What Changed with the SuperBowl Update?

Today’s in-game update has several changes which affect game play:

  • The Duff Racer is back for a limited time, now costs $250,000, provides 25,000 XP when placed, can be placed now on boardwalk, boardwalk edge, grass, pavement and the beach. You’re only allowed one.
  • This doesn’t affect game play currently, but the Burning Bush was added to the “Shrubs” group. I keep hoping that they will break up the decorations into sub-menus, with all the trees grouped together, etc. That would make it easier to select decorations rather than having to scroll through the whole list.
  • Miss Springfield‘s 3 minute task Enjoy An Evening With The Mayor now earns $12 and 4 XP rather than the normal premium-character rate of $9 and 3 XP.
  • The Knightboat and Greenpeace boat had a modifier added to their description (flatBuilding=”true”). What this means is that when you place them next to something like a Squidport tile, they will now appear correctly. (Thanks to several eagle-eyed readers who replied with what this means.)
  • Also, both now require the quest Squidport Part 2 to be completed before being able to place them in the game.
  • In the level 38 tasks Protest, Storm Police Station, and Attend Court Hearing, The Grumple, Mr Costington and The Yes Guy can now take part.
  • The Duff Party Bus can now be placed on the beach in addition to grass, pavement, boardwalk and boardwalk edge. It can no longer be sold (not sure why you’d want to, since it costs 50 donuts).

Let us know in the comments if you spot something else!

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28 thoughts on “What Changed with the SuperBowl Update?

  1. Jeremy Westside 01/30/2014 — 00:03

    Can the Duff Racer be sold? If so, can it be bought again to get the experience?

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    1. Unfortunately, it cannot be sold.

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  2. Graywolf1410 01/29/2014 — 21:55

    Are the servers down right now? Cant connect to server to download 😦

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  3. Zebulon Mikula 01/29/2014 — 21:48

    Why EA!? I want to get on the server!

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  4. Phoenix Cambell 01/29/2014 — 20:19

    Whenever I try to login, I get the “cannot connect to server” message. This has only started happening since I updated this morning :c

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    1. It could be either your connection is not strong. Try resetting your phone and try again. If that doesn’t work, you might have to be patient and try again later. Theres a possibility the servers are overloaded.

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      1. Phoenix Cambell 01/29/2014 — 21:11

        It’s working now c: Would you recommend the Duff Party Bus? I missed out last time.

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        1. 2.25% bonus, I think. It’s cool looking and limited. If you like it – go for it – if you think ‘nah I dunno’ wait a day or too, if you think it’s hidious – dont get it! 🙂

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      2. Phoenix Cambell 01/29/2014 — 21:40

        Yeah I think I might get it… Only fear is that I only have about 90 donuts left, so getting this might mean missing something even better at Valentines Day…

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        1. Rock and a hard place. Not envious at all. Bummer.

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      3. Phoenix Cambell 01/30/2014 — 06:25

        In the end I got the bus. It does look awesome and will go great in my Duff Stadium section with the new blimp! Plus the percentage bonus is always nice c:

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    2. I’m the same. Spent the last half an hour trying constantly to log in. Mine hasn’t been this bad for a loooooong time!! 😞

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  5. crazyleafsdude@cogeco.ca 01/29/2014 — 20:02

    Server down. Maintenace. I am in Canada on ipad. Hope it don’t last long. Stupid EA.

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    1. EA’s having issues all over the globe. It happens when Everyone tries to login at once 😦

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  6. Doh! ignore that last comment… it is and it now has updated :S

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  7. I can cross two more items I missed off my wish list. If only they’d bring back the Barney Blimp–my beer collection would be complete. Can’t get enough of that wonderful Duff.

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  8. Bruno Poloni 01/29/2014 — 17:50

    The new description fixed a texture glitch.

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  9. spl3ndidsplint3r 01/29/2014 — 17:48

    I know what happened to the boats! In the past, when you placed either the Greenpace or the Nighthawk right next to a tile, the water over lapped the tile, and looked truly hideous. Now, if you put it right next to a tile, the water no longer overlaps!

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  10. When you say ‘categories’, are you referring to the code? I can’t see and categories when I enter the decorations menu..

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    1. Not sure I said categories. But that’s the problem. When you do enter the decorations menu, they’re all listed, with out any sub-groups. So it takes a lot of tapping to scroll to stuff at the end.

      In the game files almost every decoration is assigned a Group, as in Trees, Shrubs, Benches, WoodenFences, Hedges, etc. Buildings too, as in Eatery, Home, Shop, Farm, etc. Some of this is arranged so that certain tasks can be specified to use a group rather than a specific item, like Moe’s Spy on Midge task can use any shrub since it specifies the Group “Shrubs”.

      I’m just saying it would be nice if there were sub-menus with the decorations and perhaps buildings grouped together.

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  11. The update fixed the water for the Greenpeace boat. The water doesn’t splash over the side of the squidport tiles anymore.

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  12. Regarding Knight Boat and the Greenpeace Boat, I had the Greenpeace Boat “docked” and surrounded by SP tiles. I noticed that they actually overlapped the tiles, such that the bottom edge (which was really just the water’s edge meeting the boat’s edge) was appearing on top of the tiles. With this update, it appears that the tiles now appear correctly, with the boat being masked by the tile.

    Purely aesthetic.

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  13. The Knightboat and Greenpeace boat waves no longer awkwardly overlap with boardwalk edges.

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  14. LetsPlayNintendoITA 01/29/2014 — 17:25

    Previously double, triple, etc. bought Duff Racer and Bus can’t be placed. Only one Racer or Bus can be placed.

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  15. I am going to buy The duff racer i thought it would never come back again
    Add Me:ohara869

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  16. TheIcedRooster 01/29/2014 — 17:22

    The ‘Can’t Connect to Server’ screen now reads: ‘Ugh! Not this screen again!’. I’ve put a picture on tapped-out.co.uk for reference 🙂

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    1. Same with me, it sucks \:

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