The Sims 4 Get Together Delayed Until December

Get Together Llama Board Game

Originally slated for a November release, The Sims 4’s Get Together expansion pack has been pushed to early December. This delay will allow them to further polish the game and add even more content. For example, there is a new Don’t Wake the Llama! board game and a diving rock for Natural Pools.

In addition, the team wants to further flesh out Clubs. A new feature will allow you to choose a signature spot for club members to hang out at.

North American players can expect to get their hands on the expansion on December 8th. They plan to release it to other regions within that week.

Check out our Get Together section for more news on the upcoming expansion!

Sims 4 Update (9/24/2015) – Jealous Trait, Bed Claiming, and More!

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Just one day after announcing the new Spooky Stuff pack, The Sims 4 has received a free update! A brand new trait and two Halloween-themed social interactions await players.

The Jealousy trait is ideal for possessive romantic partners. Your Sim will feel confident when their beloved is nearby, but tense when they’re not around for a prolonged period. Should they catch another Sim putting the moves on their mate, expect them to fly into a jealous fury.

Jealous Trait

These Sims get Jealous more easily than other Sims. They gain a boost of Confidence from being around their significant other, but get Tense if they haven’t seen them recently.


Sims 4 Treat

Newly introduced are social interactions available for a limited time, indicated by a small calendar icon. With Halloween coming and the Spooky Stuff pack just around the corner, the team at Maxis has created Trick and Treat interactions.

Giving a Sim a treat will slightly reduce their hunger, while the giver will receive the Spooky Sweets Bestower moodlet (Happy +2). Tricksters increase their mischief skill and gain the Spooky Time Shenanigans moodlet (Playful +2).


Sims 4 Claim Bed

Sims can finally claim their own bed, causing them to autonomously choose that bed when their energy is low. To do so, simply click on a bed and select the Claim interaction. Chances are your Sims will have already claimed beds from previous playtime.

For a comprehensive list of bug fixes in today’s update, please check the patch notes on the EA site.

Haunt the Neighborhood with The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff!

Get into the Halloween spirit in The Sims 4 with the newly announced Spooky Stuff pack! Let’s scare up some fun when it releases next week on September 29th.


Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Spooky Candy Bowl

The pack features two new gameplay objects. Reach for a treat in the Spooky Candy Bowl for a spooktacular surprise. Create all manner of jack-o’-lantern with the Pumpkin Carving Station. And what would Halloween be without ghosts? Slip a pumpkin on their head and haunt the neighborhood!


Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Haunted House

Dress up in a pirate, witch, fairy, ninja, or even a llama superhero costume for the new Spooky Party social event. Dust off those old Deluxe Edition costumes for even more fun. Transform your home into a haunted house with ghastly decor, like pumpkins, spiderwebs, tombstones, and unsettling paintings. Lastly, serve up three new ghoulish delights, including an Eyeball Cheese Plate, Zombie Cake, and Spooky Cookies. Try asking your guests for treats with a new social interaction, but watch out for tricks!


Creating a Club in The Sims 4’s Get Together Expansion

Sims 4 Get Together Club Group

As revealed in the initial announcement, your Sims can create and join Clubs in The Sims 4 Get Together. Clubs are groups of Sims that follow a set of guidelines, indicating what they wear, where they hang out, and how they behave.

When creating your own club, these guidelines are set by you, the player. You decide where members of the club go and what they’ll wear when they get together. Restrict child Sims from joining, or everything but! Hovering over a Sim will tell you what club they’re in, and indicate if they’re the club’s leader.

Sims 4 Get Together Club Clothing

Clubs can have a total of 10 rules, including 5 encouraged and 5 discouraged. Encourage members to be flirtatious, or better yet, specify another club for them to be flirtatious towards! Gear your club towards certain skill-based activities, like fitness or painting. You can even get Sims to act out of character, going against their base personality traits if the club rules dictate such. Don’t worry though, as it only affects Sims during a Club Gathering.

Make your own unique club when the Sims 4 Get Together launches in November!


The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Stuff – Clothing and Hairstyles

Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Stuff CAS Cover

The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Stuff pack was released on August 11th, delivering tasty ice cold treats and a number of new clothing items for your Sims’ wardrobe. This is the most balanced stuff pack to date, with twenty-nine new items for Create A Sim, and twenty-three objects for the Buy catalog.



