The Sims 4 Cottage Living expansion pack: Here’s what you need to know

The Sims 4 Cottage Living

Llamas, rabbits, and rainbow cows? Cottage Living is the latest expansion for The Sims 4. It shows us what it’s like to live on a farm.

The Sims 4 Cottage Living includes aspects of farming, a fan-favorite, as well as the return of an OG NPC, Agnes Crumplebottom — a sad old lady renowned for often acquainting Sims with her handbag.

The new Sims 4 Cottage Living expansion pack includes cows, llamas, chickens, rabbits, birds, and foxes, as well as the ability for Sims to cultivate crops and live off the land while learning traditional staple foods like Yorkshire pudding.

Living the farm life

There’s a lot more to farm life than you would think. It’s a little town, but the Sims that call it home have much to talk about. For some crazy anecdotes and gossip, have a Henford heart-to-heart with the pub proprietors at The Gnome’s Arms or the Sim operating the supermarket stand.

Locals may want assistance as well. If you’re up for it, completing a few errands for them might result in some intriguing gifts. The Finchwick Fair winds through the hamlet every week in the game, bringing all kinds of Sims. The mayor judges the rotating competition entries, which range from pies to vegetables to chickens. The rest of the villagers enjoy participating.

You can have a lot of animals on your farm

Yes, cows, llamas, chickens, rabbits, and foxes coexist with Sims in this lovely new dimension. Befriend wild rabbits, foxes, and birds for presents and assistance in your garden, or spend your love and care on your own animal shelters and chicken coops. The more animals there are, the better.

Cows supply fresh (flavored!) milk, while hens lay eggs in the coop. Keep an eye out for wild rabbits, foxes, and birds in the forest. Earn their trust by giving them small presents and helping them in the garden on occasion.

All can live off the land

People are overjoyed with bumper crops as a result of the new gardening patches. Fill plots with massive watermelons, eggplant, pumpkins, mushrooms, and lettuce to truly impress your neighbors. Bring your Sims’ children along and teach them how to care for those massive plants.

The Simple Living Lot Challenge reduces the cost of cooking, but it also means that meals are totally dependent on what you have on hand. Forage for mushrooms and berries in the neighboring woods, borrow milk and eggs from your animals, and keep your garden stocked.

Lot Challenges need the use of fresh foods at each meal. Grow your own vegetables, go to the village market, or scavenge for it in the wild. Enter your extra-large crops in the Finchwick Fair competition.

Recent expansions

The Sims 4 development team has had a busy summer. It recently released a new Game Pack titled Dream Home Designer, which was preceded by an outdoor courtyard item kit. The most recent expansion pack, Snowy Escape, was released in November, and the previous one, Eco Living, was released in 2019.

Release date

The Sims 4 Cottage Living will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on July 22.

Watch The Sims 4 Cottage Living Expansion Pack Reveal Trailer!

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