The Sims 4 July Builds of the Month

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Simmers, it’s that time again!

Check out The Sims™ 4 top five builds of the month, which are created and shared in the Gallery by our amazing community members and master builders.*

Mushroom House Day View by Chubit83

Once upon a mushroom, there was a creative builder named Chubit83. This home fit for a fairytale is almost too quirky and cute!

Fairytale Wedding by RABOOSKI

Speaking of fairytales, this enchanting venue is perfect for romance! Just look at those twinkling lights and gorgeous gardens. Can we move in?

Ancient Egypt by 88th-BombGeek

Pyramids, columns, and a touch of greenery make this archeological creation something of wonder. We can’t wait to dig up this artifact in the Gallery.

Catlovers Paradise by Kimmsterr

Hand over the scratching post because this humble home is where Kimmsterr’s furry felines have fun!

Modern Jungle Home by leni3902

Bright, tropical, and beautifully decorated, this modern home is a wonderful hideaway, complete with palm trees and peaceful ponds.

Thanks to all five of these superstar players who are building amazing creations for the community! All of these builds are available via the Gallery.

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*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play. Some builds require specific expansion packs, game packs, or stuff packs. See minimum system requirements.

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Meet the Climates

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This installment of the Climates is brought to you by The Sims 4 Seasons Expansion Pack,* which is available for PC and Mac. This story also features content from The Sims 4 and The Sims 4 Spa Day, available on PC and Mac via Origin.

Before diving in, check out Part One and Part Two of The Climates.

Part Three – Down the Rabbit Hole

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.

Arthur shifted between poses, steadily increasing the difficulty of the postures. The slow, consistent downpour of the rain calmed his nerves, eased his clouded mind . . . and masks the noise of his fart as he bends uncomfortably far.

Arthur’s eyes dart left and right checking to ensure his wife didn’t hear him. She would never let him forget it. Summer would also mock him relentlessly. Nicholas would just imitate him, solidifying his yoga faux pas for days to come. Confident the coast was clear, Arthur exhaled once more to finalize his routine. He stepped out of the gazebo into the rain.

Arthur loved the rain. The way it smelled, the way it sounded as it hit the roof, the way it brought life to the ground.

“Getting a little philosophical there, Art,” he said aloud to himself.

He examined the plants in his garden, and made sure the rain was filling the soil with its life-giving nutrients. He took another quick look around the yard, gradually getting more and more soaked, and ended up under his favorite apple tree.

“Honey, you coming inside?” Janine shouted from the porch. “It’s really coming down out there.”

“Yes, just a minute!” responded Arthur.

Still feeling a bit zen from the yoga, Arthur stretched out his arms and looked up into the sky. I could just take a shower here, he thought to himself.

Crackle. Crackle. Boom!

Lightning struck Arthur and knocked the wind out of him. His vision faded. The darkness closed in. Arthur mumbled toward the porch to tell Janine he’d be a few minutes longer.

Arthur’s eyes closed.

Sometime Later

Arthur awoke, but found himself not in his yard, but some place entirely different. The rain had stopped, and the sun was shining. There were flowers blossoming everywhere and the wind had disappeared.

The world looked off. Definitely weird.

“Where am I?” asked Arthur aloud.

He heard a rustling nearby and turned his head quickly to check the source.

“Welcome, dear Arthur!” exclaimed a gigantic, Sim-sized bunny standing over him.

Its voice was as high-pitched as its ears were large. It wore an antiquated, yet colorful outfit and swayed back and forth on the balls of its feet.

“Haha, my friend! I said welcome,” repeated the bunny. “Come! You must find my eggs!”

Arthur slowly stood on his feet, scratched his head, and looked around for someone to explain what was happening.

“Your eggs?” he asked.

“Precisely!” responded the bunny.

It walked off in the opposite direction, a dainty bounce to its gait. Arthur followed, slowly at first, then picking up speed as he felt his senses returning.

“There’s one!” shouted the bunny. Arthur bent down to examine the spot and found an egg. He stored it in his pocket and followed the bunny, who quickly began moving again.

“There’s another! Hoo boy!”

This continued for some time. The bunny would point out an egg, Robert would grab it, and the bunny would joyfully throw colorful flower petals into the air.

Finally, they reached the end of the yard. The bunny abruptly stopped, turned, and asked for the number of eggs. As he reached into his pocket, Arthur dropped to the ground. The darkness clouded his vision once again. Everything in the world, including the bunny, faded from existence.

