How to Overcome Fear of Death in The Sims 4

Taking realism to the next level

How to Overcome Fear of Death in The Sims 4

Fears are a normal part of life that can disrupt us anytime. The Sims 4 is no exception, with our sims often going from happy-go-lucky to terrified in seconds. The fear of death is common, especially if your Sim is interested in dangerous skills or recently witnessed someone pass away. It’s also surprisingly challenging to eliminate this fear for a few reasons. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to overcome the fear of death in The Sims 4.

Recommended Videos

How to Overcome Fear of Death in The Sims 4

The fear of death mainly occur if you partake in dangerous skills like Handiness or witness a traumatic event. Seeing another sim pass away is also a common way to spark this fear in your Sims. There are three main ways to get rid of the fear, with the first requiring a few extra steps.

Related: The Sims 4 Wants and Fears Guide: All Fears and How to Get Rid of Them

Discuss Fear of Death With Another Sim

The first method to get rid of your Sim’s fear of death is to speak to another Sim about it. However, you can’t choose just any Sim. You’ll have to wait until the “Discuss Fears of Death” bubble appears next to your Sim’s profile before speaking to an Elderly Sim. The “Discuss Fears” conversation option shows up when speaking to any Sim, but it is only effective when you talk to an elder. Doing this will cause the older Sim to reassure your character, resulting in you conquering your fear!

Discuss Fear of Death Sims 4
Image via The Sims 4

Giving the Grim Reaper a Death Flower

Arguably the hardest of the three methods is to give the Grim Reaper a Death Flower. You’ll have to graft numerous plants together, leading up to creating a Death Flower plant that you can harvest. Below is the entire process:

  • Snapdragon + Lily = Orchid
  • Apple + Cherry = Pomegranate
  • Orchid + Pomegranate = Death Flower

Alternatively, you can cheat using the following steps:

  • Hit Ctrl + Shift + C
  • Enter testingcheats true into the text box
  • Type bb.showhiddenobjects on in the text box
  • Head into your build menu and type in Death Flower. You’ll be able to buy and place it into your world using 1200 Simoleons.

After you get your death flower, give it to the Grim Reaper the next time he appears!

Related: How to Get Rid of the Unfulfilled Dreams Fear in The Sims 4

Drinking a Fear-Be-Gone Potion

If neither option is available for you or you have some spare aspiration points, you can also purchase a Fear-Be-Gone from the Aspiration shop. To access this, select the Aspirations menu and go into the Rewards store, scrolling down until you find the potion. Drink it to get rid of your fear of death instantly!

Fear Be Gone Potion The Sims 4
You’ll find the Fear-Be-Gone in the Aspiration Reward store for 300 points. | Image via The Sims 4

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 How to Get Rid of the Dead-End Job Fear and How to Overcome Fear of the Dark in The Sims 4.

About the Author

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.