‘Sims 4’ bug is turning scared Sims into pyromaniacs

The newest replace to The Sims 4 has seen the Wants And Fears trait develop a number of fire-starting bugs.

Following the announcement of The Sims 5, it was confirmed that Sims 4 could be free-to-play. An replace adopted final week (October 18) but it surely appears to be inflicting additional points with the Wants And Fears trait.

Originally launched again in August, Wants And Fears permits Sims to need issues, but in addition sees them develop fears primarily based on damaging experiences.

So, if a Sim burns themselves whereas cooking or by accident begins a hearth, there’s an opportunity they may develop a worry of fireside. However, in what appears to be a bug, that worry of fireside now makes the scared Sim way more more likely to begin an unintentional hearth, with a number of gamers reporting fixed, devastating and costly fires ruining their sport.

“It’s gotten so bad my current family has been living off of garden salad and watermelon salad to avoid using the stove or grill. They just don’t have the money to replace a $400 stove almost daily,” wrote one Reddit person. “There have been several times where the stove caught fire twice in one day and had to be replaced each time.”

“4 Sims died in an apartment just now from a random fire from the toilet,” added one other participant. “The firemen couldn’t put out the fire since the bathroom was too small. It was a kid’s club gathering and they all ran inside the bathroom when the fire started. I left without saving the game, I couldn’t handle the tragedy”.

Other gamers are reporting that their Sim can’t flip into a vampire in the event that they’ve acquired a worry of the darkish, whereas points with the loyalty trait are seeing Sims flip imply.

There are a few workarounds for this bug. If you pressure the Sim to confront their worry, they are going to apparently recover from it or gamers can use a “fear be gone” potion. There is additionally the choice to disable fears fully, however some gamers have discovered this path to be buggy as nicely.

According to developer Maxis, The Sims 5 is nonetheless a “couple of years” away from launch.

In different information, it seems just like the upcoming The Last Of Us multiplayer title could also be a free-to-play sport, with Naughty Dog seeking to rent somebody with confirmed expertise in that subject.

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