The Sims Freeplay- Grand Garages Update

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As you can tell by the title Garages are coming to Simtown which also must mean we can now place cars on home lots, for more information keep reading!

 

NEW FEATURE QUEST

Once the Cars In Lots Feature Quest (available now) has been complete you will be able to add cars to any part of your sims house, on any floor, in any room, anywhere! Feature Quests are also new:

What is a feature quest?

  • A feature quest unlocks and introduces a new feature
  • The quest is shorter than a main or discovery quest
  • There is no time limit or time limited prize
  • Costs simoleons to start the quest (cost varies depending on your level)

To begin the Cars In Lots Feature Quest visit the nightclub to find the mechanic (the nightclub has been built for you in this update if you haven’t built it yet)

NEW LIVE EVENTS

Now we can add Cars to Lots we need Garages! Complete the Grand Garages Live Event (available now) to unlock Garage doors and other garage themed items. This live event is available for 10 days from the 12th March

The Wedding Presents Live Event (not available yet) is also new and will be available for 7 days from the 19th April, completing this live event unlocks gorgeous gifts and a red sports car!

Returning Quests?

The Inner Child’s Play Seasonal Quest (not available yet)will be returning on the 30th March for 7 days for a second chance to earn the Treehouse! (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

The Chocolate Egg Chase Seasonal Quest (not available yet) will be back on the 10th April for 7 days, complete this quest to unlock pyjamas for all your sims (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

Returning Events?

The Chocolatier Special Event (not available yet) to unlock the gingerbread themed items will be returning on the 25th March for 7 days (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

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The Wedding Belles Live Event (not available yet) will be back by popular demand on the 30th March for 13 days for another chance to earn all the wonderful wedding items (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

The Daring Do’s Hobby Event (not available yet) will be returning on the 1st April for 7 days, complete the fashion designer hobby collection to earn these hairstyles (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

Has anything changed?

Once you unlock some garage items in the Grand Garages Live Event you will unlock the new Garages tab in the house section of the home store:

You will also be able to find Fences in their own tab in the outdoors section:

The Create a Sim items in the store will also be in 3D turnaround view (you can see an item from all sides) so you can see exactly what you are going to be buying before you buy!

There are also new time limited prizes when you complete the 9 day pregnancy event in the time limit and earn the baby bonus from the 26th March: 

There are 3 packs available each for a limited time:

  • Pack 1 available from the 26th March- 3rd April 2019
  • Pack 2 available from the 4th- 12th April 2019
  • Pack 3 available from the 13th-21st April 2019

If you start the 9 day pregnancy event anytime during one of the time frames you have the chance of earning the maternity items in that pack if you complete the event in the time limit, for example if you start a pregnancy event on the 2nd April and complete in the time limit you will earn pack 1

You need to have completed the first pregnancy event in the A Bump-y Ride Quest before you can earn the maternity prizes


My Update Videos

Cars In Lots Feature Quest:

Adding Cars to House Lots:

Grand Garages Live Event:

Family Garage Home Tour:

Car Show House Tour:

Wedding Presents Live Event:


Known glitches in this update:

The clean cells task at the police station keeps cancelling- I have let the makers know about this issue so hopefully it will be fixed soon

Sims cannot walk up/down stairs- they are aware of this issue and are working on a fix, in the meantime if possible, move any items or doors out of the way of the top and bottom of the stairs and your sims should be able to use them again:

Players no longer have access to all the packs they have purchased from the online store- they are aware of this issue and are working on a fix


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48 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Grand Garages Update

  1. This could be one of the best updates from this game. I’ve been waiting for so long for garages and maybe new cars. But I’m terrified about those prices…

  2. Do you know if you have to build the car dealership before you can begin the garages quest? I haven’t built it yet or the nightclub.

    • You don’t need to build the car dealership to be able to complete the quest but you won’t be able to add cars to the house lot until you have and the nightclub will be built for you when you open the game after updating.

  3. will there be any more house lots (standard and premium) other than what is available? I feel like I’m going to run out of lots to build on. The new garage home look good but i don’t want to demolish what i have already.

  4. Your blog is great!! I come here all the time!!

    If I haven’t built the maternity store do I need to do that before those events start to get the chance to win the packs?

    Thanks for all your work and help!

  5. Just wondering do you think we can start the pregnancy events before the packs go live and still get the pack if we complete it?

