Alert: SH 4x Currency Ended Early (FIXED)

Update 2:15pm ET: Of course all things update in the game when I’m out of the office…lol.  Looks like EA has released a server side patch that has corrected the 4x Heights Rewards.  They’re now back..and leave on the 4th.  So use it while you can!
You’ll see the dialogue restart once you go back into Springfield…and that’ll retrigger the 4x rewards.  Thank you to everyone who reported this..and thank you to EA for resolving it before lunchtime in California…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Morning guys..just a quick post until I get into work…always fun waking up to 200 comments overnight lol. Y’all had me thinking an update hit while I was asleep.

Anyway it looks like the 4x earning currency at SH ended prematurely.   There were all kinds of alerts and notifications that it would end on the 4th…today is the 3rd..and it ended this morning.

Not sure what’s up but I’ll dig a little further when I get into work.  For now know it’s not just you…and hopefully EA will correct this ASAP.

Update: Just got into work and it appears it’s not every player that’s impacted.  As my game is still currently paying out 4x on my SH buildings. (note: some are commenting their buildings are paying 4x but the mini games are not…so double check your buildings.  If it’s showing 8 for premium and 4 for freemium it’s still at 4x)
My best advice is to contact EA and let them know your game is impacted, since it’s not impacting everyone.  They’ll have to determine what area is impacted by this…remember you can contact them via the get help button in the game.  It’s located in the top right corner when you open up your store…

Another Update: What’s interesting is the files indicate it ends October 3rd at 7:00 GMT.  Which seems to have happened for many…except the popups all showed October 4th.  So EA’s got an issue somewhere.  Not to mention it hasn’t ended for everyone.  So really…I dunno what the heck is going on.  But EA’s gotta get this sorted…you can’t say one thing in game and then change it completely.  Not cool.  For those trying to remember, here’s the in-game popup (and in case EA’s reading this):


Here’s the other notification (which by the way still popped up for me in my game about 5 minutes ago…)




217 responses to “Alert: SH 4x Currency Ended Early (FIXED)

  1. Sadly, it went down this morning again. Moreover, the characters who were working on SH tasks last night (with the 4x bonus) did not receive any bonus when I tapped on them this morning. The worst part is that I had spent $200,000 at the Googloplex before bed just to earn the 4x bonus and it only gave me the regular amount.

    I am glad that I was able to get to billionaire status; however, I am disappointed that this was bumbled. I lost quite a bit of bonus yesterday when it was down and the bonus this morning.

    I was hoping to get to the top ranked position among my friends in terms of Springfield Heights Real Estate Value. Alas! I am about $20M short — and I would have had it this morning if the powers that be hadn’t dropped the ball with this.


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  2. So it’s done 😦
    I wasn’t able to get everything but did a good bit more


  3. Whew!!! Was able to finish up my SH. Upgraded everything to max except for a few Excl.Resorts because the $$$ bump isn’t worth it. Even added all the 200 resource items. (Polo field and those ships.)
    If anyone is still working on this, concentrate on your Modern Mansion, Business Center, and Valet Parking. They give the best $$$ bump.


  4. I’m still gettin mine. Even thou yesterday it wasn’t working for awhile but it start to after a few hr so that’s cool ::) anyways I got all my stuff maxed out n all my quest for those done even thou I’m still at $209 million now w lake I got yesterday finally. Lol. But with so little land in SH it stinks I can’t buy no more land so guess I’ll smash many buildings in there to reach the last Gimmie item at something Billion I think. Haha. Thx. Keep on Tappin


  5. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (AKA, Springfield Heights)

    The good is that both my “A” and “B” towns had already completed the %$#@@!# billionaire quest for the Heights. I did nothing for my “B” town but did take advantage of the 4X to build a solar panel farm for my town.

    Now, my daughter’s town was only at about $300,000 and thanks to the 4X and a little weekend grinding, it will probably be just under $900,000. That’s the bad because I am100% sick of doing any work on the Heights.

    Pretty shrewd of EA to do the 4X. If someone had all of the premium characters and did some grinding, I am willing to bet you could come pretty darn near completing the %$#@@#! Billionaire quest. Was this an effort to sell premium characters?

    It’s just opinion, but the Heights is/was/will be the worst thing EA has ever done in this game.


  6. I noticed a number of people mention they’re trying to get to 2 billion real estate points. Is there something that happens at that point, or is it more of a personal goal sort-of-thing?


  7. Any idea when (as in time) this might leave? It’s the middle of the night here in the UK and I need sleep, but I’m still just a few buildings off getting rid of this bundle of annoying quests and tasks forever.


  8. Well, I was able to get to the billion on my A Town, and was scheduled to get it on my B Town, but that little hiccup with the payout multiplier being gone for several hours has made it a challenge for me.

    I am about $40 mil away and I can upgrade two business centers to get about $35 million, but going to have to stay awake for quite a bit to get it complete. Even if I don’t get it, I will sure be close that I can get it without the higher payouts later. I am grateful to EA for the multiplier in payouts. Gave me a challenge for the weekend.

    While I wait for the final resources, I have been making some space so I have a big area free for whatever is coming. I like to keep an area next to the recycle center area free as I work Heights, recycling, and the current event stuff. Then when the event is over I move it all to a new area and design it how I like. And then that space is ready for the next event.

    I am with many of you and hope they go back to the old school THOH events and avoid the three acts and so forth. And I hope there is more interaction with friends – like when we can collect and give in friends towns. I’m excited – Halloween and Christmas (only cuz I like Springfield covered in snow) – are my favorite. Although the one Easter event with pink and blue baskets was fun (even though many hated that event).

    Thanks Addicts for keeping us in the loop always and providing all the hints to be successful!


  9. This was an awesome opportunity to build a boatload of Ornate Pier Sections. I stocked up about 30…..

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  10. Hit em with the Hein

    I left the game for like 5 mins to do something else and now can’t get back in. Had this issue earlier too. I am so close to reaching my goal. I am still on my daughters tablet with no problem. EA should extend it a few days for the issues that have be going on.


  11. Q: Do my buildings collect the “hidden XP” if they are in storage…or do they have to be standing out in the actual game to collect it?


  12. Sure, they fix the issue and now the servers appear to be down. WTG, EA


  13. So happy the 4x payout came back…finally made it to the billion mark. & now I never want to make another pill again! 😂

    Thank you for always being so on top of game changes. Like many others, this was the first place I looked when I noticed the payout wasn’t right. Appreciative of all the posts to let me know it wasn’t just me.

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