How to Experience The Sims 4 Alien Abduction?

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The truth is out there, and your sims might just find it if they end up the subject of an Alien Abduction!

Alien Abductions

Aliens have been an integral part of The Sims franchise since the days of TS2, and they are responsible for the mysterious disappearance of that timeline’s Bella Goth. As the games have continued on Aliens have gained a more impactful presence in the series, but their most iconic activity still remains the same as it did when they first appeared: Alien Abductions!

Being abducted by Aliens in The Sims 4 can be a pretty wild experience. Sims will be compelled to investigate a “weird” light, and next thing they know they’re getting beamed up into a flying spacecraft and being whisked away where they will be observed, tested, poked, and prodded, before eventually being returned to Simlandia. If the abducted sim is lucky (or unlucky depending on how you look at it), there’s a chance they may end up pregnant with an extraterrestrial baby. For curious and scientific-minded sims, an Alien Abduction is one of the pinnacles of scientific discovery they could possibly experience in their lifetime.

How To Trigger An Alien Abduction In The Sims 4

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Though there are some Alien artifacts and smaller creatures your sims can access in the Base Game, you will need the Get To Work EP to make sims eligible for an Alien Abduction. By default sims will have a slight chance of being abducted every night between 9pm and 4am. While there’s no surefire way to guarantee an abduction will occur without cheats, there are multiple things you can do to better your sim’s chances:

  • Join the Scientist Career (or live with another sim who is part of it)
    • At level 4 of the career your sim will be able to build the Satellite Dish and use it to “Contact Aliens” to further increase your sim’s chances
    • At level 6 you can construct the Electoflux Wormhole Generator and interact with it to increase abduction chances
    • At level 10 of the career your sim will be awarded the Out of This World Desktop PC which they can use to “Contact Aliens” to increase your sim’s likelihood of begin abducted
      • These objects can also all be purchased directly in Buy/Build mode with use of the hidden objects cheat
  • Reach level 7 of the Logic skill and use the Backyard Observatory telescope to “Search for The Truth”
  • Join the Doctor Career
  • Hang out in Oasis Springs which seems to have a higher chance of Alien activity
  • Solve the Strangerville mystery*

*This is not a tip we’ve found anywhere else but is instead from personal experience of this author. Admittedly my sim was in the Scientist career when this happened, but as soon as she returned home from defeating the Mother Plant she was abducted. If I recall correctly it was daylight when this happened.

Alien Abduction Repercussions

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Aside from a few moodlets relating to the experience (and a Milestone if you have the Growing Together EP), most sims will return from the abduction experience no worse for wear. There is a slight chance however that they may end up pregnant thanks to Senior Pollination Technician #3, who is a female alien with the main goal of impregnating humans.**

**It’s been said repeatedly that only male-identifying sims can become pregnant by aliens, however in my experience (as mentioned above) my female sim returned from her Alien Abduction and I was surprised to find out later that she had been impregnated! There are a few mods that enable female impregnation by Aliens however I do not use them; it’s possible she became pregnant because of her connection to the Mother Plant but I can’t say for certain. Your mileage may vary.

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Cheat Your Way To Outer Space

If you don’t want to deal with the rigamarole of trying to attract aliens to you via in-game methods, there is a cheat you can use! After enabling TestingCheats enter the cheat interactions.push AlienAbduction_BeAbducted which should immediately trigger an Alien Abduction scenario if your sim is on their home lot.

In Conclusion

Although an Alien Abduction event isn’t something players can guarantee will happen to their sims, there are a myriad of ways to better the chances of it occurring. Whether it’s through career choices, skills and interests, being lucky enough to interact correctly with certain objects, or just being in the right place at the right time, you can find ways to entice our extraterrestrial neighbors to pay your sims a visit. And if all else fails, cheat!

Have you ever had a sim that was abducted by aliens? Did any of these tips help make it happen? Let us know in the comments, and happy simming!


Your Author: Hi! I'm Nicole

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I've been playing The Sims since the first game launched way back in 2000 and have been using CC for over 20 years. As a creative person with an interest in design, The Sims games have always been a great outlet for me whether I'm creating a cool sim, trying a new build style, or dabbling in CC making. The Sims really is a wonderful medium for all sorts of creative outlets and I'm happy to share my enthusiasm with other like-minded players!

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