Information about what appears to be the next Sims 4 EP has come out—here’s what you need to know about this Expansion Pack leak!
Back on 13 September EA’s Official X Account teased the upcoming content for the fall/winter season. They teased “one tasty stuff pack” which turned out to be Home Chef Hustle along with “one neighborly expansion pack.” Simmers immediately began speculating what we would be seeing next, but now we might have something concrete!
- X user TheHenfordHen posted a screenshot from retailer website Instant Gaming for an expansion pack called The Sims 4 Rental Houses which is still listed on the website now!
- Later the same day X user Anadius posted a tweet crediting themself as the source of their own leaks, with included images that look like official EA artwork.
Let’s go over what we know so far!
Expansion Pack Leak: DLC Title
Though the Instant Gaming site has it listed as The Sims 4 Rental Houses, the artwork shared by Anadius calls it The Sims 4 For Rent. Generally EA doesn’t pluralize their titles and they like to keep them somewhat vague so they better encompass all the included content, so of the two titles For Rent fits the vibe of Sims DLC titling better.
Expansion Pack Leak: Release Date
Instant Gaming has the new EP’s release date as 7 December 2023. Anadius shared preorder bonus info that spans 2 November to 18 January, and 7 December falls in the middle of that range, so this all seems to line up. It would be great timing for the upcoming holiday season as well.
Expansion Pack Leak: EP Description
Per Anadius’ post:
“Bring the neighbors together (literally) and experience multi-family lots as a tenant or property owner in The Sims 4 For Rent Expansion Pack. Your Sim can now own and manage multiple Residential Rental lots or move into a home where they’re closer to their neighbors than ever (perfect for snooping!). From potlucks to evictions, there’s a lot to do and a bustling new world to do it in. Purchase now to get bonus items to bring the Night Market home for your Sims with The Sims 4 Street Eats Digital Content**, available in-game on launch day, December 7.”
Expansion Pack Leak: Features
There are 5 new key features that have been leaked for the new pack, in a range of areas!
Street Eats Preorder Bonus
For players who preorder the game within the aforementioned period, they’ll get 3 bonus items: a Grill Cart, Street Umbrella, and Fruit Basket. Not much else is known about them so far, but it would make sense that the Grill Cart would be a similar style to the food stands just released with Home Chef Hustle. The Street Umbrella is curious because we can’t build in the street unless this is a feature added with the new pack! The Fruit Basket may be a new portable way for sims to carry ingredients that they gather from community spaces.
New Lot Type
The Residential Rental Lot Type will allow sims to rent out part of their space for other sims. This goes far beyond the roommate system currently available in the game, and doesn’t seem to have many limits on what can be rented out. Per Anadius, some examples include renting out basement suites, creating duplex houses, or even our own apartments. These are features that should have come with the City Living EP so while they are far overdue, they’re also incredibly welcome!
Become A Landlord
With Rentals now being a system in the game, sims can own extra property that they can rent out to others. They have the choice to live among their tenants for a sense of community or they can live on a separate property and collect their rent from afar. It’s not that easy, though! Rentals will have Unit Ratings and if they’re not kept up, your sim could be facing a Tenant Revolt. We don’t have the details on this yet but if it’s anything like the City Living experience you can expect your sim to be on-call for repairs, pest control, and maybe even upgrades.
Intertwining Social Lives
Sims can get all up in each other’s business in a number of ways. Neighbors can run into each other in common areas, yards, and even during building potluck meals. If your sim is the social type, they’re going to love hanging out in these areas.
Nosy sims (that would make a great new trait…) can get dirt on their neighbors in devious ways as well by way of eavesdropping and snooping. If they’re really desperate for information they can even break into others’ spaces!
Explore The World Of Tomarang
The EP’s new world is apparently called Tomarang and there’s a lot there for your sims to do! They can visit an Animal Sanctuary or a Botanical Garden, leave offerings at a Spirit House, or visit Tomarang’s iconic Night Market to find unique foods and objects.
Based on these included features compared to the real world, my guess is that Tomarang will be based off of Thailand or a similar global location.
Though it’s still early, we’ve had a lot of breadcrumbs dropped on upcoming Sims content thanks to these Expansion Pack leaks! With the supposed release date coming in 6 weeks we’re sure to see more information soon, where hopefully we’ll learn that our suspicions are correct! What new features are you most excited about? Let us know below, and stick with SnootySims for all your upcoming Sims 4 news!