What is different about Sims 4 Digital Deluxe Edition? Updated (2023)

Sims 4 Digital Deluxe Edition

There are a lot of changes that the EA and Maxis continue to include in the game while also retaining some of the original features of the game, and it’s obvious that old as well as new players wish to explore all the updated content that comes along with it.

However, that’s where the issue lies. Players are confused as to which edition they should go for; the Sims 4 standard edition or the Sims 4 digital deluxe edition? 

Let me explain the difference between the two in brief. Digital deluxe offers more content than the standard edition, but the standard one doesn’t itemize all the content in the pack, so which one should you choose? This article will focus on both the editions and their features, and then you can decide which one you prefer the most. 

What is the difference between Sims 4 and Sims 4 Digital Deluxe?

The primary difference when it comes to digital deluxe vs standard is that the latter only consists of the base game, whereas the former includes the base game along with some other features in the Create A Sim and build/buy mode. 

  • You’ll notice that the Sims 4 digital deluxe has more of a simplistic approach as compared to the standard one, as the game opens with a blank white background with a few animations and offers two options to the players, either to play or to create a household. However, if you’re a new player, then the game would only offer you one option as you’ll be redirected to the CAS menu first, where you can create your sim as you like by customizing them. 
  • The graphics are also more modern and better in quality, plus it has that whimsical feature, which is missing from the standard edition. You can also customize pretty quickly in the deluxe version by clicking and dragging any feature of your sim, facial or body, and sculpting the character’s appearance as per your wish. There’s also a “detail mode,” which allows players to polish their avatar’s facial features in a more detailed manner. Also, CAS now includes an option where you can select your sim’s walking style, adding more depth to their personality.
  • You might miss the colors and textures in the CAS that were a part of the standard version, but it’s not such a big issue. In addition, there are several features, new and old, that are included in the game, such as all the sims would be part of a single world but would live in different neighborhoods or towns. But when the game starts, players would only have the option of living in two towns; they can visit each other, though. There’s more connectivity in that sense, but there’s a drawback as well; the NPCs are inactive until you play with them.
  • Building anything in the game has become much easier and quicker because you can now create an entire room in one go, furnished or unfurnished. Build and Buy modes are also unified, making it easier to access the items in them. 
  • Town maps are broken down into 4 or 5 lots, while the active neighborhoods haven’t changed much in the sense that characters can roam around freely in those areas. The loading screen is also a short one in the deluxe edition, so if you’re going from one neighborhood to another, it will take less time. This version is faster and smoother than the standard one as well because there’s less to process, maybe. Distant objects would appear blurry to give a realistic effect, and the other graphics and objects are high resolution with beautiful colors. 
  • There’s a drawback with this, though, if your character has two households in different neighborhoods, they’d have to go back and forth, and it’s not easy switching between the two. When you leave one household to go to another, you leave your sim in that household on its own, which can cause issues. 
  • Sims can also multitask now, which is a great benefit. For instance, they can munch on snacks while watching tv or chat with friends, use their phones, and so on. Also, the characters are more lifelike; their moods are realistic and also help them gain unique interactions based on it. 

Digital Deluxe is, without a doubt, a superior choice; however, it’s expensive. If you have the standard edition already downloaded, you can upgrade it to the deluxe version via the Origin Store. 

What Does The Sims 4 Deluxe Edition Include?

What Does The Sims 4 Deluxe Edition Include?

If you’re wondering what is included in the Sims 4 Digital Deluxe Edition? Then let me tell you, there’s a lot that the deluxe edition offers you, and it’s as follows – 

1. Animal Hats

CAS Accessories:

  • Angry Lion Hat
  • Dazed Bear Hat
  • Energized Owl Hat
  • Flirty Cow Hat
  • Hysterical Tiger Hat
  • Inspired Chicken Hat
  • Sad Panda Hat

2. Life of the Party

CAS Clothing and Accessories:

  • Big Hat of Shame
  • Glitter and Abs
  • Shine On Men’s Suit
  • Star-Spangled Glasses

Build/Buy mode furniture:

  • Flaming Tiki Bar

Unique Drinks for Aspiring Bartenders:

  • Flaming Zesty Salt
  • Hot and Smoky
  • Sea of Fire

3. Up All Night

CAS Clothing and Accessories:

  • Cappy the Clown Cap
  • Confetti the Clown Costume
  • Grim Reaper Hood
  • Grim Reaper Costume
  • Hot Diggity Dog Hat
  • Hot Diggity Dog Costume
  • Just Clownin’ Clown Shoes
  • Happy Clown Facepaint
  • Swallowtail Tux
  • Take the Plunge Formal Dress
  • Why the Sad Facepaint?

Build/Buy mode furniture:

  • Anti-Balloon Balloons
  • Let There Be Light! Laser Show
  • Sitting Pretty White Chairs
  • Stream Me Up Party Decorations
  • White All Night Dining Tables
  • Yin and Yang Circular Rug

Food and Drink Items:

  • Black and White Cookies
  • Black and White Cake
  • Buffalo Wing Tea
  • Hamburger Cake
  • Salt and Pepper Shrimp Cocktail
  • Taco Casserole
  • White and Black Cake
  • Zebra Fizz

Themed events to improve relationships:

  • Black and White Bash
  • Incognito Costume Party

System Requirements

There are certain system requirements you must meet to get the Sims 4 digital deluxe edition, and they are as follows –

Minimum Requirements

  • You’d need a 64-bit processor and operating system.
  • OS: 64 Bit is required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or similar (For computers with built-in graphics chipsets, you’d need a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or similar).
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB of Video RAM as well as support for Pixel Shader 3.0. It supports Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X1300 or Intel GMA X4500, or a better version than these. 
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB free space
  • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.0, 10, and 11 Compatible

Recommended Requirements 

  • You require a 64-bit processor and operating system.
  • OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
  • Processor: Intel core i5 or better, AMD Athlon X4
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 18 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.0, 10, and 11 Compatible


Is Digital Deluxe Sims 4 worth it?

It’s up to the Sims 4 players and fans to decide if paying extra for this edition is worth it or not; after all, it does have its pros and cons. You can know if it’s worth it when you understand the difference between deluxe vs regular edition.

Is Sims 4 Deluxe a one time purchase?

Yes, Sims 4 Deluxe is a one time purchase via the Origin Store.


This was everything you needed to know about Sims 4 Digital Deluxe and how it is different from the standard edition. It has its share of advantages and disadvantages, but it’s up to you to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons or not. You can choose to stick with the standard edition or upgrade to the deluxe one. The same applies to players who are new to the game.

John Boitnott is a terrific gamer because he always found solace in gaming and pursued to make it their passion and career as well. He can be easily described as a tech geek. There’s nothing that excites him more than computers and video games. Like they say, passion makes your soul grow, and this is true for John Boitnott.


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