SimCity will receive its 2.0 update tonight. In order to implement the much-anticipated update, the servers are going to be offline for around two hours between 8PM and 10PM in the UK.
This update won’t introduce the oft-demanded offline mode but it does fix a few things that people have been noticing as problems within the game. Tourism numbers will be counted more appropriately after the update, including when they’re on mass transit systems. Gambling has also been tweaked to make it a more profitable specialty.
Among the less impactful changes is the fact that your mayor will now travel to work in his fancy mayor’s car – although he will use his limo, helicopter or sports car if you’ve managed to upgrade your mansion with those modules.
There’s been some tuning to residential-based cities too. They’ll no longer increase in density when they don’t have water or power and their residents won’t be as impressed by health or law enforcement provision.
There are, of course, plenty of other fixes and tweaks – the full list is available on the SimCity Blog.