An enormous a part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ success has to do with how a lot freedom it affords gamers to create no matter scenes they’d like. These creations then get shared on social media, and in the event that they’re adequate, they’ll go viral. The greatest content material creators wish to make their pictures and movies look fairly, which suggests eliminating pesky menus that litter up the display screen.

The HUD, in any case, is a reminder that what you’re seeing is a sport — which makes suspension of disbelief slightly more durable. And so Animal Crossing creators have developed methods to obscure the HUD from their scenes. When it involves screenshots, that’s simple sufficient: Just press the + button whereas utilizing the camera app. For movies, of us found that you possibly can erase the HUD by hovering over the camera app and urgent the + button with the A button in a sure means. If you’ve watched a cinematic common Animal Crossing video, likelihood is excellent that the participant used this very trick to make the footage.

And as of the most recent summer season diving patch, Animal Crossing has gotten rid of this bypass. Now there’s no technique to obscure the HUD whereas taking video. It’s a small element, however for fans who relied in it to make content material, it’s an annoying and perplexing one.

“I was surprised because it was such a harmless glitch,” Miguel Deleon, an Animal Crossing YouTuber, instructed Polygon over e mail. Deleon likes to make movies in actual life, and located that Animal Crossing was an excellent outlet for motion pictures through the pandemic, which has restricted his real-world choices. Prior to the patch, he and his mates received collectively to make an Animal Crossing film the place the group pretends to go on a trip to Japan. The movie is a enjoyable romp that’s not doable to recreate due to the patched out glitch.

“I’m actually shocked they patched this so fast compared to how long they took to patch game-breaking things, like villager moving in glitches,” Deleon stated.

Some creators are even holding off on downloading the brand new replace simply to maintain the glitch intact — that’s how vital it’s for video creation.

“I know a lot of people were upset and I hope we can gain traction to make an official video app feature in the game,” Deleon stated.