The Sims 4 Update Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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The Sims 4 Update Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October 6, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

More Info About This Game
Developer
Maxis
Publisher
EA
Release Date
September 2, 2014 (Calendar)
 
 

A new The Sims 4 update has arrived in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, adding new in-game food, Create-A-Sim items, and build items inspired by Hispanic culture.

The Sims 4 has been releasing a steady stream of content ever since it first launched a few years ago. While a core focus of the game is on paid content such as the recently-launched Journey to Batuu Game Pack, the developers also take the time to release occasional free content updates for all current owners.

Now, a new batch of goodies has arrived in the latest The Sims 4 update — and some more changes are coming later in December.

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How The Sims 4  Update Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Sims 4 celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through the addition of many new items to the game. Here's what's new in this latest update according to its announcement:

  • New Object: Chiminea (grill)
  • New Grilled Foods: Asado, Grilled Plantains, Churrasco, Pinchos, Choripan, Chimis, Chimichurri Skewers, Elotes, Pollo a la Brasa
  • Outdoor Decor: Pottery, Arbor, Filetado-inspired sign/painting for backyard, kitchen, or restaurant use
  • Painted Dining Set: Colorful Table and Chairs
  • Clothing: Panama Hat, Huipil, Guayabera and new items with designs inspired by Mister Cartoon

These new additions are also joined by more than a dozen other bug fixes and changes added in the same patch. Notable fixes include the removal of a bug that caused trash cans to constantly fill up and Sims not using dining tables to eat their meals.

Skin tones are also being adjusted in today's The Sims 4 update; these changes will fix artifacts and other issues with darker skin tones as part of an effort to improve some issues with their appearance. Additional changes will be coming in December 2020 with the addition of at least 100 new skin tone swatches along with the ability to modify them with a slider to be lighter or darker.

You can experience all of the cool new content in this update by buying The Sims 4 on Steam starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent or as part of an EA Play subscription starting at $4.99/month.

What do you think of The Sims 4 update celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month? What other changes would you like to see in the game in a future update? Let us know in the comments below!

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Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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