How to Update The Sims 4 on PC

Here's how to update The Sims 4 on PC while the EA servers are buckling under the pressure of fans clamoring for the infant update.

The launch of the long-awaited infant update for The Sims 4 has brought with it a whole slew of issues and bugs. Some are related to EA's servers, as scores of players try to get into the game and finally have infants in their Sim families. If you're trying to get into the game on PC and are finding that you can't log in or are having other issues with the EA App, here's how to update The Sims 4 on PC for now.

Since The Sims 4 updates on its own normally, you'll have to do things a little differently to try to prompt it into action. Additionally, many are finding that the EA App isn't able to recall their game library today. This is just part of the server issues and is something that will be ironed out once EA's servers stabilize again.

Can't Update The Sims 4 Fixes

There are only two potential ways to get around The Sims 4 refusing to update, and both of them are rather easy.

Option 1: Go Invisible on the EA App, Then Come Online

You can either log onto the EA App as invisible or set yourself as invisible, then come back online to try to jolt the servers into recognizing you.

When you first log into the EA App, you can choose to set yourself as invisible upon login. There's a little checkbox just below 'Keep me signed in' to do just that.

If you're already logged in, which is most likely, you can also set yourself to invisible status via the drop-down menu when you click on your username at the top right of the window.

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After doing either of these, click your username again and set yourself as being online to try to force the EA App to see you and initiate the patching process.

Option 2: Restart Your PC

If you're getting really frustrated, this is an option. Though, it's not likely to have more impact than just launching and closing the EA App, some have found that rebooting their PC and trying again has led to being able to update The Sims 4 today.

The above invisible status option is more likely to be impactful than this one, but if you've gone through it a dozen or so times, this really couldn't hurt.

That's how to update The Sims 4 on PC. EA's servers should stabilize over the next day or so as more are able to download and play The Sims 4 infant update, but with the Growing Together expansion pack available on March 16, they don't have much time to get the servers in order for the next wave of players to overtake them. If you found this guide useful, take a look at some of our other The Sims 4 guides.

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Published Mar. 14th 2023

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