The Sims 4 October Update: All You Need to Know

In this October update of The Sims 4, developers have addressed certain issues that were encountered by players. You must have heard The Sims 4 being criticized due to lack of emphasis given to racial representation and skin tones.

Originally The Sims 4 had an insufficient range of skin tones and the existing ones seemed rather unrealistic. Taking note of the feedback, the game announced that by December players will be able to embrace and flaunt 100 skin tones to celebrate people of all colors.

Now so as to remodel this game, the October update has brought innumerable new changes along with it.

One such is the mending of two hairstyles: the ‘long braided pulled back’ and the ‘Afro medium’. Both the styles will now seem convincing and highly natural because of the improved textures.

The Sims 4 October Update: All You Need to Know
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Moreover, no new complexion has been added as of now but the existing ones were looked into.

Many of you must have noted that the dark complexions in The Sims 4 looked patchy and blotched. For this issue, the game pointed fingers at the skin detail layer compression.

The complication has now been dealt with but the players will have to run the game on the default ‘Uncompressed Sim Textures’ option in the graphics settings to put it into action.

Other fixes that will be incorporated by the update are:

Sims 4:

  • Fixed an issue in which external garbage cans were constantly being filled up when not having Eco Lifestyle installed.
  • Sims will now use the dining table to eat again.
  • You pay your new bills, all the new bills and keep track of all the bills.
  • Fixed an issue in which the message “Not Expanded to Ops” would appear while in Build Mode and would hinder gameplay.
  • Had a good talk with Sims that had neglected their duties with their Toddlers. They can go back to Potty Training and Read to Sleep to their little angels.
  • Fixed an issue in which Favorited Items in inventory were being reset when editing Lots through Manage Worlds.
  • Sims that were transferred to other Households will no longer reset any Household settings like Bed Assignments.
  • The Lin-Z Smart Speaker has been updated to now play the Focus and Metal stations.

Island Living

  • Fixed an issue in which all non-decorative rocks disappeared after traveling from different Lots.
  • Discover University
  • Fixed an issue with the ICYA Chest in which it appeared locked after Sims moved from one Household to another.

Eco Lifestyle

  • Fixed an issue that reset Bits and Pieces when Sims moved to other Households.
  • The Community Voting Board is no longer listed as a DEBUG item, no longer has a defective thumbnail, and can be placed within the Lot.
  • Civil Designer Sims can now complete Work from Home Assignments.
  • We have rebuilt the Store No More Home Fabricator so that it doesn’t break at least once a day.
  • We spent some time tasting… I mean… monitoring yes, Sims’ behavior in regards to Cooking and Baking Cakes pretty much non stop. We managed to correct said behavior, but hopefully, we won’t lose access to the delicious goods.

Outdoor Retreat

  • Fixed a routing issue that prevented Sims from extinguishing engulfed Sims that are sitting by the Campfire.

Dine Out

  • Fixed an issue with Restaurant Menus that made them appear blank or corrupted.

Fitness Stuff

We have added the Focus and Metal station as an option for Earbuds.

Tiny Living

  • The Media Marathoner All-on-the-Wall, and the Media Marathoner now have the option so Sims can perform Air Guitar.


  • Fixed an issue with keys [Q] and [E] when used with the Tripod, now those keys should move the camera up and down freely.

To know more about the recent update, one can go to

The Sims 4 October Update: All You Need to Know
The Sims 4

About The Sims 4

Do you aspire to be a movie star or perhaps the best-selling writer? Do you want to get married and live a happy life with your wife and kids or do you want to remain a bachelor with zero commitments to anything or anyone?

Whatever it is you want to do, The Sims 4 let you do that.

The Sims 4 is a life simulation game published by EA. The game requires you to create a character and make life choices while controlling your sim. So go out on adventures, make new friends, fall in love, be promoted, and live life as per your own motto while escaping into the world of this single-player game.

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