The Sims 4’s High School Years expansion contained a bug that made family members feel sexually attracted to other family members. This bug caused them to want to go out and had a negative impact on their relationships. EA released a patch to fix this bug, quickly naming it the “incestbug”.
There is no more need to long for your relatives
The bug’s trigger was the simulation’s fear and desire system. This was reintroduced in the new expansion at the end July. Even though it was impossible to form a family relationship, Sims began to feel (desires), for family members, such as their sister or brother. This then led to fears.
Players could only prevent this behavior by disabling the fear and desire system manually. The patch prevents adult Sims sending inappropriate messages via the virtual Social Bunny app to teenage Sims. This was also accidentally introduced by the expansion.
Too much aging
The patch also fixes a serious bug that caused Sims to age too quickly after character creation, or keep getting younger. This update is available for PC, Mac, as well as console versions. Patch Notes (PC : 1.90.375.1020/Mac : 1.90.375.1220/Console : 1.62)
Sims can be either short- or long-lived.
The ‘Ask for Girlfriend/Boyfriend’ wish now targets eligible Sims. Social Bunny will no longer allow adult Sims to tag teens in flirty posts.
You can now select all Sims available to travel even if they’re not on the current lot.
Sims with no Fame don’t seem able to have it all the time.
High School Years
Sims will now be able to walk through the I Was a Teenage Garbage Artist pile.
Sims 4 was released on April 14, 2014.
The Maxis life simulation continues to receive updates and expansions almost eight years after its release on September 4, 2014. The 12th expansion, “High School Years”, is now available for 39.99 Euros.