CurseForge’s Mod Hub will offer safe, curated modded content for The Sims 4 in one convenient place!
The Behind The Scenes Summit yesterday announced that for the first time in the series’ history, The Sims 4 would be partnering with CurseForge to create a central mods hub for third-party fan made content. Modders and CC creators will now be able to upload their content to the Mods Hub where it can be easily accessed by Simmers all around the world. Sims 4 mods and CC will be more accessible and safer than ever before!
Here’s everything you need to know about the new Mod Hub!
What is CurseForge?
CurseForge is a mod hosting platform created by Overwolf. They host high-quality, safe, and curated mods for many popular games, including Minecraft, World of Warcraft, Stardew Valley, Skyrim, and now, The Sims 4!
The new Sims 4 Mod Hub will be a safe and convenient one-stop-shop for Sims 4 mods and custom content… all for FREE! Simmers will be able to download everything on the Mod Hub completely free of charge and with peace of mind that the content they’re downloading is curated and guaranteed to be safe and of good quality.
What are the benefits of The Sims 4 Mods Hub for Simmers?
For the first time ever, all your favourite Sims 4 mods and CC will be located in one central place. No long lists of bookmarked websites or struggling to remember where you got this or that piece of CC. You can find everything you need in one convenient location.
All content hosted on CurseForge has been curated by their team of Simmers to ensure that everything is high quality and completely safe. You never have to worry about malware or viruses sneaking into your Mods folder, so Simmers can breathe easy knowing they have access to limitless creativity in a safe, secure space.
Pro Mod Manager
CurseForge’s Mod Manager will allow you to manage your mods easily and efficiently. Organize your mods with thumbnails and enable/disable them with the click of a button. Never go searching through a messy, disorganized Mods folder looking for a specific package file ever again!
Squeaky Clean Fun
Everything hosted on CurseForge is moderated to make sure it meets The Sims 4’s ESRB rating. You don’t have to fear accidentally downloading inappropriate or explicit content to your game. There will be no violent or sexually explicit content on The Sims 4 Mod Hub whatsoever.
Mod troubles after game patches are a thing of the past! CurseForge will automatically update your mods for you after every game patch so there will be no more disruptions to your gameplay. Keep enjoying the game you love with all your beloved mods and CC with no hassle after every patch.
What are the benefits of The Sims 4 Mods Hub for Creators?
There are many benefits for creators who host their content on CurseForge. CurseForge is a huge platform with over 10 million users and it’s a great opportunity for your mods and CC to get discovered by millions of Simmers.
Modders and CC designers will be able to connect with the top modders and designers on CurseForge. These creators known as the “Mod Squad.” Get tips, swap ideas, and inspire each other! You can meet other creators with the same passions and interests as you.
All mods hosted on the Mod Hub are 100% free to download for players but with CurseForge’s Author Reward program, creators have the ability to make a living doing what they truly enjoy; making fun and creative content for The Sims 4. CurseForge also hosts creator events and competitions where creators can submit their creations to win cash prizes.
Top creators on CurseForge will be invited to participate in exclusive events, both digital and physical! There will be hackathons, creative brainstorms, meetups, and lots more.
What can players and creators expect for the future of The Sims 4 Mods Hub?
There is a lot on the horizon for The Sims 4 Mods Hub and CurseForge has provided us with a handy roadmap to give us a clear idea of what we can expect and when to expect it.
- October 18th, 2022: Official announcement
- November 14th, 2022: Mod Hub reveal (for everyone) and TS4 CC Mod Festival Kickoff (for creators)
- December 6th, 2022: The Sims 4 Mods Manager launches as an open beta and CurseForge’s new and improved website goes online
- January 17th, 2023: Mod Contest winners are announced and more Sims content is being added to CurseForge
- 2023: More features, updates, and content being added to The Sims 4 Mods Hub
When will we be able to use The Sims 4 Mods Hub?
The Sims 4 Mods Hub will launch on November 14th, 2022. The Mods Manager will come on December 6th, 2022 as an open beta. This means that the Mods Hub and Mods Manager may continue to undergo changes and additions over time as the Overwolf team receives feedback from both players and creators.
Which platforms is the Mods Hub available on?
UPDATE: The previous confirmation has been cancelled out by a new statement from OverWolf. The Mods Hub will release first on PC (Windows) November 14th, with Mac support coming early 2023.
SimGuruFrost confirmed that the mods will be available for PC and Mac, through the CurseForge website.
Overwolf x Maxis Introductory Video
You can watch the full video hosted by DinkaKay from Overwolf and Uri Marchand, CEO and co-founder of Overwolf where they share all this information with Simmers.
Still hungry for more information? Check out our full coverage of the entire Behind The Sims Summit event where we got even more exciting info on CurseForge plans for Sims 4 CC and mods, and other big features coming to The Sims series!