Patch 1.88 has made The Sims 4 unplayable on PCs equipped with AMD GPUs and low-specs Intel GPUs. The game randomly freezes for 10-20 seconds, runs normally for two or three minutes, and then freezes again. This issue affects only Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers, and persist if you go offline.
The most affected GPUs are the following:
- AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
- AMD Radeon R4 Graphics
- AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
- AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
- AMD Radeon R9 Graphics
- AMD Radeon(TM) Graphics (older chip models)
- AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 3 Graphics
- AMD Radeon HD 7480D
- AMD Radeon HD 8470D
- Older Intel Chips that have less than 512 MB of dedicated Memory
- Older NVIDIA Cards
Of course, you can disable your mods, repair the game, clear the cache and update your drivers to make sure the issue is not on your end.
Unfortunately, there’s not much that you can do to fix this issue. The problem is in the update. The only thing that you can do is wait for EA to solve the problem on their end.
My game never froze like this before but after this pronouns update my game freezes every couple seconds and stays frozen for almost 30 seconds at a time, and if I try to click anything on my screen a message pops up saying that sims 4 isn’t responding. I don’t have any mods or cc, I have tried repairing game and clearing cache, none worked.
The good news is that EA has already acknowledged this bug. The company will roll out a hotfix as soon as possible.
The most frustrating thing is that the game worked perfectly fine before the update.
Well, if you haven’t installed Patch 1.88 yet, I suggest you wait until EA has patched this problem. Installing this update may potentially make the game unplayable.
Have you installed Patch 1.88 on your computer? Did you experience any lag issues? Let me know in the comments below.