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Simmers, Get Ready to Patch

The base game has a big update coming!

Updates, updates, and more updates for you. And the best part is, they now come with The Sims™ 4 base game. Read on for more details about this patch*, which will be available tomorrow, November 13, 2018.

Terrain Update

In case you missed it, check out the livestream that takes you through one of the most manipulative things you can do in the game. When it comes to building, that is!

Terrain manipulation will provide more ways for you to be creative, giving you the freedom to build and customize your worlds in unique ways. You'll be able to expand landscape features and building options, and adjust heights to create hillsides or ditches.

You can also:

  • Construct a house above ground or under a crafted hill
  • Build pools and foundations that can be adjusted by height
  • Line stairs along elevated terrain
  • Experiment with a new half-height wall

There will be specific tools to help bring your vision to life, as well:

  • Raise / Lower Terrain (Brush Tool)
  • Smooth Terrain (Brush Tool)
  • Flatten Terrain (Rectangular Area Tool)
  • Flatten Lot (One-Shot)

Additionally, The Sims 4 will have a "Flatten to Height" tool that combines the functionality of Flatten Terrain with Raise / Lower Terrain at defined foundation increments. A slider or hotkeys can be used to jump to height levels. The Flatten-To-Height tool should display an arrow that auto flips depending if the terrain is going up or down.

So, what we're trying to say is, you can now raise the roof.

More Updates and a Big Surprise

For newer players, there will be an updated tutorial to help you get into the game faster. Plus, you can:

  • Receive extra assistance with a voiceover narrator
  • Have a Guided Entry when selecting Aspirations
  • Get custom homes designed for your story
  • Experience an updated World Select screen

You'll also get to choose the name of a Sim's career, as well as a description of the job that your Sim is performing. Now when other Sims ask what their career is, they won't reply that their unemployed.

Plus, if you ever wanted to see the world through the eyes of your Sims . . .


Please excuse the all-caps, but this. Is. Huge. We're so excited to see how this will change the way you play.

Style Influencer Career

Another day, another livestream. But this time, it was introducing the new Style Influencer career!

Start as a Rag Reviewer, developing the Writing Skill and interviewing other Sims. Then, advance your Sim by working on Photography and Painting Skills. With new objects, like the digital sketchpad, you can take their career on the go. Your Sim can work from home, write some articles, and slowly but surely, work their way up.

In this career, your Sim can become a stylist and makeover other Sims with their own creativity. Once your Sim progresses even further, they can start fashion trends for the entire world!

Oh, one more thing, in case you're looking for some more Get Famous fun. Take the latest quiz, where you can find out how you'll become famous!

And while you're at it, catch up on The Sims 4 Forums, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all of the latest. Sign up for The Sims 4 newsletter to get updates, exclusive offers, and more (including other EA news, products, events, and promotions) by email and get Grim's Goulish Guitar for free*!

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play. See minimum system requirements for this pack.

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