The February 2021 update for The Sims 4 not only added new content made by CC creators, it also added a load of clues about what we can expect from the game in the near future. The post-patch live stream also revealed that bunk beds will be coming to The Sims 4 base game in an update expected to be released in late March 2021.
The tuning files for the update revealed a reference to ?dust? as noted by one modder on Twitter. It seemed a bit more nuanced than simply a fix for the Robo Vacuum as mentioned in the February 2021 patch notes.
The update added references to “Kits” – a sort of micro-pack that looks set to hit the Sims in the near future. The update added full descriptions for the “Kits” – and one of them includes…well… dusting. All kits note that The Sims 4 base game is required to play.
Sims 4 Kits are described in game code, and we quote, as: “mini bits of content designed to enhance the way you play”. These are prefixed with the SP variant – usually reserved for Stuff Packs and while they are labelled as such, an additional “sub type” pack called “Kit” has been added.
These Sims 4 Kits also follow a numerical sequence with Throwback Fit labelled SP20, Country Kitchen SP21 and Bust the Dust SP22.
The references to these Sims 4 Kits appear mainly in the UI (user interface) section of the game code and include screenshots and pack shots in the files. The descriptions of the Sims 4 Kits as well as some of their features and the available images are listed below as taken from the game code.
At least one of the Sims 4 Kits – Bust the Dust – contains a new aspiration. The Sims confirmed on Twitter that more details about the new Kits will be revealed on 2 March 2021, ahead of the next base game update which is scheduled for “late March”. Below follows the details extracted from the game code after the latest update. No time was given for when on 2 March further details would be revealed, though.
Sims 4: Bust the Dust Kit
Make your Sim’s chores easier!
Dust off the vacuum and tidy up in The Sims? 4 Bust the Dust Kit! Dust is piling up and spawning friendly bunnies and dastardly filth fiends in Sims? homes. Get rid of the muck by cleaning, or settle in for a messy life. Conquer chores with new buffs and rewards for each dust level, vacuums to help fight the good fight, and aspirations related to cleanliness.
Suck It Up
Find full-size and handheld vacuums in Build Mode for your fight against the encroaching dust. Make your Sim’s chores easier?and more fun! Even kids can help out.
Clean Up Your Act
Explore two new aspirations! Perfectly Pristine Sims won?t let a single speck of dirt remain, while Fabulously Filthy Sims revel in allowing grime to thrive.
What starts as a film of dust builds up into piles, and then takes on a life of its own! As time passes, homes go from clean to dusty to filthy if Sims don’t clean up.
Country Kitchen Kit
Transform your Sim’s kitchen into the most charming part of their home with The Sims? 4 Country Kitchen Kit! From vintage refrigerators to casserole dishes, these Build/Buy objects offer a delightfully trendy take on a timeless style.
Make it Homey
The kitchen is the heart of the home for a reason! Every object works together to foster a warm atmosphere with vintage furniture, d?cor, and materials.
Cook in Comfort
Build the kitchen of your Sim’s dreams with a completely new set of counters, islands, cabinets, and mix-and-match pieces. Small details add charm to the items, complete with multiple colour palettes.
Throwback Fit Kit
Outfit your Sims in retro-inspired athleisure looks with The Sims? 4 Throwback Fit Kit! Take it back to nostalgic colours, bold patterns, and trend-forward silhouettes with these all-new Create-a-Sim items. Updated everyday classics and workout wear elevate this unique collection?and your Sim’s fashion.
Blast from the Past? Dress up in Style!
Top It Off
The kids might not have been around for it the first time, but now they can discover the neon joy of the past. Dress them up to impress! Bucket hats for everyone!
Get Fit in Style
Hit the gym or take it easy at home with comfortable, sporty pieces that call back to the energy and simplicity of the ?90s. Show off with bright colours, modular shapes, and unexpected details that are sure to catch the eye.
At the time of writing, no further details about the expected release date for the new Sims 4 Kits will be. It’s also a fraction of some of what has been seen in the game code since the February 2021 update.
H/T: Sims Community website.