The second ACNH Bug Off tourney is here! Another new creepy-crawly event comes to Animal Crossing: New Horizons this Saturday, so here’s how to take part.
If you’ve checked your message board next to Resident Services in-game over the past few days, you will have seen a message about the upcoming Bug Off event on July 25. The event works similarly to C.J’s fishing tourney earlier this year. However, the Bug Off event will return every fourth Saturday for the next few months, instead of quarterly like the fish.
Flick is in charge of the event, where you’ll be tasked with catching a lot of bugs for his collection. Participation is free for the first try, but every subsequent try will cost you 500 Bells, so maybe think about selling some of those Turnips you’re holding on to.
ACNH Bug Off – When can I take part?
July 25 is the second date in the Bug Off calendar, and the event will run between 9 am and 6 pm, in your local time zone. Flick will hang around until 8 pm if you want to catch and sell more bugs that you’ve been storing up, though. After Saturday, you’ll be able to take part on the following dates:
- July 25
- August 22
- September 26
Please note that these dates and times are for Nothern Hemisphere players.
ACNH Bug Off – How do I get points?
As I said, the first attempt is free, but afterwards, you’ll need to pay 500 Bells to take part. Flick will appear outside Resident Services at 9 am. If you haven’t managed to upgrade your Resident Services beyond a tent yet, you can always travel to a friend’s island to join in.
Flick will ask you to catch as many bugs as you can within three minutes, and you’ll receive two bonus points if you catch three or more bugs. At the end of the three minutes, you can return to Flick to trade your bugs for bug-themed merch and can receive Bug Trophies depending on how many points you score.
If you play with friends, you’ll get a multiplayer bonus, too, so invite a few pals over or do some travelling. Depending on how many bugs your group catches, you could earn up to 10 additional bonus points, so it’s worth working together to get all the rewards.
Remember that Flick will buy bugs from you for 1.5x more than you’d get at Nook’s Cranny.
ACNH Bug Off trophies, rewards, and prizes
There are Bronze, Silver and Gold Trophies to earn once you’ve earned 100, 200 and 300 points in total. While there are also a bunch of bug-themed reward decorations up for grabs, to add to your home. These items tend to give you a good boost to your Happy Home Academy rating, so they’re worth collecting!
The list of rewards, which are dished out by Flick pretty much at random when you ask to trade your points, is:
- Toy Cockroach
- Toy Centipede
- Termite Mound
- Artisanal Bug Cage
- Bug Cage Bag
- Bug Aloha Shirt
- Spider Doorplate
- Ladybug Rug
- Ladybug Umbrella
- Butterfly Backpack
- Butterfly Wall
- Butterfly Wand
There are a lot of really cute things in there, so we hope you get what you want!
You can check out the Animal Crossing: New Horizons bug list here, which tells you where and when to find every bug.
For more information on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out our full guide.