The Sims 4 Update 1.60 Brings Lunar Cycles and More This June 14
Maxis has released The Sims 4 update 1.60, and this is Werewolves game pack data as well as proper lunar cycles, and lots of bug fixes too! Read the full list of new features and bug fixes in The Sims 4 June 14 patch notes below.
PC: 22.214.171.1240 / Mac: 126.96.36.1990
Console: version 1.60
We’re very excited to share our latest patch notes with you (but I’m especially excited because this is my first time writing them and now I’m as free and wild as a werewolf for a full moon) !
For starters, we hope you’ve been enjoying Real Life Super Moons lately, as we have similar themes in store for you! Awooo! – Sorry. *Clears throat.* This patch brings bug fixes and updates to accompany the release of the Werewolves game pack in two days. We hope you find everything in these notes… transformer.
As usual, thank you all for your continued support and feedback, and – most importantly – have fun wandering around!
Were your Sims settled into their nocturnal ways? The moon now has phases in a lunar cycle! From now on, you’ll notice the moon in the sky changing over time, which affects the amount of light emitted at night in almost every quarter of every pack. This excludes locations that might not make sense, such as the Magic Kingdom.
In total, there are eight phases: New Moon, Waning Crescent, First Quarter, Waning Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent. With the default settings, the moon will change every night, but you can change the duration of the phases in the Environment section of the game options. If you want, you can also make a phase permanent or turn off the effects of the moon.
Yes, the moon phase will affect your Sim! Each phase grants a special gameplay boost which can be viewed by hovering over the moon icon in the bottom center of the screen. This information will also display the current phase. Are you curious when the next full moon will arrive? The calendar has also been updated to show upcoming moon phases based on the previously mentioned phase length settings.
occult Sims will find that the moon now plays an additional role in how their powers behave. During certain moon phases, mermaids have less hydration drain, vampires recharge slower, spellcasters cast spells more successfully, and aliens receive a special mood during moonbath (which is also now the case for all Sims teens and above)!
There are also some particularly cute new interactions for toddlers. They have special questions they can ask during each phase and they can also say goodnight to the moon. This will grant them special moon dreams, which can change depending on the particular moon phase that night. Get ready for cuteness overload! (I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that this is where the Princess Cordelia reference is hidden in this pack. Sorry, SimGuruNinja. You can’t stop me!)
Sims can now also observe the moon through the Observatory or the…
It was a rainy afternoon one day at the Maxis office. The bay doesn’t see much rain, and the sound of raindrops hitting the windows filled the otherwise quiet studio.
In a dimly lit corner of the Maxis floor, a model artist was working on a model telescope. Simple functionality, a must-have for Sims and true space enthusiasts alike. A smile grew on the artist’s face. The model was perfect. Small, sleek, perfectly capable of sitting on a balcony in a virtual home. There were high expectations for The Sims 4, and the artist had high expectations too.
Suddenly, a game designer appeared behind the artist. The Artist was serenaded by the sound of the rain and hadn’t noticed that they weren’t alone anymore.
As the artist turned to greet the designer, the designer said a single word, as if to break eye contact.
“Bigger.” muttered the Designer.
Confused, the artist scanned his freshly sculpted 3D model to determine exactly what needed to be bigger. The basis of the structure? Could he not support the weight of such a goal? Was the litter itself too small? Would the mysteries of the cosmos elude our Sims with its insufficiency?
“What do you mean by-” The Artist’s voice was interrupted as they noticed the Designer digging into a fresh plate of Lobster Thermidor. A peculiar sight as there was not even a kitchen nearby. How did the Designer cook a whole lobster? The grated cheese over the shellfish slowly melted as the performer sat in amazement.
“Bigger.” the Designer exclaimed again. This time a little stronger, exhaling a cloud of Old Bay seasoning that stung the Artist’s eyes. The Artist blinked quickly and grimaced.
“What exactly has to be big-“
“BIGGER.” This time, the Designer was screaming, bread crumbs flying across the desk.
The Designer remained silent before taking another bite. The Artist looked down at the hands clenched in their lap, struggling to find the right words to say. Where do we go from here? Where does life leave this place ?
The artist tried to look back at the designer, but the designer was already gone. Lingering steam rose in the air. The Artist tried once more to speak, but the words seemed meaningless, useless. All that remained was the smell of buttered shellfish and the soft hum of rain.
The Artist sighed and looked at his model telescope, still bewildered by the encounter. As their thoughts raced, a word repeated itself in their minds.
Yes! They are finally here. Tiny, portable, and ready to make your logical dreams come true. This patch includes a small telescope, and The Sims 4 Werewolves game pack will add a second specific one to the pack. Most of the interactions that were available on the Observatory are also available on the Small Telescope, but for understandable reasons you can’t Woohoo inside, and – since it’s not as technically advanced as the Observatory – the use of the small telescope will not reward impressions. You can, at different times of the day and night:
- Spy on the neighborhood
- observe the sky
- search for truth
- Satellite tracking
- Spy on apartments [City Living Expansion]
Important Disclaimer: Looking at the night sky can be dangerous work. If your Sim notices something coming straight at them… get in quick! Death by meteorite is now a thing! Just like meteor ghosts! Who knew?
Small telescopes are not the only stargazing objects to attract attention. Remember the Observatory from the base game? Yes, the big one. How could you forget after the story above? ! Well, now you can experience 10 brand new framed moon prints when you watch the moon with it! They’re very pretty, and I heard we could show what Sixam looks like from space.
- We’ve added a new beard!
- To address feedback on the Rainbow Base Game wedding dress variants we posted with My Wedding Stories, we’ve added new variants that are shaded and faded to two of the dresses:
- We heard you wanted the My Wedding Stories wedding hijab without a veil, so now you have a new hijab headpiece in the base game!
In Build Mode, you will now find “The Brickery Elite – Caution” wallpaper, which complements the existing wallpaper from the “Brickery Elite” base game. There are also two new terrain paints – one has lots of tiny rocks which are very cute and the other is pine fuzz! Both look fantastic at Moonwood Mill if we do say so ourselves. Use them wherever you want!
- We have made various UI improvements in the base game for scenarios
- The Scenarios menu now uses a tile system that displays information on what to start the scenario with and some possible story endings
- The menu will also show recommendations for scenarios and display limited time scenarios at the top of the screen.
- The Scenarios tab of the Live Mode UI has been updated to better present the actions to be taken in the scenario
- Brand new Sims 4 players will now see a welcome screen in the main menu
- Wolfsbane was introduced in Base Game. You can acquire it through cheats or random plant rewards, but doing so will allow it to be found in the Sims 4 Werewolf worlds as well as the Sims 4 Vampire worlds.
- We’re officially excited to announce: “Spline Reticulation” is back as a Loadout Hint!
For a quick look at the Werewolves game pack, head to the video below.