Event Start time is always 7:00 a.m. UTC.
Here‘s a link to the official article: ea.com - Joyous Japan Update
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Here are the playable event dates for this update (all dates in PDT):
- NEW Influence Island Season 14 ‘Wabi Sabi Bedroom & Bathroom’: 10-day event starting from 27 July
NEW SimChase Season 31 ‘Samurai Showdown!’: 9-day event starting from 27 July
NEW 'Joyous Japan’ Live Event: 10-day event starting from 5 August
NEW Maternity Pack 22: Start a pregnancy event between 9 –17 August, and successfully complete all your tasks to win maternity rewards!
NEW SimChase Season 32 ‘Park Pitfall!’: 7-day event starting from 16 August
NEW Influence Island Season 15 'New York Loft 2.0’: 10-day event starting from 24 August
- ‘HANS ON’ Player Favourite Event rerun: 7-day event starting from 9 August
'Holiday High Rise’ Live Event: 10-day event starting from 19 August
SimChase Season 15 'Bedroom Bedlam!’: 7-day event starting from 29 August
'Boutique Hair’ Long Hair Hobby Event rerun: 7-day event starting from 29 August
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Introducing the ‘SimDex’ at the ‘Active Tasks’ menu which now include the addition of two new tabs – the ‘Progress’ and ‘SimDex’ tabs.
The new ‘SimDex’ tab gives a snapshot of ALL non-live event content within The Sims FreePlay. Quests, Hobbies, Careers and everything in between is listed in a series of ‘Level Buckets’. These buckets show you what you can complete at that Player Level. We’ve also added a handy ‘Visit Location’ button to some items in the SimDex to help you find your way faster!
Furthermore, you’ll now also earn ‘Progress Points’ whenever you complete an item in the SimDex! Collect enough points to earn awesome new prizes, just for playing the game! Note that you’ll automatically be awarded Progress Points for any content you’ve already completed.The ‘Progress’ tab gives you a holistic view of how much of the game you have completed, and how many Progress Points you’ve earned from each feature! If you ever forget what anything means, tap on the handy info button in either the ‘SimDex’ or ‘Progress’ tabs!
Home Store Categories – Support Posts While you’re in Build Mode, you’ll now see a new option to access ‘Support Posts’ to make your multistory creations even more architecturally designed.
If you haven’t unlocked this feature, it'll be locked/greyed out, but with clear instructions on the requirements and path you’ll need to take to access the feature. Complete all 'Quests in Queue' in the Active Tasks Menu including, Level 17 'Multi-Story Renovation' then, finish:
Level 15 'DIY Homes: Peaceful Patio and 'DIY HOMES: Lovey-Dovey Balcony’ Discovery Quest from Level 17.