New findings about the art forgery odds from dataminer Ninji
If you’ve had it in your head that at least one item in Redd’s lineup would be genuine, well, think again. Change of plans. In New Horizons, there’s reportedly a 10 percent chance that they can all be fakes.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons dataminers have helped us out a few times already and they can’t stop sharing the goods. Last night, Twitter user Ninji dropped new intel on Redd, the mischievous museum art dealer who sells authentic and phony paintings and statues inspired by real-world pieces.
late night #ACNH info dump thread here we go. here's the tea on Redd's ship
it displays 6 items – four art pieces (slots 1-4) and two "rare" furniture items (slots 5-6). art can be as follows…
10% – 1 fake, 3 real
30% – 2 fake, 2 real
50% – 3 fake, 1 real
10% – 4 fake, 0 real
— Ninji (hot & ready 🍅) (@_Ninji) May 20, 2020
I’m not the most well-read Animal Crossing fan, I admit, but this revelation caught me off-guard.
The last time Redd stopped by Otala – his third visit ever – I struggled to cope with what I was seeing in-game versus what I was seeing in side-by-side comparisons. Everything seemed fake, but I misguidedly convinced myself that one of them, “Serene Painting,” had to be legit. It sure wasn’t!
On the bright side, as someone who shares an island, it’s nice knowing we’ll be able to donate two real pieces if luck graciously falls in our favor. The museum’s art wing is looking sparse, so that’s reassuring.
Another good-to-know finding from Ninji: Redd’s furniture selection includes “items that have multiple color variants” and the game “will pick a random variant that’s not native to your island.” When the sneaky fox docks his ship on the northern shore, you can expect to find a 1×1 furniture item and either a 1×1, 2×1, or 2×2 item. For more data-gleaned observations, check out the full Twitter thread.
Behind-the-scenes Animal Crossing knowledge is a blessing and a curse.