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Harvest Moon: One World Update Makes Animals Live Longer

People will notice some big changes to Harvest Moon: One World after its May 13, 2021 update. Essentially, Natsume is messing with time as part of a rebalancing effort. Player feedback suggested there weren’t enough hours in a day and animals were dying too quickly. So now, Harvest Moon: One World time will slow down and newly acquired animals will live longer.

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Natsume didn’t offer an exact figure going over how much time changed. It noted that the clock speed ended up being among the balance changes. Days will now last longer. This should make handling chores and exploring the world easier.

As for animals, newly acquired ones will live longer. The update announcement confirmed that if someone befriends or buys a new critter, they won’t die as quickly as they did before the patch. However, any ones you already own will not suddenly enjoy higher mortality rates. The Natsume blog update did say you could “release” existing animals with DocPad to make room for new ones that will live longer.

Harvest Moon: One World is available for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The May 13, 2021 update is now live and both rebalances and adds new text updates to the game.

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