The Sims 4 base game is going free to play! Beginning on October 18th, the base game will permanently free to play for all new players across all supported platforms.
EA states that their team is still dedicated to creating memorable experiences for players, and they will be continuing to develop packs, kits, and SDX content for the “foreseeable” future.
The new Desert Luxe kit is also freely available to all players who have already purchased the base game. The Desert Luxe Kit will available for free until October 17th, 2022.
Lastly, there is an event coming up called Behind The Sims Summit on October 18th, 2022, at 10am PT on their YouTube and Twitch channels. It is unclear what will be presented at this time.
How To Redeem – Desert Luxe
The Desert Luxe Kit is freely available on both Origin and the EA App.
There are no special steps you need to take to redeem the kit for free. Simply find it listed in the store section of whichever app you are using (Origin or the EA app) and it should have a price of “Free.” You can then install it and play the same as any other kit/pack.
Note that there was a bug in Origin that would cause all other kits to also show up as “owned.” This was merely a display glitch (the other kits couldn’t actually be installed)that EA claims has been resolved.
Behind The Sims Summit
Mark your calendars, the next big Sims event will be on October 18th, 2022, at 10am PT.
EA has not really revealed any details about what this “summit” is for. All we know is that it’s a “special edition” stream for sharing more about “what’s in the works.” Suspicions have arose that this stream will be for the announcement of The Sims 5, but that remains to be seen!