The game is regularly updated with new content and has many events and competitions, announced at FreePlay's Official Facebook Page and Firemonkeys Help Page. The updates include elements from various expansion packs and stuff packs from the main series. Each new update would come with new quests and sometimes hobbies and jobs. Many updates for the game have been released as follows:
The Valentine's Day Update
The first update included new Valentine's Day themed objects and a new career option, Scientist.
Marriage and Babies Update
This update introduced the ability for Sims to propose, get married, "Woohoo" (i.e. sexual intercourse), and have babies. Sims that are married will move in and live together.
The Easter Update
The Toddler Update
The Social Update
The Style Update
The Pre-Teen Update
The Supernatural Update
Includes some features from The Sims 3: Supernatural. The first hobby for adult sims were introduced in this update, Ghost Hunting. Halloween themed objects could be bought and new places such as the Costume Shop, an updated stadium and a Competition Center could be built. A ghost keeper and a haunted house could be unlocked if two rounds of ghosts were captured.
The Holiday Update 2012
This Christmas themed update included a limited edition set of goals which included Santa Claus as a sim. Christmas decorations could be bought and two new hobbies were introduced, fishing and fashion designing which will happen again in 2015.
Pool Party Update
The Livin' Large Update
New beach-side lots could be bought, which are twice the size as the normal ones. Prior this update, a contest was held for players to build a Dream Home, the winner was included in the update along with other new pre-made houses, Neo Tokyo theme and the Beachside Escape. Sims could have two new careers, acting and Estate Agent. An automatic vomit and pee cleaner could be bought.
Moving Up Update
Players could now add second and third stories to their houses. They would earn these by a new hobby, woodworking. After this update however, the player would have to buy the second/third stories and stairs for a price of 300,000 simoleons. A limited set of goals were set which could allow the player to unlock fire poles, escalators, lifts and teleporters. A two story mansion could be bought. Adidas products could be bought for sims from the online store.
Climate Control Update
This update included features from The Sims 2: Seasons and The Sims 3: Seasons, although this update focuses more on storms and snow, ironically, the update came in the summer. A weather changing machine could be obtained, the first time being for free, after that, you'd have to buy it with simoleons. This machine allowed the player to make it snow, rain, or be sunny. A new hobby was introduced, ice skating. A snow park could be built on the town map and winter outfits could be bought.
The Neighbors Update continued to introduce social game features to the game, including some from The Sims Social, which had recently been shut down. A new currency, Social Points, which previously appeared in The Sims Social was introduced to the game as well as the ability to visit other player's towns. Only one sim could be sent at the time. Sims can complete new goals in neighbor's towns to earn Social Points, which could then be used to buy new objects and a Scandinavian House.
Mystery Island Update
In the update, players can get off the Sim Town for the first time and build the bridge to the Mystery Island. Resources are collected through random actions, which can be used to upgrade monuments on the island. Each monument has its own special power and can be upgraded to the Level 70. Two new plants are added, Simoleon Sprout and Lifestyle Points Lotus. Players can also build house boats, which can be purchased with Social Points.
The Holiday Update 2013
The All Grown Up Update
Life Dreams and Legacies Update
Saddle Up Update
In this update, your Sims can now interact with horses.,When you reach level 11, you can complete the Need for Steed goal set and unlock the Stables on the Mystery Island.
The Carnival Update
You can buy the Carnival on the Mystery Island. At the Carnival,you can buy different rides (for example Carousel and Bouncy castle) with Life orbs.
Let's Eat Update
In this update your sims can now cook starting at level 7 . You can also unlock the restaurant by completing the Sous Judgmental quest starting at level 16.
Barkshire Park Update
Wizards and Witches Update
In this update, your Sim can travel to a Wizard's Hut and meet a Wizard. Your Sim can also open a new shop, Sorcerous Supplies. You can then buy a pet Owl, and a pet Dragon. You can teach your Sims magic spells by doing the Spells Quest, and after October 31, after you complete the Spells Quest, you can soar to the skies with the Broomstick Flying Hobby.
