The Sims 4 For Rent Expansion Pack release date, Tomarang world & Residential Rentals

The Sims 4 For Rent Expansion Pack release date, Tomarang world & Residential Rentals
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Written by 

Ava Thompson-Powell

Last updated 

5th Dec 2023 12:37

Sul sul, Simmers, it's time for another DLC to be added to The Sims 4's ever-expanding offering of content, this time in the form of the For Rent Expansion Pack. We've already seen our fair share of Packs released in The Sims 4 this year alone, with the return of Stuff Packs in the form of Home Chef Hustle being to most recent addition to the game.

Thankfully, we've already got all of the details on when For Rent is due to release in The Sims 4, alongside a trailer that gives us a pretty in-depth look at what's on the way once it launches - so here's a rundown of all we know. 

When does The Sims 4 For Rent Expansion Pack release?

As shared during the reveal trailer, For Rent will be released on December 7, 2023 - that's not much time at all!

Image showing the launch date for the Sims 4 For Rent expansion
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Digital Content

Additionally, if Simmers purchase For Rent anytime between November 2, 2023, and January 18, 2024, there'll also be three special items available to use in-game with the Street Eats Digital content: Peak Freshness Fruit Basket, Quick Treats Grill, and the Streetside Stars Shade.

screenshot of the street eats digital content for the sims 4
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What is the new world in The Sims 4 For Rent Expansion?

The new world in For Rent will be the Southeast Asian-inspired world of Tomarang. As shared on The Sims' official blog post, it's set to be "a scenic world nestled in a lush tropical landscape and vibrant city skyline."

During the reveal trailer, we also got a little sneak peek at what the world looks like, a screenshot of which you can see below:

Screenshot showing a part of the Tomarang world in The Sims 4 For Rent
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Interestingly, The Sims team have consulted with Jason Chu, an American-Asian rapper, in order to "deliver more choices with how players explore and express their individuality."

Image of the Tomarang map in The Sims 4 For Rent
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Image via YouTube @TheSims

We also now know that there will be 9 lots within the world, and two neighbourhoods, which was discussed during the developer gameplay walkthrough hosted on December 1, 2023, on The Sims' YouTube channel.

New content in The Sims 4 For Rent

Two Sims standing next to some furniture in The Sims 4
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Thanks to the trailers and blog posts, we've already got a fair amount of details on what we will be adding to our game when installing For Rent. From the new Residential Rental lot type to dishes like Tofu Pad Thai, here's a rundown of all we know so far:

  • New foods such as Halo-halo, Thai Iced Milk Tea, Khao Niao Mamuang, and Banh Cuon
  • Multiple Sim households can live on the same lot in any livable world in Residental Rentals
  • Community events like Potlucks and Pool Parties
  • Sims can become Property Owners to generate income and do inspections
  • Four new Aspirations, five new Traits, and one new Fear
    • Aspirations: Seeker of Secrets, a Five-Star Property Owner, Fount of Tomarani Knowledge, Discerning Dweller
    • Traits: Child of the Village, Cringe, Generous, Nosy, Wise (Elder only)
  • New Water Heater and Electrical Box objects
  • A new Handyperson career
  • A Mold Lot Challenge

A building in The Sims 4
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There are also plenty of new CAS and Build/Buy items on offer, with new hairstyles, clothes, and everything from Squat toilets to radiators, pressure cookers, and kettles available in the DLC.

What's more, as shared in our review in progress, there's even a new death caused by a new illness, Moldinitis, which occurs due to, you guessed it - mould. If a lot has the 'Mold' Lot Challenge enabled, dirty appliances can cause toxic and allergenic mould to grow throughout a home. 

If left, Sims will likely get sick and can end up looking like the screenshot below:

Screenshot of a Sim from the For Rent trailer
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How much does The Sims 4 For Rent cost?

Following the standard price points for Expansion Packs in The Sims 4, For Rent costs £34.99 / $39.99, and can be purchased now on the EA website.

The Sims 4 For Rent Expansion Pack trailers

We've already gone through a lot of info regarding what's set to come in the Expansion Pack, but if that's not enough for you, the reveal trailer linked above has more than enough details to chew over.

Additionally, the gameplay trailer, which was shared on November 16, shows even more details about what Simmers can expect to get up to in the new Pack. From a Tenancy Agreement screen with Unit Rules, the Lease Length, and the size of the unit to a Sim being evicted and plenty of additional glimpses into the new items - there's a whole lot to check out below:

An in-depth livestream was also showcased with the Sim Guru dev team over on The Sims' YouTube channel, providing a rundown of many details and features that will arrive in the game following its launch. You can find that here.

For more on all things Sims, our The Sims homepage has all of the latest guides to get you up to speed with everything from money cheats to the best mods to download, or even a ranking of our favourite Packs!

Ava is GGRecon's Evergreen Editor. With a BA (Hons) in Media & Communications, she was previously the Evergreen Editor for Dexerto. When not in the land of evergreens, she's playing her favourite games, including Dead by Daylight, The Sims, Second Life, and Red Dead Online. Oh yeah, and she's a huge Taylor Swift fan.

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