A new feature from Growing Together has been placed in a time-out!
The Sims team has released a small patch that temporarily disables the option for a Sim to lose teeth. The Growing Together feature was causing players to see a change in their Sims appearance. This was mainly noticed in Sims skin tone, hairstyle, and clothing.
Initially, this patch has only been rolled out to players on PC and Mac devices with consoles seeing an update being released shortly.
SimGuruGraham shared a quick message over on The Sims forums regarding the update.
Today’s update is releasing on PC/Mac platforms only. We are addressing an issue in The Sims™ 4 Growing Together Expansion Pack where Sims who lost a tooth were intermittently having their skin tone, hair style, and clothing changed. We are temporarily putting this feature in time out by disabling the ability for Sims to lose a tooth as we prepare a fix to the underlying issue. Keep an eye on @TheSimsDirect for updates on the return of this feature.
We are working to release this update to PlayStation and Xbox platforms as quickly as possible. In the meantime, check the guidance shared on Answers HQ on how to avoid this issue until this update becomes available on those platforms.
A Workaround for Console Players
While Simmers on both Xbox and PlayStation await a patch to rectify this issue, there is a temporary workaround.
When a child Sim loses their teeth, they would normally receive an uncomfortable “Loose Tooth” moodlet. This would appear if the child Sim has just woken up or if they’ve taken part in physical activities.
Now, what should happen in Growing Together when you spot the moodlet on your Sim is to proceed to interact with them. The interaction in question is the “Pull Out Loose Tooth” which normally you would need to do fairly quickly.
What has been advised as a temporary fix is the following:
- Avoiding the natural expiration of the “Loose Tooth” moodlet
- Avoiding aging up your Child Sim into a Teen while the “Loose Tooth” moodlet is present.
There is currently no time frame for when Console players will see this issue temporarily disabled. However, for now, the workaround should assist players in stopping any further issues.
Even though it is frustrating that players have experienced issues with Sims losing their teeth, this latest update and the workaround for console players are promising. We hope to see further updates about this feature from Growing Together soon!
While this feature has been placed in a time-out for now, stay tuned for more news, and information about The Sims 4 right here on Sims Community!