The Sims 4

The Sims 4: New Update! (May 28th, 2024)

Sims 4 Update

The new Sims 4 Patch awaits for you on Desktop and Consoles.

Maxis has dropped a brand new Sims 4 Update across PC, Mac, Xbox and Playstation Consoles today. The latest update is first of many to bring a new wave of bug fixes that The Sims Team is commited to bring, along with preparations for the newly announced Sims 4 Kits. Set to release on May 30th, 2024!

What’s new and improved? Find out in The Sims 4 Patch Notes down below:

Sims 4 Update

The Daily Rewards Update

Installing the Latest 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.

Sims 4 Patch Notes

The Sims 4 Patch Notes

Update 5/28/2024
PC: / Mac:
Console: 1.92

Sul Sul Simmers!

It’s time for some late Spring cleaning! Let’s fix some things and make a few improvements. We’ve got quite the spread, with a host of resolutions for base game issues as well as addressing a wide assortment of packs. There’re also some performance gains, gallery updates, and DirectX 11 previews. We squeezed lots into this release, but there’s still more to come! Talk to you soon!

– The Sims 4 Team

Bug Fixes & Updates

DirectX 11 Preview

  • DirectX 11 is available on The Sims 4 on an opt-in basis and will be rolled out fully in a later update for Simmers running Windows. If you opt to run The Sims 4 using DirectX 11, you will potentially experience enhanced game performance and graphics quality. This update is designed to increase the overall gaming experience, with improved rendering capabilities that will allow for more details and immersive environments in future releases! We would appreciate your feedback and any issues you experience on our DirectX 11 Answers HQ thread.
    • Simmers running Windows and have DirectX 11 compatible hardware can now enter the argument -dx11 into the EA app or Steam to switch to using this renderer. You will be able to see which DirectX version The Sims 4 is using in your game version information displayed in the bottom right corner of the Main Menu.
      • You can find all the information you need to check if your PC is DirectX 11 compatible and learn how to enter launch arguments for both EA app and Steam here.
  • While DirectX 11 is available for those Simmers who want to try it, you may experience visual issues with mods so we recommend disabling all mods while using this command line argument.

Base Game

  • Oh you thought you could hide, dishes? We will find you and we will wash you. Dishes left in corners will no longer be ignored when cleaning up.
  • Begone weeds! Plants won’t grow weeds when Out of Season. If a plant has them when it becomes Out of Season, the weeds will be removed until it’s In Season again.
  • Campfires will stop causing so many fires on the lot. Campfire spreadfire was triggering a 50% chance every 10 sim-minutes to burn objects other than chairs in the area. We removed that to only focus on when Fireworks trigger (which we all know is the real danger).
  • “A Trash Can Is Required” message will no longer display when trash cans are present on the active lot. Get that garbage outta here.
  • Skills will not randomly increase or change when leaving the lot or editing the household. If your Sim knows, they know.
  • The skills list is arranged in alphabetical order and my eye will no longer twitch when looking at it.
  • TS4 Packs are listed in the right order in the Build/Buy filter. Get back in line For Rent, Home Chef Hustle and Crystal Creations!
  • Careers will no longer have a blank daily task menu.
  • Summon Grilled Cheese interaction will no longer drop from the interaction queue.
  • Sim will no longer get stuck in the ground and continue to Swim Laps if the pool is removed in the middle of it. Because physics. Now the Sim will reset. Because magic.
  • Calendar notification light will remain on after traveling. No forgetting those important events.
  • Customizable pronouns were adjusted to appear correctly on a few of the Romantic Relationship phone calls and will no longer display improper usage like “ask their out.”
  • Sims can properly merge or move households with NPC Sims “not in world”; the merge/move button is now accessible. It’s all about bringing families together!


After switching to build mode from world map a red bar will no longer display in the upper right corner.


  • We’ve made some optimizations so the game uses less memory. You may experience fewer crashes, better frame rate, and/or more responsive simulation.
  • We’ve improved the lot load process so it should happen a bit faster.

