The Sims 4 Update Fixes ‘Naughty’ Issue, Adds New Mass Effect Collab

A new update to The Sims 4 due out on November 17 will finally fix the bizarre Game of Life glitch that was turning your virtual characters into actual balls of rage, while also introducing the long-awaited Mass Effect clothing collaboration.

While relatively small and primarily focused on new cosmetics, this Sims 4 “SDX drop” fixes a major problem with the current iteration of the life sim – the average Sims glitch.

Due to a bizarre bug that fell following patch 1.92, players noticed that their virtual characters insisted on declaring war on each other. While a variety of fixes were suggested, including using some of the best Sims 4 mods, none of them were quite ideal.

A new update from Sims Direct Communications has confirmed that the SDX drop will fix this pesky glitch, reading, “We have an update on Sims being too aggressive/mean. We’re incorporating a tweak fix to cool down the negativity extra that happens between Sims in tomorrow’s Sims Delivery Express.

Now that your Sims will be friendlier, it’s worth rewarding them with new cosmetics. Two hairstyles are dropping as part of a collaboration with renowned content creator DeeSims!, both of which are perfect for representing your in-game heritage. can now select bantu knots and two twists when creating their characters, with both hairstyles available to Sims of any age and ethnicity.

If changing up your look isn’t enough, there’s also a plethora of Mass Effect-themed clothing to rock your wardrobe. You’ll be able to choose from a huge selection of different hats and t-shirts, and an N7 tattoo has been added for Sims who really, really wanted to romance James Vega.

The icing on the cake comes in the form of a new song by Brazilian pop sensation Larissa ‘Anitta’ by Macedo Machado, who had to translate her entire track into simlish. While she already speaks five languages, I doubt she thought she would add Simlish to her repertoire. The song can be accessed through the “Pop” music category.

For images of all the collabs, be sure to check out the original SimsCommunity post.

With The Sims 4 free-to-play, this SDX release is just one of the many reasons you should dive back into the iconic comfortable living sim. If you do, be sure to check out our overview of the best Sims CC and creators, as well as an overview of all the Sims 4 cheats if starting over seems too much of a hassle.

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