The Sims 4 How To Play For Free

The Sims 4 How To Play For Free
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Written by 

Maya Hutchinson


21st Sep 2022 10:48

The massively popular simulation game, The Sims 4, is going free-to-play. Beginning on October 18, 2022, The Sims 4 base game will be available to all new players to download for free on PC via EA app or Origin™, Mac via Origin, Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One systems. This does mean that only the base game will be going free to play, not the huge number of Sims 4 expansion packs

The Sims 4 Goes Free To Play

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The Sims 4 is going to be free to all players across all available platforms from the 18th of October onwards for the foreseeable future. Developers have said that they will continue to make new content for the game, with expansion packs and new updates.

They've also elaborated that EA Play and EA Play Pro members will receive an upgraded experience when member-only bundles of The Sims 4 go into The Play List on October 18. The Sims 4 EA Play Edition includes The Sims 4 Get To Work Expansion Pack, while the EA Play Pro Edition includes both The Sims 4 Get To Work Expansion Pack and The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack.

Long-time Sim players and those who have already purchased the base game will receive the Desert Luxe Kitas as a gift. To redeem the Desert Luxe Kit, simply log into the game and it will be available in the main menu for you to claim.


The Sims 4 How To Play For Free

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To download The Sims 4 for free will depend on the platform you're wanting to get it on. Depending on the platform or digital shop, you'll need to find it and install it - it will be free to download. Only expansions will incur a charge. 

To download The Sims 4 on PC, you'll need to download it via the EA App or Origin. For Mac users, you'll only be able to download it via Origins. PS4 and PS5 players will need to go to the PS Store and Xbox players will need to download it via the Xbox Store. 

For more The Sims 4 guides, keep reading GGRecon.

Originally from Monaco, Maya grew up among F1 racing and gambling but her interests were instead drawn to writing and gaming, even graduating with both a BA and MA in Creative Writing. Now Maya is a Freelance writer - having also written for WePC - but is also working on other creative projects, one of which includes writing a novel.

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