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How to Overcome Fear of the Dark in The Sims 4

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by Madison Benson
How to Overcome Fear of the Dark in The Sims 4

As your Sims are living their best lives, they’ll encounter various obstacles that stop them dead in their tracks. Sometimes it’s an uncomfortable mood; other times, they become terrified of something and struggle to function while this fear is active. Having a fear of the dark is one example of this, especially if you have nocturnal Sims who can’t leave their house at night without running back inside in terror. There are ways around this, though! If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to overcome your fear of the dark in The Sims 4.

How to Overcome Fear of the Dark in The Sims 4

There are a few ways the fear of the dark can manifest in your Sims. This fear often appears in child Sims while they’re sleeping, especially if they encounter monsters under their bed frequently, but adult Sims can also develop this. If you run into scary situations outside at night, particularly with the Occult, Werewolves or anything that strikes fear, your adult Sims may also start fearing the dark. Thankfully, there are two main ways to counter this.

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Going Outside While Confident

While your Sims fear the dark, they’ll be struck with a scared moodlet that, if coupled with other fears, can leave them terrified. You’ll have to use various methods, such as psyching yourself up in a mirror, brushing your teeth or conquering other fears, to raise your mood and be confident. You can also purchase a confident potion from the Aspiration shop for 200 points.

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Once your Sim becomes confident, wait until nighttime before heading outside! By being confident during the night, your Sim will face their fear head-on and combat it. However, it’s worth noting that this doesn’t always work, resulting in your Sim getting another scared moodlet instead. In a situation like this, you may have to resort to using a Fear-Be-Gone potion.

Drinking a Fear-Be-Gone Potion

Fear-Be-Gone potions are a way to quickly eliminate fears without going through the complicated process of overcoming it. While your Sims 4 character may overcome their fear of the dark through sheer confidence and willpower, you can also head into the Aspiration shop, buy a Fear-Be-Gone for 300 points, and drink it to make it go away instantly. You can gain more points by progressing through your aspirations or fulfilling your Sim’s wants.

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 Find Lost Homework in The Sims 4.

Madison Benson

Madison is a writer who has played video games for over twenty years. If she isn't playing games on her PC, she's likely hanging out with her dogs and rabbits.