The Sims 4: Cottage Living launches this week, and the discharge of one other growth means it’s time for one more free replace to the bottom sport. The new replace, already dwell in-game, provides a function that followers have been demanding for ages: a water tool. Yes, you may finally assemble ponds and lakes in The Sims 4, simply as in The Sims video games of your youth.

If you hit up construct mode, you’ll now have the ability to make a pond-shaped gap with the terrain manipulation tool and fill it with water. You can customise your water fashion to present your pond a mossy or scummy look, and a host of recent decor objects and shrubs to enrich the impact. There are additionally a load of ‘pond effects’, which embody animals like fish, geese, and alligators. (As the identify implies, these are supposed as ornamental objects, and gamers haven’t seen their sims getting snatched by gators – but.)

The replace additionally introduces baby labour – er, that’s, it lets youngsters assist across the kitchen and backyard. Children can plant, water, and weed, constructing their psychological ability alongside the best way. A brand new group cooking choice lets as much as 5 sims share the load within the kitchen, together with youngsters.

There’s additionally a new take-out choice with Zoomers Food Delivery Service, which provides you with extra selection than the same old pizza, and the calendar from Seasons is now available to all Sims 4 players.

You can see the total patch notes on the official site. For extra sandbox games to dig into, you may comply with that hyperlink.

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