How to Fix The Sims 4 For Rent Expansion Not Downloading

For when server issues delay your dreams of becoming a landlord
Sims 4 For Rent not downloading error
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Getting a new The Sims 4 expansion is an exciting time for many people, especially if you pre-ordered one and expect to download and play it on arrival, and For Rent is no exception. However, some hiccups occasionally occur with downloads, especially on launch days, that we’re here to talk about.

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How to Fix The Sims 4 For Rent Expansion Not Installing

The most common reasons The Sims 4: For Rent expansion pack is struggling to download are server-side issues and orders taking time to process. On expansion pack launch days, the influx of players on the EA app can overload the servers, causing slower connectivity and delays with purchase processing.

With that said, there are three things you can do: check its server status, wait for the EA servers to relax after a few hours, or check your order history to see if it is processing.

Below are the steps to check if it is processing:

  1. Sign into your EA account and check your Account page.
  2. Head to Order History and check The Sims 4 For Rent.
  3. Check if it says Processing or Completed.

If your expansion says complete, you can head to the EA Error Reporter so the Sims support team can help you resolve the issue. Otherwise, if it is still processing, you can visit the official EA Help site for more details and navigate their resources for your specific situation.

Aside from this, waiting for the expansion’s hype to dwindle helps the servers relax, allowing everything to process as needed. In most cases, it just takes a couple of hours for everything to run its course, with the EA servers returning to normal after some time.

In the meantime, to satisfy some curiosity about Sims 4 packs, check out how much every Sims 4 DLC costs, or click the tag below to explore our growing article list.

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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.