The Sims Freeplay- New York Loft & Diner [Lofty Lifestyle] Update

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

Update available from 22nd March 9:30pm UTC

Like with previous updates this one has two different themes, New York is coming to Simtown with the arrival of loft decor and later in the update you can create your own diner! Keep reading to find out what is happening in the latest Sims Freeplay update


Influence Island Season 7: New York Bedroom (no longer available) starts on the 22nd March for 10 days

Influence Island Season 8: Scandi 2.0 (available now) starts on the 13th April for 10 days

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


RETURNING- SimChase Season 8: Cafe Conundrum! (no longer available) starts on the 22nd March 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)

SimChase Season 26: Bathroom & Breakfast Bedlam! (no longer available) starts on the 1st April for 9 days

SimChase Season 27: Diner Duel! (available now) starts on the 23rd April for 7 days

Watch my Diner Speed Build & Tour here


Complete the Lofty Lifestyle Live Event (no longer available) from the 6th April in the 10 day time limit to unlock the Lofty Lifestyle house template


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 11th- 28th April

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 28th April 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 Quest and Event?

The Secret Winter Wonderland Quest (no longer available) will be returning for 12 days between the 11th- 20th April as a Player Favourite Quest* complete this quest in the time limit to unlock the gingerbread house template

*What is a Player Favourite Quest? 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) will be back on the 22nd April for 9 days, complete in the time limit to unlock hairstyles for your female adult sims

The Gallery Francais Live Event (available now) is returning on the 21st April for 10 days, complete in the time limit to unlock the art gallery template

What else?

  • The makers have made a few quality of life improvements to the game to make building easier:
    • Multistory Object Functionality– tall objects can now be placed inside, you can place items such as trees, plants, double height pillars and even a basketball court in mezzanines or on balconies: 
    • Home Store Category Visibility– for newer players who haven’t unlocked all the categories in buy mode yet you will now see some of these categories but they will be locked (greyed out) with instructions how to unlock them. To start you will see categories such as Patios, Infants and Toddlers but they are working on showing more in future updates: 
    • Wall Lamp Placement– this is my favourite change! Before you could only place a wall lamp on a square and you were unable to use that square on the floor for anything but now wall lamps now have the same placement functionality as paintings so you will be able to place items in front of them:

Check out my video on these improvements here

  • You will also be able to get double rewards from the paperboy between the 31st March- 6th April and 14th- 18th April:

Update Videos:

Quality of Life Improvements:

Lofty Lifestyle Live Event:

Lofty Lifestyle House Tour:

Luxury Loft House Tour:

Diner Speed Build & Tour:

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8 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- New York Loft & Diner [Lofty Lifestyle] Update

  1. Hi, first of all, Your blog is AMAZING. I have went up fro 0 to lvl 37 in 2 months thanks to You 😉
    About Simchase, do You know what impacts the cost of the mastery classes? Is it the same for all players? When I was doing the wedding one in Jan/Feb it costed me very little, from 5k up to 50k in final episode but I was only starting with the game then, I had about 50k on my account and each day I had to work hard to earn for the next mastery class.
    The next 2 simchases I have only checked in to see the cost of the first episode mastery classes, they started from 20k for first class so I gave it up, because I did not care about the prizes. Now I REALLY want those loft furnitures that are comming. 20-50k per episode would’n be bad, but why the values are different? Why You have to pay millions? Is it because the player level (i’m now on 37) or maybe the town value (9m) or current simoleons level You have (i currently have 700k)? Or is the value incresing with every simchase even if I haven’t participate?

    • Thank you, I’m glad I could help! The amount it costs depends on your game level so the higher the level unfortunately the more you will have to pay to complete a mastery class.

  2. Why some items cannot satisfy my sims ? Like the fruit tree, care bear (purple & blue) and pop candy in the Care House. My sims’ bar is not increasing, even a bit. Thank you.

  3. Hello,

    Is there any chance to know how many stars each item has from the Influence Island season 8? I am kind of tired to spent lots of time and resources and getting a low star items at the end.

    Thank you very much in advance.

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