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This page is for new content only, items of interest that were only recently added to the game. Updates are listed in reverse order so new stuff from the latest patch should always be on top.

If you're interested in what was included in previous updates, please see the New Content Archives page.

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October 29, 2013

  • Update #117 has been added to the game.
  • The Fire Hawk ride, the last of the Combiner Rides, is now available. If you purchase all 5 of the Combiner parts, you will earn an achievement and be rewarded with the big, combined ride: S.M.A.C.M., the Super Maximum Assembled Cyber Mech.
  • Toeny and Pinkeye are now correctly marked as members only.
  • Click and Clack are the new Demolition Derby and Kart Racing Coin Merchants near the racetracks.
  • All pet-related vendors are now coin shop merchants.
  • Smelting minigames once again award Miner experience.

October 22, 2013

The position of one of the Snowhill Rare Exploration tokens has been adjusted to fit in with landscape changes.

October 15, 2013

  • Update #115 has been added to the game.
  • Several new items have been added to the Marketplace and Coin Shop: Toxic Barrel, Super Spooktacular Parachute, an Undead Nightmare ride, Frankie Spooky Popper, and Ghostly Spooky Popper.
  • Three of Three has completed the addition of these evil Wizards.
  • Biff and Calista no longer have hidden names.
  • The Miner Coin Merchants have been added.
  • Many invisible walls have been removed from the game, in preparation of the flying feature of the Combiner Ride.
  • Fred Futbol and Tommy Crackletoe are now merchants for Soccer items.
  • Glenda has replaced Gravedigger Dustin as a quest mob.

October 8, 2013

  • Update #114 was put in the game.
  • The Grey Werewolf Outfit is now in the Marketplace. If this looks familiar to you, it's the same design as the LIMETED EDITION Werewolf Outfit from 2009, but different coloring.
  • There's a Fog Machine in the Coin Shop.
  • Two of Three has joined his brother in the Realms. His random appearances are in different locations, though.
  • The Great Scare is now a daily, repeatable quest.
  • The Ghost Vision achievement can now be completed by anyone that already had the Spectral Spectacles from a previous year by just equipping them.
  • Tiger the Party Animal has been removed from Sanctuary during the remainder of Spooktacular. You can still find him in either Blackspore or Seaside, if you want to purchase a Luau party.
  • Wizard Coin Merchants are now available in the Realms.
  • Several style merchants in Sanctuary are now coin merchants.
  • The quest goal spotlight is now green, instead of white, to match the color of the bread-crumb trail dots.
  • Abacus Coinmiser is shouting doom and gloom in Sanctuary, but he should not be taken seriously.

October 3, 2013

  • Update #113.1 has fixed a number of issues from the last update:
    • The 8-Bit Hero achievement has been changed so it can be earned when you summon your Meep pet.
    • Issues with most of the Spooktacular achievements have been resolved.
  • The Super Hero Outfit, Haunted Flair Shard, Bat Mask, and Black Spooky Spray are now in the Marketplace.

October 1, 2013

  • Update #113 is now in game.
  • Spooktacular has returned to haunt the Realms for another year! It should remain until November 12th.
  • Along with all of the returning items, there are some new Hair Color Style Cards in the Marketplace.
  • There is a new evil Wizard that has been seen lurking about the Realms. His name is One of Three and defeating him is quite an achievement. He appears in a few different places at different times.
  • An Events section has been added to the Achievments and the first trophy in it will be awarded when you complete Momma Meepster's quest.
  • The final day for 8-Bit Month will be October 7th. From what we understand, it should be returning next year.
  • Sonja is now a quest mob, rather than Hank Fisticuffs.
  • One of the Lost Meep locations has been removed since it continued to not allow collecting.
  • Chef Coin Merchants are now in the Realms.

September 24, 2013

September 17, 2013

  • Update #112 has been added.
  • A couple more items have been added for 8-Bit Month: the 8-Bit Moustache and the Alien Invader T-Shirt.
  • The Friends List window should be fixed now.
  • The Lost Meeps should no longer be un-clickable.
  • Postman and Warrior Coin Merchants have been added to the game.
  • The Chat window should become transparent much quicker now when not in use.
  • Each Hero Rises enemy now has an icon to indicate level and difficulty (up to 20 and 3, respectively).

