Cottage Living

The Sims 4 Cottage Living is bringing back Groceries

Finally some good food!

If you’ve ever played The Sims 2 you’d know the stress of having to refill an empty fridge. Well, it really wasn’t too stressful considering that there was a grocery delivery service with a delivery man and a delivery truck full of groceries waiting at your doorstep just a few hours after your order!

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In The Sims 3 we had a Grocery Store rabbit hole where you could purchase fresh ingridients for cooking. However, it was more of an optional feature and you could buy the missing ingridients anytime your Sim would want to cook but don’t have what’s required.

However, in The Sims 4 the concept of groceries was completely…forgotten? Well, up until today!

In the official blog post for The Sims 4 Cottage Living The Sims Team revealed the new Lot Challenges Feature. Although they haven’t shared much about what the new Lot Challenges are, they did share some information regarding the new Simple Living Lot Challenge which comes with new Grocery gameplay!

The Simple Living Lot Challenge makes cooking cheaper, but it also means recipes depend entirely on what you’ve got in your inventory. Forage in the nearby woods for mushrooms and berries, borrow some milk and eggs from your animals, and keep your garden full. Missing something? Place an order with the local grocery shop and get all your ingredients delivered right to your doorstep. (Don’t forget to tip the delivery person!)

Beside the new grocery orders the team also talked a little about running your own grocery stall and even the ability to order chocolate milk from the grocery store!

  • Have a Henford heart-to-heart with the pub owners at The Gnome’s Arms or the Sim running the grocery stall for some wild stories and gossip.
  • You’ll need to find some chocoberries out in the wild or add them to your grocery delivery order to get chocolate milk.

There’s a lot we yet have to discover about Lot Challenges and ordering groceries but it’s cool to know we’re getting that extra layer of realism in The Sims 4!

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Jovan Jovic

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