Cool Kitchen Female Hairstyles

Five stylish medium to long hairstyles are available, complimenting the new selection of clothing. Tops come in many flavors, including two denim jackets, a colorful blazer and scarf, and an open jacket with a pattern print, among others. A worn pair of jeans, belted pants, and a sleek mini skirt with a peek of thigh can be found in the bottoms section. Female Sims also received a new gemstone pendant necklace.



Cool Kitchen Male Hairstyles

Male Sims got a total of two new hairstyles — a medium style with side-swept bangs and a head full of curls. The clothing choices include a blazer over a striped top, denim button up, plaid shirt with a vest, hoodie with a skull and crossbones print, buttoned jacket with a fur collar, and three zipper jackets, along with one pair of worn jeans.


Full Body

Cool Kitchen Stuff Full Body OutfitsServe up some frosty delights in a new gourmet kitchen with these full body apron outfits for both male and female Sims!


Dishwashers Splash into The Sims 4 in Latest Patch

Sims 4 Kitchen Dishwasher

Another highly requested feature of past Sims games has been fulfilled with the addition of dishwashers in today’s Sims 4 patch! The update only includes one dishwasher type, though perhaps we’ll see more in the Cool Kitchen Stuff pack. The Professional Dish Laborer is available in nine color variations and can be found under kitchen appliances. Just place it inside a counter and you’ll be ready to start a load!

One handy function of the dishwasher is the Load Dishwasher interaction. Your Sim will collect all the dirty dishes in the house, assuming there are any, and load them into the dishwasher. Speaking of handiness, with a skill level of 7 and the right parts you can upgrade the dishwasher in several ways.

  • Increase Cleaning Speed
  • Make Extra Reliable
  • Make Unbreakable
  • Make Run Quieter

Aside from the dishwasher, a number of adjustments and bug fixes were made to the game. First off, you may notice that the appearance of cereal has changed, now sporting a more vibrant and pleasant texture. Mail can now be delivered to the active household while visiting a different lot. And finally, custom music tracks will now actually play!

If you weren’t aware already, you can add custom tracks to the game through the Sims 4 folder in Documents. Just drag and drop your track into one of the stations in the Custom Music folder.

To see what else was included with this patch, please visit the patch notes page here or on the Sims 4 forums.


Get Together in a Brand New Sims 4 Expansion Pack!

The Sims 4 received a big reveal at EA’s 2015 Gamescom conference with the announcement of the Get Together expansion pack! Slated for a November release, this brand new expansion is all about gathering your Sims and their friends together and hanging out in the all-new world of Windenburg!

This European themed world is full of fun and exciting group activities. Head to the pub for a pint of juice and a round of foosball, or over to the discotheque to try out some sick new dance moves against the DJ’s beats. Your Sims can join or create Clubs, which vary depending on the members’ interests, personalities, and behaviors.

 Key Features

  • A selection of new hairstyles and clothing.
  • Learn and level up the new DJ and Dancing skills.
  • New objects like a bonfire, DJ booth, foosball table, and a walk-in closet.
  • New interactions, including cheers, fire dancing, backflips, and walk-in closet WooHoo.
  • New places to explore: a hedge maze, the mysterious ruins, a luxurious island, and natural pools!


  • Pub
  • Ancient Ruins
  • Underground Disco
  • Hedge Maze Garden

New Objects

  • Walk-in Closet
  • Natural Pools

New Interactions

  • Kids can play in the closet.
  • New romance interactions.
  • You can hire a barista.
  • Interaction menu for “clubs” (see below)

Social Clubs (A Group of Sims)

  • You can group up with a bunch of Sims to form a club.
  • Each social club has their own interests, personality, and style.
  • You can set their dress codes, behaviors, where they hang out.
  • Members will walk together doing what the leader does.
  • You can makeover Sims in your social club with the Walk-in Closet.

Natural Pools

  • Natural Pools resemble lakes that your Sims can swim in.

Other tidbits

  • The ruins have lots and public spaces.
  • New 64 x 64 lot sizes.


Sims 4 Get Together Logo

The Sims 4 Get Together expansion pack is available for pre-order right now on Origin!


The Sims 4 Spa Day is Out Now!

The Spa Day game pack for The Sims 4 is out now on Origin! Purchase a copy and take a load off with your Sims at the new Spa venue.


Spa Day Logo

Key Features

  • A new Spa venue type, featuring a sauna.
  • The new Wellness skill, improved with yoga, meditation, and massages.
  • New objects, including the massage chair, mud bath, and aquarium.
  • The New Age radio station.

We’ll be covering all of the new content, starting with articles on the new Create a Sim content and objects in the Build catalog. Come back soon to see our coverage, and check out our introduction in the meantime for more information.