The Red Update
Holiday Update 2014
- Thanksgiving quest
- Christmas presents delivered by the mailbox -In this update only
- New Christmas items
- The Great Christmas Mishap quest (limited time reward: living teddy bear) -In this update only
- Limited time location: Santa's workshop
- Christmas goal prizes included in goals
The Mall Update
Shop until you drop with the grand opening of the Sunset Mall! Dress your Sim in this season's must-have fashions with over 500 new clothes, shoes, and accessories. It's your time to dress to impress!
- Grab your besties and come on down to the Sunset Mall, there are over 16 new shops bursting with new outfits
- Dresses, shoes, coats, and more! Your Sims never looked so good, with over 500 new clothes for all age groups
- Show off the latest trends on the Catwalk with the new Modelling Hobby. Strike a pose to unlock new shops
- Strike! Meet up with friends and try your hand in the Bowling Hobby. Knock down those pins to unlock the Juice Bar!
- Take your new crush on a first date to the Burger Bar and order a milkshake for two - unlocked when you complete the Sunset Mall Quest
- Kick into healthy habits with the new Juice bar, and slurp up a tasty refreshing juice with you and your friends - master every move in the Bowling Hobby to unlock it!
- Experience Lunar New Year with your family! Hang up lanterns, and cheer on the lion dancers in the Lunar New year Quest - coming Feb 15
The Castle Update
A magnificent castle has appeared shrouded in mystery! Only those who are chivalrous, valiant, and honorable can lift the curse upon it and become the king or queen. Hurry, Sim Town is waiting for the rightful heir to the throne!
- Lower the drawbridge and open the gate to the majestic Northern Glade Castle! Complete the Royal Lineage quest to explore the castle at level 14+
- Take the throne as the queen or king of Sim Town! Create your royal family with perfect princesses and playful princes.
- Be covered in fairy dust from magical and mischievous fairies.Complete the royal Lineage quest to welcome pet fairies to your family!
- Hit a bullseye in the new archery hobby. Become an archery master to unlock spectacular statues for your courtyard garden.
- Entertain royalty as a hilarious Jester. Perform sidesplitting dances and acts to unlock the throne room.
- Ascend to the throne room to issue decrees! Take rule and affect Sim Town in new exciting ways.
- Dazzle onlookers with jewel-studded crowns, gorgeous flowing gowns, and commanding royal attire!
The DIY Update
Create stylish new patios, balconies, and basements! Your dream home is just waiting to be built at level 15+.
- Spruce up your home with wonderful patios as part of the DIY Homes: Peaceful Patio quest.
- Finish the DIY Homes: Lovey-Dovey Balcony quest and step out onto stylish balconies.
- Build underground as part of the DIY Homes: Basement of Kings quest.
- Explore the Home Store as it is overflowing with different items.
- Add hallways, create smaller rooms, and much more!
Great Outdoors Update
Get your Sims ready for a weekend of roasting s'mores, wild encounters, and late nights by the fire! It's time for you and your friends to head to the Great Outdoors!
- Set your compass for the new Deer Spring Falls Campground starting from level 11! Meet Ranger Clay and discover the new Vacationer's Guide to the Outdoors quest!
- Never let the truth get in the way of a good story! The new Storyteller hobby allows your Sims to "tell it how it happened" around a roaring fire!
- Survival of the fittest! Gear up for adventure and unlock new areas by mastering new wilderness skills in the Survivalist hobby!
- It wouldn't be a campground without a place to rest your head! Experience a night under the stars by saying in one of the many insect-free tents!
- Looking for a weekend escape with a new romance? Deer Spring Falls makes for a great getaway with the addition of canoes, picnic activities, wildlife and waterfalls!
- Can't get enough of the great outdoors? Share your outdoor adventures at home with the sleeping bag and toasting fire pit limited-time prizes!
