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Start Pre-loading Your Copy of The Sims 4

Pre-loading has now started for The Sims 4! If you haven’t pre-ordered the game yet, this is a fantastic opportunity to buy the game on Origin. You'll be able to start downloading the game at least 24 hours before release -- install early, and you can be among the first to start your stories while everyone else is waiting!

Pre-load is currently rolling out for everyone who pre-ordered the game on Origin. When pre-load is available in your area, launch Origin and start downloading your copy by clicking on The Sims 4 in your Origin Game Library. If pre-load isn't available in your region, you can check when it will by hoving your mouse cursor over the game tile for The Sims 4 in your Game Library.

If you don’t have The Sims 4 in your Game Library yet, you can pre-order it on Origin right now. And if you're looking for a little more, you can pick up theThe Sims 4 Digital Deluxe Edition for additional content including Up All Night and Life of the Party packs as well as the digital soundtrack.

Once you’ve pre-loaded The Sims 4, your game will unlock when the game launches in your region. For the US, that’s 12:00am EDT on September 2nd (that's 9:00pm September 1st PDT). Release dates for other regions are below, be sure to check your game tile for The Sims 4 in your Origin Game Library for the most up-to-date time and day.

The Sims 4 Release Dates:

September 2: North America,Central Asia, Russia
September 4: Australia, Japan, Europe (excluding UK)
September 5: New Zealand, India, South Africa, UK

Have you started building your Sims for The Sims 4 yet? Use this extra time to download the Create A Sim demo for free to make the Sims you’ll be controlling in your pre-ordered game. Add them to the gallery so other players can use them in their own stories!