The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat

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The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat is a game pack in The Sims 4 released on January 13, 2015. It includes a new destination, many new objects, new outfits and new interactions. It is only available for digital download.

 

You can download The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat for free, working on both PC and Mac. This is the full version expansion for the game – you are required to have the original Sims 4 game before being able to use the Outdoor Retreat pack.

 

Similar to The Sims 3: World Adventures, The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, and The Sims: Vacation, Sims can go on a vacation. However, it focuses more on camping, similar to a vacation in Three Lakes in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage.

New surprises await your Sims out in the wilderness. Explore the all-new destination of Granite Falls, where your Sims can go camping, sing songs or tell ghost stories around the campfire, and enjoy all sorts of new activities!

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Note: In order to use this content pack, you must have the base The Sims 4 game downloaded on your PC/Mac.

The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat Features

Explore the All-new Destination of Granite Falls.

Your Sims can escape from their everyday lives into the pine-filled air of Granite Falls. Lay back for a night of stargazing and let your Sims’ imaginations run wild, or join a game of horseshoes to unwind with some friendly competition. Alternatively, find out what adventure awaits within the nearby bramble patch. There are tons of things to do in Granite Falls!

Set Up the Perfect Camp.

Your Sims will also be able to level up Dancing and DJing skills, both of which should make for even more energetic gatherings. Pump up the crowd by creating the perfect mix on the DJ booth, or start busting out some new dance moves in an Underground Disco.

Create Exotic Potions as an Herbalist.

Build your Sim’s herbalism skill to create a variety of useful potions, ranging from insect repellant to a concoction that can help soothe a tense Sim. This new skill will be useful to help Sims identify which wild plants are edible or poisonous.

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About The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat

The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat is the first game pack for The Sims 4, and was released on January 13, 2015. It includes a new destination, many new objects, new outfits and new interactions. There is currently no physical release of the game pack, and Origin is required to install it, same with the base game.

Outdoor Retreat introduces a new world, Granite Falls, which is only accessible while on vacation. It consists of two neighborhoods which feature a national park in one, and 5 lots for rent (4 houses and a campground) in the other. Sims can go vacationing in this world and can do so via smartphone under the Travel section. A vacation can last for up to 7 sim-days, however they can be extended through a Sim’s smartphone. These days count against Sim’s Vacation Days if they are employed, so job performance will lower if employed Sims vacation too long with no vacation days available, but only on days they have work.

Sims can now Stargaze and Cloudgaze, which can make them Inspired. Sims can also take part in group activities with other Sims such as telling a group story, or Stargazing/Cloudgazing in a group.

A new trait, aspiration and skill are introduced in Outdoor Retreat. Sims with the Squeamish trait will become Uncomfortable at the sight of insects, vomiting, violence, death and anything dirty. Your Sim cannot be Squeamish and Love the Outdoors. The aspiration (a Nature one), is called Outdoor Enthusiast. These Sims “want to experience everything nature has to offer.” Sims can learn the Herbalism Skill, and with it they can identify plants, insects and even make remedies, such as an insect repellent.

Sims can now host a new party: Weenie Roast. Getting a gold award will unlock the Hand Carved Chess Table, and getting a silver one will unlock the Let’s Go Fishing Chair. One Sim will be the “Grill Master,” as well as 1 host and at least 2 guests. New food can be cooked through the use of a fire pit. These include marshmallows, hot dogs and even bugs.

Over 60 outdoorsy items are introduced in Outdoor Retreat. Some items are designed to be used when camping (such as portable beds, tents and foodstuffs), and can be purchased from the Ranger’s Station in the National Park or in Build Mode; the other pieces of furniture can also be purchased through Build Mode.

New clothes are also available, including a bear suit. When a Sim wears a bear suit, they gain access to some new social interactions, such as a Mean social interaction called Roar. The roared-at Sim will get a Tense +2 Moodlet “Scary Bear!”.

Before Patch 12, the main menu would show clips of Sims using the various items from Outdoor Retreat. This is because Patch 12 updated the main menu and replaced the clips with a static picture with animated confetti, as well as the Play and Create a Sim buttons moved to the middle-right of the screen.

Additions to the game: 

  • New Achievements: Critter Catcher, Nature’s Course, Tastes Like Burning, No Longer Solitary
  • New Traits: Squeamish, Survivalist (Reward Trait), Great Storyteller (Purchase), Stoves and Grills Master (Purchase), Incredibly Friendly (Purchase)
  • New Aspiration: Outdoor Enthusiast
  • New Game Options & Interactions: Going on Vacation, Stargaze/Cloudgaze, Take Deep Breaths, Bear Roar, Weenie Roast (Social Event), Death and the Campsite Ghost, Woohoo in a Tent
  • New Skill: Herbalism
  • New World: Granite Falls
  • New Collectibles: Insects

The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat System Requirements

  • Minimum (PC)OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
    CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
    RAM: At least 2 GB RAM
    HARD DRIVE: At least 3 GB of free space (14 GB if installing with The Sims 4) with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
    VIDEO: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
    DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse
    ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • Recommended (PC)OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
    PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
    VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
    MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
    HARD DRIVE: 15 GB of Hard Drive space

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OS: Mac OS® X 10.7.5 (Lion)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz Processor or better
RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: At least 3 GB of free space (14 GB if installing with The Sims 4) with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better
INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse
ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.