along with his art.

First, you need to know when Redd’s boat is going to show up. Redd is part of a group of five NPCs — alongside Label, Gulliver, Flick and C.J. Every week two of them will show up on your island. If you’ve hung out with Flick and then showed off your clothes to Label, don’t expect Redd that week.

When Redd does arrive, he will offer you one of four pieces of art with the ability to inspect each. Like I said earlier, you can only buy one and, traditionally, only one has been legit. It is very different in Animal Crossing: New Horizons though.

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It has been rumored that Redd can sometimes sell all fake. Honestly, I haven’t been able to confirm this yet as it seems that everyone who claims this has not had the screenshots to back this up. But I found out something new last week andI have receipts.

Redd can sometimes sell multiple LEGIT art pieces. This is a cool new change.

Obviously you can still only buy one but if you have a friend to invite, they can snag the other one and either send it to you. Or if you’re like me, you now have a friend that is also getting art. I recommend the latter as times are tough and you should be generous to your friends.

I was purchasing art last week, partly for myself and partly for our ever growing guide to fake and real art. While there, I purchased the Warrior Statue based off the Terracotta Soldier. I wanted this because I know he comes with the small army shown here.

I jumped right at it as he’s super easy to spot if fake because the fake is posing with a shovel. But afterwards I noticed something. The Famous Painting (based off the Mona Lisa) was sitting there and, unlike her fake version, her eyebrows weren’t raised like she was a cartoon villain. This was the legit Mona Lisa.

I couldn’t get it myself as I had already made my purchase so I called over a friend of mine who swung by and snagged it. The next day we got ours in the mail, both were legit. It was the first time I had ever seen this.

So Redd is one of many long running Animal Crossing traditions that Nintendo has changed the game on and with all the stuff coming out soon I can’t wait to see what else is in store.

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