Hey Poptropicans, a new Home Island is on its way! 🏡
Yup, never mind that this base stop has been redesigned multiple times in the past several years. The latest Home Island remodel features a short side-quest, fewer buildings, and two blimps.
The Pop Creators posted sneak peeks on the official blog and said it was currently in beta testing and would be released to all soon, but you can access it right now by playing on a new account.
As for the side-quest, it begins immediately and is fairly quick. Catch what happens on our new Home Island Guide or in this video from idk:
You might remember those statues from an earlier sneak peek. When you first land on the island, Amelia Earhart (yes, she’s still here, and she has her own statue now!) gives you a Novice Adventurer Outfit.
The side-quest has you chase after a guy clomping about on giant robot legs for stealing the statue of the greatest Poptropica adventurer, Xavier, who has majestic squid hair. Turns out the guy is Xavier! He plans on retiring and gives you his cottage, which is your clubhouse. That’s it for “The Greatest” side-quest!
Back on the main street of the island, you can find the blimp is available on either side of the island, rather than in the middle. There are now just two buildings: Adventure Outfitters (i.e. the store rebranded) and your remodeled clubhouse. In the background, we can see blimps flying in the distance, as well as more homes on floating islands.
By the gate to your clubhouse’s backyard is a Poptropican crying for help — it’s the mayor from 24 Carrot Island, who calls you to help his island. Maybe there’ll be a different character there in the future!
The menu has also been touched up. Instead of the crate, we get three lines in the top-right corner, which pulls up the menu items, now with text labels: Items, Map, Store, House, Friends, Arcade (which no longer has its own building!), Messages, Pets (now barn-less), and Settings.
Only a day into this beta release of the new Home Island, and there’s already fan art for the iconic Xavier! The Pop Creators even posted a doodle from @invisible_b0nes on their Instagram story:
That’s it for this post, but you can catch more about the new Home Island side-quest (including glamor shots of Xavier) over on our Home Island Guide! What do you think of this Home Island makeover? Was it time for a change, or are the Creators overplaying this first stop once again? Sound off in the comments and on the PHC, our Discord server!
Pop on, Poptropicans! ✌️
20 thoughts on “Adventurers outfitted on a new Home Island”
Wow. I was honestly hoping for a better remodel of Home. This is not what I’d envisioned at all! I was hoping for more buildings, more fun, and extra things like malls and restaurants. I hope the creators are going to continue to build off of this, because this version extremely disappoints me.
Hmm..it is in beta so they can now!
It’s definitely a more minimalist version of the Home Island we knew. Maybe the Creators envisioned less clutter so it would be easier to find the main features, while relegating the rest to the menu. Malls and restaurants sound interesting, but perhaps these could be features of regular story-based islands (like the mall on the classic Night Watch Island, if it returns).
new animations are cool
Don’t really know how to feel about the animations being so snappy, but I guess it’s something to get use to.
Um, wow! Now I can see why the Creators take some time to post something every now and then. I like this new revamped Home island. It has everything the old home island had, just a few more tweaks added here and there. Thank you creators for making this and PHB for sharing this! 🙂
ahh..i also get it!
It doesn’t quite have everything the old one did — for instance, one thing that’s gone is the New You building, which had a Colorizer (for hair and skin tone) and randomized outfits for you to customize from. But the new additions are interesting, particularly with the background animations of blimps flying that makes the place feel like a rest stop in between your island adventures.
This is so good!
Creators get the colorizer back!
Is this one of those updates only new players can access? I really don’t want to make a new account just to get the new version.
You don’t need to make a new account. You can just click play now. I think this will be available to everybody soon.
It is in test right now and soon will be available for everyone!
I’m getting very….bored… of the Creators “revamping” the same home hub 17 million times. They’ve removed classic islands and don’t focus on engaging stories. It’s sad.
Hmm…but at least they keep updating.
You know what I’m thinking. Some better remodeling. I mean, I like the new update but I wish they put more buildings, or a bigger home island if not both. I would rate the island 4 out of 5 stars.
Yeah I miss the colorizer and the costumiser.