How to Get and Spend Influence Points in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle

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Influence Points in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle

As you dive into the Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle expansion pack, a feature the game often reminds you about is the Neighborhood Action Plan system and using influence points to benefit from it. However, you need to have influence points to use this action plan system to its full potential! If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to find a comprehensive guide on how to gain and spend influence points in The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle expansion pack.

How to Get Influence Points in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle

In The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle, you’ll use influence points to vote on neighborhood action plans to benefit your Sim and their town. You can support Green and Profitable N.A.Ps, which provide different perks depending on your goals. To gain influence points, you have to perform positive interactions in the community, particularly with other Sims. One of the easiest and most consistent ways is to invite a few Sims over and continue having friendly interactions, gaining influence as you continue speaking. You can also mentor and give gifts to boost influence.

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If a Neighborhood Action Plan is already in place, you can also partake in various activities to gain influence. For example, if the fishing, gardening and handiness N.A.P. is in place, you can do one of these three activities to get some.

How to Spend Influence Points in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle

There are a few ways to spend influence points in The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle. The first and most straightforward way is by voting for Neighborhood Actions Plans through your mailbox or any nearby N.A.P. board. From Friday morning until Monday evening, you can use your influence points to vote on an action plan that grants you temporary perks. Some benefits include influence rewards while skilling, pushing modern advancement in particular regions and reducing utility bills. For every point you spend, you need ten influence points.

You can also begin a petition to repeal any active plans using ten influence if there’s a particular one you want to remove from the board!

Neighborhood Action Plan in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle
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Another way to spend your influence is convincing other Sims to vote for an action plan. You can do this by selecting a Sim and picking “Convince to Support N.A.P”, followed by the plan you want them to support. This costs five influence, making it cheaper than you voting yourself, but it isn’t guaranteed to work.

The Sims 4 is available on PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 through the official website. If you’d like to learn more about the game, check out The Sims 4 High School Years Cheat Codes Listed and How to Make Objects Bigger in The Sims 4.

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is 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.