September 10, 2013

  • Update #111 was put in game.
  • Momma Meepster has arrived for 8-Bit Month and needs your help to find her Lost Meep babies.
  • In keeping with the 8-bit theme, a Pixelated Skull T-Shirt is in the Marketplace.
  • The minimap is no longer hidden while in housing instances.
  • Spratt has replaced Slashum as a quest mob.
  • The farm in Briarwood now has Briarapple samples instead of Spiralmint.
  • Farnum Farm now has Wildroot samples.

September 1 - 3, 2013

August 29, 2013

  • A number of SOE employees, including some of the Free Realms Development Team, Ambassadors, and Customer Service, lost their jobs in what SOE calls a difficult decision. As stated in our article, we wish everyone affected by this the best of luck in quickly finding a new position.

August 27, 2013

  • Update #110 went live.
  • An achievement for the Combiner Ride, United We Stand, has been added. This mechanic will be used to reward the final combined ride once you've purchased all 5 parts, but since it's based on buying items with SC, it is not worth any achievement points.
  • There has been a change to the combat power-ups. The original health, energy, shield, flame, and earth shards have been removed from most instances and replaced with new ones:
    • Gift of Health temporarily increases your maximum health and greatly increases health regeneration
    • Gift of Energy temporarily increases your maximum energy and greatly increases your energy regeneration
    • Gift of Power temporarily increases your damage by a flat amount and your defense by a percentage
    • Gift of Focus temporarily increases your damage by a percentage and grants a flat damage reduction
    • Gift of Skill temporarily increases your movement speed, critical hit chance, and critical hit damage
  • Players are now able to initiate a 20-minute Luau Party for coins! Speak to Tiger the Party Animal in either Sanctuary, Seaside, or Blackspore.
  • The exit/title bar no longer appears while in instances. You are now able to exit by using the red exit button.
  • Most UI elements are now hidden while decorating your house or lot.
  • Additional merchants have been added to handle Medics and Ninjas in need of weapons and armor.
  • Nekark is now better at knowing when his tentacles are damaged and is less likely to remain in an inactive state.
  • Bitterleaf's hit points and physical damage have been increased. Additionally, he can now appear in 5 different locations.

August 23, 2013

  • Be Saved By The Bell during the sale in the Marketplace! Get 50% off everything this weekend. See the news article for more details.

August 20, 2013

  • The newest baby pet pal, a dragon, is available for a limited time.

August 16, 2013

  • Update #109 was all about bug fixes and improvements.
    • The text color of new Sasparilla items was updated to prevent their text from turning black on the rewards screen.
    • The overworld boss, Raven, should now always start all 3 waves of her battle.
    • Chugzy will now be much more visually active in the Ninjawug Outpost.
    • Characters should no longer bounce when the trees raise and lower during the Raven battle.
  • The Luau Party has returned to the Activities Calendar! The Referees are hosting this terrific shindig again.
  • Buy pre-paid Station Cash cards from Best Buy and redeem them from August 16th to 18th to get Double SC. See the FR News story for more details.

August 13, 2013

  • Update #108 has been added to the game.
  • The Wugachug chapter of A Hero Rises has been added. Chapter 4, A Brewing Darkness, involves Wugachug's Sasparilla Festival. There are many new quests, achievements, armor, weapons, flair and power shards, enemies and battles, and a super-rare pet pal!
  • Many of the UI windows accessed via the Main Menu now share the same background as the Main Menu. There is also a Main Menu button on these sub-screens.
  • Camo blocks that are dropped from overworld combat will now have a randomized color.
  • Optimizations have been added for the friends list.

August 6, 2013

  • Update #107 is now in game.
  • The Blast Rover ride is the latest part of the Combiner Ride.
  • The buttons around the minimap have been moved to a Top Bar in the top, center of the screen.
  • Players may again hide the social UI panel with the Friends button on the Top Bar.
  • The chase camera for battles and the overworld have been adjusted to show more of the horizon and less of the ground.
  • New merchants for Archer, Brawler, and Blacksmith have been added to the world. They will use an interface similar to the farming vending machine.
  • Several fixes have been added for the housing permissions.
  • Optimizations have been added to the rename system.

