Sims 4 keeps saying update required – How to Fix

Stop telling me to update.

Sims 4 has always been a relaxing game where I can express my creativity and enjoy a social life without having to actually interact with other people. That said, I've encountered various issues throughout my time with Sims 4, including an error where I cannot play because an update is required.

How to fix Sims 4 not starting because of update required

Seeing the message that Sims 4 requires an update and not being able to play is frustrating, but there are a handful of solutions you can try to solve this problem. Some solutions are more effective than others, but it is worth trying them all. You may need to try several of these, but with a combination of solutions, you should be able to fix the Sims 4 saying update required error.

  • Clear your Cache for Sims 4
  • Repair Sims 4
  • Run EA App as Administrator
  • Uninstall and reinstall Sims 4
  • Uninstall and reinstall EA App

Related: How to Back Up and Load your Saves in The Sims 4 | PC

One or more of these may solve the issue of Sims 4 not playing because an update is required. Many users report clearing their cache or running a repair on Sims 4 works, but this may not always be the case. Contact EA or Sims 4 support for further solutions if you continue to encounter the issue. With luck, one of the above solutions should fix the problem, but EA may be able to provide you with additional help and fix the problem for good.

For more information on Sims 4, check out How to play Sims 4 offline and Can you play The Sims 4 on Mac? on Pro Game Guides.

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