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The Sims 4 New Year Refresh

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Now that the New Year is underway, what better time than to have a Sims 4 New Year refresh?

What is a Sims 4 New Year Refresh? Well, it could be anything from simply starting a new save or ensuring any mods or custom content you use are up to date. It could be backing up your saves or screenshots. It may even be looking at potential packs you are interested in adding to your collection either now or in the near future.

We’ll cover some of the things you can do to make your The Sims 4 experience feel refreshed and revived for the new year!


The Sims 4 New Year Refresh

A new year in general allows many of us to set ourselves goals and resolutions. Others see it as a chance to have a refresher and a new approach to certain things in life. Ultimately, you can do the same with The Sims too.

There’s no set way or order to do this and it is really just to ensure a healthy and up-to-date game as well as looking at refreshing your in-game experience.

Keep reading to find out more about some of the things you can do to have a The Sims 4 New Year Refresh!

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Are You A New or Returning Player?

Have you recently dived into the world of The Sims 4 and aren’t too sure where to start or maybe you’re returning player? Fear not as we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know and more!

Firstly, why not take a look at our Getting Started Guide? This covers the basics of the game as well as gives you a bit of history of The Sims and Sims Community!

Sims 4 Beginner Guide

Additionally, you can find a wide range of guides, walkthroughs and tutorials spanning across The Sims 4 on our website! Simply search for the pack or feature in question and you’ll be on your way!

Looking to Expand Your Collection?

Are you looking for a new Pack or Kit to add to your game but aren’t too sure where to start? Why not take a look at the complete in-depth guides to Expansion, Game and Stuff Packs as well as Kits?

Sims 4 New Year

Storytelling, Gameplay & Building Ideas

As part of a Sims 4 New Year refresh, you may find yourself looking for new ways to tell stories or experience gameplay in-game. Maybe you are looking for inspiration to start a new Sims 4 New Year build. What ever you are looking for, we can help with this!


Don’t forget you can also kick off this The Sims 4 New Year with a good old-fashioned legacy challenge! How about the 100 Baby Challenge or maybe even the Rags to Riches Challenge? There are plenty of challenges you can play through to kick-start your new year in The Sims 4!

However, you could also look at completing the in-game collections and achievements. How about becoming a Skills master or even striving to reach the top level in a particular career? How about trying to host the best social event and achieve the top reward? There are plenty of ways you can explore gameplay that you may not have played through before or even for a long time.

Mods & Custom Content

Now, there are several ways you could approach this as part of a The Sims 4 New Year refresh!

Maybe you want to have a fresh start with your Mods folder? Perhaps you are just looking for some new mods or custom content to add to your game. Alternatively, you might just want to ensure you are all up to date and your game is running healthily!

Here are some of the things you can do and check out if you play or want to play with Mods and Custom Content!

You can also use the likes of Google and Tumblr to search for Mods and Custom Content. Here are some search terms that may help you find more:

  • Sims 4 Maxis Match CC
  • Sims 4 Alpha CC
  • Sims 4 Mods

You can also break this down and add more specific details you are looking for. Here are a few examples:

  • Sims 4 Family Mods
  • Sims 4 Female Hair Maxis Match/Alpha
  • Sims 4 Male Maxis Match/Alpha Outfits
  • Sims 4 Gameplay Mods
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As part of your Sims 4 New Year refresh, why not take a moment to back up your saves, mods folder and screenshots?

Staying Up to Date

Maybe you are wondering how you can stay up to date with the latest news from your favourite creators, The Sims team or even us here at Sims Community? Well, it’s easy! Simply head over to their social media profiles, YouTube, and Twitch then give them a follow. Bookmark websites of news and resources as well as your favourite custom content and mod creators!

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What will you be doing to reset and have a refreshing The Sims 4 New Year? Will you be revisiting an old save file? Building like you’ve never built before? Creating new stories or just tidying up your games?

Keep the Conversation Going

Let us know what you will be doing in the comments section below! You can also join us over on our Discord and continue the conversation!


For all the latest news and information from The Sims franchise as well as original content, stay tuned to Sims Community!

About the author


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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