Cats & Dogs / City Living

  • Small dogs, puppies, and kittens will properly use the elevator to go downstairs from Penthouses. They can finally go potty! Poor little things.

Cottage Living

  • Hatchable and spoiled eggs will now remain visible in the Chicken coop whenever the Sim travels to the lot.

Dine Out

  • ‘Order For Table’ interaction will properly clear from the interaction queue after the waiter delivers food to the table.
  • Home Chef Hustles players can now add Waffles to the Restaurant Menu. More menu additions to come.

Eco Lifestyle

  • Nose rings will no longer break when paired with brow piercings from this pack.

For Rent

  • Property Ownership of “Tam Nang Sands” lot will be recognized in the owned rental tab.
  • “Unpleasant Surroundings” Moodlet no longer triggered from the Pressure cooker and Kettle.
  • Tourist location icons will now appear correctly when hovering over the Tomarang world select screen.

Gallery Server

  • All profanity filter false positive reports sent to us via The Sims 4 Gallery Profanity Filter Feedback survey up to May 1st have been reviewed and changes implemented. We appreciate all the reports and responses and will continue to update our systems based on your feedback.
  • Non-anonymous Gallery users appearing in the Following and Followers tabs will once again display the number of Followers each user has.

Get to Work

  • Aliens will stop having noticeable changes in facial structure (placement, size, etc) when aging up. No more morph faces.

Growing Together

  • The “Had a Baby” Milestone now triggers from having a Science Baby or giving birth at the hospital rabbithole.

High School Years

  • Teens cannot send flirty messages on Social Bunny to adults or household family members.
  • After a teen high school Sim completes all tasks and aces exams, they will also be promoted to a better grade. They’ve earned it!

Horse Ranch

  • We all know how cute they are, but Sims will no longer autonomously want to buy mini goats (causing the UI to pop up).
  • Nectar value is now properly increased when selling to the mysterious rancher.
  • Horses will no longer get stuck while sleeping too close to the Horse training ball.

Island Living

  • Mermaid Conservationists can now complete the “Snorkel in Mua Pel’am” job task.


  • During winter, the weeding animation will no longer repeat and the Sim will actually remove all the weeds surrounding the plants. Checkmate weeds!

Patch Tidbits

The Sims 4 Update contains a new Build / Buy Objects Filter that allows you to search for “Event Rewards”. Presuming it’s for in-game events like Parties and such.

sims 4 update tidbit

Daily Reward Events

User @RexEdogawa reports finding new contents within the Sims 4 Patch code. The new code refers to Timed Events – giving players an incentivized reward every time they open their Sims 4 game.

There are currently 8 login rewards in the code.

  • Day 1: Bullseye Dartboard
  • Day 2: Night Sky Layered Necklace
  • Day 3: Guerdon Goods Mini Fridge and NanoCan 2.0
  • Day 4: Compact Bar
  • Day 5: Serenity Hairstyle
  • Day 6: Casual Comfort Pillow
  • Day 7: Practice Makes Perfect (CAS Trait)
  • Day 8: Guerdon Goods Vending Machine and Athleisure Wear
Sims 4 Update: Timed Events

The first look at timed daily reward events comes from @TheSims4It, showcasing the new objects and items that you get for completing the Sims 4 timed events:

sims 4 daily rewards preview

The latest Sims 4 Update has only dropped recently, so we’ll be doing a seperate post explaining the Daily Rewards soon. They have not yet begun officially but are expected to begin rolling out throughout the next few hours.

Players who consecutively open The Sims 4 will be able to unlock objects from other tiers listed above. Consistency in an internet connection seems to be a must if you want to claim them all in the next few weeks!

Sims 4 Daily Rewards

It was teased just a few days ago that the new update would bring an announce-worthy surprise along with this update. We’re waiting impatiently to see what that could be!

Sims 4 Update: Free Stuff Teaser

Stay tuned on Sims Community to be the first to know about the contents of this update!

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