It's time to make room in your home for a new arrival! Become a loving new parent to your baby as they crawl, try to walk or create mischief at the dining table. Experience newborns like never before from level 10+
- Get to know your bundle of joy in the Nanny Knows Best quest. Babies are crying out to be carried, bounced, fed, and much more!
- Is your baby clever enough to master the Musical Expression hobby? The next Mozart is waiting to be found.
- Grab your imaginary friend and become the hero you were born to be as part of the Super Toddler Secret Mission quest. Blasting off August 13.
- Impress your playground friends with standout limited time prizes including cartoon hero costumes, baby jumpers and cute overalls.
- Fill your home with works of art created by your little genius! Complete the new Toddler Finger Painting hobby and decorate your home!
Glitz and Glam
A new update is available for The Sims FreePlay which features the all new Sunset Mall, your sims can now look even more fabulous with EA Mobile adding over 600 new clothes and make up items! Sunset Mall opened its doors with positive reviews and included below is a list of new things you can do with this glitz and glam update:
- Sunset Mall’s luxurious additional floor is open for business. Complete the Pretty Little Planters quest to unlock amazing new fashions.
- Let your tiny tot explore the wonders of Wumples Play Center while you relax and do some window shopping!
- Find your perfect shade for the season with stylish makeup options for your Sims at the Makeup Kiosk!
- Become a makeup master as part of the Makeup Artist Hobby and unlock the Ultimate Beauty Vanity.
- Rifle through the new Bargain Center which is brimming with great deals waiting to be found as part of the Fashion Hunter Hobby.
- Feel the thrill of flying with the state-of-the-art Indoor Skydiving Center.
- Catch the latest flicks with your friends or a hot date at Sim Town Cinema.
- Capture the moment with a friend! Take memorable snaps in the Photo Booth.
- Dream big and make a wish in the opulent Coin Fountain.
Monsters and Magic
Tiny monsters have taken over Sim Town! It’s time to get back the best Halloween in history!
- Learn scare tactics in the Night of the Candy Monsters Quest!
- Dress up in new costumes, including zombie cheerleaders and vampires!
- Uncover the magic hidden within as part of the Saved By the Spell Quest.
- Be enchanted at the renovated Wizard’s Cottage!
- Create concoctions as part of the Potion Brewing Hobby.
- Visit the Party Boat and view achievements from Google Play Games
Holiday Update 2015
Discover a stunning winter world full of hidden secrets.
- Rug up your Sims in stylish winter clothing as part of the Christmas Chill Quest.
- Find out why Sim Town is freezing over in the Secret Winter Wonderland Quest.
- Be transported to a breathtaking Ice Palace.
- Create a home with frosty furniture and decorations.
- Build a delicious Gingerbread House filled with candy furniture.
- Decorate your home to get into the festive spirit for Christmas!
Romance Update 2016
Escape to your romantic getaway in The Sims FreePlay. Take your valentine to an unforgettable paradise on Tropical Romance Island
- Be transformed into a mermaid or merman and make a splash in the crystal clear Mermaid Reef!
- Create the beachside wedding of your dreams, surrounded by friends and family, as they watch you say 'I do' on the sand.
- Find inner peace with a morning yoga session in your own hidden bungalow.
- Dine about the water and feast your eyes on your beloved during a romantic candlelit dinner.
- Serenade your sweetheart at a romantic beach bonfire.
- Snuggle up and gaze at the stars - and your true loves eyes - in a hammock built for two.
- Pair up and enjoy the sun with a friendly round of beach volleyball.
Easter Update 2016
Look high and low, near and far, and around the bend – there are delicious painted chocolate eggs hidden throughout Sim Town! Get your Sims together and join the hunt! Who knows where they will be hiding?
Keep calm and still your mind as you take off on a journey to enlightenment with the ultimate Day Spa retreat!
- Create a beautiful sanctuary complete with everything you need to soothe your Sims’ senses
- Wrap up in comfy robes and awaken the mind with healing facials
- Stretch out on massage tables as you surrender to relaxing body massages and elbow out those back knots!
