The Sims 4

New The Sims 4 Update: March 6th, 2024 (Crystal Creations Critical Issues Hotfix)

Sims 4 Update

This week we saw a third patch released for The Sims 4. This follows on from the original patch EA released for The Sims 4 Update on February 27th, 2024. This of course was the update that caused major backlash. The new “Packs you may like” shopping cart trollery was introduced as a test and had become part of the main game User Interface. As a result of the new addition, it was causing many to report issues of unstoppable flashing of the icon.

After the original patch was released, another Sims 4 Update Hotfix to address the initial issues was released on 28th February 2024. However, while this hotfix addresses some critical issues with the new icon, the release of The Sims 4 Crystal Creations saw some more deliberating issues arise.

Now, EA have released a second Sims 4 Update Hotfix which is currently rolling out to players worldwide and across all platforms.

In particular, this secondary hotfix addresses the additional critical issues that were reported by the community as well as some that arose since the release of the latest Stuff Pack.

Fingers crossed this will be the last update we see until the next Laundry List is released. Anyway, let’s take a look at The Sims 4’s latest patch notes:


Crystal Creations Critical Issues Hotfix

Installing the New Sims 4 Update

You 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.


The Sims 4 Patch Notes

Update 3/6/2024

PC: 1.105.345.1020 / Mac: 1.105.345.1220

Console: 1.89

Sul Sul,

Today’s update contains a number of critical fixes addressing the community’s top reported issues over the past week. In the interest of deploying these fixes faster, this update will follow a staggered release cadence. The update is available immediately on PC, Mac, and Xbox, and will arrive on PlayStation soon thereafter. Thanks for your detailed reports via our AHQ forum that allowed us to investigate these issues quickly.

The Sims 4 Team

Bug Fixes

The Sims 4

  • Updated some performance optimizations that had caused certain moodlets to inadvertently be removed from Sims on load.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur if a tooltip was triggered when in the hover state on objects within a Sim’s inventory.
  • Fixed an issue with object picker UI menus that – when certain conditions were met – would interfere with Sims’ ability to run various “Give” interactions (interactions where objects would be given to other Sims).
  • Once learned, the WooHoo Interests of other Sims will once again be displayed accurately in that Sims’ Profile Panel.

For Rent

  • You should once again be able to successfully open the Profile Panel of another Sim after Eavesdropping on them and see any secrets that were learned about them.

Crystal Creations

  • Corrected an issue where Sims’ bodies would gradually change in size each time a Sim put on or took off crafted jewelry. This issue primarily affected Teens, Adults, and Elders. There was minimal impact to Young Adults.
    • While this issue will no longer occur, this update does not retroactively fix the appearance of Sims who had already been altered. There are two methods we can suggest for manually restoring your Sims:
      • You can restore an older save file that was saved prior to any crafted jewelry being worn by your Sims.
        • On PC/Mac, please visit our video guide or text guide for instructions on restoring older save files.
        • On PlayStation/Xbox, select “Load Game” from the main menu, and choose an older save file.
      • You can take your Sim into CAS by using the “Change Sim” interaction on a Mirror or Dresser object, and then manipulate your Sim’s body to reasonably approximate their prior appearance.
    • For players with The Sims 4 Get to Work, crafted jewelry can now be sold at Retail businesses without being returned to the business owner Sims’ inventory when traveling away from the Retail lot.
    • If a Sim dies while wearing crafted jewelry, that jewelry will now be disassociated with the now-dead Sim when the jewelry is returned to the household’s inventory.
    • Updated some combinations of crafting jewelry that were resulting in a gemstone color that did not match the crystal that was selected when crafting.

What are your thoughts and feelings on this third Sims 4 Update? Share your responses in the comments section below!

Stay tuned on Sims Community for the latest Sims 4 Updates!

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Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff.

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