The Sims 4 Patch Makes Your Sims Pee Fire Thanks To A Bug

The latest Sims 4 patch has had some unintended consequences.


The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle expansion is now available, but an update that EA rolled out just prior to its release has had some unintended consequences. It appears that the latest Sims 4 patch is making Sims pee fire.

If it all sounds a bit dramatic, that's because it might well be. Sims 4 players have been reporting that using the bathroom after the latest patch has resulted in fires springing up in toilets. This is an uncommon sight even in the rather wacky universe of the Sims, and the official subreddit for the game has been afire with players commiserating with each other over this strange occurrence.

The common consensus appears to be that it is the result of the latest Sims 4 patch. As reported by Rock Paper Shotgun, there have been a number of other strange bugs popping up in the wake of this content update, including issues with crashes, save files not functioning as intended, and of course, this particular burning issue.

The Sims 4 patch that brought all this on had a number of significant overhauls to how Sims 4 works now, which may also explain the severity and frequency of the problems experienced by players now. There have been changes to fixture placement, a bunch of other updates for neighborhoods, and tweaks to how NPCs work in advance of Eco Lifestyle arriving. The patch notes for the update on June 3 can be viewed in full on EA's official site for the Sims 4 here.

Eco Lifestyle aims to give Sims 4 players a taste of the greener side of life, allowing new options like solar panels, community initiatives, and dynamic changes to your in-game world depending on how environmentally friendly you are. While this unfortunate urinary incident was clearly unplanned, those who buy this latest expansion will a chance to put out the fire of climate change at their leisure.

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This doesn't surprise me much; it's been a buggy release so far for this patch. The initial patch made it so you couldn't even load your old save files... this was fixed fairly quickly luckily in a smaller patch just the other day... we will see if any other game breaking bugs come up.

I'm waiting a bit to make sure its safe to play the game, don't want to have it mess up a save file and have to go back tons of hrs to a backup just from more of their buggy patches.

Sims 4 is a game you really gotta be obsessive about backing up saves, so much investment in them plus EA has released updates before that have even corrupted them... back a bit over a year ago the Lin-Z Smart Speaker item would corrupt save files if you used it... took them almost a week to fix it, totally dangerous and ever since I been more careful than ever with my save files.

Can't ever rush into a new DLC anyways, usually have to wait a bit for any scripting/UI mods to be updated... luckily basic cosmetic mods are usually immune to any problems from update to update.

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