This is the second time since I’ve been playing Mafia Wars that they’ve offered the free property upgrade weekend. This is a great event and I hope every member of my mafia will take advantage of it. This free upgrade can be used only once per player for the whole weekend. For those bottom line up front people, most players will probably benefit most from choosing the Mafia Wars Las Vegas Hotel property for their free upgrade. But everyone’s situation is different so if you have a few minutes, read on and learn how to make the best decision for your situation.
What’s Included in the Mafia Wars Free Property Upgrade Weekend
For most cities, all properties are included, but for Mafia Wars New York, only regular income (money) producing land properties are included. All of the properties in Mafia Wars Las Vegas are included as they all produce income. But I went in to check and all properties in Bangkok and Cuba are included, regardless of what they produce.
Here’s how it breaks down. In Mafia Wars New York, you can upgrade your mega casino, uptown hotel, office park, dockyard, restaurant, warehouse, tenement, pawnshop or flophouse (Louie’s Deli does not appear to be upgradeable). These non income generating properties are included in the Mafia Wars Free Property Upgrade Weekend): Bangkok’s drug smuggling ring, Bangkok’s piracy operation, Bangkok’s ammo trading camp, Bangkok’s Yaa Baa Parlor, Cuba’s Bribery Ring.
What’s Not Included in the Mafia Wars Free Property Upgrade Weekend
If the property produces anything other than income and is in Mafia Wars New York, it is not included. This means that in New York, we cannot upgrade our armory, weapons depot, or chop shop.
My Best Tips to Maximize the Benefit of the Mafia Wars Free Property Upgrade Weekend
First, figure out what city you would benefit the most from with the Mafia Wars free property upgrade. For me this would be either Bangkok (for the ammo trading camp) or Las Vegas (all I have left to upgrade is the fountain), as I am not finished with either one yet. I would have also considered New York if the armory had been included, but I have plenty of cash in New York so that would not be a good use of my Mafia Wars free property upgrade this weekend. Because I am doing more in Las Vegas, I decided on Las Vegas.
Second, once you have narrowed down to which city would be most beneficial, then figure out which property would give you the most benefit over time by saving you the most Mafia Wars money and/or saving you the most trouble gathering parts. In most cases it will be the largest property in the city you’ve chosen, either the most expensive one or the one that requires the largest number of gathered parts. To put this another way, if you have multiple choices in the city of your choice – pick either the one that usually costs the most to upgrade or would save you the most effort in upgrading.
Part of why I decided on Las Vegas was because the Bangkok property only takes Mafia Wars Bangkok cash to upgrade, whereas the Las Vegas property requires that I get at least 8 of four different parts in order to do an upgrade. While cash doesn’t build up as fast in Bangkok as it does in New York, cash is much easier for me to come by in this game than the parts are.
I hope this helps you and you can maximize the benefit of your Mafia Wars free property upgrade this weekend!