  6. Hi, I have a question about the Baby Bonuses event.

    As of now, I don’t have the maternity store built nor have I completed the A Bump-y Ride quest. When I read your post about the quest, it said that once I started the quest, I would have to complete a 9 day pregnancy event within the quest, and once the quest is completed, I can click on a crib to start another pregnancy event.

    My question is, in order to get those three special packs, does the pregnancy event within the quest count for one of the packs, or do I need to complete the pregnancy quest/event first, and then to get all three packs, start three additional pregnancy events from the crib?

    I hope I’m making sense.

    • To be able to get the packs you will need to have built the maternity store and completed the pregnancy event in the A Bump-y Ride Quest first, after this time you will be able to get the packs as a prize if you finish in the time

      • Okay, thank you. Is it possible to finish a pregnancy event in the 9 day timeframe, or do the actions take a long time where it will be stretched out to last the entire 9 days?

      • Does it let you skip some tasks with LPs? Are they very expensive to skip? And would you recommend using LPs during the pregnancy events? I really like the prizes in the new packs, so I want to finish the events in time.

      • You have to skip with SP not LP so it is very expensive to skip. I personally haven’t managed to complete one pregnancy event in the time limit, they are just far too long!

  7. Anyone having issues with requests at the police station AGAIN?? My sim can’t do “uphold the law”, located in the jail cells. He starts it and then after a few seconds just stops. I’m going to report it to firemonkeys but their website is a lot more complicated than the last time I submitted a ticket.

  8. This is off topic, but wanted to check here first. Since the garage update today my spiral staircase is not working. I had 8 sims in basement working on support tasks for pregnancy before update & now no one can go up or down. Is anyone else having issues with this staircase? TIA

    • Yes I have this problem too, this is a known glitch and they are working on a fix, in the meantime if possible, move any items or doors out of the way of the top and bottom of the stairs and your sims should be able to use them again

      • Thank you. Also having issue with dining room chairs. Some of them you can not sit on to do a task. Have moved, removed & replaced with different chairs, does not matter. I have submitted a support ticket. Thanks for all you do!!!

      • Until they fix the glitch, try this. If one of mine gets stuck and cannot go up or down the staircase, I use the simtracker. Go to another sims house, call the stuck sim over, then send him/her home again. The sim will be in the front yard when he gets home.

  9. Has anyone else had trouble with completing job tasks at the police station after this update? Unable to “clean cells” even using life points.

  10. Anybody else’s Sims refuse to use stairs since the update? They’ll use an elevator and the teleport one but not any of my sets of stairs…So a bunch of my sims are stuck on whatever floor they were on before the update. :/

    • Yes I have this problem too, this is a known glitch and they are working on a fix, in the meantime if possible, move any items or doors out of the way of the top and bottom of the stairs and your sims should be able to use them again

  11. Hi! your amazing for doing this. thank you so much. I just wanted to ask about the Wedding Belles Live Event, if i bought the wedding instruments from the online store will i not get this live event since i already have one of the prizes? i’ve been stressing about this lol.

  12. I’m super excited for the Wedding Presents Live Event, I need like all of those prizes. And I’m super happy to see that (at the moment anyway) none of them seem to cost LP/SP. I don’t mind a super high Simoleon cost as much if it means I can save my LP/SPs!

  13. Pretty sure I’m the only one who is bored with all the recent updates- cannot be bothered with the pregnancy one as the whole baby events always take ages for so little.

    Completed the Garage update which is incredibly meh!

    On the whole I have been playing The Sims for nearly 20 years…. I so miss the old PC versions The Sims Hot Date etc. I loved the way a Sim got slapped if he/she made a pass at their partners, their moods and personalities made them decided who they wanted to be with, you couldn’t just be with anybody!!

    I’m dying to see a full on Fairy update, so we get more than the magical forest and get tons of Fairy accessories….. or underwater experiences that your immersed in not just set them to dive. Loads more wallpapers, flooring, not just drips and drabs… how long have we had them awful swamp green carpets and striped wallpaper!!

    These updates just seem lazy
    I may just have to dig out the old cd-roms lol

    • I agree with you in a way- live events aren’t my favourite and non stop pregnancy events aren’t fun but I do think garages were needed.
      However I love the sound of an underwater update, that would be so cool!

  14. Hey Girl Who Games, I got a blank version of the Wedding Lot during the Holidays 2018 update and I am worried that I might not get the event. Will, I still get it or will I be excluded?

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