What Changed With the Treehouse of Horror XXVII Updates? (October 4th)

The new Halloween event has just been released by EA. 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.
Update: A second update was released, this time server side, and it’s an update that hurts after the removal of bonus from Beach Hideaway. Find what changed on it at the end of the article.

Cobblestone tile has been added.


Barrier and Monorail Tracks can now be placed on Cobblestone.

Ambience music, App icon, Splash Screen and Friend Visit icon were changed to the Treehouse of Horror theme.

Every instance of “SkyFinger” was changed to “Sky Finger”.


Slime was added on top of the HUD icons.

Sound was added or changed to many buildings and decorations. When near some of them the sound autoplays.


Leaf and Dark Cloud effects were added.

Depending if the user is on Springfield, Mountains or Water, the ambience sound will change.

A new column of land was added and some of the land prices was changed.


Krustyland land price was halved.

4 rows of unreleased Krustyland land were added.

The XP required to level up from 5 to 60 was greatly reduced and the last levels’ multiplier was removed.


Some level buildings and decorations’ build XP, time and cost were reduced.

Krustyland and Squidport buildings and decorations’ cost were reduced.

Some characters recieved new sprites.


Event Daily Challenges were added.


Reactor Core, Businessmans Social Club, Film Set, Kamp Krusty, Crashed UFO, Bartman Cave and Springfield Gorge were removed from the Characters inventory group.

Springfield Gorge

The cost of items shows up when placing them from the store.


The number of items of the same type owned in the inventory appears when placing an item from it.

Multiples of the same item can be bought or crafted when placing it from the store.

Beach Hideaway’s Bonus $ and XP was increased from 2% to 5%.


Beach Hideaway modules’ multiplier was removed. Their conform-o-meter rating for Vanity was increased from 20 to 100.

Wise Guy can’t do the job Lose Bet on the Final Character anymore.


Herman’s Military Antiques, Sherry and Terry and Jimbo can now be bought in Early Access.


Multiple Spooky Houses can now be placed consecutively.


The Shinning Maze and Mortician Carriage are no longer unique.


The device sleep timer is now triggered if the game is left untouched for the set time.

homer sleeping 1

A second update was released, this time a Server Update, a few hours after the event activation update.

Level 60’s XP needed was changed from 128.745 to 500.000.


The XP needed for bonus donuts upon reaching level 939 was changed from 1.000.000 to 10.000.000.

Join us next time for more info on this event, happy tapping!


24 thoughts on “What Changed With the Treehouse of Horror XXVII Updates? (October 4th)

  1. Kang and Pirate Outfit now pays premium.


  2. 4miss4buttons 10/05/2016 — 05:39

    I purchased the mystery jack o lantern and got the skin for Kirk but it’s not showing up anywhere. Has anyone else encountered this? Also got witch marge and didn’t start questlines. Does she not have any? Thanks in advance!


    1. other people have reported about Kirk yes. going to check up later for Witch Marge if the questline is still activable


  3. Another change is that Tapped Out now no longer keeps the device awake when running.


      1. Do you think this is a glitch or is it meant? Either way its very annoying! I hope its temporary.


        1. Blackhawk3205 10/06/2016 — 00:56

          I wish they added it as a setting instead of forcing time out for everyone. Not happy!


      2. Ah, dang, sorry. I did quick searches for “display”, “power”, “turn” (off) and “timeout” and apparently still missed it…


  4. I play on a kindle. Had to manually do the update. Have the new splash screen, but no update in my town. Nothing has changed and no one is starting the event. Any suggestions? Thanks!


    1. something is wrong unfortunatly with Android/Kindle update and many people are reporting it


  5. Which item provides the most xp now? Is it still bloodmobile?


  6. Really Angry. The beach hideaway provided 20% xp/cash bonus for each fully upgraded hideaway. Was a limited time deal and I spent 200 donuts on 5 of them. A few dates later and EA has reduced them to just 5%.
    Seriously considering quitting I worked bloody hard for those bonuts and thought it was a good long term investment but not happy about it now


    1. I was bummed that I could only afford 1 at the time,but now it’s not so bad. Missing that extra 15%, though! 😦


    2. Agree, this is unacceptable! I’m primarily freemium but put Down some real cash for donuts to get all 5 of these and fully upgraded them all. Total bait and switch!!!!


      1. Have you requested a refund?


    3. Im thinking quitting too. My multiplier money and xp bonus was 903.5 and after this update is it 830. And bonus donuts xp is now 10 000 000. I have played over three years spending money many times 99€ to get boatload of 2400 donuts. First they but donuts items where is big multiplier bonus and next update they drop that multiplayer bonus 100 to 25. **** you EA!


      1. I knew something was off about the bonus levels! Well, their ploy to get more cash from me will not work. I’m not buying donuts because this game will be shut down soon. That’s why they are squeezing out all the updates so quickly. One final cash grab.


        1. the game is not going anywhere anytime soon πŸ˜‰


          1. We are all entitled to our own opinion πŸ˜‰ I’ve seen many many games do this exact thing, and EA is an awful developer. There’s a reason they’ve been voted the worst company for several years.

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    4. I agree this is totally unacceptable!!! I am freemium and played nearly 3 years, and although this year it seems easier to collect donuts, spending 200 on the hideaways was a hard though about decision, but one I thought good for the long term. They can’t just change bonus payouts for premium items!! Let’s just hope there’s a repeat of the wailing walls from Halloween past πŸŽƒ


  7. Did they change the amount of XP from placing blood mobiles? I’m at the final level (939 or whatever it is) and I’m not getting nearly the amount of levels as I used to. I keep the multiplier going constantly, too.


    1. something weird is going on with the levels and multipliers. people are reporting getting the bonus donut popup appearing. must be a glitch


      1. That makes sense πŸ™‚ thanks!


      2. I got two level popups this morning – when I’d only gone up one level. Glitch of some sort – not sure if I got 2 donuts as well.


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