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The Sims 4 Life Span: New Age Durations

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Take a closer look at the new life span changes!

The recent update not only gave The Sims 4 Infants, but it also means life span of each life stage has changed! It comes as no surprise that this has changed, but it will make playing Sims more interesting with the new adjusted life spans.

The Sims 4 Infant playing with toys
An Infant Sim playing with toys

If we were to look at what the life spans were previously in The Sims 4, we can get an idea of just how much they have changed now that Infants are in the game.

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Pre-Infants Update Life Span for Sims in The Sims 4 shown in Sim Days. Information Courtesy of Carl’s Sims 4 Guides,

Updated The Sims 4 Life Spans

Now, depending on how you play, or even if you play with ageing off, Sims life span could be either too short or even too long in some way.

However, let’s take a look at what changes have been made to the life spans in The Sims 4.

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New Update Life Span for Sims in The Sims 4 shown in Sim Days. Information by Kimbasprite.

If we are comparing both the old and the new life span days, in places there are some real differences. For example, where Teen Sims would normally age up after seven days, they now age up at nearly eleven days. Another observation is if playing on a short life span, Toddler Sims will now age to a child after four days instead of three. Over all life stages, Sims have gained additional days so that players can get the most out of each age bracket. This is reflected well across each different play style, too!

The addition of Infants and updated life span in The Sims 4 is definitely welcomed to the game. It not only opens up more gameplay opportunities, but story telling as well. It also makes challenges like the 100 Baby Challenge and Legacy Challenges more interesting, too!

What do you think of the addition of Infants and the updated life spans? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for more about Infants right here on Sims Community!

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Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff. You'll usually find me hanging out in our Discord, in-game or creating articles!

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