The Sims 4: Vampires is an expansion that revolves entirely around this supernatural being. If you want to play with vampires you must have this expansion. Conversely: if you do not have the extension, you never have to contact it. So unlike Sims 2 and 3, vampires are not automatically added to Sims 4.
Our guide will tell you how The Sims 4 Met Vampires , How Us Becoming A Vampire works, and how you like changing vampires can.
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What are The Sims 4 vampires and how do they work?
Like ghosts, aliens, sirens, wizards, and servos, vampires are unique creatures in the world of The Sims 4.
Vampires have a “dark form”. This refers to their “real” appearance, which they show, for example, when they are feeding. However, in normal life it can also be masked by a “normal” appearance.
You can change the normal appearance and dark shape separately, but you can also share some details between the two.
By selecting a Sim, you can also select the “Show / Hide Dark Shape” option from the “Vampires” menu. The choice is yours.
Vampires can start families with other Sims (both normal Sims and other supernatural creatures). Descendants inherit powers from one parent or the other. Hybrids are therefore not possible.
One small exception is that a dying vampire returns as a vampire ghost. Conversely, however, you cannot turn a ghost into a vampire ghost.
Objectives, abilities, advantages and disadvantages of The Sims 4 Vampires
The Sims 4: Vampires introduces three cool new objectives:
- Vampire family
- Master vampire
- Good vampire
You don’t have to pursue these goals to become a vampire, but to achieve them you will eventually have to become a leech.
If you want to put an existing Sim on the path to these goals, you can change their goals by choosing a new goal at any time – just like you normally do in the game.
If you are starting a new household, you can simply choose one of these goals during the simulator creation process.
The Vampire expansion also introduces Vampire Knowledge as a skill. By reading books and doing research on a computer, you can help your virtual vampires better understand their condition.
If your Sims have the “Master Vampire” and “Good Vampire” objectives, you will still need to improve in Vampire Knowledge to progress, but all vampires will benefit from reading and researching.
Please Note: The only thing is that Vampire Knowledge level 15 instead of 10. The last five will give you powerful books and recipes, so keep working!
What are the pros and cons of vampires in The Sims 4?
Vampires in The Sims 4 have some very interesting lifestyle facets. A young adult, adult or elder who becomes a vampire will immediately and permanently cease to age. Dying of old age is no longer an option.
A vampire or younger adolescent will continue to age until the Young Adult stage. Then it stops completely.
You also have fewer needs. The bladder was completely gone, while the hunger and energy were replaced with the thirst and energy of the vampires.
Thirst decreases when your vampire isn’t drinking plasma, but it’s important to note that there is no vampire equivalent to starvation. So you cannot die of weak thirst. However, this can make the vampire dangerous to other Sims.
The vampire’s energy only decreases when the vampire uses his special powers.
There are a total of twenty-five vampire powers in the game. Most have multiple levels and new powers are unlocked when a vampire steps up. You do this by drinking plasma, increasing your knowledge of vampires (see explanation above), and using your existing powers often.
Have you ever read a book or seen a movie about vampires, then you probably know what these powers mean. You can change shape, hypnotize, and be stronger and faster than normal Sims.
However, this is not easy, because for example, you cannot go out during the day without burning off your vampire energy.
Having a job for 9 to 5 years is therefore difficult and can lead to death. This happens when you are in the sun and your vampire energy drops to 0.
You also cannot restore thirst by consuming normal foods. It must be plasma.
If you have a deep understanding of vampires, you can find other types of food, but new vampires will need to drink the blood of other Sims.
Additionally, there are eleven vampire weaknesses.
These are also very typical. You’re vulnerable to the sun, blamed on the Sims, and more.
If your vampire is rising in rank, sometimes you have to choose a weakness to gain new powers.
It is important that you think carefully about the strength with which weakness will hinder your freedom of play. Once chosen, you can no longer modify them and some weaknesses may hinder certain strengths. So choose well!
Where to find vampires in The Sims 4: Forgotten Hollow, Vladislaus Straud and the Vatore family
You can perform your vampire stories anywhere in The Sims 4. However, we recommend that you visit Forgotten Hollow, the new world that is part of the expansion.
With its thick fog, crows, and bats, Forgotten Hollow is the perfect place for some Gothic adventures.
There is only one neighborhood in Forgotten Hollow, with 5 plots of land. Four out of five have manufactured homes and two of them are occupied when you have the extension.
The Straud and Vatore households feature the only pre-made vampires in The Sims 4.
Even if you don’t go to Forgotten Hollow, you’ll quickly find Vladislaus Straud.
He will most likely call you to say how beautiful your neck is, come back later that evening and ask if he can drink blood.
Traveling elsewhere is not an option, as Vladislaus will also be present.
Caleb and Lilith Vatore are less scary. Fortunately, they don’t follow your other Sims.
If you move into one of the uninhabited lands of Forgotten Hollow, one of the Vatores will show up to greet you.
They are both quite sweet. Knowing them gives you a good chance to turn your chosen Sim into a playable vampire.
