The Sims 4 Strangerville Game Pack

Guide to DLC Additions and Gameplay Features

The Sims 4 Strangerville Game Pack

The Sims 4 Strangerville releases worldwide starting on February 26, 2019. The Game Pack features a new military career and its namesake location of StrangerVille, which has a theme of the American southwest in a town near a military base, much like Area 51. The pack is clearly inspired by Stranger Things, a popular Netflix series (that you should totally watch!).

StrangerVille Guides

StrangerVille Town Guide
Military Career
StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 1: Getting Started in a Strange Town
StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 2: Evidence, The Dossier, and Key Card
StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 3: Hazmat Suit, Spores and Spore Filter
StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 4: Source of The Infection (Spoilers)
Story Guide (Spoilers) - Learn Things You May Have Missed - New
Source of the Infection
Cheats for StrangerVille

Sims 4 StrangerVille Mystery Guide Part 1 (Video)
Sims 4 StrangerVille Mystery Part 2 (Video) Ending the Source and Rewards

The Sims Strangerville Trailer

A Mysterious Setting

The Sims 4 Strangerville - The new town featured in the game pack.

Strangerville is a new town your Sims can live in, featuring 11 customizable lots. Click here for a guide to navigating the town with more pictures. There's a lot of strange activity in Strangerville, with government agents, scientists, a military presence, and tinfoil-hat wearing conspiracy types who are probably justified in their paranoia. Clearly something is amiss, given the Sims who seem to be mind controlled and pledging allegiance to Mother (Spoilers). This GP's launch features a four-part comic that is being released bit by bit (see here).

The Sims 4 Strangerville - Solve the mystery of this desert town to protect your Sims and their friends.

Solving the mystery in this town will reveal what's really up, and by completing the storyline you'll - at least to some degree - help snap everyone out of it. There may be a reward for doing so, as well. It seems to involve some exploration of crash sites, a laboratory, and may require you to protect your Sim from whatever's got the others mystified. In the trailer we do see military Sims using some neat gadgets (geiger counter and goop sprayer below) that may relate to all of this. I'll update with more, but for now we have screencaps of new stuff that can be seen in the trailer. I'll start video and text-guide coverage immediately on release day.

Military Career

The new Military Career is a track that does allow Sims to work from home, much like the Gardener from The Sims 4 Seasons Expansion Pack. Tasks typically revolve around your Sim becoming fit, but may change later in the career. When it comes to the mystery of Strangerville, the military Sims may have unique opportunities to make progress in the storyline.

Sims 4 Military Career Video Guide

Learn about THe Sims 4's Military career, new in the StrangerVille Game Pack. Includes information on both the OFficer and Covert Operator branches and where the jobs rank in pay overall.

StrangerVille Cheats

I've compiled a short list of ways to use The Sims 4's cheat console to benefit yourself using features exclusive to Strangerville - Click to see Strangerville Cheats. The military career promotion, if that's all your looking for is simply careers.promote military as one might expect.

Sims 4 StrangerVille Mystery Guide Part 2

A guide to the second and third (final) act of the StrangerVille Mystery aspiration. Includes information on rewards you receive for completing the Aspiration and using the source of the infection to your benefit.

Sims 4 StrangerVille Mystery Guide Part 1

A guide to the first act of The Sims 4: Strangerville Game Pack's storyline. Take the StrangerVille Mystery Aspiration to get the full benefits.

StrangerVille Screenshots

The following are captures from the DLC's trailer, isolated so that you can take a look for new items that may interest you. Click them to be taken to the full version.

