The Sims 4 Spa Day Refresh Is On The Way

We now know the next Sims 4 DLC pack to be given a refresh according to an EA website leak

Published: September 2, 2021 10:22 AM /


A shot of several Sims mingling in The Sims 4 Spa Day DLC pack

Thanks to a leak, we now know which The Sims 4 DLC pack is up next for an overhaul. If you've been hoping for a Spa Day refresh, then you're in luck, because this pack is getting new traits, gameplay, and other extra features. What's more, if you already own Spa Day, you won't pay a penny for these features.

What do we know about this The Sims 4 Spa Day refresh?

As pointed out by SimsCommunity's Jovan Jovic, EA updated the backend of its page for The Sims 4 Spa Day last night. That update was subsequently cached, with a Sims community member tweeting the Google result in order to confirm the Spa Day pack refresh. After being teased by the Sims dev team for a while, it seems that this refresh is now official, and is coming more than six years after the pack originally launched.

First up, EA is adding a new High Maintenance trait. If your Sims have this trait, they'll find everyday tasks difficult. This problem can be alleviated by having your Sims visit the spa, which will wash their cares away. This new trait has already been modded into the game by a couple of enterprising creators, and given EA's recent strides in Sims 4 community involvement, we'd be surprised if they haven't been paying attention.

The new nail art feature in The Sims 4 Spa Day refresh
As well as a brand new trait, you'll find new nail options in the upcoming The Sims 4 Spa Day pack refresh, plus plenty of other new features.

There are a few more changes coming as part of this pack refresh, too. Your Sims' kids can now take part in Wellness activities, so you can bring them to the spa with you. New Zen Guru and Self-Care Specialist jobs allow you to earn a few Simoleons by using your mindfulness knowledge, but if you just want to chill out, you can unwind with brand new manicure, pedicure, and facial mask options. As part of these new nail options, you'll find plenty of colorful ways to design your Sim's nails to show off their personality. Finally, after the refresh, if your Sim is seeking Inner Peace as their aspiration, they'll want to visit the Spa to help them achieve that.

When is The Sims 4 Spa Day pack refresh release date?

Unfortunately, we don't yet know when we can expect this Sims 4 pack refresh to land. Given that EA hasn't officially announced this change yet, it may be a little ways off, but the features being advertised aren't huge, so it shouldn't take too long to implement them into the game. As EA itself says, a refresh consists of expanding the core theme of a pack, adding extra features rather than completely revamping it.

Cottage Living, the most recent major Sims 4 expansion pack
The Sims 4's most recent major expansion is July's Cottage Living.

Spa Day isn't a full expansion pack like the recently-released Cottage Living; rather, it's a "game pack", which is a smaller set of addons and features. These are bigger than updates, which generally add oft-requested features that aren't big enough to warrant their own purchase, like the recent addition of group cooking and food delivery. It's likely that it'll be mostly game packs getting refreshes rather than major expansion content, but we'll have to wait and see what EA has in store for The Sims 4 next.

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