Infants Are Coming to 'The Sims 4' in the Next Free Update

'The Sims 4' is slated to get another big content update in the first quarter of 2023, bringing infants, a new family, and town. Here's what we know.

Jon Bitner - Author

Mar. 13 2023, Updated 7:18 p.m. ET

Since going free-to-play late last year, The Sims 4 has added millions of new players. The team at EA has plenty of upcoming content planned for this new, thriving Sims community, with an extensive roadmap and several big updates planned for the future. But when exactly is the next update for The Sims 4? And what will it feature? Here’s everything we know so far.

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When is the next 'Sims 4' update? Infants are coming to the game.

Since the start of the year, the developers have been pouring new content into the game. The Michaelsons were added as a new family in the game on Feb. 2, but the next big update is just around the corner — and infants are finally getting special treatment.

Though infants have long been treated as an object in The Sims 4, players will now be able to create characters in the infant stage and progress through various life stages with them in the new infant update.

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Players will be able to have entirely new experiences with their youngest characters thanks to the upcoming update, and they'll be able to do even more if it's paired with the upcoming "Growing Together" expansion.

The ability to treat the babies in the game as their own playable characters with needs to maintain and life stages to progress through is something players have been asking for for years, and now they'll be able to have an entirely new play experience once the new update hits.

The game's youngest players will also have 18 different quirks for players to uncover, giving each of your Sims' children unique and original personalities. Even though it's just a game, the developers have promised the experience will be pretty close to the stress parents face IRL — so your 100 babies challenges will never be the same.

Infants will officially be hitting the game on March 14 — just two days before the newest expansion pack is released.

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Players can download the base update for free, though it may be best to disable any mods you have downloaded for your game before trying out the new features.

The Sims 4 is free-to-play on PlayStation, Xbox, Mac, and PC.

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