From October 18, 2022, The Sims 4 base game will be free to play. All new players can download the base game free of charge.
The Sims 4 base game will be free to download on all supported platforms from October 18, 2022. Here’s where you can play The Sims 4:
If you need some help with the install process, we have you covered with our step-by-step guide so you can easily install the game. This also goes through everything you need to know about installing Game Packs, Stuff Packs, and Kits.
If you’re looking to add some extra DLC (downloadable content) to the base game, follow this guide to creating a build and buy bundle for PC and Mac.
Also, before you install the game, make sure to check out the minimum system requirements.
For EA Play and EA Play Pro members, there will be extra benefits to The Sims 4 base game going free to play.
If you’re an EA Play member, heads up that we’re removing The Sims 4 Deluxe Edition from The Play List on October 18, 2022. We’re replacing it with The Sims 4 EA Play Edition, also on October 18, 2022.
The Sims 4 EA Play Edition will also include The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Pack.
If you’re an EA Play Pro member, note that we’re removing The Sims 4 Deluxe Edition, The Sims 4 Dine Out, and The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff from The Play List on October 18, 2022. We’re replacing it with The Sims 4 EA Play Pro Edition, also on October 18, 2022.
The Sims 4 EA Play Pro Edition will include The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Pack and The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff.
Never played The Sims 4 before? Not to worry, we got you.
Take a look at these articles with tips and tricks to becoming a fully-fledged Simmer:
For more information on The Sims 4 going free-to-play, you can read the announcement in full here.
Stay up to date by following @TheSims on Twitter and you can also check for any known game bugs or outages @TheSimsDirect.
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