Check out this glitch uncovered in the version 1.3 update which lets you climb the untouchable 4th cliff in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Read on to see the step-by-step method on how you can climb the 4th cliff level, as well as what you can do there.
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Similar to a previous glitch that was patched in the v1.3 update, players have been trying out yet another glitch that allows you to climb the 4th level cliff in the v.1.3.1 update of the game, which was first shared by user u/Glarglaflarg on Reddit.
This is, of course, not intended by the developers. Players are officially not able to climb to the 4th level, as the game tells you, prompting a warning message when you try to do so.
If you are interested in another cliff-related glitch, which allows you to plant trees on cliff edges, check out this separate guide!
The Island Designer app and Cliff Construction Permit are required to be able to recreate this glitch.
|1||Set up space for the 4th cliff.|
|2||Dig up 3 tiles, creating an L-shape.|
|3||Create a rounded corner tile.|
|4||Place a 1x1 item at the center of the 2 tiles from the cliff edge.|
|5||Face the lower right corner, and press A to dig up.|
|6||Feel free to run around and decorate!|
If you don't have a 4th cliff yet, take the time to set up space you want using the Cliff Construction Permit in the Island Designer app.
From the third tile, dig up 3 tiles from the 4th tile, creating an L-shape. You may start from the northern side, and if the glitch does not work, try again, but this time, dig from the southern side.
With the edge tile left behind, turn that into a rounded tile by pressing A on it.
Starting from the tiles before the cliff starts, place any 1x1 item at the center. Make sure you do this correctly as this step is crucial to recreating this glitch. To do so, place the item in between 2 tiles, so it gets placed in the middle.
These 2 actions must be done quickly. Do not get frustrated and keep trying until you get the hang of it.
Make sure you are facing the item first, then turn to the lower right corner with the left control stick. Once your character faces the lower right corner, immediately hit the A button to dig. You may need to repeat this multiple times. Keep repeating it until you get the perfect timing. If you do it right you will be lifted to the 4th level.
If this is not the first time you are going up, make sure the surrounding tiles on the 4th level are empty, or you will not be able to go up.
Success! You have made it to the untouchable 4th level! Feel free to enjoy the view and decorate with plants, trees, and items. Take note that you cannot remove flowers with the cleanup service once you go down, so be careful!
Please be reminded that this glitch will be patched sooner or later, and you may lose your items on the way, so do this at your own risk!
To go down from the 4th level, simply use a Ladder like you would with any other cliff. If you do not have a ladder on hand, you can call Rescue Service, or simply restart the game to spawn from your house.
The Island Designer app has a cleanup service to assist you with making cleaning up items faster.
|1||Open your NookPhone and select Island Designer.|
|2||Select Request cleanup.|
|3||Confirm your decision.|
Other items that are not furniture such as trees can be removed with the cleanup service, but they will not be sent to the Recycle Box. Take note that only items and fencing can be sent there. You can retrieve the items by picking them up at Resident Services.
Unlike trees, you cannot remove flowers and bushes using by using the cleanup service, so that is something you should watch out for!
As of writing, there is still no update released by Nintendo to patch this glitch. Like all other glitches discovered previously in the game, they will be fixed sooner or later, especially with the coming summer August update
Nintendo does not have a history of punishing Animal Crossing players for exploiting glitches. However, if you plan to place items on the 4th cliff level, keep in mind that you may lose them along the way when the update comes to patch the glitch.
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I think this got patched
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