The Sims Freeplay- Community Challenges Explained!

Community Challenges are a weekly task that we all perform in order to reach a community target, once we reach the target we all unlock a prize! These were added to the game on the 21st May, the Spring Love Community Challenge contains 4 weeks of challenges, in this post I will explain how they work and how to complete them

The aim of Community Challenges is The Sims Freeplay team set a challenge on the Monday for everyone playing to complete before the following Sunday, so The Spring Love Community Challenge started on the 21st May and will end on the 27th May.

The community (everyone who plays) needs to complete the challenge in the time limit for everyone to receive a special reward, so we are all working together to unlock the prize, in The Spring Love Community Challenge we will all unlock the Harajuku Hair Pack if we purchase 5 million outfits from the mall

A pop up appears at the start of the week to show you what the reward is but you can also find out on The Sims Freeplay’s facebook and twitter pages if you miss the pop up

You will also be able to see the progress of the challenge in pop ups that appear when you open the game throughout the week but strangely you cannot see the progress any other way in the game

The Spring Community Challenge Week 1- Love Yourself: Purchase 5 million items in the mall

Prize: Harajuku Hair Pack

How do I complete this? If you have built the mall and some stores you can click on browse clothes on a wardrobe then click on the second tab which is store, from there you can find items to buy to contribute to this challenge. If we reach 5 million before the week ends on Sunday we will unlock the Harajuku Hair Pack

NOTE: You don’t have to purchase all 5 million yourself, everyone who plays is completing this

Spring Community Challenge Week 2- The Perfect Spring Date: Perform 3 million ‘be romantic’ actions in the restaurant or nightclub

Prize: Spring Romance Bundle and 1 key!

How do I complete this? Send two sims to the restaurant or nightclub and select a pink ‘be romantic- 1 minute’ interaction between the two sims

NOTE: You don’t have to do all 3 million interactions yourself, everyone who plays is completing this

We completed week 2’s challenge! You have 3 days to claim your prize from the online store for 1 simoleon:

What happens if I already have the prize? Unfortunately there are currently no other prizes so if you have the prize already you won’t receive anything

Do I still get the prize if I don’t participate? Yes, if we reach the goal but you don’t take part you can still get the prize

Where can I see the progress? The only way to see the progress is when the pop up appears throughout the week on day 3, 5 and 6, some people say they can see it on the billboard by the park on the town map but I can’t,  I only see the pop up

Where do I get the prize? If we complete in the time limit you can find them in the online store

What do I think about this? The idea seems good but it definitely feels rushed, we all complained about the preteen boxes costing 4 keys each so we have been given this as some sort of apology! I think reducing the amount of keys needed would have been better (update- they have now done this so these boxes cost one key instead of 4, if you brought with 4 keys you will get 3 keys back!) It would be improved if we could see a progress bar on the game instead of waiting for pop ups to appear, I think if we could see how we are doing we would have more incentive to partake in it and more people would join in as I think some people might have missed this.

If you have any other questions about community challenges let me know and I will try and find out the answer for you!

Thanks for reading!


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59 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Community Challenges Explained!

  1. This community challenge is a complete mess.
    For sure is a kind of apology for the 4 keys.
    I can’t see that pop-up progress thing.
    And that pink hair is for teens or what? I just have that hair for adults.

    • I’m pretty sure my original pop-up said the next pop-up/update isn’t coming until about half way through the week, so I guess we won’t know the community’s progress until then.

      • Hmm I’m second-guessing myself now. I’m not 100 percent sure where I got that info now, but I’m pretty sure it was in game/the first pop up.

        It was either that or possibly an official social media posts, but I definitely read it in relation to this community event and from an official source: the game itself or EA, Firemonkeys, etc.

        I see the Sims FreePlay FB possibly about it says: “Check in-game during the week for Challenge Goal % completion!” so there is a possbility I’m misremembering and saw it there instead.

  2. Hi! Thanks for posting this! I was somewhat confused by this challenge!
    I was wondering if the purchases must be ”outfits” or if any type of clothing will do?
    Thanks again for all your help!!!

  3. Thank you for posting this! As always, you are a tremendous help!
    I’ve already purchased everything in the mall or i would happily participate in this. 😣

  4. The community progress is displayed on the billboard in the town map. You can click on it to see the information up close.

  5. HELP PLEASE!!! IM SO CONFUSED!!! i came here because you are my “go-to” for freaky freeplay related issues, cuz you are always up to date and on point, (SO THANK U SO MUCH FOR THAT…PLZ ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR “GIRL WHO GAMES”…. BUT YEAH..ANYWAYS…HELP!! i came here to find out about these simsfreeplay app notifications i have gotten twice now, concerning the “SPRING LOVE” community event, etc. I open up playstore, NO UPDATE. OK…, So i just open the game, it dl’s 9 mbs of extra game data, no biggie, the game comes on, and i STILL have no special event or anything going on. your article here lists may 21st as first day of event, I have logged in every day since the friday previous, and STILL NOTHINGGG!! WHATS GOING O HERE DO U THINK? i know youre not SFP tech support, but emailing them, the dang event will be over before i hear back or get any type of helpful response. i am a veteran player, i think ive missed like 2 events for a couple years, and i cant find any specific info on this “event…?!?,er..quest?!? ” i dont even know what it is…. please help!!!

    • There are only a few pop ups that appear about community challenges, there is nothing really in the game, only a pop up when you open it so you wouldn’t know it was there unless you see the pop up which is easily missed.
      We completed it so the prize can be found in the online store for free, the next one will be starting soon so just keep a look out for that pop up when you open your game for information on the task 🙂

  6. What if you already purchased all items in the mall? There’s nothing left to buy. Is there any other way to contribute?

  7. My preteen box updated to only one key. Yay! I guess EA listened to all the complaints. Btw your blog is the very best. I always go to you first. Thank you for your excellence.

  8. The boxes are 1 key now and the extra keys we spent on the first box are refunded. I just unlocked 5 boxes.

  9. Once this weeks challenge is over will I still be able to buy the clothes that are 25% off in the mall or are they limited time only ?

      • I already have the hairstyles myself so I don’t know exactly where they are in the online store, the online store is the shopping cart logo where you make purchases using real money. If you get the pop up again saying we won the prize click on this and it will take you directly to the store otherwise go to the online store and you should see the picture of the hairstyles unless you have unlocked the hairstyles already then you won’t get another prize.

      • They weren’t free. I bought them just now for the high, high price of 1 Simoleon. 😀

      • In the purple cart online store they are listed as reward: harajuku hairstyles for 1 simoleons. It was two for the teens and two for the adults. They gave the pigtail hairstyle in the image to the adults.

  10. Regarding the week 2 challenge, does it always have to be a pair of sims doing the romantic action? Or like does it count even if only one sim is doing it like the wait for partner option in the restaurant?

  11. Can someone confirm if ANY “pink” romantic-type interaction between sims counts for this challenge, or ONLY the 1-minute “Be Romantic” is what counts?

  12. Are you certain we get our keys back? I definitely didn’t even though I spent four for my first preteen box. The price has gone down to 1 key though. Is there anyone to contact about this?

  13. to view the popup from the billboard you just have to refresh it (by going to a house and then back to the town-view) until it shows up. happy simming!

  14. I went to the online store today (a few days after the 1st week challenge ended) and don’t see the Harajuku hairstyle set… did you need to claim by the end of the week? 😦

  15. Just to note that you need to claim your rewards as soon as you get them – I didn’t claim the hairstyles last week and now they’re not listed in the store anymore for any price! (Which is fine – I didn’t much like them anyway!)

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