The beach specialization update and its expansions are unlocked using new themed building materials, which can be purchased with SimCash, or earned at random from buildings.
As players unlock these expansions, they’re used hold specific beach specialization buildings, with only a few options available to start. These initial options include the Surfer Beach, Beachfront Shopping Mall, Carousel and Lighthouse. There are 15 new buildings available in all, but the rest are only unlocked for construction after players purchase and build others.
For instance, a Volleyball Court and Lifeguard Tower are unlocked once players construct the Surfer Beach, while a Merman Statue is unlocked after players build the Lifeguard Tower, and so on. Most of the items in this list cost Keys to purchase, but the Surfer Beach is available for 20,000 Simoleons.
Elsewhere, SimCity BuildIt has been updated with three new Tokyo Town buildings, and the ability to convert SimCash into Keys. Finally, EA Mobile has updated the rewards earned from Dr. Vu’s Disaster missions.