- Invigorate the soul with meditation, or inhale, exhale and sit by the water finding inner peace
- Treat yourself from finger to toe with manicure and pedicure stations
- Get steamy at the sauna or sit back, relax and contemplate life in the hot springs
Stop! In the name of Sim Town! Get ready for a new gameplay experience with the Professions gameplay mode.
- Start a career as a Sim Town Police Officer
- Work your way to Chief of Police or Paranormal Agent
- Investigate spooky scenarios, hone your interrogation skills, and get gossip from your Surveillance Van
- Add a Jail Cell, K-9 Area, and more to your Police Station!
Movie studio Update
Lights, camera, action! Roll out the red carpet with the Professions gameplay mode in our latest update.
- Call the shots with the new Movie Star profession and help your Sims during their shifts at the Sim Town Movie Studio
- Make everyone starry-eyed as an A-List Actor, or be a big boss Movie Director
- Set the stage for your career and start out as a Crew Member – cruise in your golf cart or keep an eye out for nosey paparazzi from the security booth
- Glam up your Movie Studio as you earn more resources – add a Costume Department, Stunt Set, Audition Room, and a Celebrity Trailer!
Doctor, Doctor Update
Calling all Simmers, stat! Scrub and get in on our latest update, Doctor, Doctor!
- Get in on the action on our third, and most requested, Hospital profession!
- Work your way up from being an intern right up running the Ward as a Chief Nurse, or be a world-class Chief Surgeon.
- Earn resources to expand your hospital -- add a Pharmacy, Psychiatrist's Office and Radiology Center, complete with an X-Ray Machine!
Halloween Update 2016
Beware! Tiny monsters have taken over Sim Town with outrageously frightening fancy dress, including zombie cheerleaders and vampires. Get scary, get even and try out some terrifying scare tactics in the Night of the Candy Monsters quest! You can also:
- Take part in the Woodworking hobby to earn never-before-seen Country Homestead Furniture, including kitchen island benches.
- Give your Sims a fresh look with original clothing items available for all players -- it's free fashion!
- Enjoy a brand-new feature for Professions at the Sim Town Market, with events and prizes a-plenty
- Keep calm and have another go at the Day Spa Community Event - it's back due to popular demand
Holiday Update 2016
Experience a small world that's larger than life. Be transported to a uniquely magical place where you can swing on flowers, bounce on spider webs and feed cute ladybugs! Get into the holiday spirit and:
- Discover a tiny world with Fairy Circle Fields, Leaky Leaf Canoe Rides and more.
- Help the Prince and the Pocket-sized Princess and earn the ultimate prize!
- Craft cool creations with the Ice Sculpture Hobby.
- Give your male Sims more handsome hairstyles with the Charming Barber Hair Event.
- Get your Sims into healthy habits with the Healthy Living Discovery Quest and all-new Aerobics hobby
Be still, beating hearts! Create a Sims love story with the French Romance update, where you can:
- Sketch your sweetheart with the oh-so-romantic Lovers Portrait Painting
- Crush on French-style furniture and decorations, including a scene-setting fireplace, chaise lounge and the ultimate prize -- a French Chateau!
- Share your appetite for love with a Gourmet Cheese Platter for two, or a kiss behind the Crepe Cart
- Flirt by the fountain and attach a love lock to symbolize your everlasting adoration
Day Care Update
Life is full of giggles for Sim Town toddlers, and the good times continue with the latest update!
- Brace yourself for the ultimate play date with the all-new Day Care Live Event
- Design your own Day Care, where you can nurture your babies and toddlers with a Play Kitchen, Reading Island, Change Tables and more
- Unlock the Toddler Playground, where your little ones can slide, seesaw and swing to their hearts' desire
Dance Party Update
Your Sims will party all night with the latest update, where you can:
- Complete the Party Time Live Event to unlock the ultimate Sim Town Party House!
- Set the scene with a smoke machine, DJ deck, loveseats and more
- Light up the night with dancefloors, disco balls and smooth dance moves
Plus, keep your teen Sims entertained with the Teen Life and Prom Hobby Events that unlock teen bedroom items and prom outfits.
