The Sims Freeplay- School’s Out Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys (Presented by EA GameChangers) may differ from actual version

Update available from 10th August

School’s out for Summer but not in Simtown!  Keep reading to find out what is happening in the latest Sims Freeplay update


The Influence Island is a brand new event in which your sims are aiming to influence sims on an island to win prizes. Season 1 (no longer available) will begin on 11th August for 10 days, I have already posted my guide on how this event works so check out my post here. The first season’s prizes are shown below:


L-Shaped Rooms Feature Quest– A brand new feature quest has been added with this update to allow us to build L-shaped rooms! This quest can be started by talking to Lee the Mechanic at the nightclub (it will cost you either simoleons or social points to begin) and once complete you can build L-shaped rooms in all your houses! (you will be able to begin this quest as soon as you update your game)


Complete the School’s Out Live Event from the 3rd September (available now) in the 10 day time limit to unlock the school campus template


SimChase Season 18: Sports Day Stoush! (no longer available) starts on 21st August for 9 days

SimChase Season 19: School Scuffles! (available now) starts on 15th September for 7 days

RETURNING- SimChase Season 4: Teen Retreat! (not available yet) starts on 26th September for 7 days

If you started it before but didn’t finish it you will start from the beginning, if you unlocked any of the prizes before you will earn a free one of each in buy mode or if it is a create a sim item you will earn a social point replacement (as they are already free)

I will not be creating a new post about SimChase for each season, the only thing that is different is the prizes shown here, click here for more information if you are new to SimChase



There are new time limited prizes when you complete the 9 day pregnancy event in the time limit and earn the baby bonus between the 30th August- 7th September

If you start the 9 day pregnancy event anytime during the time frame 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 6th September and complete in the time limit you will earn the items above

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


Returning Quests and Events?

The Inner Child’s Play Quest (available now) will be back for 7 days as a Player Favourite Quest* between the 31st August- 20th September, complete this quest in the time limit to unlock a treehouse!

*What is a Player Favourite Quest? Player Favourite Quests you will be able to start these within an open period date when they return if you haven’t completed it already. These are optional so you will need to click on the green play button next to the title of the event in the active tasks tab to start.

The Mean Curls Hobby Event (available now) is returning for 9 days on the 9th September, complete the fashion designer hobby to unlock all the hairstyles for your female adult sims

The Urban Furniture Hobby Event (available now) will return for 8 days on the 23rd September, complete the woodworking hobby to unlock urban furniture


The Holiday High- Rise Live Event (available now) will be back for 9 days from the 23rd September, complete this live event to unlock the holiday condo!

Timings can change so let me know if any quest or event starts early for you

What else?

You will also be able to get double rewards from the paperboy between the 14th- 31st August:

My update videos:

L-Shaped Rooms Feature Quest:

Creating L-Shaped Rooms:

‘L-Shaped’ House Tour:

School’s Out Live Event [GOALS & PRIZES]:

School Campus Tour:

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26 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- School’s Out Update

  1. Thank you for your blog! Hey weightless magic could you ask the devs if we could have more Live event reruns More often? I never finish on time the first try.

  2. With the new update my architect homes are gone!! Just as I saved enough to buy one 😞 still cant wait to do the urban furniture event I missed it last time!

  3. Well, this has been a brutal update for me…
    First, I lost my neighbors right before it began. Updating caused the app to freeze then crash. Since updating the app, I can barely even get it started. It gets frozen so often. I’ve tried reinstalling, force quitting, clearing my cache, even the same for my Facebook app. I did somehow manage to get the neighbors back. I have to wait forever for the few times it does start. I did play influence island once. The 8h timer for the challenges ran out but every time the app crashes it forgets everything, even if I’ve saved the game to the cloud, so the timer just keeps on going. I can’t play any more challenges!
    To top it all off, when I do manage to get back to the island, guess what? The faces of the contestants in the clan progress menu are all lettuces! They’re all lettuce symbols!!! Lol 😂 You wanna see? Oh yeah, that’s when the app crashes! Every single time!
    I also noticed the cart or online store or whatever it is only showed 1 item under specials with the other tabs missing. Resizing rooms makes objects disappear and not just with the new L-shaped rooms feature. Who knows what else is amuck.
    I can’t play like this. I’m tapping out! 👋✌
    This update is so buggy! 🤕😵

    • Sorry this has been such a terrible update for you! I have let the makers know about the issues you are having, they are aware of issues with the influence island and are working on a fix but that won’t be available until probably the next event. No comment on the other issues though so you might want to contact support and let them know if you haven’t already.

  4. Hey weightless magic, could you kindly ask if they could do the secret garden live vent one last time? ❤️. Also for 2 years now I have been using this blog for almost everything. Thank you so much for taking time and making this blog!

  5. Hi, thank you for always being the best in bringing Sims Freeplay updates. This may be unrelated to this post but do you know what happened if we don’t play Sims Freeplay for a long time? Because I’m losing a lot of neighbors despite connecting my account to my Facebook. At first, I have up to 100 neighbors but now I only have 7! I tried to disconnect and reconnect my Facebook but there’s no change. I wonder if EA deleted Sims Freeplay accounts who don’t play for a long time.

    • You’re welcome! In the previous update Facebook changed their Privacy T&Cs which means that inactive players have been removed from the party boat in the game which is why some of your neighbours may be missing, I asked the makers about this but this was a Facebook decision not theirs so I don’t have anymore information about it unfortunately.

      • welp that sucks, the remaining neighbors that I have right now are also inactive and they’re even worse, most of them are in the lower level than me and there isn’t much furniture that is required for neighbor missions. I guess I will ignore the neighbor missions. I’m sad I can’t get the full party boat gifts but I still like playing Freeplay for these 5 years. Thanks for answering my confusion!

  6. Since yesterday (08/21), I can’t get my Party Boat or Cloud to work; they both just keep being stuck on the loading screen. Is anyone else having this problem?

  7. You are totally right about not needing another school! Why not make this quest open the school that already takes up a huge chunk of land!!!

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