Countdown to the release of The Sims 4 Get Famous

The Sims 4 Get Famous Expansion Pack is releasing in just a couple of days!

All of the release dates and times that you can see down below are scheduled for a midnight release (some of them being close to a midnight release). We confirmed the dates with SimGuruNick as well to provide exact information on when the pack will come out.

As you can see down below, the pack has 5 different release schedules in total, with each release belonging to a different time zone / group of countries that we’ve added down below.

In case you don’t know, this pack will release worldwide on the same day but with a staggered release across different time zones. Down below you can find countdowns for multiple time zones. Make sure you bookmark this article and also stay tuned on our YouTube Channel as we’ll be throwing a Launch Party for The Sims 4 Get Famous – counting down to the release of Get Famous in Europe and America.

Also, make sure you join us as we livestream The Sims 4 Get Famous LIVE and countdown together to the European and American release of the game!

North & South America (Midnight EDT New York Time, November 16th)

2018/11/16 06:00:00

Europe (Midnight CET Paris Time, November 16th)

2018/11/16 00:00:00

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel & Turkey (Midnight MSK Moscow Time, November 16th)

2018/11/15 23:00:00

Japan, Korea & the rest of Far East (Midnight KST Seoul Time, November 16th)

2018/11/15 17:00:00

Australia & New Zealand (Midnight AEST Sydney Time, November 16th)

2018/11/15 15:00:00

Written by Jovan Jovic

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      • I’m confused. We’ve always known the release was November 16th since the reveal trailer.
        The only thing related to November 6th and Get Famous is the Twitch stream on November 6th.

  1. Just letting you know that the AEST timer is incorrect. Although too little too late really. But because of daylight saving in Australia, Sydney is on AEDT, not AEST time and thus will have the pack released at 1:00 am in Sydney.

    So in AEDT time, the pack will be released at 1:00 am on 16th November (Sydney (NSW) Melbourne (VIC) Canberra (ACT) Hobart (Tasmania))
    And in AEST time, the pack will be released at 12:00 am on 16th November (Brisbane (QLD))

    So either the name of the Australian/New Zealand timer should be changed, or the countdown should be rectified to account for AEDT not AEST.

  2. Wait, I thought packs always were released at the same time globally. I’m in NZ and remember having to wait til 5am next day to download packs…unless they’ve changed that.

    • when I got Cats and Dogs im pretty sure it was released globally, because at midnight when it came out it was not an option to download. but just try looking to download it at midnight and I think that should work now. 🙂

  3. Whats bad is in Origin in Australia mine says unlocked and release 15/11/2018

    Its the 15th here but no download available but this site says 16th, make sure you ignore Origin as its wrong people 🙂

  4. So Origin and everywhere else I’ve looked says 15th… but it’s 16th on here… was planning on spending my last day off of work playing this but looks like it’s gonna have to wait.

  5. Is there a reason Origin says the release date is the 15th? I was under the impression it would be released tomorrow morning Pacific time like in previous expansions

    • Yeah, cause it’ll be ready to download at like midnight but possibly a bit before. 8 hours though. Soooo freaking excited! I thought it was still a day away for us. Definitely pulling an all nighter :p

    • Same here! I launched the game just to see and the add displayed on the main screen says it releases on the 16th? Yet on origin it says 15th

  6. On my end both the Sims website and my Origin pre-order say it will be released on the 15th. If that’s not accurate then something went wrong in updates.

  7. With 22 hours to go for me in the States, I wish I lived in Australia right now, who only have 7 hours to go! 🙂 LOL!

  8. This is so confusing yesterday i checked the site and it said it was coming out on the 15th and i don’t even know which timezone it should be for the UK

    • I pre ordered the game a few days ago beliving that it would be ready when I got up this morning only to be told that uk have another 12 hours until ready I took a day off work 2 not happy x

    • im usa it said the 15th for pre orders and it still says it but they still didnt release fakse advertisement smh everyone that pre ordered should get something in addition for being lied to and time wasted and i mean something others who didnt pre order dont get

  9. So I’ll be working at midnight when it releases on Friday but plan on asking my sibling to download the pre-order. Do they just have to open Origin and it begins the download automatically at 12, or do they enter the game?

  10. So why did we pre order if we just get it the same time as everyone else??????????????????????????????? im in usa and it says release nov 15th for pre order and nov 16th for regular

    • Exactly but they don’t care because they already have our money just next time I know not to fall for the tricks and I’ll get it cheaper at Target

  11. Clarify something for me, Im in the UK. Pre ordered the game and it says release date is the 15th what time will it be available to download on origin?

      • I wonder why they thought to display it a day early on origin. I don’t know if it’s origin translating times/dates automatically has caused the misconception or if it’s changed to a day later, either way it’s a shame no gurus have acknowledged it

        • For everyone curious, the comment a bit earlier from Anna with the recommendation for tunnel bear worked without any problems! So I have get famous earlier than 12am…

  12. Why does my preorder say it’s available today but won’t download?? The banner says the 16th but when I click for info it’s says the 16th

  13. If you want your game early close/shut off Origin.
    Go to and download the VPN, install, set it to Singapore and start it up.
    Start Origin and start downloading the EP.

      • It didn’t work, the free version doesn’t have enough to download I’ve now just wasted more money so it’ll continue to work, do not do this. save yourself the time and money.

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