Of course, Straud and the Vatores are also immediately playable, so you can get started right away if you want.
Become a vampire in The Sims 4
However, you will probably want to create your own vampires. There are certain methods of doing this.
You’ve probably heard the most obvious in other fictions: you must be bitten by a vampire. This is why Vladislaus and the Vatores are so important: you need a vampire to make more vampires.
Thankfully, not all bitten Sims just become vampires – otherwise Vlad’s behavior would be a huge problem.
However, it is not difficult to become a vampire either: you need a vampire as knowledge. If Vlad doesn’t pass, you can go to Vatores.
After that, the vampires in The Sims 4 are especially happy to share their curse. You need to familiarize yourself and reach a medium friendship level to unlock the “Transform Questions” interaction.
Note: Not all vampires can transform other Sims. The vampire in question must invest points in the “vampire creation” power, which will become available once he has the rank of “little vampire”. Fortunately, the three pre-made vampires have this power.
Young Sims must wait until they are teenagers to become a vampire. This applies to both “Question Transformation” requests and their growth.
Once the request is accepted and the small animation is finished, the transformation begins. However, it is not instantaneous: you have to wait a while for the process to complete.
Very soon, your Sim will receive the “strange hunger” mood which adds +1 uncomfortable. During this time, beware of God, as your Sim’s hunger will now decrease by 50% faster. As an added challenge, food makes your Sim nauseous. We never said it would be a fun process …
At some point you will be notified that you will change and you will automatically reach level 1 Vampire Knowledge. Now the biggest challenge follows: Your mood changes from “food disgusted” (uncomfortable +2) with 75% faster hunger to “loss of appetite!” (Uncomfortable +3), which causes 100% faster decrease in hunger. However, getting and keeping food inside is very difficult.
If you survive this difficult time, your Sim will finally become a vampire!
After spectacular animation full of black smoke, you are finally a complete vampire. You also get a Weird Mood (Edgy +1) for the first 24 hours.
You will also see the randomly generated dark form of your vampire for the first time. However, the clothing choices in The Sims 4 are known for a reason …
Fortunately, you can choose the “Switch Sim” interaction with a mirror or a dresser. Exclusive vampire clothes and cosmetic items, such as special skin color, vampire teeth and other details can be changed.
After that, it’s time to think about what Vampire Points you got when you changed and decide how to get your first Plasma Meal.
Return from a vampire in The Sims 4
Being a vampire also gives you a chance of immortality – but that also has its issues.
After a while, for example, your vampire may wish to become mortal again. It is not easy to help them, but there is a method.
To move from vampire status to human status, your Sim (or someone they know) must become a vampire lore expert.
After reaching Vampire Knowledge level 15, they will have the opportunity to create Ultimate Vampire Medicine. This can be done in a bar like regular cocktails.
You need the right ingredients: 10 garlic, 10 aconite, 10 plasma fruits and 2500 §. Plants can also be purchased from a computer by a Sim familiar with vampires of level 8 or higher.
Beware: Ultimate Vampire Medicine can be mixed by anyone with the right supplies. The maker doesn’t have to drink it – and he doesn’t even have to be a vampire.
After drinking and a flash of light, your Sim is no longer a vampire. They will lose their strengths and weaknesses as a vampire and come back to life as a normal Sim.
If they miss their old vampire life, they can just look for someone to transform them.
More ways to catch vampires in The Sims 4
If you don’t want to walk around Forgotten Hollow and wait 36 hours for the transformation to complete, there are a few more options.
Create a vampire with Create a Sim
Creating a Sim lets you create supernatural Sims, and vampires are no exception. You get into Create-a-Sim by either starting a new game or creating a new house within an existing game.
To create a vampire, simply go to the bar to add new Sims and choose the “Add a vampire” icon.
After this process there will also be a request on the portlet to create the dark form of your vampire. You can keep the normal look and the dark shape completely separate, or link some elements together.
Want a creepy vampire, or one who can mix with regular Sims? The choice is yours …
Vampires have a little extra: additional facial features, but specific to the dark form and therefore with unique cosmetic choices.
There are also specific tabs for your vampire’s facial features so you can create a really scary creature if you want to. Be sure to take a look at the wide range of eye colors.
Use vampire tips in The Sims 4
Since you can’t change the creature type of Sims to Create A Sim, you can’t take a favorite Sim from your library and turn them into a vampire. However, two tips can solve this problem.
Your choice of both depends on what you want. Do you want an authentic transformation, including a day and a half of inconvenience? Or an instant result?
As always when using cheats, we recommend that you save your game first. Open the command console and type ‘testingcheats on’ followed by either statement:
stats.set_stat commodity_BecomingVampires 2160. This will trigger the transformation. Everything is going normally, as described earlier in this guide.
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultVampires. This guarantees immediate transformation. You will see a meter of silver, as well as a purple bat icon.
Bonus: if you want to quickly turn a vampire into a normal Sim, use the second cheat on a vampire. Although replace the word “remove” by “equip”.