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The Sims 4 Caliente Update: Love or Hate? Fab or Drab?

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Another premade household revamp has hit The Sims 4.

The Sims 4 Caliente update is here and no one can decide if it’s a good thing or not. Quite some time ago now, The Sims Team promised players that they would be going back and revamping premade households of iconic Sims with long histories in the franchise, starting with base game households like the Goths and Calientes. This came as a direct response to criticism that the premade households in The Sims 4 whitewashed families that were not white in past Sims games.

Like every change to the game, this announcement was met with both praise and criticism. Some players were happy that iconic families like the Goths and Calientes were going to look more true to how they did in The Sims 2. Other players didn’t see the point in revamping households that already exist when players have the freedom to do this themselves if they want to. Others wondered if this was hollow virtue signalling instead of giving us actual content that is diverse, such as better hairstyles for black Sims and other cultural content.

New Calientes… Plus Don

However you feel about it, The Sims Team is forging ahead with remaking some of these households. Previously, they updated the Goth family in an SDX drop with mixed reactions from Simmers. Yesterday’s SDX drop brought a Sims 4 Caliente update to the game!

Traditionally, the Caliente twins are half Spanish, half Arab. Their father, Flamenco Caliente is Spanish and their mother (whose name was Nighat in The Sims 2) is Arab. It’s pretty safe to say that the Caliente girls in The Sims 4 at launch looked white. This is further reinforced by their mother’s Arabic name being changed to an Irish name in The Sims 4. Katrina is a modernized spelling of the traditional Irish name, Catriona.

The Sims 4 Caliente update, in our humble opinion, looks a lot more like their Sims 2 selves than they did previously in The Sims 4, which is nice to see. However, we can’t help but notice that apart from the facial hair, Don actually looked more like The Sims 2 Don before than he does now.

For more information on the updated Calientes (and Don), check out our full article on all the changes!

Love Them? Hate Them? Download Them!

Of course, not everyone agrees that the Sims 4 Caliente update is an improvement. Some Simmers just want the premade Sims to be left alone all together. Don’t worry; we expected as much which is why before we apply any SDX update containing household revamps, we take a few minutes to save the original version of the household and upload them to the Gallery. Simmers who prefer the original Sims 4 Calientes can now download them and replace their updated versions in all their new saves.

But hold on! Maybe you love the Sims 4 Caliente update! Maybe you want to replace the originals with the updated versions in all of your current saves created before the SDX drop! In that case, we’ve got you covered, too. We also took the time to upload The Sims 4 Caliente update to the Gallery.

Whether you love them or hate them, you can have whichever version of the Caliente household you prefer!

Tell us what you think!

While we’re on the subject, tell us what you think of The Sims 4 Caliente update in our poll below. We always want to hear your thoughts on new changes and additions to the The Sims 4!

Do you like the revamped Caliente household?

Looking for the original Sims 4 Goth family to download? Or the updated Goths? We’ve got you!

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