The Sims 4 Strangerville - Alien Goop being investigated
The Sims 4 Strangerville - An area-51 inspired military base
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Crash sites to invetigate
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Sims can use geiger counters of some sort to investigate Strangerville's big mystery
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Government Van - cars are not confirmed in this pack, it is evidently scenery.
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Sims can dress up in a hazmat suit.
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Military career in this addon
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Military equipment
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Sims are being mind controlled in Strangerville
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Mind control
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Mother alien
The Sims 4 Strangerville - new military recruits for the military base
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Government spooks - cia, nsa
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Storm over the whole town
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Don your tinfoil hat to protect against mind control
The Sims 4 Strangerville - Workouts are almost certainly required to be in the military

StrangerVille Guides

StrangerVille Town Guide
Military Career
StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 1: Getting Started in a Strange Town
StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 2: Evidence, The Dossier, and Key Card
StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 3: Hazmat Suit, Spores and Spore Filter
StrangerVille Mystery Guide Act 4: Source of The Infection (Spoilers)
Story Guide (Spoilers) - Learn Things You May Have Missed - New
Source of the Infection
Sims 4 StrangerVille Mystery Guide Part 1 (Video)
Sims 4 StrangerVille Mystery Part 2 (Video) Ending the Source and Rewards
Cheats for StrangerVille

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What trait do you get from the hero aspiration
27th February 2019 8:13pm
You mean the mystery aspiration? It's called Hero of StrangerVille, which doesn't offer much other than making you seem cool to people and regaling your tales of the heroism you did in uncovering the mystery and solving it.
27th February 2019 8:19pm
What I really want to know is this: if I were to have the game pack installed, could I play the game normally without the infection spreading to say, the city? That's what I didn't like about vampires, how it had to be part of your game so I don't want to buy this one if it will be the same. So basically can u play a normal game in a different world without having to solve the mystery or the infection spreading? Thx x
1st March 2019 1:20pm
I have it, currently playing a save with a household in Willow Creek. Have not seen anything weird at all. Looks like the events are isolated to Strangerville. Also, once you've played all the way through the Strangerville story, the Strangerville zone becomes just another normal place to live-- but there is a way to reset it so you can play another sim through it if you want.
1st March 2019 2:16pm
You might be able to spread it manually (if you wanted to). Sure I've seen a "dare to eat bizarre fruit" (or similar) interaction, probably mischief; and when I took an infected sim on a trip to another neighbourhood they still suffered from zombie episodes.
5th March 2019 12:38pm
It is a mischief interaction. Your sim needs to have at least one Bizarre Fruit in their inventory, they will 'give' the fruit to the target sim who will take it and eat it right there...and so the infection spreads.
7th March 2019 4:46pm
Also, random FYI:
Vampires can get the infected trait by biting an infected sim, even if the sim they bite is acting normal (found this out the hard way on the first night); so Strangerville is probably a bad place to go out snacking.
5th March 2019 12:41pm
What does the possessed mood actually do, can you still control your sims, do you get any new actions,benefits or is it purely aesthetic?
6th March 2019 11:06pm
You lose control of most interactions with your sims. Gives you the Possessed Moodlet for 4 hrs. Unlocks special social with other unpossessed and possessed sims. It is part of the story line and has implications later on..spoilers, so I'm not explaining this bit.
7th March 2019 4:38pm
Allyson Maier
Also when you complete it, you seem to get free food and drinks at the local bar in Strangerville
11th March 2019 12:14am
When will the next part of Strangeville be released?
24th April 2019 6:49am
I'm not sure what you mean, the links in the Guide above take you to a full coverage of all the pack has to offer, spoilers included, there's nothing else to know!
24th April 2019 8:12pm
Are there not planned additional gameplays / packs in the Strangeville serie?
25th April 2019 4:22am
No, Strangerville is a stand alone game pack for The Sims 4. The next Game Pack will be a completely different theme. Why did you think there would be more? (Just curious.)
25th April 2019 8:11pm
I'm planning to get Strangerville tommow and I have a question about the Military track. I was wondering if the special interactions, like sparring, stay if you change Careers, or if they pulled a Get to Work and made them unusable. An example is the Scientist Career. If you change jobs, even after Level 10, you can no longer use the Invention Station or upgrade inventions. It's like quitting the job makes your Sim suddenly stupid and they lose all the scientific knowledge and skills accumulated over the course of their career. Not realistic, reasonable or convenient in the slightest.
20th June 2019 7:42am
All sims can use the spar-machine. It does need a military sim to spar with another sim though.
21st June 2019 4:03am
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