The Sims 4 just got a huge new update that added features fans have requested for years. Unfortunately, in addition to body hair, curved walls, and customizable sexual orientations, some Sims are also showing a new interest in their family members. That’s right; EA accidentally added incest to The Sims 4… again.
Latest The Sims 4 update adds incestuous desires to the game
Why is my heterosexual sim wanting to date his brother? pic.twitter.com/lBZ7gX4Qnn
— Chelsea (@ChelseaL8ly) July 28, 2022
While there are mods that add incest to The Sims 4, making WooHoo with your family is typically a big no-no in the base game. Fortunately, the bug causing Sims to want to enter a relationship with their family members doesn’t mean they actually can.
The issue stems from the Wants and Fears system that EA added in the July patch. This update replaced Whims with a feature similar to the one found in The Sims 2. Each Sim has a number of goals they want to achieve and things they want to avoid. Unfortunately, there was an issue with the implementation, and the game generated Wants without regard to familial relationship, marital status, or sexual orientation.
So, after installing the update, you may find that your Sim wants to date their brother or parent. Strangely, this even happens to Sims that are happily married.
This isn’t the first time that a bug has caused families to romance each other. According to some players, a glitch has existed in the game for years that allows family members to gain romantic sentiments and bars with each other. To make things more awkward (and potentially illegal), this can happen to Sims at the toddler and child stages.
I just wanted to acknowledge that the Want to date a family member is something we know about, we’ve reproduced ourselves, we’re working on it. We’re looking to get it fixed ASAP, thanks for all the bug reports, we appreciate it. We’re of course working on the aging bug too.
— SimGuruNick (@SimGuruNick) July 28, 2022
Fortunately, EA is aware of the issue with incestuous wants in The Sims 4 and is working on a fix.
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