The Sims 4

The Sims 4: NEW UPDATE! (Jan 16th, 2024)


EA releases a new Sims 4 Patch ahead of new DLCs!

EA and Maxis have just dropped a brand new update for The Sims 4 across Desktop and Console platforms. The update comes just two days away from the upcoming Goth Galore and Castle Estate Kit releases.

Take a look at everything fixed in the latest Sims 4 Update:

Sims 4 Update

The First 2024 Bug Fix Update

Installing the New Update

ou can get the latest Sims 4 Update on the following official launchers and platforms:

  • PC: EA App, Origin, Steam, Epic Games
  • Mac: Origin, Steam
  • Playstation: PS4 and PS5
  • Xbox: Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S

You can download the latest Sims 4 Update by checking for a Patch through the EA App. Or Origin if you play on Mac. If you have Automatic Updates enabled the update will automatically download through your client program. In case your EA App is not working properly ensure you’ve cleared your app cache!

If you play The Sims 4 on Xbox Series X / S and Playstation 4 and 5 you can request a new update by checking for updates under The Sims 4 game in the Main Menu. If you’ve enabled automatic updates the Patch should download right away.

In case you have Mods or Custom Content, the game will automatically disable them for you after first launching The Sims 4 after the update. To re-enable all your Mods and Custom Content, select the Settings option in the Menu and select Settings. Under the ”Other” section you’ll find an option to enable CC / Mods. Do note that you’ll have to reinstall your game after applying this setting!


The Sims 4 Patch Notes

Sims 4 Update 1/16/2024

PC: / Mac:

Console: 1.86

Sul Sul Simmers!

The time has finally come to unveil our long-awaited Community Voted Kits! We can’t wait to see the many stories you’ll tell with them! In fact, we were so excited that we added some additional Legacy Bug Fixes for good measure!

– The Sims Team

Bug Fixes

Base Game

The Base Game’s loading screen tip about making cupcakes has been updated to reflect our recently Freed Cupcakes! We all know how eager the Landgraabs are for a bit of dough, but after a productive conference with The Landgraab Power Company, we are pleased to share that power will no longer be shut off early if a bill is not paid within the first 48 hours. Artists and Authors fear not! Masterpiece Paintings and Best-Selling Books will no longer change to “Excellent Quality” after saving and reloading. Phew! To prevent confusion, we’ve updated some error text to mention EA app instead of Origin if you are playing The Sims 4 through the EA app.


We’ve fixed an issue where Sims could not gift honey to wild animals. Now, you may gift out honey to your heart’s content! Your Sims will no longer get Canning-related sentiments when Father Winter gives them a gift unrelated to canning. Don’t worry; you’ll always be jamtastic!

Island Living

Body scars will now appear on your Sims’ Mermaid Forms.

Discover University

Juice Pong and Keg activities now count as Pub Games during Club Activities. The ‘Start Fizzing’ interaction will now be correctly displayed at the Fizzing Station.

Eco Lifestyle

Sims will no longer have difficulty putting Dye Objects discovered from the dumpster into their inventory.

For Rent

The Main Menu screenshots for this pack have been updated to the proper resolution.

Poolside Splash Kit

Our stunning Poolside Nails no longer leave a texture artifact on the open button-up shirt that comes with this Kit.

We’ll keep you posted on everything new in The Sims 4’s latest update right here on Sims Community!

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