The Sims 4 Vampires guide

Sims 4 Vampires
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Sometimes, dead is better - and this Sims 4 Vampires guide shows you why that is. Whether you want to be a demonic bloodsucker hunkered down in a desolate mausoleum, or a charming yet eerily pale cat among the pigeons, The Sims 4's fan-favorite occult type offers a lot more than eternal life.

You'll want to master the best skills to become a Master Vampire, no matter how you choose to live your life in the shadows. What's more, you'll probably need to know how to acquire Plasma Fruit or Plasma Packs for when an unsuspecting victim evades your fangs. We're here to dish the dirt on the undead, so read on for some top Sims 4 Vampires tips. For more, check out our guide to Sims 4 Vampire cheats if you aren't above a little shortcut success.

How to become a vampire in The Sims 4

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The Sims 4 Vampires  lets you start a sim as a vampire in the Create-A-Sim menu, skipping the whole awkward biting and transformation bit. 

If you want to turn an existing sim into a vampire, you'll need to befriend a local bloodsucker. To bring the beasts to you, set Vampire Nexus as one of your home lot traits. Now you can just keep an eye out for any bat-transforming neighbors who drop by. 

You can also visit the social areas of Forgotten Hollow to find a Sims 4 Vampire that way, and stalk anyone who looks promising. Once you've found a vampire, you'll need to keep chatting until you get to a friendly level of conversation, and then you should see the "Ask to Turn" option. Once this happens, prepare yourself for the transformation.

Transforming into a vampire in The Sims 4

Turning into your best vampire self isn't an instant process. The first sign is the Strangely Hungry moodlet, and for about 12 hours your sims food meter will drop way faster than normal. The next stage will see your sim get the self-explanatory Disgusted by Food moodlet, and in another 12 hours, the Appetite Lost moodlet takes its place. After that, congratulations! You're a vampire and get a Thirsty moodlet.

Food for a vampire in The Sims 4

Thirst is the new hunger for vampires in The Sims 4, and you now need plasma. You'll need to either feed on other sims or get your plasma from plasma fruit or plasma packs. If you don't your sim will go rogue and attack the nearest sim. This can be understandably disastrous for relationships, consent is everything people! 

Sims 4 Vampires

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The Sims 4 vampire powers and ranks

Once you're a fully-fledged vampire you'll get a whole new perk tree to chew your way through, and there are five ranks of vamping to aspire to. 

  • Rank 1 - Vampire Fledgling
  • Rank 2 - Minor Vampire
  • Rank 3 - Prime Vampire
  • Rank 4 - Master Vampire
  • Rank 5 - Grand Master Vampire

Each rank you get to will give you new powers like immunity to garlic, the ability to turn other sims into vampires, supernatural abilities, and a mist form. 

To move up the ranks you'll need to fight other vampires, research vampiric lore (using special books or, you know, a laptop), ask more experienced vampires to mentor you, make use of your vampire powers, and, of course, guzzle plenty of plasma. 

Sims 4 Vampires

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Vampire energy in the Sims 4 

Your vamp sim needs energy to use their vampire powers and will extend the amount of time they can spend in the daylight. To reup on your energy feed, sleep (in a coffin or a bed) or choose the Dark Mediation option. 

Vampire weaknesses in The Sims 4

If you remember nothing else from this guide, know that your vampire is weak to sunlight. Hanging out trying to get a tan can kill you, especially if your vampire energy is running low from not feeding or using your vampire powers. 

Sims 4 Vampires

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The Sims 4 vampire cheats

Here's how to use cheats to make your vampire experience just a little bit easier. To use any of the below, you'll first need to open the cheat box by holding Ctrl and Shift, then pressing c on PC or holding command and shift, then pressing c on Mac. 

Then type "testingcheats true" and hit enter. 

  • Instant vampire - traits.equip_trait trait_OccultVampire
  • Stop being a vampire - traits.remove_trait trait_OccultVampire
  • Skip all the hard work and become an instant Grand Master Vampire - stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP 1486

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