It's finally here! The Sims 4 fans all over the world have been eagerly awaiting this expansion pack's arrival, and though it's finally made an appearance five years after the base game came out, better late than never, right? After months and months of speculation, especially after possible Easter Eggs that arrived in previous packs, EA finally released the official trailer for The Sims 4: Discover University, and now everyone eagerly awaits November 14th.
The trailer was chock-full of references to new gameplay, maps, items, and more. Here's everything you have to look forward to in The Sims 4: Discover University.
10 College Rivalry
Unlike any other college-themed expansion pack before it, The Sims 4: Discover University gives your Sims the chance to decide between attending two different universities: the University of Britechester and Foxbury Institute. The University of Britechester is a more traditional-looking university with old-fashioned architecture and a more storied history.
Foxbury Institute, on the other hand, is a newer university with more modern architecture and a lobster mascot. Two universities make for more realistic gameplay, more creative storytelling, and plenty of opportunity for fun rivalry shenanigans. Which university do you want to check out first?
Dorms a staple of college life and have been included in college Sims expansion packs since The Sims 2: University, so it would be a big loss if dorms weren't included in The Sims 4: Discover University.
Like the apartments in The Sims 4: City Living, dorms likely provide a new type of gameplay for Sims fans to enjoy while their Sims work their way through college. From the trailer alone, it's clear the dorm rooms will come with some new Build/Buy Mode items like new drones, beds, bookshelves, and yes, the ever-beloved mini-fridge.
8 New Sports
The first few seconds of the trailer confirm the addition of new activities to The Sims 4 gameplay. If your Sims are tired of walking and jogging around their neighborhood, you can now give them a bicycle to speed up transportation.
According to the trailer, your Sim will snap on a bike helmet to ride and pull the kickstand out to hold their bike in place when they're done riding. In addition to riding bikes, your Sims can now kick around a soccer ball (or football, depending on where you're playing) with their friends.
7 Bathroom Cubicles
This is a Build/Buy Mode item that might be more excited for those types of Sims players who spend the majority of their time building lots or watching speed builds on YouTube. Bathroom stalls will transform the way community lots look and function, and there are quite a few Sims fans out there who are more excited about the possibilities than anything!
Are you one of them? Or are you more excited about the communal bathrooms your Sims will no doubt get to deal with as part of their dormitory experience?
6 Ping Pong Table
It wouldn't be college is there wasn't a ping pong table. Incredibly, the ping pong tables in The Sims 4: Discover University are extremely versatile! Your Sims can play a regular old game of ping pong to blow off steam during a particularly stressful day or pull out the (blue) Solo cups and play a game of what will probably be called Juice Pong.
Of course, you'll probably be able to add a ping pong table to just about any household you want to spread the fun around.
5 Keg Stand
First introduced in The Sims 3: University Life, the keg and its corresponding keg stand animation make a reappearance in The Sims 4: Discover University. They're both so iconic and indicative of college life that it's only right to include them in the long-awaited university expansion pack.
It adds another level of gameplay to the college parties your Sims will no doubt participate in. Next time, skip the bar and the Juice Pong and head straight for the keg. Do you think your will Sims fail or become campus's next Keg Stand King or Queen?
4 Debate Teams
Debate teams are a great, though potentially overlooked addition to The Sims 4: Discover University. They're realistic in that they often occur in real-life university life and it seems like, from the trailer, they will add a challenge to your gameplay.
Your Sim can practice their debate with their friends and improve over time, which can mean the difference between winning and losing a debate. It seems like the debating skill, like most skills in The Sims 4, will take some practice, and for those who like a little bit of challenge added to their everyday gameplay, this will be a huge plus.
3 Shower WooHoo
Who doesn't love an extra place for their Sims to WooHoo? It's common for new WooHoo spots to come with new packs. For example, Get Famous introduced money vault and sleeping pod Woohoo, Vampires introduced coffin WooHoo and WooHoo anywhere as bats, and Get Together introduced closet WooHoo.
This time, your Sims can WooHoo in the shower. It might take a special kind of Sim to want to WooHoo in a shower in a communal bathroom where it's easy to get caught, but maybe that won't be a problem in The Sims 4.
As part of the rivalry between the two universities, Sims will have the option to vandalize statues on the opposing campus. In the trailer, you can see a group of Sims throwing toilet paper(lovingly known as TPing) all over a statue of an open book after a successful debate. Do you think there will be other ways to vandalize campus buildings and statues?
Maybe there will be other places to TP, like Sims' homes in other worlds. The truth is, nobody will know the extent to which Sims can vandalize property until November 14th.
The Sims 4: Discover University will also see the reintroduction of robots into The Sims universe. Robots have been a staple of gameplay since the helpful robot butler Servo appeared in The Sims: Livin' Large, reappeared in The Sims 2: Open for Business and was replaced by the SimBot in The Sims 3: Ambitions.
It's not yet clear whether the robots in The Sims 4: Discover University will act like the classic Servo or the SimBot, but one thing is for sure: robots are officially back in The Sims universe!