This week, The Sims 4: Get to Work was released. It’s the very first expansion pack for The Sims 4 (the Outdoor Retreat add-on was a game pack, not an expansion) and it brought with it a whole bag of new tricks for your characters to bring in the Simoleons.
These new careers include retail, with your Sims being able to set up their own businesses (clothing, photography and baking), there’s detective work so that you can solve the city’s crimes, there’s the doctor career so you can rid Sims of their ailments or deliver them to the Grim Reaper and there’s the scientist career path that could lead to alien domination. There’s a good jumble of things to do there and you can find out more on The Sims 4: Get to Work after the break.
The Sims 4: Get to Work Launch Trailer and New Patch
To welcome the DLC, Sims publisher EA released the above launch trailer. It’s hardly comprehensive, nor does it provide us with any information that the dozens of other Sims 4: Get to Work trailers didn’t provide us with, but it might be worth your while if you still haven’t made your mind up yet.
Also released alongside Get to Work is a whopping new patch. The patch (PC Version 18.104.22.1680 / Mac Version 22.214.171.1240) adds a whole bunch of fixes and tweaks to make sure that Get to Work runs as smoothly as a greased up chicken leg going down a slip ‘n’ slide, so I’ve included a few highlights from the patch notes to keep things concise(ish).
- Sims 4 players can now build basements two levels down. “The Basement Tool is found in the Build sort, next to the Wall tool. Dig in and start building.”
- When you reach the top of a career, there is a reason to continue to perform well, as you can now continue to gain rewards and promotions.
- NPC Sims now have jobs, the “Ask about Career” conversational option provides career information’s for Sims that we meet.
- There are brand new hairstyles in Create a Sim. We can also change our Sims’ names now too.
- File size is now displayed for downloads in the Gallery.
- Fishing spots have been updated “to provide greater variation in rarity”.
- And finally, my personal, terrible favourite: “Sims who went into labor while on a vacation lot, and went home, were finding they were in a perpetual state of labor. They will now be able to give birth as desired.”
Unfortunately, despite the new patch fixing a lot of things, The Sims 4: Get to Work has caused some problems. For example, Sims Producer Graham Nardone revealed on Twitter that retail stores have a mannequin limit as the game thinks that they’re real Sims, minus the AI. One Get to Work player also said that their retail counter kept changing colour. Hopefully these will be worked out soon though, so we’ll update you on that patch too.
The Sims 4: Get to Work in now available on PC and Mac in North America. It will be released in Europe tomorrow.