The Sims Freeplay- Maximalist Safari Update

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

Update available from 6th September 10:30pm UTC

We’ve had minimalist updates now it is time to embrace bright patterns and bold animal print in the maximalist safari update! Keep reading to find out what is happening in the latest Sims Freeplay update.


Complete the Marvellously Maximalist Live Event (no longer available) from the 16th September in the 10 day time limit to unlock the Maximalist Living house template



Influence Island Season 16: Maximalist Bedroom (no longer available) starts on the 7th September for 10 days

Influence Island Season 17: Rustic Wedding 2.0 (available now) starts on the 3rd October 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


SimChase Season 33: Fierce Fashion! (no longer available) starts on the 7th September for 9 days

SimChase Season 34: Autumn Action! (no longer available) starts on the 26th September for 7 days

RETURNING- SimChase Season 14: Patisserie Pandemonium! (available now) starts on the 8th October for 9 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

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 20th- 29th 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 29th 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 Quest and Event?

The Inner Child’s Play Quest (available now) will be back between the 29th September- 11th October as a Player Favourite Quest* complete this quest in the time limit to unlock the kid’s treehouse

*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 Grand Garages Live Event (available now) will be returning on the 6th October for 10 days, complete this live event to unlock the Family Garage Home house template (the link is from when this event was last available, sorry I forgot to create a new post!)

The Mean Curls Hair Event (available now) will be back on the 10th October for 7 days, complete in the time limit to unlock hairstyles for female adult sims (the link is from when this event was last available, I will create a new post when it returns)

What else?

  • Housebound sims have been removed– sims no longer have to stay home when their needs are low, instead sims will complete actions faster or slower depending on their mood:
    • Sims with low needs are now Sad Sims they can go anywhere and do anything but they will take longer to complete actions. You can tell if a sim is sad as they will have a red icon on the simtracker
    • Inspired sims (who’s needs have been fulfilled) will continue to earn more simoleons and XP but will also now complete actions more quickly. You can tell if a sim is inspired as they will have a green icon on the simtracker:

    • Happy Sims are sims who needs are mostly fulfilled, the time they take to complete actions remains the same. You can tell if a sim is happy as they will have a white icon on the simtracker
  • New free base game clothing– 50 new items have been added to create a sim and the wardrobe (once I’ve had confirmation on what items are new I will add some pictures to this post)
  • 6 new premade house templates:
    • Modern Manor
    • Patio Perfection
    • Wonderful Warehouse
    • Masterly Mansion
    • Cool and Contemporary (the only one that comes with a car, Black Stretch SUV)
    • Eclectic Estate

These can be found when you click to add a new house on a standard and a premium residence, the templates are the same on both templates:

Click here to watch my tour video of these new houses

  • FREE Packs:
    • The Sims 4 Pride Paintings Pack- available from 6th September

The Pride celebrations continue with paintings from The Sims 4 which have been created by LGBTQ+ Simmers:

Painting #1 Stride with Pride by Jupiter Stevens-Hill (@MidnightFox452)

This piece commemorates the values of diversity and inclusion of this historical and important event in a fun and colourful composition matching the spirit of the celebration

Painting #2 Untitled – Ashley Lukashevsky (@Ashlukadraws)

This piece is the portrayal of the power of an embrace between two people, displaying in a colourful way that their liberations are interlinked as they look out for each other and care for one another

Painting #3 A Recipe for Good Times by Mohammed Iman Fayaz (@PapiJuiceBK)

Every family has their own recipe, a recipe for the good times. In every family there is some sweetness, some tenderness, some silliness, and last but not least – some love. No matter the order, it is what makes a family your family

    • Hispanic Heritage Month Pack- available from 15th September

This pack contains 4 dining tables, 4 dining chairs and 4 pottery vases from The Sims 4:

  • Home Store Category Visibility– 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. Each update new categories are added, this time you’ll be able to see the Preteens category if you haven’t unlocked it yet

  • You will also be able to get double rewards from the paperboy between the 9th-13th September and 30th September- 4th October:

Update Videos:

Maximalist Living House Tour:

6 NEW Premade House Templates Tours:

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