The Sims 4 is a big, big game with a lot of different variables and so a lot of things can (unintentionally) go wrong. Some of our favourite Sims 4 patch notes from the past few months include a fix that stopped Sims’ candles going out if they hadn’t paid their bills, a fix that stopped Sims from sinking into the treadmill during a run, and a fix that stopped pregnant Sims from being in a “perpetual state of labour” once they’d started giving birth.
Not all issues are as funny as that though and some make the game impossible to play. The development team has been listening to our complaints though and the new Sims 4 patch should fix a couple of major game-breaking bugs that have cropped up recently.
The Sims 4 Patch (PC Version 188.8.131.520 / Mac Version 184.108.40.2060)
This Sims 4 patch, which is available to download right now via EA’s Origin game client, is 220.127.116.110 on PC and 18.104.22.1680 on Mac. Other than the bug fixes, it doesn’t include any new features, so don’t expect to see any new neighbourhoods or build mode tools once you’ve installed it.
The Sims 4 22.214.171.1240 / 126.96.36.1990 patch notes are listed below – you can check out our Sims 4 patch tag for previous patch notes.
- In one Sims 4 bug, which the development team calls “Can’t Make Friends” a.k.a. “Relationship Stuck At Impartial”, for some reason, your Sims were just unable to improve their relationships with other Sims. The new patch should fix that though and your Sims can now “change their relationship status normally with all other Sims”.
- The “Map Reload Issue” a.k.a. “Loading a lot kicks me back to the map” bug had a few different causes, apparently. The game would consider some lots as being in a ‘bad’ state which meant that it would kick you to The Sims 4 map screen and leave you unable to enter the lot. The development team says that they’ve “fixed the most common causes of this effect” but the issue may still crop up. Here’s a link to The Sims 4 help page if you need to report any issues.
This Sims 4 patch is 44.07MB. EA recommends that you uninstall all Sims 4 mods before installation.