The Sims 4 will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, with a free in-game update that includes new food recipes, Create-A-Sim options, and build items. The update is live now.
The #HispanicHeritageMonth update is now live in The Sims 4!! Simmers, what’s your favorite thing in the update? 💚 https://t.co/K0K61yUUey
¡La Actualización celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana está ya disponible! ¿Cuáles son sus favoritos de esta actualización Simmers? 💚
— The Sims (@TheSims) October 6, 2020
These additions were designed in conjunction with SOMOS EA, which is “centered on advancing EA’s diversity and inclusion by ensuring a culture where Hispanic/Latinx employees can thrive.” EA has aimed to respectfully integrate ideas from Hispanic culture into the game.
Other companies have run into criticism for poorly planned Hispanic Heritage month celebrations, including Twitch. The platform attempted to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by adding custom emotes, but met a swift backlash for the culturally insensitive and stereotypical designs.
Here are all the Hispanic Heritage items you can find in The Sims 4:
- A new object: Chiminea (grill)
- Grilled Food options: Asado, Grilled Plantains, Churrasco, Pinchos, Choripan, Chimis, Chimichurri Skewers, Elotes, Pollo a la Brasa
- Outdoor Decor: Pottery, Arbor, Filetado-inspired sign/painting for backyard, kitchen or restaurant use
- Painted Dining Set: Colorful Table and Chairs
- Clothing: Panama Hat, Huipil, Guayabera and new items with designs inspired by Mister Cartoon
In other The Sims 4 news, a Star Wars expansion was made available in September. In the add-on, players can visit the planet of Batuu. Star Wars franchise characters like Rey and Kylo Ren are also part of the package, and you can choose to align with either the Resistance or the First Order. Players can also create their own lightsabers and build their droids.
The Journey to Batuu expansion is available for $20 across all platforms.
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