Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a tonne of items to purchase at Nook’s Cranny, find out in the world, or somehow appear out of a balloon. Unfortunately, you aren’t told what to do with a lot of them. In the case of the aluminum briefcase, you’re asked to spend a lot of money without really knowing what it does.
Costing 100,000 Bells when purchased from Nook’s Cranny, New Horizons asks you to take a leap of faith when buying it from Nook’s Cranny. It looks like a standard briefcase, but with the added allure that you’re buying something very rare. The fact that it randomly rotates into the shop’s offerings make it even more illustrious.
Having purchased the aluminum briefcase ourselves, we can tell you that it does absolutely nothing and is just ornamental.
Apart from opening the briefcase with a tap of the A button to reveal the gold bars inside, we’ve not been able to find any purpose for the aluminum briefcase since we spent our retirement fund on it.
We’ve tried depositing it with ABD at Resident Services, burying it as a money tree, and even watering it, but nothing to date has made us think the purchase is worthwhile apart from entirely as a status thing.
As for the gold bars, we are also trying to figure out the purpose of those, but it doesn’t seem like they are a special resource and again just ornamental.
We will keep on trying everything we can think of with this briefcase, but don’t hold your breath. Meanwhile, if you are in the market for a pre-owned briefcase, we will gladly sell ours to you for 101,000 Bells.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of devices. Players take over a desert island and build it up bit by bit while also hunting down bugs and fish, or just making memes appear all across the island.