How to Toggle Wants and Fears in The Sims 4

Since its initial release years ago, The Sims 4 has constantly added new content to the game through updates and expansions. Although many of these new additions are paid, improvements and new features are regularly involved. These new features include adding Wants and Fears for your Sims family. Here’s how to turn it on or off in-game.

How to Disable Wants and Fears in The Sims 4

With the addition of Wants and Fears in The Sims 4, the developers replaced Whims and made them part of the standard experience. By default, they will be enabled, but you can disable them during character creation or in the middle of the game itself.

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Bring up the pause menu and click Game Options. From there, go to the Gameplay section and you’ll find a box you can uncheck on the right.

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When this option is disabled, your Sims will no longer voice the things they want to do and the potential fears they want to overcome. It’s more of an update for someone who doesn’t want to go off the beaten path while playing The Sims 4 and allows them to have a standard family experience. If you ever want to turn it back on, just go back to this menu and click the box again.

If you leave it on, wishes will be decided largely based on your Sims’ personality. They can have up to three at a time, reactionary, short-term, and long-term. Complete them to earn satisfaction points or ignore them if you wish.

Fears, on the other hand, develop over time as your Sim lives their life. Their ability to develop fear may be related to their personality, but the nature of that fear depends on their experience. You can check Fear to see how your Sim might overcome it.

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