Sometime Even Later

“Dad? Dad? Can you hear me?” asked Summer.

She loomed over him, a few feet from his face. Arthur crackled with a strange energy – and a dizzy feeling – as he looked up at his concerned daughter.

“Where’s the bunny?” asked Arthur.

Summer looked at her mom. The two of them locked eyes.

“There is no bunny,” said Janine.

She held Nicolas, who was in tears at the sight of his dad lying on the ground.

“I’m okay buddy. I’m okay,” Arthur said as he stood up.

“What the heck happened out here?” asked Summer.

Arthur ran his hand through his crispy hair and explained the lightning strike. He looked around the yard for a long time. He knew the rabbit was real. He couldn’t be imagining things. Just then, he reached into his pocket.

“Believe me now?” he asked, with an egg in his hand.

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Get A Green(er) Thumb with This Base Game Update

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Patch your game ASAP, Simmers, because gardening just got the green light! In addition to The Sims 4 Seasons Expansion Pack*, there’s a big update to the base game gardening skill. Did we say big? We meant huge. You’ll be able to interact with watering and weeding with a new area of effect, so you can quickly take care of plants. Also, a weeding vacuum will help keep gardens blooming! At higher skill levels, you can buy Uncommon and Rare seeds.

To make gardening simpler, your Sims can research plants to learn more about them. We’ve also simplified Evolution and selling, re-tuned pricing and difficulty to be simpler, and updated the user interface to be more impactful.

For all you die-hard builders out there, you’ll get glass roofs, which you can use for a greenhouse or any kind of building. Build Mode will include more useful gardening sorts to help get your greenery started.

And, when it comes to careers in Seasons, Sims can build their gardening skill to become a professional flower arranger or even botanist! To get you even more buzzed about the latest expansion pack, a bee box will be available, bringing bees, cute and fun animations, and honey! Sweet.

Ready to dig in? Get your hands dirty with this amazing base game update, available now! Check out The Sims 4 Forums, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Sign up for The Sims 4 newsletter to get updates, exclusive offers, and more (including other EA news, products, events, and promotions) by email and get Grim’s Goulish Guitar for free!

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play. See minimum system requirements for this pack.

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs is Coming to Console

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Something new is coming to console, and it’s covered in fur! The SimsTM 4 Cats & Dogs* will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 31, 2018. Before you cough up any hairballs, we’d like to give you a preview of what to expect from this massively cute pack.

Purr-fect Pets

Create-A-Pet is a tool that gives you tons of customization options to create your dream pet. You can search for a seemingly-endless amount of cat and dog breeds or mix any two breeds to create the perfect mutt. If those tools aren’t enough to get a hair-raising result, try the painting feature! Whether you’re adding a few spots, a bright color to the nose, or using stencils to create more complicated patterns, customizing your pets is fun and simple. Plus, drumroll please. . . we have costumes for cats and dogs! What’s that you say? You want your pup to go swimming while dressed as a shark? Your wish is our command, along with so many more adorable scenarios!

Traits, Training, and Tons of Fun

Once your pet is created and you enter live mode, you’ll see that these are the most expressive, interesting, and distinctive pets we’ve ever made. Traits make every pet an individual, but only the most dedicated owners will recognize their pets’ fears, desires, and more. Cats will hide from dogs by standing on the fridge, peering down at their owners. Devoted dog lovers can train their fur babies to perform a series of increasingly complicated tricks, or even walk them around the new world of Brindleton Bay to chase birds and stretch their legs. Now that’s a good boy!

Prescriptions for Poodles and Persians

Once you have your puppy trained and the cat feeder all programmed (one less thing to worry about, believe us), have your Sims purchase the local Veterinarian practice to start work on Monday. Yes, that’s right! You can own a Vet Clinic, hire a smart staff, diagnose illnesses, and perform surgeries to improve the wellness of the neighborhood’s pets (and earn a few Simoleons).

Furry friends, an awesome career, and a new world are coming your way on Xbox One and PlayStation 4! Whether you already have a special pet in your life or not, The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs is a special way to show your love for all things fuzzy. Plus, let’s be honest, it’s a lot less messy than real life. What stories will you tell with your Sims and their new four-legged friends?

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*Requires The Sims 4 game on applicable platform (sold separately) and all game updates to play.