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The Sims 4 February 2016 Update: New Content and Features!

The Sims 4’s latest update brings plenty of new content and features such as the Kleptomaniac Trait, Grilled Cheese Aspiration, Gardener NPC and more! For more information about what’s fixed in the latest update, CLICK HERE!

In this Article, I’ll be showing off some of the major new content, features and changes, so let’s get started!

Gardener Service

You no longer have to take care of your own plants! To hire a Gardener, simply click on your Phone and go to Careers/Household > Hire A Service.

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One Time Gardeners will come only once to take care of your plants, while Scheduled Gardeners will come regularly to take care of them.

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New Aspiration – Grilled Cheese

You’re probably wondering why you can’t find the new Grilled Cheese Aspiration in Create A Sim. Well, that’s because this is a special Aspiration that needs to be unlocked first!

To unlock it, simply eat 3 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

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You’ll receive a notification in the top right corner. Click the ”Select New Aspiration” and find the Grilled Cheese Aspiration under the Food section.

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Here’s what you need to do in order to complete this Aspiration and unlock the reward trait:

Level 1 (Gouda Greenhorn)

  • Talk to 3 Different Sims About Grilled Cheese

Click on a Sim and select Talk About Grilled Cheese Social from the Friendly category.

  • Eat 10 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Click on a Grilled Cheese Sandwich and select Grab a serving.

Level 2 (Cheddar Connoisseur)

  • Eat 10 Excellent Quality Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Click on a Excellent Quality Grilled Cheese Sandwich and select Grab a serving.

  • Cook 3 Group Servings of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

To cook a group serving, click on the Stove, select Cook, and select the grilled cheese family or party size recipe from the list.

  • Talk to 5 Different Sims About Grilled Cheese

Click on a Sim and select Talk About Grilled Cheese Social from the Friendly category.

Level 3 (Muenster Maniac)

  • Eat a Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Space

Click on a Rocket Ship and select the Eat Grilled Cheese in Space interaction.

NOTE: You’ll need to have a Grilled Cheese Sandwich serving in your Sim inventory.

  • Cook an Excellent Quality Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Click on the Stove, select Cook, and select the Grilled Cheese recipe from the list.

  • Talk to the Grim Reaper About Grilled Cheese

Click on the Grim Reaper and select the Talk About Grilled Cheese interaction from the Friendly Socials.

98b632bd368e9ac4 Reward Trait: Melt Master

Melt Masters have devoted enough of their love and bodies to grilled cheese to truly become Gurus of Gruyere.

They can summon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Paint Grilled Cheese Paintings.

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1179a319fa04d640 New Trait – Kleptomaniac

You can choose your Kleptomaniac Trait in Create A Sim under the Lifestyle Trait section.

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Kleptomaniacs can steal items from other Households. At start, they’ll only be able to steal small, decor items, but as they progress through the Mischief Skill, they’ll be able to steal bigger items, such as the sofa.

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Sims who successfully steal an object will be rewarded with an Energized buff. After they won’t be able to steal anything for 2 hours. If they get caught, they’ll receive an Embarrassed buff, and they won’t be able to steal anything for 8 hours.

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Any stolen item can be found in your Household Inventory in Build Mode. For each stolen item you’ll have information from who you stole it. Sims who swiped the item can even return the stolen object, which will give them a Happy buff.

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2 New Paintings

Search for the Tragic Clown and Let There Be Plumbobs! in Build Mode. Sims who view the Tragic Clown Painting may get a sad buff!

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#TeamTrick Items

Remember the #TeamTrick vs #TeamTreat The Sims 4 Challenge that happened a few months ago? Well, even though #TeamTrick lost, The Sims Team has decided to unlock all 3 objects into the game. Search for the Boneyard, Buyer Beware, and Stoar the Bearded Trickster Door in Build Mode.

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Twitter Share

You can now share your Screenshots, Gallery Uploads and Achievements straight from The Sims 4 to Twitter!

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Custom Content Filters / Icons

Custom Content items are now properly tagged with an official CC icon. Also, you can search only through Custom Content in both CAS and Build Mode using the Custom Content filter under the Content Category.

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Match Speed Stereo Music Option

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Jovan Jovic

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  • simsfan36

    yea for the gardener

  • Christian

    Amazing Patch!!! A lot of things were fixed and a bunch more were added!