The Sims 4 Goes Free-to-Play This October

The Sims 4 is one of the most addictive and longest-running life simulators developed by Electronic Arts. It’s had a run time of over a decade and continues to receive updates and expansion packs to this day. The game can get a bit pricey with the plethora of add-ons that seem to enhance the overall experience but at a price.

Sims 4 will be Free-to-Play Soon

So, EA decided to take the route of transforming the Sims 4 into a free-to-play game albeit the expansion packs not being free. The game will finally be free starting this October and will allow new users to enter the world of the Sims 4 and preferably make EA some extra cash as the expansion packs will be still paid nonetheless.

We’ve welcomed millions of players to The Sims and watched in awe as they unleashed their imaginations, discovered and connected with ideas, experiences, and versions of themselves, both in-game and in real life. Our community has continued to inspire us with the billions of unique Sims they’ve created, the countless stories they’ve told, and the remarkable builds they’ve designed.

We’re excited to continue to welcome in more players than ever to create new stories and explore without boundaries. The Sims has always been about celebrating new ways to play and offers so many possibilities to discover. Beginning in October, The Sims 4 base game will be available to all new players to download for free on PC via the EA app or Origin, Mac via Origin, Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One systems. With The Sims 4 going free to play, our team is more dedicated than ever to developing new and meaningful The Sims 4 experiences for our players and we will continue to develop and release packs, kits and Sims Delivery Express drops into the foreseeable future. – Electronic Arts

Players who already own the Sims 4 and have paid for it will gain access to the Desert Luxe Kit which will include a few Southwestern-themed outdoor items for users to enjoy. The Deluxe Lux and the First Fit Kits have been developed in collaboration and feedback from community members.

Our players make The Sims every day. They play to express their individualism, interests, and aspirations. They inspire us to keep innovating and improving. They’re creators in every sense of the word.

Through our You Make the Sims™ series, we interview creators to spotlight their voices and creative perspectives amongst our global community of players. For the first time, we’ve collaborated with two community creators who shared their ideas and feedback throughout the process of building the newest kits for The Sims™ 4, the Desert Luxe Kit and the First Fits Kit.

And last but not least, to our longtime Simmers, we want to say thank you – we wouldn’t be where we are without your continued love and support to help make The Sims community what it is. From September 14 through October 17, all players who have purchased The Sims 4 base game will receive the Desert Luxe Kit as a gift**.

With the Desert Luxe Kit, Sims can relax in their modern oasis with luxurious indoor and outdoor furniture, inspired by the natural landscape of the Southwestern desert and materials like stone and wood. To redeem the Desert Luxe Kit, simply log into the game and it will be available in the main menu for you to claim. – Electronic Arts

Those who have the EA Play Membership will get free access to the Get to Work Expansion pack. In addition, EA Play Pro members will also get the additional Toddler Stuff Pack for free.

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. – EA

The Sims will finally go free-to-play on October 18. EA will also broadcast the Behind The Sims Summit the same day which will most probably introduce future updates and DLC expansion packs into the mix.

With The Sims 4 going free to play, our team is more dedicated than ever to developing new and meaningful The Sims 4 experiences for our players and we will continue to develop and release packs, kits and Sims Delivery Express drops into the foreseeable future. We’ll be sharing more about what’s in the works during a special-edition stream, Behind The Sims Summit on October 18, 2022 at 10 am PDT via The Sims YouTube and Twitch channels, also available on demand! -EA

The Sims 4 is currently available for the Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Windows PC and will be free-to-play starting from October 18, 2022, onwards.

So, are you excited to get your hands on the Sims 4 for free and probably a few expansion pack goodies along the way? Let us know in the comments below. We upload daily on Appuals, so stay tuned for more. Till then, see you later and goodbye!

Naseer Abbas
Naseer has been interested in PCs and videogames since his childhood. If he isn't busy playing retro shooters, he's tinkering with emulators or learning something new.