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Sul sul, Sims community. Today’s the big day: The latest Sims expansion pack is officially here. The Sims 4: Cottage Living was released July 22, and it’s one of the most highly anticipated packs of the year, featuring an exciting new gameplay feature that Simmers have been asking for for years. That’s right, we’re talking about farming!
If you’re ready to ditch the bright lights of San Myshuno for a more slow-paced lifestyle in the countryside, here’s everything you need to know about the Cottage Living expansion pack.
Where to buy The Sims 4: Cottage Living
Ready to start your own farm in the countryside of Henford-on-Bagley? The Sims 4: Cottage Living is available starting July 22, and you can purchase the expansion pack for $39.99 through the following retailers:
If all the new features weren’t sweet enough, you’ll score several bonus items if you purchase the pack before September 2, including a Scenic Commuting Bicycle, Bramblewood’s DeLIGHTful Tree, and “Onward” The Adventurous Gnome, who’s riding on a chicken.
What's included in The Sims 4: Cottage Living?
As you’d expect from a Sims 4 expansion pack, Cottage Living features a new world called Henford-on-Bagley. The England-inspired world features three neighborhoods and 12 lots, and every week, there’s a farm festival in town that your Sims can attend. Avid Simmers will also be happy to find that Agnes Crumplebottom, the bitter, purse-wielding icon from previous versions of the game, resides in Henford-on-Bagley, running a garden produce stall in the village.
Perhaps the biggest new gameplay feature introduced in Cottage Living is the addition of farm animals. Your Sims can now start their own homesteads, complete with cows, llamas, and chickens. Cows offer fresh milk while chickens lay eggs in their coop, and you can gather llama wool for crafts. Plus, you’ll also see wild animals like bunnies and birds, which you can befriend, if you’re so inclined, as well as foxes, who will cause mischief around your lot.
That’s not all, either. Cottage Living introduces several new garden plants, including eggplants, lettuce, pumpkins, and watermelon, and you can grow oversized crops to enter at the Finchwick Fair. The pack also has several new recipes, as well as the ability to can your produce. Oh, and who can forget the new cross-stitching skill?
In addition to ample new building and Create-a-Sim items, this expansion pack is spearheading a new game feature called “Lot Challenges,” which will also be available to base game players. A counterpart to Lot Traits, these challenges will make gameplay on your home lot a tad harder—for instance, Cottage Living comes with a Lot Challenge called “Simple Living,” which requires you to have all the necessary recipe ingredients in your fridge to cook a meal.
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