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How to play The Sims 4 free

The Sims 4 is now free-to-play, eight years after the Maxis life sim game initially released, here's how to play The Sims 4 free on PC

The Sims 4 goes free-to-play soon says EA: a red haired Sim looks into the camera and smiles

Looking forward to playing the Sims 4 for free?  The game is now free-to-play as of October 18, meaning PC players no longer have to pay for the base game.

A special stream is also going live later today on YouTube and Twitch, which will go into more detail, but EA has already said that it is committed to releasing extra content in the future. All players that have already purchased The Sims 4 will get the Desert Luxe kit as a gift.

EA has likely decided to change the base game of The Sims 4 in an effort to tempt more people with the never-ending list of expansions that have been released for the 2014 game. On Steam alone there’s a whopping 58 pieces of DLC, which range from large expansion packs to medium-sized game packs and small stuff packs. There’s even mini collections called kits that offer more in-game choices.

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Is The Sims 4 free?

Yes, The Sims 4 is free, and we’ve put together a guide on how to download The Sims 4 for free on PC.

While not confirmed by any stretch, making The Sims 4 free might indicate that EA and Maxis think the game has come towards the end of its life cycle, or that a potential The Sims 5 could be on the way at some point soon. We even put together a The Sims 5 release date and wishlist earlier this year.

If you’re just getting into The Sims 4, let us try to help you out with a list of the best Sims 4 mods. If you want to turn your Sims game into something a little bit more risqué, then we also have the best Sims 4 sex mods as well.

Wondering whether you can run EA’s rebound life game? Check out The Sims 4 system requirements and ensure your rig has what it takes.