The Sims 4 New Update Adds Hispanic Flavor

By | 16/10/2020



In their ongoing diversity efforts, The Sims 4 new update includes Hispanic food, clothing and decor.

The Sims team always tries to include as much diversity as their games allow and the latest update is no different.

In the past, we have seen a Caribbean update, Chinese New Year and Mexican Day of the Dead.

In order to allow Sims to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the latest Sims 4 update has added multiple Latino inspired aspects.

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The new content includes such things as Create-a-Sim clothing, new tattoos from Mister Cartoon, objects, decor and food recipes.

New food additions to The Sims are always a favorite of mine and some of the new Sims 4 food doesn’t disappoint.

Seven new Latino inspired recipes have been added and can be cooked on any in-game grill.

The Sims 4 Hispanic Heritage Food Recipes
The Sims 4 Hispanic Heritage Food Recipes

The full list includes everyone’s favorite Chicken Chimichurri Skewers, Choripan and Pinchos.

Elote, Chimi, Asami and Polo a la Brasa have also been made available.

All of these mouth-watering Hispanic food recipes can also be cooked on the new grill that has been included in the game.

As well as a new grill, Hispanic decorations include a dining set, outdoor pots, an amazing pergola and a huge mural that can be applied to outdoor walls.

The Sims 4 New Update Hispanic Heritage Month
The Sims 4 Hispanic Heritage Decor

As if there aren’t already enough clothing in the Sims 4, some new additions have been made.

As well as designing tattoos for the game, well-known Chicano artist Mister Cartoon has also designed the update’s new clothing.

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Using his signature “Fineline” style of art, the artist has created some highly detailed clothing.

The clothing includes adult male and female tops as well as a unisex children’s top.

The Sims 4 New Clothing: Click to enlarge…

The new tattoo from Mister Cartoon also utilizes his style and includes the infamous Freezer Bunny.

On an added note, as part of their addressed inclusion dynamic going forward, some of the African hairstyles in the game have been retextured.

Also, all skin tones are now uncompressed by default to make them appear smoother.

The Sims 4 Hispanic Heritage Mister Cartoon Tattoo
The Sims 4 Hispanic Heritage Mister Cartoon Tattoo

Skintones and diversity in the Sims 4 have been addressed as a major issue and has now become part of their ongoing inclusion efforts.

In a recent post, EA addressed how they are going to fix skin tones in the game.

The issue is that some skin tones, specifically that of the African community, don’t appear to be fully representative of the community as a whole.

New skin tones, improved existing skin tones and sliders for more control are set to be added to the Sims 4 base game updates in the near future.

This latest Sims 4 Hispanic update is available now for free across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

8 thoughts on “The Sims 4 New Update Adds Hispanic Flavor

  1. Ivan

    I haven’t played Sims in years and this post just reminded me how awesome this game is. I was playing Sims for hours when I was a kid and I’m going to start again. It’s legendary game and the fact they bring chencges continuously only speaks about the legacy this game has created. Thans for sharing!

    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Hi Ivan.

      The Sims 4 has grown into an enormous beast of a game with all the expansions, stuff packs and the new game packs, plus it is regularly updated with free content such as the Hispanic Heritage theme, so you don’t even need any expansions to get access to a lot of free content for it.

      I hope you give it a go again, it might surprise you.


  2. Jade

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for this article- that’s so awesome that they’ve added this cultural content! I’m actually really excited about it! I purchased Sims 4 when it first came out, but haven’t played much since then, since I preferred Sims 3. However, this has me excited about the game again.


    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Hi Jade.

      Sims 4 did have a lot to live up to given the awesome content of Sims 3, and it was a slow start.

      Bow, however, Sims 4 has grown to be an excellent series and I now prefer it over Sims 3 because it seems to have a lot of the humor from The Sims 2 back again, which was strangely missing from Sims 3.

      Now, if only it was open world like Sims 3 it would be perfect.


  3. Jade

    Hi Michael,

    This is so exciting! I haven’t played Sims 4 in a long time, but this has me excited to get back into it! Thanks for letting us all know about this super awesome new content!

  4. shyla

    Great article Michael! Let me first begin with…I love the Sims! I have been playing it since the original PC version. I played the heck out of The Sims 2 and 3 as well. Now I am loving what they have done with The Sims 4. They have went into so much detail with their expansions and game packs. There are so many endless things to see and do. I love that they continue to diversify and show us different cultures.

    That being said, I really need to check out this Hispanic heritage update! I have the Sims 4 for both PC and PS4 currently and I haven’t had time to check it recently. Now you are making me want to go and fire it up! Thanks so much for letting me know about this! Keep up the awesome posts!

    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Hi Shyla.

      The Sims is a great franchise that keeps on growing.

      I’ve been playing since the original, even before that if you count SimCity. I am getting old.

      Hot on the trail of this great free Sims 4 update, a new Japanese themed Sims 4 expansion has just been announced:

      Cannot wait for this one. It’s about time they added Japanese stuff. Zen gardens and dojos here we come.

      Thanks for commenting,


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