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Unlock The Sims 4 expansions earlier in your country

Unlock The Sims 4 Expansion earlier

How to play The Sims 4 Expansions earlier

In this tutorial you will learn how to unlock The Sims 4 expansions before it is actually available in your area. This only works if you have Windows to install the software. First you will need a the expansion game code. The fastest way to buy a game code is to pre-order The Sims 4 Expansion on Origin.

When The Sims 4 expansion gets first released in let’s say Korea, connect to the VPN using steps shown above. Then, just run The Sims 4 from Origin. You’ll probably have to download an “Update” (just authentication files). Run The Sims 4 expansion, then disconnect from VPN. Basically you’re only using the VPN to unpack the encrypted game files and get authenticated, you shouldn’t need it after that is done.

How to install a VPN to unlock The Sims 4 expansion early

  1. unlock-sims-4-expansion-vpnGo to and Download SoftEther VPN Client + VPN Gate Client Plugin.
  2. Extract the software and open the .exe file in the extracted folder.
  3. Install the software and click on SoftEther VPN Client.
  4. Open software after install, double click VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Servers, search for a country where they will release The Sims Expansion first (this is almost always Korea). Click any Korean server you like, then connect.
  5. Open Origin to start your The Sims 4 Expansion download.
  6. When it’s downloading you can disconnect (crtl+d) and download according to your internet connection speed.
  7. Put on your VPN connection again to open and play the game. After you opened the game, you can turn it off.

These steps are all tested and working! You now reduced your wait time to play the new Sims 4 expansion!

Using a VPN connection is very slow so only use it when it’s needed.

Warning: Don’t use a VPN to get Origin games cheaper. This will get your account banned!

It is perfectly safe if you are just using it to unlock the game a little earlier after buying it legitimately.


Video Tutorial by Middleton Plays

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  1. Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!! My friend linked me this and was afraid to do it because she thought it was suspicious, but it’s working fine for me lol, it’s 90% downloaded πŸ˜€

  2. I’ve tried this and it worked. I’m very skeptical about downloads due to the trouble with viruses I’ve had in the past, however I had no problems with this. Even if you are not very tech savvy I would say this method is safe for you to use.

  3. okay so i did it. thnx btw
    but somehow there is no sound in game. like at all but when i go back to my desktop there is sounds and all

  4. Thank you, it’s currently downloading! I live in the UK and couldn’t wait any longer heheh so I’m very thankful.

  5. Hey! I reserved the game from the Spanish site, but when I connect to the VPN server the game is nowhere to be found… Help ? πŸ˜€

    1. You can find the game if you click on you the sims 4 game and then click the i (information) button. You will find your game there.

  6. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m just wondering I didn’t get the last part, when you play the sims 4, do you have to connect to a korean network again?

  7. Is anyone else having game crashes? My game crashes every 10 minutes now, but I wasn’t sure if this was why?

    1. I searched a lot of information about this on the internet. If you are using it for just unlocking a game early you won’t get into trouble for this. But of course there are a lot of things you can do with it that are illegal but unlocking a game early isn’t one of them πŸ˜‰

  8. So I did ever thing right So I turn on the vpn to Korea and then I log on to origin and it says coming Dec 7 10:00 am. I don’t know if it means Korea’s timezone because it’s past Dec 7 10:00 and it wont download. Am I doing something wrong. I do have it pre-ordered

    1. For me it’s perfectly working and I can’t wait for the download to be completed …
      But as you wrote your comment it hasn’t been released in Korea, guess that was the Problem!

      Btw I’m from Germany πŸ˜‰

  9. Been trying to unlock Get Together but as the two comments above, I can’t even get it to download. Do I have to have all my games and Origin installed in English? Guess if it doesn’t work I’ll have to wait two days longer πŸ™‚

    1. Did you go to My Games in Origin, right click The Sims 4 game, click view game details, scroll to The Sims 4 Get Together, then I think it was either right click on that or move curser over it to see the download button, click download, once it starts close vpn so it downloads quicker.

  10. I connected via the Korean vpn but i converted the price and its 21 GBP wich is cheaper, if i buy it will i get told off for getting it cheaper?

  11. I’ve already preordered Cats & Dogs, I’m just wanting to get the download a bit earlier, but I don’t think it’s working for me? I’ve got the VPN up and running (one of the Korean ones), but nothing has changed on the Origin side of things, it still gives me the same time and date as before I set up the VPN. Did I do something wrong, or miss a step? Any help before 9pm would be appreciated.

      1. Actually it doesn’t release the same day in every country. Australia has it right now and the US doesn’t get it until tomorrow.

    1. It could be because your country doesn’t allow vpn servers. Some country’s are very strict about that.

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