Animal Crossing: New Horizons – How to get the King Tut Mask

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The new update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons hid the King Tut Mask.

The second wave of the summer update content for Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought a lot of cool features, including the Dream Suite, fireworks and the Island Backup & Restoration Service. It may have also brought a bit of bad luck as players have since discovered that you can now trip while running in the game.

Tripping isn’t anything new to the Animal Crossing franchise as a whole, but it wasn’t featured in New Horizons until now. Its sudden inclusion is now fueling speculation that Animal Crossing: New Horizons could be getting a luck system.

Going hand in hand with this new tripping feature is the discovery of a new DIY recipe for the King Tut mask.

How to unlock the King Tut Mask recipe

To unlock this new recipe you have to find a gold nugget by hitting rocks with a shovel. Once the gold nugget pops out, your character will say: “Looking ta this shiny gold nugget is making me feel… like royalty. I’ve got an idea for a DIY recipe!”

Crafting the King Tut Mask

To craft the King Tut mask, you’ll need five gold nuggets. It’s that easy.

The Curse of the King Tut Mask

Donning the headwear of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, comes with a bit of bad luck. Wearing the King Tut Mask, as it’s referred to as in the game, will result in your character be tripping a lot, likely an easter egg to the Curse of the Pharaohs. It’s hilarious at first but I’m sure it gets quite annoying after a while.

What could this mean for the future?

More exciting than the mask itself is the addition of tripping which many believe could be an indication of luck coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In previous games, having could luck would reward you with more money from rocks, make it easier to befriend villagers and things of that nature. Having bad luck would result in falling more, less resources gathered, etc.

If luck is added to the game, it could also mean that Katrina will also be added. In previous games, this navy blue panther would tell you your fortune for a price, indicating if you were going to have good luck or bad luck days. In Wild World, she could cleanse your character’s spirit for 10,000 Bells, which would stop your character from tripping.

Nintendo hasn’t officially announced a luck system for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but they often sneak hints into the game before they arrive. Suffice to say, I think it’s safe to expect luck to arrive at some point in the future.