Be on top of the world when you head Downtown to create swanky penthouses for your Sims! Plus get more home inspiration with all-new Hobby Events in the Sims FreePlay.
- Design and customize glamorous apartments, unlocked in the Sims and City Discovery Quest
- Choose from three stylish templates, or tailor-make your own pad with loft-like finishing touches, like an elevator, grand piano, exposed bricks and more
- Create amazing walk-in wardrobes, complete with chandeliers, ottomans and handbag and shoe racks in thee Custom Closets Live Event
- Add extra polish to your Sims homes with curtains and blinds in the Love Is Blinds Hobby Event
Dream Weddings Update
Here come the brides! Make your wedding plans and have your Sims tie the knot in the latest update, where you can:
- Create special days for your Sims with the Wedding Venue Template, unlocked in the Wedding Belles Live Event
- Style your entire bridal party with gorgeous bridesmaid dresses, hairstyles, wedding dresses, and tuxedos in a variety of designs and colors
- Ensure your Sims' weddings are perfect with all the extras, like flower decorations, bridal and guest tables, chandeliers, a wedding cake, and more
Plus, get new hairstyles for all your Sims in the new Mean Curls Hobby Event
Downtown High School Update
Get ready for the first day at Downtown High School! Put your teens to the test in the latest update, where you can:
- Enroll in the Teacher's Pet Discovery Quest, check out the school grounds, and meet Vernon the Teacup Pig, which you may get to keep as your own adorable pet.
- Goof off in the Class Clown Hobby Event, available in classes like home economics and science, where you can unlock cheerleading outfits with their own unique actions that show off extra school spirit!
- Daydream, throw paper planes, and create weird science experiments to gain access to the second floor, which includes the Principal's Office, Staff Room and more.
Halloween Update 2017
Have a ghostly good time this Halloween! Enjoy an update full of spooky fun, where you can:
- Play the Ghost Flustered Seasonal Quest and unlock quirky body paints and sleepwear for all ages
- Dress up in the body paint to summon and scare away cheeky ghosts who each have unique animations
- Trick or treat and unlock costumes like Frankenstein, Pumpkin Head, and more when you complete the Halloween Chocolatier Hobby Event
Plus, take part in another Aerobics Hobby Event for brand new activewear!
Holiday Update 2017
It's the Holiday season! Join your favourite characters on a fun tour and arrive at the ultimate snow destination. You can also:
- Unlock a Snow Chalet in the Snow Problem Seasonal Quest
- Earn content for your chalet like sculptures and chandeliers
- Design a salon with the Hair Salon Live Event and style it with basins, swivel chairs and more
- And, with the Streetwear Hobby Event, get lots of new outfits. Happy Holidays!
Love and Treasure Update
Tropical love is in the air in the latest update, where you can:
- Take part in the Love & Treasure Discovery Quest
- Design your own tropical getaway with a 'treasured' island
- Unlock an exotic beach bungalow house template
- Play cupid with flirty animations like splashing in the sea, sun-lounging with coconut drinks, and more!
Plus, the ever-popular Wedding Belles Live Event is back.
Home Makeover Update
Renovators, get ready to style the most awe-inspiring homes and beautiful backyards!
- Design outdoor spaces with the Backyard Beautification Live Event
- Customize your beautiful garden with benches, sculptures, plants, and a deluxe outdoor kitchen, including a woodfired pizza oven
- Unlock the Mezzanines feature and house template in the All Mezzed Up Discovery Quest
Build and renovate like never before with The Sims FreePlay!
Kids Party Update
Get ready to have some serious fun, because the latest update has everything you need to throw the ultimate kids party. You can:
- Play the Kids' Party Live Event and create the perfect party for your pre-teens
- Unlock colourful tables, dazzling decorations and more
- Earn the grand prize - a dream kids' party house template
- Take part in the Pre-teen Seasonal Quest, where you can earn an amazing kids treehouse