Your Sims can now travel to Granite Falls
This isn’t a new neighborhood, it’s a destination
Sims will only carry what they carry in their inventory
If you need additional items, you must purchase them at a ranger station in Granite Falls
Granite Falls consists of three large properties:
A camp where your Sims can use tents or log cabins
A national park where you can discover new insects and plants
A secret property where a hermit lives
You can adapt and rebuild the plots according to your wishes
New possibilities in nature
- Your Sims can now go camping, sleeping in either tents or log cabins
- The Sims can now sit around the campfire together and
- You can catch new plants, herbs and insects
- Your Sims can stargaze and throw horseshoes
Take your Sims camping and explore the all-new destination of Granite Falls in The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat! Venture into the deep woods to discover new surprises, including dangerous and wondrous herbs, new species of fish, creepy insects, and… bears?
• Wander into Granite Falls
• Set Up the Perfect Camp
• Enjoy Unique Outdoor Activities
Explore the Outdoors!
Venture into the deep woods to discover new surprises, including dangerous and wondrous herbs, new species of fish, creepy insects and…bears? Hang out by the campfire before trying to find the hermit rumoured to live in the deepest parts of the forest.
Wander into an All-New Destination – Your Sims can now make an escape from their everyday lives into the pine-filled air of Granite Falls. Let’s just hope that your Sims aren’t squeamish about insects.
Set Up The Perfect Camp – No camping trip is complete without the proper supplies. Be sure to purchase your Sims a tent and outfit them in new hiking gear.
Enjoy Unique Outdoor Activities – Lay back for a night of stargazing and let your Sims’ imagination run wild! Join a game of horseshoes to unwind and see what adventure awaits within the bramble patch.
Gather around the Campfire – Treat your Sims to some roasted marshmallows and tell fireside stories of adventure, wonder and fright for the whole gang.
Create Exotic Potions as an Herbalist – Build your Sim’s herbalism skill to create a variety of useful potions, from insect repellent 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.
New gameplay objects
- Horseshoe pits
- Outdoor variants of beds, chairs and showers
New gameplay mechanics
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 when they have work.
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. Sims cannot be squeamish and loves 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. Cheats
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.
- Golden Youth – Where’s Your Heart Gone
- Oh Honey – Get it Right
- The Shoaks – Zolombray
- Céleigh Chapman – Man Down
- Ezra Vine – Celeste
- Gabrielle Aplin – Please Don’t Say You Love Me
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. The console version was released on December 4, 2018.