Although toddlers remain the most-requested Sims 4 feature, dishwashers are right up there. Slobby Sims don’t want to wash dishes and players have better things to do than watch their Sim stand at the sink. So when EA revealed that dishwashers would be coming to The Sims 4 with (paid for add-on) The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Stuff, some fans were upset that they’d have to pay.
Spirits soon picked up though, when EA announced that dishwashers would soon be added to the game for free. The publisher has now made good on that promise, adding them in the latest Sims 4 patch. Find out more after the break.
The Sims 4 Patch (PC Version 188.8.131.520 / Mac Version 184.108.40.2060)
This Sims 4 patch is version 220.127.116.110 on PC and version 18.104.22.1680 on Mac and you can download it right now via EA’s Origin game client. The main features of the patch are its dishwashers, which you can find under ‘Kitchen Appliances’. They’re easy enough to fit into your existing Sims 4 kitchens as you can place them within any non-island counter.
The rest of The Sims 4 22.214.171.1240 / 126.96.36.1990 patch notes are bug fixes, with highlights listed below – you can check out our Sims 4 patch tag for previous patch notes.
- Mail will arrive at your Sims’ homes even when you aren’t there.
- Your male Sims’ eye colours should now save properly in Create-A-Sim mode as well as when you leave the mode.
- Several lots will no longer display roofs with black or missing textures “as a result of overlapping roofs”.
- Non-played Sims (NPCs) will no longer age up rapidly, as a result of the game hosting NPC birthday parties whenever it feels like, and you attending them. Instead, when non-played Sims host birthday parties, it will “properly check against their age”.
- Custom music tracks no longer play silently when you listen to them on the stereo.
- Your Sims’ shadows should now show extremities, instead of being “an odd blob beneath their feet”.
- (Perfect Patio) “Sims who are cuddling in a Hot Tub, will no longer leave their intimate positions to awkwardly ask to woohoo from a friendlier position, only to get back to cuddling before then secretly slipping beneath the jets.”
This Sims 4 patch is 196.12 MB. EA recommends that you uninstall all Sims 4 mods before installation.