There's no official Sims 4 multiplayer but you can mod it in

Sims 4 multiplayer
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In search of a Sims 4 multiplayer mod to explore Strangertown with a friend? You're in luck. There are a variety of Sims 4 mods on offer, and the opportunity to mod a co-op mode into your game is just one of them.

The Sims 4 is almost a decade old, and in that time our prayers for a multiplayer element being added to the game have fallen on EA's deaf ears. There's always the Sims 5 official announcement hinting at “collaborative play” to pique our interest, but for the time being, The Sims 4 can feel like a lonely existence. We have a handy mod that can change all that for you, however. Here's how to install a Sims 4 multiplayer mod step-by-step if you can't hold out for the next generation!

Sims 4 multiplayer

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What EA has said about Sims 4 multiplayer

If comments from EA's CEO Andrew Wilson are any indication - and you have to hope they would be - an online future is something that the company is considering. This statement is from EA's third quarter of FY2020 earnings call.

"As Maxis continues to think about The Sims for a new generation – cross-platforms and a cloud of a neighborhood world, you should imagine while we will always stay true to our inspiration, escape, creation, self-improvement, motivations – that this notion of social interactions and competition like the kind of things that were actually present in The Sims Online many many years ago – that they will start to become a part of The Sims experience in the years to come.

We are very excited. This is a game that really doesn’t have any competition in its category for delivering and fulfilling these motivations for players and we think of the tremendous growth opportunities for us for many many years to come."

How to use The Sims 4 multiplayer mod 

Sims 4 multiplayer

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The Sims community has created a serious mod to bring multiplayer to The Sims 4. The Sims 4 Multiplayer mod is designed to let you play with other people in real-time on a local network. The mod basically uses one PC as a server, which allows up to 12 players to join the same game.

This is about as close as we can hope to get to a Sims 4 multiplayer mode, for the time being at least. You can check out the mod at and there's a Patreon if you want to support the project 

Remember, this isn't an official EA product, so you'll want to be careful when downloading and installing. 

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Rachel Weber
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