The Sims 4 is currently the wild west of romance: an update had the unintended consequence of revealing that sims secretly wanted to bump into family members all the time.
You no longer have to rely on The Sims 4 tricks to create weird and totally inappropriate combinations. From this week High School Never Ends update (opens in new tab) did all the hard work for you. Wants & Fears was released in the game, replacing the previous system of whims. And Sims really want to become a full-fledged Targaryen. Maybe they’re super excited about House of the Dragon.
A bug in the patch resulted in sims trying to WooHoo with their own familiars. They’re also aging incredibly fast, which could be the source of their desperate attempt to get along with literally anyone before they die of old age. posts in reddit (opens in new tab) (discovered by PC player (opens in new tab)) illustrate just how disgusting the bug is doing things. Twitter users are also sharing their disagreements with the bug, like the one below.
Wait, that’s a mistake! She can’t ask Catrina to be her girlfriend, she’s her mother!!!!!!!!! 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/hmwPfeXsVGJuly 27, 2022
Incest is on its way to the basket
Fortunately, the developers are already on the case. the sims 4 quality designer, @SimGuruNick (opens in new tab) on Twitter, says “I just wanted to acknowledge that the desire to date a family member is something we know”.
They add that they reproduced it themselves and are working on a fix. So keep your sims away from any family members who are too sexy for their own good for now.
The aging bug is also on the developers’ radar, with The Sims official account offering a workaround in a tweet (opens in new tab). Apparently, the bug is prevalent in both short-lived and long-lived saves. So for now the advice is to play temporarily or create a new save with the default ‘normal’ lifespan. At least until they understand.
Bugs that result in incestuous sims aren’t new from the looks of things. from as recently as four months ago (opens in new tab) as far as three years (opens in new tab), it appears from time to time. But this is much more widespread.
At least you won’t have to feel terribly uncomfortable watching your sims stare at their relatives for too long. Although I shout to that person from reddit (opens in new tab) who can finally live the sim-cest dream without having to employ mods. I hope wherever you are you have come across this bug and are living your best sims life.