The Sims 4 has a fire problem, with more and more users reporting a random, uncontrollable hell starting out of nowhere.
These complaints started to surface when The Sims 4 became free to play then Sims 5 It was announced. These are not empty threats either: many have found that rooms or entire houses have been burned, thanks to this bug. Repair costs are a real strain on the lives of many Simmers.
It’s all gone completely dark, with some players saying goodbye to lovable Sims after entire families are trapped in house fires. I’m sure this isn’t the start EA wanted in the new free-to-play chapter of The Sims 4.
At the heart of all these home fires is the fear of the fire sign. Introduced in the Wants and Fears update back in August, Sims now have a series of desires they aim for but also deep-rooted fears based on negative experiences.
If a simulator accidentally starts a fire or gets burned during cooking, they can develop a fear of fire. The effect of the knockout is that they become more likely to accidentally start fires. It’s a vicious cycle, especially since the bug seems to turn a fire-afraid Sim into something shy of sinners. Every time they clashed with fire, it would cause the immediate vicinity to catch fire. This seems counterproductive to me, anyone with a fear of fire would surely be very careful not to start one.
Unfortunately, this does not appear to be the case. Users reported fires in the kitchen, garden, and Even the bathroom (Opens in a new tab). Many people have to feed Sims salad and fruit to avoid the oven altogether.
The Wants and Fears update has been causing problems for quite some time now. But, the problem seems to have been exacerbated by something in the Sims 4 free to play update. Now it seems that the fear of the fire trait appears more often.
Fortunately, there are several ways to solve this problem. Some users have found that by forcing their Sims to put out a fire, the fear will dissipate and their home will be flameproof again.
Others suggested looking into the reward store and buying a Fear Potion. This nifty little drink will quench any concerns your Sim may have. And since there are no microtransactions in The Sims 4, you will not pay for it with real money.
Finally, the last way to get rid of your Sims’ fear of fire is to completely disable your fears. Many have found that the Fears and Wants update is so taxing on the Sim’s supposedly carefree experience that it does more harm than good. So you can download a file Remove fraud fears (Opens in a new tab) And other odd concerns to do with this fiery mess once and for all.