Growing Together

First Details of the Stay Over Event in The Sims 4 Growing Together


Are your Sims ready for some drama?

The Sims 4 Growing Together live stream was packed full of brand-new information for players. One topic in particular that the team showcased was the upcoming Temporary Stay aka Stay Over event.

Kyle, Stay Over Event
Kyle coming over for the Stay Over Event

This Growing Together event involves a Sim staying with your household for a short period of time. This can be anything from a singular day or up to six days. The event can be initiated in one of two ways. The first can be via the player. The second is by an in-game prompt.

NPC Initiated Temporary Stay

If an NPC initiates a Stay Over event in the Growing Together expansion, you’ll receive a call in the form of an on-screen pop-up. There is no saying if certain interactions will trigger it more often however, it appears to be a random event at the moment. Players will also have the choice to accept the event or decline the event.

Growing Together: Stay Over NPC Prompt
Stay Over NPC Prompt

Player Initiated Temporary Stay

The other way that players can start this event is by adding it manually via the in-game calendar. While specifics as to how much control you have over the event weren’t explored during the Growing Together live stream it is likely to be similar to creating other events manually.

The Sims 4 Growing Together: Stay Overs in Calendars
Stay Overs will be marked in The Sims 4 Calendars! / Source

The calendar will also show you exactly how many days the Sim is staying. Additionally, the Stay Over event will display in its own segment in the calendar too.

Don’t worry if you have other events on the same day that your temporary stay Sims are with you. This event will not conflict with it! Another reason why this is a great feature for storytellers!

Growing Together with Stay Overs

Your Sims will make themselves at home when they arrive and will bring their own suitcase. It even doubles as a dresser of sorts that your Sims can interact with and take with you!

Growing Together - Kyle Stay Over Suit Case
New Suitcase Interactions allow you to Change Clothes anywhere

The Sims Team also made sure to add a couple of suitcases for players to use in Build Mode! One for adult Sims and one for child Sims.

More About Temporary Stays in Growing Together

While Sims who are staying make themselves at home, you can also ask them to relax, help around the house, and more.

However, there are a number of reasons why your Sim could be presented with a temporary stay opportunity in The Sims 4 Growing Together. Maybe the NPC Sim is going through a bad time and needs the company of a good friend or fellow family member. It could be the In-Laws coming to stay after the arrival of a newborn Sim. A family friend or long lost family member. Whatever the reason, these temporary stays can add another level to your game and story!

What do you think of the upcoming Temporary Stays event in The Sims 4 Growing Together? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more information about the upcoming expansion pack!

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Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff.

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