What Changed With the Winter 2015 Takedown Update? (January 19th)

EA just released the Takedown update for the Winter 2015. As most of you know by now, every update not only brings new content but also changes to many other aspects of the game. From prices to appearance, task lengths to requirements, any part of the game is subject to change and many changes affect every player. Follow us right after the jump for the list of all of the changes.

Snow and winter theme were removed.


The app icon, the splash screen, Friend visit’s icon, Town landing zone and Daily Play Combo were changed to non-event ones.


Imaginary Bear was added.


Fortress of Lonelitude, Moonshine Shack, Gingerbread Mansion and Best Snowman Ever were removed from the Business inventory group.


A glitch involving Fortress of Lonelitude, Moonshine Shack, Reindeer Burger Truck and Exotic Petting Zoo remaining vandalized was fixed.

Slide Factory message on Build Menu that it generates event currency was removed.
Private Island’s build time is now 4h.


Health Spa, Plastic Surgery Center, Column Mansion, Montessori School, Ziff Mansion, Burns Slant-Drilling Co., Incubator Think Tank and Polo Field House were added to the Misc. Cash group.

Health Spa

Things Unnecessary now has a job: “Selling Unnecessary Things” (4h).


Reindeer Burger Truck was added to the Shop group.


Where’s Maggie? minigame now has new prize boxes icons.

Find Maggie

Where’s Maggie? guide’s picture was removed and now it’s just text.


Incomplete Winter 2015 buildings can now be stored.


Permanent Daily Challenges system was added but yet incomplete.


The 2014 from the ribbon on Christmas Lard Lad Donuts was added back.


Christmas Orange House had its christmas lights added back.

O’Flanagan’s Pub was resized from 6×5 to 5×4.


Join us later for more info on this update, happy tapping!


27 thoughts on “What Changed With the Winter 2015 Takedown Update? (January 19th)

  1. The green seems very ‘green’ now it’s back! Very glad to see that Maggie’s task is still active now the forced update has clicked in. Hope that means I can complete the storyline and get the Maggie mini-quest now that seems to be a permanent feature.


  2. I think KBBL now is now the winter version minus the snow.


  3. Guys, I had over 1k donuts and they disappeared with the update! Anyone else got this problem? What can I do? 😔


    1. contact ea directly with the link in the menu under the banner


      1. Thank you!


  4. Tapatapatapa 01/20/2016 — 02:31

    Miss Botz doesn’t appear in the character finder icon.
    I’ve also had a long term glitch where I reach 5000 on the first monorail track building task. I have to go to KL to get the popup saying I achieved the first piece of track. After that everything works well..i.e. it only happens on the first piece. Anyone else have this?
    It’s possible it was fixed in this update because I did make track yesterday, before winter’s removal.


    1. I had this monorail glitch every week since it launched except for this one (was still the old “winter” app version, though). Maybe it’s dependent on how close to the threshold value your resource count gets…


    2. Get this pretty much every time. May be because I’ve stock-piled resource, so getting to the 5000 is pretty easy.


  5. “Incomplete Winter 2015 buildings now shows the skin select.”

    I don’t see this. My first level snowman now pays out and can be stored, but I don’t see any skin selection. Maybe you must have more than 1 level? I take it that you don’t get all 5 levels now…?


    1. mhm then i misinterpreted the change. dangit


      1. Doesn’t work for people that have at least 2 levels? (I just have the one, so it would make sense that I don’t have skin options.)


        1. no idea 😦 i’ve them all fully done


          1. Oh. Hopefully someone with just the right amount of levels comes forward saying how surprised they are that they can switch skins.


      2. Check out this exchange:
        This person says they had a level 4 house that now has 5 levels.


        1. that’s weird. got no report of that elsewhere mhm


          1. It’s the first report I’ve seen. A second report would be best, yes.


    2. Tapatapatapa 01/20/2016 — 04:28

      I was happy to see my max level snowman hadn’t melted…and yes I can switch skins but don’t know why you’d want to…if you have the world’s greatest snowman!


      1. I switched skins to the more melted looking one (level 2 I believe) because I wanted mine to melt. I’m odd, I guess.


  6. Fortress of Lonelitude graffiti has been cleaned up.


    1. it was just a glitch with the quest but yea was waiting for more confermations


  7. NOVA_POLARI 01/19/2016 — 22:22

    What is the permanent daily challenge system? Also what rewards will it give us?


    1. it’s not complete yet but it’s a permanent feauture that by completing daily challenges like the ones we got in the latest events you can get donuts


  8. What character collection is Imaginary Bear part of?


      1. Thanky! My OCD has been satisfied! 😉


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