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Get the info you need ahead of time with The Sims Freeplay New York Lofty Lifestyle March/April 2021 Update Schedule!

This update will go live in the app store at 9:30pm UTC on March 22nd 2021.


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The hustle and bustle of New York City and loft living hit  SimTown! Luxury lofts are truly the epitome of New York living, an aesthetic that is part industrial, part textured, but all chic. Every inch of these interiors is iconic – from statement lounges to pendant lighting with iron chains giving them that industrial touch. In the latest update of The Sims Freeplay, create unforgettable memories with your Sims in their New York-inspired bedroom, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, living spaces – everything loft living dreams are made of. Enjoy the SimChase and Influence Island events that deliver fabulous industrial décor and much more!


Quality of Life Improvements
Before we get into the event details, we’ve made a few improvements that we’d like to mention! If you’re a Simmer that loves to build gorgeous multi-story mansions with incredible architectural designs, then you’ll love the tweak our engineers have made to allow super tall objects to be placed inside! To give you even more flexibility in Build Mode, you can now place trees, plants, double-height pillars, and even a basketball court inside, in mezzanines, and on balconies.

We’ve also made changes to the visibility of a number of, ‘Home Store’ categories! For new players you’ll now have a glimpse into your FreePlay future with the ‘Patios’, ‘Toddlers’ and ‘Infants’ categories visible for the first time in the Home Store. If you haven’t unlocked them, they’ll be locked/greyed out, but with clear instructions on the requirements and path you’ll need to take to access them! We’re working on showcasing even more categories in our upcoming dates to make ensure all players can see the awesome content The Sims FreePlay has to offer!

And finally, wall lamps can now be placed on walls that regular ground objects already inhabit, regardless of overlap. Basically, wall lamps will now have the same placement functionality as paintings, however, wall lamps will still have green placement build tiles for other objects to be placed in front of them or super close beside them! 


Influence Island Season 7: New York Bedroom

Launching our update is Influence Island Season 7! Take a break on our remote beach, soak up the sun, and while you’re there, why not try and convince the other Sims to join your clan? You have 10 days to convert seven Sims to ‘Clan Mates’ to win the Grand Prize. From glamorous to understated, earn urban industrial décor to transform your Sims bedrooms into something chic, inspired by The Big Apple. 


Grand Prizes:

  • Extra-large King Bed 
  • Industrial pillar 
  • Metal floor lamp
  • Metal bookshelves
  • Wardrobe chest 
  • Pendant lighting with vintage globes

Rare Prizes:

  • Freestanding wardrobe 
  • Chest of draws and mirror
  • Leather ottoman 
  • Faux cow-hide rugs and much more!


SimChase Season 26: Bathroom & Breakfast Bedlam!


Hit the ground running in SimChase Season 26: Bathroom & Breakfast Bedlam! Compete in this nine-day exciting gameshow as your Sim races against a rival Sim to complete crazy challenges. The first Sim to reach the daily checkpoint to unlock cool and contemporary rewards that are bound to inspire you to redecorate your kitchen and laundry with a New York City ‘apartment living’ vibe. Be the first to reach the end to win an awesome grand prize of a bathroom fit-out and effortlessly cool head-to-toe leopard print outfit and long braided hairstyle for female adult Sims!


Grand Prizes:

  • Black and glass corner shower 
  • Sink and mirror vanity 
  • Industrial lamp wall light
  • New York-inspired outfit and hairstyle for adult female Sims 

Milestone Prizes:

  • Brick wallpaper
  • Metal spice rack
  • New York-inspired outfit and hairstyle for adult male Sims 
  • Kitchen benchtops and corner pieces
  • Large tiled flooring
  • Washing machine and laundry display stand
  • Industrial-inspired toilet and matching toilet roll holder and much more!


‘Lofty Lifestyle’ Live Event


Starting April 5, complete the ‘Lofty Lifestyle’ Live Event within the time limit so you can live it up in a multistorey contemporary industrial warehouse! The grand prize house lot has been transformed into a sophisticated, spacious loft with a mezzanine for stylish city living, complete with an outdoor garden and a metal bend staircase so you can access the top floor. Play some pool with friends while you kick back and relax, or even get your creative juices flowing as you sketch away on a new drafting table. You can’t miss the spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows, wall hanging vintage bicycle, plant walls and industrial lighting, metal shelving, and exposed brickwork that all capture the distinct style of New York City!


The aim of this event is to collect enough resources from the Arts and Crafts Stations (found in the ‘Event’ tab of the Home Store or your inventory) to unlock all the items in this event, but be quick – this event is only live for 10 days.


Influence Island Season 8: Scandi 2.0

A style that was originally introduced in Influence Island Season 2 last October, we hope you enjoy a brand-new range of Scandinavian-style décor in Season 8. Starting April 13, jump into the last Influence Island for the update and earn décor rewards that are inspired by clean, simple lines, minimalist, and functionality! Your Sims will love the neutral accents that are sure to add a touch of elegance to their abode that also perfectly complements our industrial loft apartment-style living.

Grand Prizes:

  • Giant king size bed with matching bedside table
  • Wall hanging shelves with paintings
  • Modern floating fireplace 
  • Pendant lighting with greenery
  • Single and double sofas
  • Chaise sofa 


Rare Prizes:

  • Kitchen benchtops and cupboards
  • Modern bar fridge
  • Stylish electric cooktop oven
  • Minimalistic basin sink
  • Abstract wall hanging paintings and much more!


SimChase Season 27: Diner Duel! 

In this seven-day event starting April 22, unlock New York Diner inspired décor to create your very own modern Manhattan diner! Serve breakfast, lunch and dinner staples at any hour! 


Grand Prizes:

  • Diner uniform and ponytail hat hairstyle for adult female Sims
  • Large reception bar and corner pieces
  • Bar stools 
  • Bar food

Milestone Prizes:

  • Retro black and white tile flooring
  • Milkshake maker
  • Freestanding stereo jukebox
  • Neon wall lights 
  • Square booth tables 
  • Café condiments 
  • Diner uniform for teen female and male Sims and much more!


Here are the playable event dates for this update (all dates in PST):

  • NEW Influence Island Season 7 ‘New York Bedroom’: 10-day event starting from 22 March
  • NEW SimChase Season 26 ‘Bathroom & Breakfast Bedlam!’: 9-day event starting from 31 March
  • NEW Maternity Pack 19: Start a pregnancy event between 11th and 20th April, and successfully complete all your tasks to win maternity rewards!
  • NEW ‘Lofty Lifestyle’ Live Event: 10-day event starting from 6 April
  • Player Favorite ‘The Secret Winter Wonderland (Xmas 2015) Seasonal Quest rerun: 10-day event starting 12 April
  • NEW Influence Island Season 8 ‘Scandi 2.0’: 10-day event starting from 13 April
  • ‘Gallery Francais’ Live Event rerun: 10-day event starting 20 April
  • ‘Mean Curls’ Long Hair Hobby Event rerun: 9-day event starting from 21 April
  • NEW SimChase Season 27 ‘Diner Duel!’: 7-day event starting from 22 April



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