The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff – Hot Tubs and Furniture Overview

Perfect Patio Render + Title Bar

Perfect your patios with the ensemble of furniture included in The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff!


Perfect Patio Grill

The new GrillZone grill (by GrillMania) is excellent for a backyard barbecue. Pair it with the purely decorative rack of tongs and trio of sauces for a touch of added detail. Serve up those tasty dishes grilled to perfection on the new granite topped counters.


Perfect Patio Seating Set

Suitable for either indoor or outdoor environments, this set of wicker seating is both stylish and versatile. New lighting objects include a classy o-shaped decoration, lantern, and light up chess pieces.


Perfect Patio Fence

Obscure your patio from the eyes of prying neighbors with the new slatted fence and gate, along with privacy hedges. Circular fountain decorations spout a small stream of water from the top that cascades over the sides.


Perfect Patio Wood Hot Tub

Choose between a polymer hot tub with a wood cabinet or a tub of stone for your Sims to relax in. Up to eight Sims can fit into the tub at one time, including children. The color and intensity of a tub’s lights can be adjusted for an added level of personalization.


Perfect Patio Hot Tub WooHoo

Sims can go skinny dipping, shooing away anyone who isn’t a romantic interest. The hot tub includes a spicy new WooHoo animation that’ll leave any player blushing.


Perfect Patio Hot Tub Upgrades

With a high enough handiness skill and the right parts, Sims can enhance their hot tub experience with fancy upgrades. At level 3, an aromatherapy filter can be added. Now your Sims can enjoy the relaxing scents of jasmine, sage, lemon, or peppermint oils, each with different emotion buffs. A stereo can be installed in the tub with a skill level of 5, including all of the available radio stations in the game. Finally, hot tubs can be made unbreakable at level 8.


Perfect Patio Catalog

A new wall speaker for venues comes with the pack, playing all the country songs from the brand new Backyard radio station.

  • Like No One’s Watching – Henningsons
  • Longneck Weekend – CJ
  • All Nighter – Lindsay Ell
  • Makes Me Feel Good – Natalile Stovall
  • Feel Good Girl – Brent Rupard


Sims 4 Update Adds Door Locking and Half Walls

In preparation for the new Spa Day game pack, The Sims 4 received a free update on July 9th! New gameplay features, clothing, objects, interface updates, and a number of bug fixes were included.


Half Walls and Door Locks

Sims 4 Kitchen Half Wall

Half Walls are now available, with five different sizes to choose from. They can be found under the Walls and Empty Rooms category and decorated with trims and wall patterns. Some objects can even be placed on top of them!


Sims 4 Lock Door

A highly requested feature has arrived with the addition of door locking. Keep out unwanted Sims by clicking on a door and choosing the Lock Door For… option. You can restrict access so that only household members, employees, or the active Sim can pass through it. Doors can be unlocked at any time.


New Clothing and Objects

Sims 4 Bath Towels

If you’ve been following the news on the Spa Day game pack coming next week, you may have spotted these full body bath towels. Well they’re here and can be found in Create A Sim for all ages! Children also got a new pair of matching slippers.


Sims 4 July 2015 Update Objects

The update adds eleven new objects to the catalog. Adorn walls with directional arrow and classic male and female sign decals, and illuminate the room with the Subtle Saucer Light. The Smooth Keeper fence won’t do anything for your Sims’ privacy concerns, but adds a touch of flair to any lot.

Sims 4 Gender Bathrooms

New doors are here as well, two of which come with gender restrictions. Placing the King’s or Queen’s Door will allow only men or women to pass through them, perfect for gender-specific bathrooms.


Interface Updates

Sims 4 Pre-created Maxis Lots

The My Library tab has been updated with new sorting options, including Size, Price, Lot Type, Room Type, and the number of Sims. On top of that, 28 pre-created lots were added to the library! The size and funds of the current lot in Live Mode are now visible in the sorting options when placing a new lot from the library or Gallery. While in Manage Worlds, you can now place a lot without automatically jumping into Build Mode.


Sims 4 Lot Info Panel Revamp

The Lot Info Panel received a new design, making the lot value and dimensions simpler to find. The residential lot bedroom and bathroom fields’ drop downs have been replaced with a text entry field. A new View Venue Type in Gallery button allows you to quickly pull up lots in the My Library tab of the same type as the active lot.


Sims 4 World Info

With the View World Info button added to all the game’s World Maps, players can add and edit a description of that world.  The View Lot Types button located within will show you which lot types are present in a world.