July 30 - August 1, 2013

  • Because of the upcoming SOE Live, log in between July 30th and August 3rd to receive a SOE Live 2013 T-Shirt. While SOE Live is running, when you wear the shirt, you'll receive a coin boost and run-speed increase. See the support article for more details.
  • The August Member's Pack is available.

July 23, 2013

  • Update #105 was added.
  • A baby pegasus is available for a limited time.
  • There are a number of new Player Studio T-Shirts available.
  • The quest No Pain, No Gain now displays an arrow on the ground that points toward the next race gate.
  • Donovan Shadeweaver no longer implies he's giving you something amazing when completing Favors for Favors.
  • The Job Materials collection nodes should no longer de-spawn after 10 minutes.
  • Keldon no longer animates while encased in ice.
  • The time limit for Ninja: Handle With Care has been increased from 40 seconds to 120.
  • Successfully completing Double Dog Dare now only requires one perfect fruit smash while making Fried Starnut Stick.

July 16 - 18, 2013

  • Another part of the Combiner Ride has been added and it looks like a helicopter.

July 9, 2013

  • Update #104 went live.
  • There's a new Mystery Chest available: the Chest of Wonders. It has Arabian Nights-themed items in it. The clothing items are gender-specific.
  • Some bugs were squashed and improvements made:
    • The collection system has a new and improved layout.
    • Bixies summoned by Lieutenant Buzzuz disappear after 15 seconds to stop them from tormenting the citizens of Sanctuary.
    • The Popular Items on the Welcome Screen have been updated to include the Uncle Sam Outfit, Rumbledome Booster Pack, Cyber Cycle, and Skulls Dress.
    • Placeables, like boomboxes and cakes, should no longer be able to be destroyed by, nor draw the anger of, hostile NPCs.
    • Some issues were fixed with stat calculations on pet buffs.
  • On July 11th, 7-Eleven Day, you can redeem any pre-paid Station Cash card bought there, and receive a bonus SC 500 .

July 3, 2013

  • Update #103 was put in game.
  • Seaside is the newest addition to the Hero Rises journal. There are new quests, new enemies and battles, and new weapons, armor, and housing items!
  • July's member pack has been distributed. It has a special Seaside theme!
  • A new panel has been added to the Welcome Screen to advertise what's in the current monthly member pack.
  • The USA Racer and the Uncle Sam Outfit have returned to the Marketplace for the holiday.
  • On Independence Day, SOE is having a 40% off sale on Station Cash purchased online! If you have already purchased a $15 pre-paid card, you can get in on the sale as well: redeem it on July 4th and get an extra SC 1000 . See our story for more details.
  • There are 2 new achievements:
    • ...And So It Begins: complete the Hero Rises tutorial and earn a character name change certificate.
    • Natural Born Leader: reach level 15 on any job and earn a guild name change certificate.
  • Quite a number of bug fixes and improvements were made:
    • The quest box should now stay minimized after changing activities.
    • Mining and collection nodes no longer have names over them.
    • Items that don't scale based upon level are no longer designated as "New School" and their descriptions have been changed to indicate this as well.
    • The Fireball attack on the Awakened Wizard's Wand of Forbidden Magic should now inflict damage around the target, not the player.
    • NPCs, including pets and monsters, should move around Southern Wilds more intelligently.
    • Running into walls and tree stumps should occur much less often when using the Take Me There feature in the Southern Wilds.
    • The Manguana Statue and Motorsmith Pants can now be crafted by high-level, non-member Blacksmiths. However, non-members still cannot use them.
    • The Robot Woes quest should now work correctly, with robots re-spawning as necessary.
    • Slowreel's Prize Fish now spawns on top of the wood pile in the quest You Can't Steal What's Already Yours. Miles Sourpetal, the quest-giver, has been moved so he's more visible from the road.
    • The Perfect Pour should now complete correctly once you've done the Smelting: Tin minigame.
    • Pointer arrows should, once again, be present for the Biting Back minigame.
    • Several NBA jerseys are no longer incorrectly classified as housing items.
    • Defeating Bristlewood Vultures will, again, properly advance the Fighting is for the Birds quest.

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