How to Download The Sims 4 for Free
Players can find details on how to download The Sims 4 for free on Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X in this short guide.
The Sims 4 has officially gone free-to-play, and indeed players can now download the base game on Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X without spending a dime. While this is not a particularly difficult thing to do, each platform does have its own quirks, which may leave some fans slightly confused about how to download The Sims 4 for free. This guide is here to dispel that confusion by walking players through the download process on all suitable platforms.
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How to Download The Sims 4 for Free on PC
PC players should begin by downloading the EA app. When that has been done, fans should sign in using their established EA account or create a new one. Players should then search for The Sims 4 within the app and start the download through its store page.
How to Download The Sims 4 for Free on Mac
The process of downloading The Sims 4 on a Mac is almost identical the process of downloading it on PC. The key difference is that players should start by downloading the Origin app and then login with an Origin account. From there, fans should simply search for The Sims 4 within the app and download the base game from the store page.
How to Download The Sims 4 for Free on PS4/PS5
Downloading The Sims 4 is extremely-straightforward on PlayStation consoles, and the process begins with accessing the PlayStation Store from the Home screen. With the store open, fans of life sim video games should search for the game's title, click on View Product within the product page, and then click on Download.
How to Download The Sims 4 for Free on Xbox One/Xbox Series X
Xbox owners who are interested in downloading The Sims 4 should start by navigating to the Home screen and opening the Store. These fans should then enter The Sims 4 into the search bar, click on the game, and install it from the product page that appears.
To note, while the base Sims 4 experience is free-to-play, that is not the case with its various packs. Indeed, players must still pay for The Sims 4 DLC if they are interested in any add-ons, and there are quite a number of packs to peruse. That said, there is a reasonable amount of content in the base game, which should keep new players busy for a while.
The Sims 4 is available now for Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S.