It’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons release day and the internet is collectively losing their mind over the game we’ve all been waiting for.
Naturally, the online commentary has been flowing all day, but not about actual gameplay or criticism. Do you know what everyone is talking about? FRUIT.
In particular, PEARS.
if i ever get animal crossing new horizons and my island fruit is the pear i'll fucking kill myself
— jackie is extremely cringe ⚓ (@tsuribaristella) March 19, 2020
me when i arrive on my animal crossing island and i don’t get pear or peach trees pic.twitter.com/FV3hj0y6yT
— lulu ???? (@stfululu) March 20, 2020
The devil’s fruit.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, your island is given a “native” fruit. There are five options: cherries, apples, peaches, pears, and oranges. They’re all worth the same amount of money, but in the Animal Crossing fandom, there is a serious hierarchy of fruits and fans take it really fucking seriously.
Some people hate the horrible fruit so much that they actually reset the whole game to avoid getting stuck with pears.
— malixa ???????? (@MalixaTV) March 20, 2020
I FUCMI NF GOT PEAR S IN ANIMAL CROSSING TIME TO RESET
— ♥️ kang ♥️ (@StanTenko) March 20, 2020
No seriously, a significant amount of people reset the whole damn game.
I restarted my game in #AnimalCrossing when I noticed that my island had PEARS
NOBODY LIKES PEAR
THERE WILL BE NO PEARS IN MY ISLAND
— Kurrin ???? (@KurakiKurenai) March 19, 2020
Unless of course, you’re this guy, who really fucking hates oranges.
I’m sorry but I’m actually hoping for pears when I get animal crossing????? I like pears? I don’t understand the pear hate in the AC fandom????????
— Cyrus K (@c_Nate_k) March 19, 2020
Obviously, cherries and peaches are the top-tier fruits, with apples falling not too far behind. But pears are just the fucking worst. And Twitter isn’t afraid to make it known.
In the final stretch before Animal Crossing, here's my preferred native fruit list in order of preference:
– Apple ????
– Cherry ????
– Peach ????
– Pear ????
– Orange ????
— Kodie ???? (@WizardsBaker) March 20, 2020
Honestly, it’s not even worth buying the game if you get stuck with the god forsaken pear tree.
Just hope I don’t buy animal crossing just to get a PEAR island
— fat wolf ???? (@babyyyhoneyyy) March 20, 2020
This is truly the cursed fruit and I will not have a bar of it.
You can read our first thoughts on Animal Crossing: New Horizons in our review below.Image: Animal Crossing: New Horizons