Free Sims 4 Update Adds Sexual Preference And Body Hair, Available Now – GamesHub | Hot Mobile Press

Alongside the release of the new High School Years expansion pack for The Sims 4, the game has added a lot of new features that are available to all players for free. It includes the addition of some long-awaited features, including the ability to choose a sexual preference for each Sim and grow body hair.

Also new is the addition of Desires & Fears, which has a long-term impact on your Sims’ growth and personality, as well as improvements to the in-game phone. All of these elements are key to the upcoming high school content.

Read: Best Sims 4 Expansion Packs for Beginners

The new sexual preference mechanic will be multi-faceted, allowing you to choose who a Sim is attracted to, both physically and romantically. Plus, Sims can choose who they want to play around with or decide to still explore their options.

However, the sexual preference trait is binary as it currently exists, meaning you can only choose attraction to males or females. The Sims 4 development team has publicly acknowledged this limitation – it’s there due to the game’s age and the inflexibility of its decades-old code structure. Hopefully this means that changing the feature is being explored in the future.

The Sims July 4, 2022 Update Patch Notes:


  • On some PlayStation®4 systems, many environmental objects would flicker in Eco Lifestyle’s Evergreen Harbor. We think we’ve fixed the problem. If you see it, please let us know and provide information about the PlayStation model and OS version.
  • On Xbox, interacting with Cottage Living’s chicken coop no longer causes the cursor to disappear.
  • Closing the notebook interface now also hides the controller legend.

The Sims 4

  • Sims can again slide over to an open side of the bed, which is pushed against the wall.
  • Sims deliver to toddlers via the Give Portion For interaction “ Reliable food.
  • Throwing a toddler birthday party? Sims can now “compliment the birthday sim” to complete the party when this objective appears.
  • Did you know that your Sims can take care of a need themselves if you click on ‘Need’ in the ‘Needs’ section? Try it! Sims with the Tidy trait will now clean themselves when you click Sanitize instead of cleaning their home.
  • Vault Modular Counter retains its color beneath the dirt when it gets dirty.
  • Sims jog again when using The MotionMonitor gaming mat and PrioPerfection motion sensor play mat.
  • The “Save” and “Delete” buttons now both appear when mousing over a save slot on the save game screen.
  • Sims can ask for these likes and dislikes without having their own preferences for them: Decor, Color, Hobbies & Skills, and Music.
  • Since Sims in the same household already know each other, they no longer have the opportunity to ask about various likes and dislikes. “Ask about a career” is the only exception.
  • When you connect with another Sim, likes and dislikes questions are now grouped under a category with that name.
  • Your Sims went on vacation with another household. You just heard through a Neighborhood Story alert that you’ve been adopted! This notification is now named that household’s home world, rather than the vacation world.
  • When you place a lot from the gallery, it defaults to the lot type instead of asking you if you want to switch to the location’s lot type.
  • If you have a window that aligns with the dotted half-tile marker and the window is as wide as its footprint, you can now place another window like this right next to it.
  • Placing a rounded platform in another room will now fill in the floor tiles around the curve.
  • placement swarm of dragonflies and mosquitoes on ponds now leads to dragonflies and mosquitoes. Bzzzzzz bzzzz…
  • Cars viewed from afar on low-end computers now look more like cars and less like a new woodworking project.
  • That screen that appears when you can choose which Sim should do something with the active Sim… we’ve adjusted the header so that longer text doesn’t overlap with your Sim’s portrait.
  • This screen also now consistently displays the Everyone category when it appears.
  • The behind-the-scenes pregnancy tracking has some improvements for better performance and stability.
  • We fixed three types of crashes:
    • [PS4-only] One sometimes happened on PS4 when saving a ticket to My Library.
    • One related to graphics.
    • And the most annoying sometimes happened when placing a retail lot with mannequins. Take this, crash!
  • The promotion requirements in the career panel now have a helpful hover tip.
  • The Lot Challenge icon now has a helpful hover tip.

cats and dogs

  • These curtains can now be placed around windows: Casual Cottage Curtains, Cozy Cottage Curtains and Charming Cottage Curtains.


  • Gnomes placed from inventory will no longer generate seed packets after the harvest festival ends.

island life

  • Kids progress toward their Outdoor Adventurer badge when they catch fish or frogs.

discover university

  • After changing specialization branches in a career, your Sim will now earn their well-deserved rewards from that new career.
  • The “Go to Class Early” button now appears one hour before University classes start.
  • Sims will attend college classes early if prompted to do so while on their campus.

eco lifestyle

  • What, you don’t want to see books among the available ingredients for the Juice Fizzing Station? Well. Only correct, edible ingredients are now displayed when loading ingredients.
  • Idle animations for enjoying a fizzy drink while seated at a table now play appropriately.
  • Sims can wash off the Dyed In An Explosion! icon. Moodlet with a good shower or bath.

Snowy Escape

  • Sims in the Clerk career can complete the Host a Conference Call quest on a regular basis.
  • Drinking the Lifestyle go poof potion now actually removes lifestyles. Go out and discover your new self!
  • Sims now properly receive up to three active lifestyles.
  • Mountaineering trips will now start instead of being canceled automatically. Let’s conquer these climbs together!

cottage life

  • Certain chicken coop variants keep the same color when they get dirty.
  • Chickens no longer prevent the egg hunt holiday tradition from being completed. Rumor has it that they collected all the decorative eggs for themselves.
  • Green Mushroom Soup now displays correctly when selecting it from the Recipes list to cook with other Sims and get portions.
  • The color patterns for the long hair with bandana (ymHair_EP11Long Bandana) now match the hair color.


  • Taking out anger on stuffed animals now decreases the teen Sim’s empathy. meanness has consequences!


  • Error code 106:7f97032:aa761f01 no longer sometimes occurs when traveling to the StrangerVille Secret Lab.

Drive to Batuu

  • The Rogue Hot Tip mission now appropriately requires five Intel Fragments to be collected.

Dream Home Decorator

  • The yfBottom_GP10Capri_Solid Capri pants now appear appropriately brown when the brown swatch is selected.


  • Werewolf and Vampire Sims will now exit their respective tunnel entrances after choosing Explore Underground Tunnels.

Tiny living

  • Murphy Beds remote control now has the appropriate texture.

smash the dust

  • Don’t want to repair your broken vacuum cleaner yourself? It now has interactions to replace it with a new one or hire a Sim to fix it.
  • Dusty Chaperone upright vacuum cleaner Spark now when broken.

You can view the official one Sim’s 4 Update notes on the Sim’s 4 Website.

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