how to download the sims 4 for free

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The Sims 4 is now free on Origin – here’s how to download it

The Sims 4 is now free to download on the Origin store, for a limited time only. Here’s what you need to know.

how to download the sims 4 for free

Photo: EA / The Sims 4

Origin PC gaming store is offering a pretty cool deal at the moment. You can download The Sims 4 for free – a pretty good deal considering the usual retail price of R749.95 for the Sims Deluxe Digital Edition or R599.95 for the Standard Edition.

The offer will be valid to Origin users until 28 May 2019.

 New stuff coming to The Sims 4 in 2019

The offer from Origin comes on the back of an announcement by The Sims 4 team that they are planning to release a slew of new expansions this year. In April, they announced the release of a expansion pack, game pack, and stuff pack.

No further details of what sort of expansions these will be have been announced yet – or even when it will be released However, speculation has been rife across Sims forums and communities across the internet.

A version of University, Tropical Paradise or even Farming or Magic is at the top of the list of theories for beady eyed Simmers.

Sims 4 will stop supporting 32-bit computers

Be aware, though, that on the back of the announcement that a host of new content is coming to The Sims 4, Maxis also announced that it will end support for Non-Metal Mac OS and 32-bit operating systems this June. It’s this announcement that has led many to speculate the new expansion pack is likely to bring significant changes to gameplay.

How to download The Sims 4 for free

Super easy. All you need to do is head over to the game’s Origin store page, log-in or sign up for an Origin account, and hit the button that adds The Sims 4 to your account.

Needless to say that those gamers who have forked out a pretty penny for The Sims and all its expansions aren’t too please about the decision to make it available for free.

But what’s that old saying… don’t hate the player, hate the game?