What Changed with the Tap Ball Takedown Update? (July 21st)

EA just released an update to takedown the Tap Ball event. The removal of the event itself isn’t the only thing that changed. Follow us after the jump for the list of changes.
Other Springfield Heights updates: Springfield Heights (July 22nd and 24th) – v4.16.2 (July 29th) – Ice Cream Homer (July 30th Update 1 and 2) – Level 56 (August 6th)Monorail Takedown (September 15th, 16th and 23rd) – Level 58 (September 17th)
Monorail updates: Monorail (August 11th Update 1 and 2)Muscular Marge and Monorail Patch 1 (August 26th and 27th) – Level 57 (September 3rd)

Flanders Home, Van Houten Home, Cooling Towers, Android’s Dungeon, Moe’s Tavern, Retirement Castle, Muntz House, Wiggum House, Springfield Coliseum, Lugash’s Gym, Bart’s Tree House and Community Center can be sold again.


Dirt Stadium Skin has been removed and is now unreleased.


The Homer’s promo has been extended from July 23rd to July 24th.

The Homer

Gorgeous Grampa Billboard and Excellence Prize Statue can’t be sold anymore.

Gorgeous Grampa Billboard

Mindy was been added to the Premium Female character group.


Stadium Fence was added to the Walls inventory section.


Gymnastic Lisa’s Walk the Beam and Gorgeous Grampa’s Prance and Preen are no longer temporanery.


Furious D’s reward is now premium by default.


Murderhorn can’t be placed on Pavement anymore.


Homer’s Fence Surf job is now premium.


The ability to play Tap Ball has been removed.

Tap Ball 2015 Game Icon

Stadium Entrance and Grass Field can now be stored.


Splash Screen, Game Icon and Friend Towns button has been restored to non-event ones.


Admire Luxury Bowling Balls now won’t appear on Pin Pal Apu’s job list if the user doesn’t own Alley McBalls.


Android players’ screen now flips with the screen if it’s rotated upside-down (unless a rotation locker app is used) just like iOs’ were able to do before.

Have you noticed any other changes? Please let us know in the comments down below and happy tapping!


24 thoughts on “What Changed with the Tap Ball Takedown Update? (July 21st)

  1. Hi! Can we still buy the stadium fence after the event has ended?


      1. NOOOOO QQ oh well v.v thanks!


  2. Brownstarfish 07/23/2015 — 16:07

    I haven’t updated yet, and unless a new mini game is going on to I’m going to hold out as long as I can. I’ve gotten 7 donuts from the overtime bonus since tap ball was supposed to end and I’m 1/3 of the way to get another pick at a prize.


  3. My game is no longer crashing but I can’t see ANY spray cans 😦


  4. In the lower left portion of the screen by the beach a tunnel through the mountains has appeared. There is also additional real estate to the left of the mountains. On the other side of the mountains there are two businesses, a coffee shop and furniture shop. What can you tell us about this.


    1. New area. Burns triggers it.


  5. My game crashes when I visit neighbors. This started after the July 21 update. I called ea help and they informed me they had not had any complaints concerning the game crashing.
    I don’t want to needlessly deleat and reinstall the game. Do you believe a fix may be released soon?


    1. While it does seem better now (I hope I didn’t jinx it) I find it hard to believe they weren’t getting any complaints. I had the same probably as well


  6. What changed? A more or less stable game changed into crashing game ( a crash with almost every springfielder and 10+ crashing visiting 15 friends. As a whale i stop spending real money until the game becomes playable again. No game no money EA.


  7. Often seems to crash after an update and when visiting neighbours before they’ve updated and everyone’s back on the same release. Noticed a glitchy error when using the character icon to switch between characters to assign tasks. Shows the full character and then either the correct headshot or just flicks through several characters.

    No doubt a glitch fixing update soon …


  8. New update sticks! I went through this last month! Uninstalled/re-installed app x2, turned of device x2…crashes!!! I sign in…donut spins….round and round…crashes…


  9. Bruiser kitty 07/22/2015 — 11:16

    I had several problems with the mini game. My icons didn’t work a good deal of the time. I had to continuesly log out of the game to reset the icons. Sometimes it took several times before they began to work again.
    When Toreador grandpa came out, I purchased him and it didn’t load like other charicters did. Previously, after purchasing a charicters or a charicters with a building, a sign would come up with the picture of the charicters stating that I have purchased him. Well not in this case. After I spent the 85 donuts, no cnaricture screen , no thank you no nothing. It seemed as the game just took my money and I got nothing. Then to add insult to injury, when I went to the mini game where all the players were, there was grandpa for sale again like I never purchased him. After many calls to the company, (THANK YOU to all who helped me here by helping me contact the company and trying to help me fix this issue before I called them) and their admission that it was a bad design, I managed to find him (Toreador grandpa Abe) in the last position of my storage box!
    I also felt the prizes were really over priced and lacking. Other than these issues, it was a fun mini game which could use a bit of tweaking in the future.


  10. I did the update and now I can not play at all.. I deleted the game and re downloaded and still does not wont even allow me to log in for that matter. PLEASE FIX IM A DAILY PLAYER AND MISS THE GAME ALREADY!!!!!


  11. Updated game and now cannot get into it even re entering e mail and password what is going on ?


  12. With the new update will not let me in.


  13. I never got the option to buy the dirt field and since updating to get rid of tap ball I just keep getting the Bart screen , is there a problem with origin right now?


    1. there never was. it was never released.


      1. Oh thanks I didn’t know it hadn’t been released


  14. I updated my device and haven’t had any problems! Running smooth!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yeah well mine is crashing every time I try to visit my neighbours to get friendship points


  15. My game is glitching REAL bad when I go visit my neighbored, crashes my game


  16. firexlxlxlplanet 07/21/2015 — 22:47

    I have noticed on the Amazon Appsote release notes for the game that a Springfield Heights updates should be coming soon! I have tweeted you a picture of it!


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