Just what Is a Game Pack?

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I have been working with members of The Sims 4 team on something fun. I am excited to share it with you all, as I know it’s going to allow you to tell even more unique and wonderful stories with your Sims.

Two words. Game Pack. What is a Game Pack you ask? Game Packs are unique to The Sims 4. Our first Game Pack - The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat - will be coming out in January 2015, but before we talk about that, let’s talk about what a Game Pack is.

About nine years ago, during The Sims 2 days, we introduced Stuff Packs to The Sims franchise to change up the way you could customize your Sim stories. Stuff Packs were focused on a specific theme and included clothing, hairstyles, furniture and décor.

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For The Sims 4, we wanted to continue that tradition while giving you even MORE opportunities to craft the stories you want, since a Game Pack provides new gameplay features, new objects and new clothing based around one central theme. Being able to expand your gameplay through a Game Pack allows us to give you some of the things you’ve been asking for and it’s something we are really excited about.

So, what can you expect from the first Game Pack in early 2015? Well, you’re going to take your Sims to Granite Falls to visit and explore an all-new destination. The woods are packed with gameplay possibilities. Campfire songs, weenie roasts and bear costumes, oh my!

So there’s a little tasty news to chew on, keep an eye out for more!

Later, Simmers!

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The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat: First Game Pack for The Sims 4?

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ts4 game pack 1 outdoor retreatWhenever an update is released, several Simmers set to work to comb through every single line of code patch to try to find clues about future DLC and content...

It seems, then, that last night something happened because they popped up some information on what would seem the First Expansion of The Sims 4, ie Outdoor Retreat.

EA and Maxis have not yet spoken about it, but on the official forum was published a message that warns of an official announcement scheduled for Friday!

The Sims 4 Patch Notes: Patch (16/12/2014)

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ts4 patchHey Simmers!

Happy Holidays, Decemberings, and other end of the year tidings! The office illnesses have come and gone (for me) and things are looking up for a festive year end. And just for you, we have an update filled with new careers, holiday goodies, Gallery fun-ness, some cheats, a gnome on the go, a few holiday tunes, interface updates, and a bug or two squashed!

As this is a bit long on the details, and in an effort to keep it brief, I’ll cut my monologue short. So, without further ado, on with the datums!

How to Redeem Your Free Holiday Celebration Pack* for The Sims 4

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CareersBlog 2Redeem your free Holiday Celebration Pack with these easy steps:

1. The Holiday Celebration Pack can be unlocked by logging into Origin and launching The Sims 4.

2. Banners within the main menu and Gallery of The Sims 4 will appear with the option to redeem the “Holiday Celebration Pack.”

3. Click on the respective banner to surface an in-game pop up that will place the Holiday Celebration Pack in your shopping cart.

4. No payment information will be required to check out.

5. You will then be directed to an order confirmation page. Click the “Close” button.

6. After closing, you will receive a notification that your content is preparing for download.

7. Click the “Ok” button.

8. Once the download is complete, a notification will inform you that the Holiday Celebration Pack has been successfully installed.

9. You will need to restart The Sims 4 in order to see content from the Holiday Celebration Pack in your game.

10. Alternatively, you can also redeem the Holiday Celebration Pack via Origin.com. Simply follow the instructions to download and install the pack into your game.

 

*THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. OFFER EXPIRES DECEMBER 16, 2016. REQUIRES THE SIMS 4 (SOLD SEPARATELY).

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Careers Update

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We’ve been so excited to see all the creativity from our players following the free Ghosts and Pools Updates. We look forward to seeing what you do with the four new career paths that we’ve added in today’s Update. We snuck a few surprises in too! Here are the top ten things you need to know:

1. Two New Business Career Paths: Your Sims can now work their way up the corporate ladder to become an Angel Investor or a Business Tycoon.  

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2. Two New Athletic Career Paths: Your Sims can now make a living working up a sweat as a Hall of Famer or Mr. or Ms. Solar System.

3. New Outfits: Each career will have career-specific outfitsthat will update as your Sims advance through the levels of their new career track, including a gold tracksuit!

4. New Objects and Interaction Rewards:  Sims will be rewarded with special objects and unlock interactions unique to the career of their choice as they level up. Will your Sim give fake investment tips or offer to “pump up” a fellow Sim?

5. New Career Reward Rooms: As your Sim moves through their career, they will unlock career reward rooms found in Build Mode to help you create the ultimate in Athletic or Business home décor.