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How to become a werewolf in The Sims 4: Werewolves - what is rage, how to increase the rank, open all the abilities and hidden skills of werewolves


How to become a werewolf in The Sims 4: Werewolves

The Sims 4 recently received a major Werewolves update that adds a new region and occult characters to the game. In this guide, we will tell you how to become a werewolf, and describe the abilities, characteristics, and passive skills of such creatures.

How to become a werewolf

There are several ways to become a werewolf in The Sims 4 Werewolves. Here is the complete list:

  1. Create a werewolf Sim in the appropriate menu.
  2. The character must be born from a werewolf Sim.
  3. Any hero with Wolf's Curse will turn your hero into a werewolf. It only takes one bite or scratch.
  4. Use cheat codes.

Create a Werewolf Sim

The easiest way to play a werewolf is to create a werewolf sim, as it requires minimal effort. Open the character creation menu and customize it to your taste: the appearance of the werewolf, the color of the fur, the shape of the ears, and his face.

To do this, click on the cross at the bottom left of the screen. Hover over the Add Occult Character sub-item and select Add Werewolf. Nothing complicated.

Be born from a werewolf Sim

When two werewolves in love are about to have offspring, chances are the children will also become werewolves when they reach adolescence. A child born to werewolf Sims in their teens can actually adapt the werewolf trait. This mechanic works similarly to vampires.

How to Infect Another Werewolf with a Cursed Bite Using the Wolf's Curse Ability

Like vampires, all werewolves have the ability to use a cursed bite that can turn other Sims into werewolves. However, only powerful high-ranking beings possess such talent.

If you manage to find such a creature and get infected, then after a while the sim will turn into a werewolf. But first, you have to go through three steps:

  1. Bite and discomfort. Sometime after being bitten, your Sim will experience general discomfort that will lead to seizures and even foaming at the mouth.
  2. Hunger. Even later, the infected Sim's hunger will increase, which means that the hero's base stats will decrease much faster.
  3. Transformation. Eventually, it all leads to transformation, where your Sim goes on a rampage and can turn into a werewolf.

Exploration of underground tunnels

This method is similar to the previous one, however, for a bite, you will need to explore the underground tunnels in the Mundwood Mill location. The only entrance to the tunnel is behind the bar and the Sharpfang bunker.

After visiting such a place, players will have several different options to choose from, some will lead to the discovery of research, others to fights. So you can infect your Sim to turn into a werewolf.

What is rage

For Sims to take their werewolf form for the first time, they first need to embrace their bestial instincts, namely the hungry rage that runs deep in every werewolf's bloodstream and pushes them to the brink, turning them into a rampaging beast.

Fury wraps around werewolves like a warm blanket. As their rage rises, their bestial instincts grow stronger until they finally take over.

The increase in rage occurs constantly and is accelerated by certain pathogens. It is worth noting that each hero may have different pathogens. Here is the general list:

  1. character temperament.
  2. character preferences.
  3. Werewolf abilities.
  4. Full moon.

As the Sim's rage grows, the characters become emotional and will be easier to anger. If this happens, then you will get the "Angry" or "Aggressive" effect. The level of effect may increase or decrease depending on external factors.

In the end, their eyes turn red, and when the rage bar is full, the heroes turn into werewolves. At such moments, you need to keep the character away from others, as this can lead to undesirable consequences. At the initial stage, werewolves will not perform normal actions and will become uncontrollable. The best way to avoid conflict is to lock your Sim in a room where they can't hurt others. In this case, only furniture, things, and other objects that come to hand will suffer.

How to rank up a werewolf

Werewolves have a lot of cool abilities in The Sims 4, but unfortunately, the really good skills have to be discovered on your own. To do this, you need to level up the werewolf Sim and get as many skill points as possible.

There are five ranks in total:

  1. Rank 1: Puppy.
  2. Rank 2: Pug.
  3. Rank 3: Mongrel.
  4. Rank 4: Veteran.
  5. Rank 5: Predator.

There are several different ways to do this. The easiest is to interact with other werewolves in the Moonwood Mill location. There are both regular werewolves and werewolf leaders like Christopher Volkov. Such connections will allow you to level up and upgrade your cool skills much faster.

Interactions should be more than just conversations. There are many other interactive actions that you can use. For example, you have the right to fight with other werewolves or mentor those who are less experienced than you. After all, you can read books and learn more about werewolves.

How to unlock hidden skills. Best werewolf abilities

Like vampires, werewolves have their own unique ability tree. These skills can be unlocked with skill points, which are given as experience increases.

However, there are also hidden skills. They cannot be unlocked with ability points, and instead, players must make their Sims do certain things in order to unlock them.

Below is a list of such skills:

  1. Wolf's Compassion: You've had enough contact with werewolves and spent a lot of time with them to begin to get a good grasp of their behavior. Now the hero can completely rid other werewolves of rage and even prevent their rampage.
  2. Wolf Trainer: You have been able to study werewolves and are happy to share it with your kindred.
  3. Wolf Diplomacy: Increases the number of werewolf supporters through diplomacy. To unlock, you need to successfully ask a non-werewolf character to show sympathy for werewolves.
  4. Lunar Enlightenment: You have learned to read the ancient writings of werewolves. Unlocked by reading werewolf literature.
  5. Menacing Werewolf: Intimidating others boosts your mood. To unlock, use the werewolf actions towards the frightened characters when the maximum rage is not reached.
  6. Transformation Mastery: You can now transform into a beast at will. Earned by preventing characters from being intimidated by the hero during a rage-driven rampage.
Best werewolf abilities:

  1. Treasure Hunter: Allows you to dig up lost treasures and artifacts. With a successful search, you can get a lot of money, which will make your game even more comfortable.
  2. Hunter: allows you to get food by hunting. A good opportunity to save money on food purchases.
  3. Wolf Curse: Turn other characters into werewolves with a cursed bite.
  4. Immortal Wolf: With this ability, your Sim will live forever.

How to find and read books about werewolves

Books about werewolves in the Werewolves update will help you rank up and unlock hidden skills. There are several ways to find such literature:

  1. Moonwood Mill: Browse the libraries and bookshelves in the new area for werewolf books.
  2. Computer: Use this device to buy werewolf books.
  3. Smell: at the initial level of leveling the werewolf, the hero himself will be able to find such books in the ground, if he has the "Treasure hunt" skill.
Here is a small list of literature that will allow you to increase the werewolf rank and get additional skill points:

  • Beyond the Worst: Rethinking Harmful Werewolf Stereotypes (Beyond Big & Bad: Rethinking Harmful Werewolf Stereotypes);
  • Peter Barker's First Moon;
  • The Werewolf Who Came in From the Cold;
  • The Wolf Next Door.

How to heal a newly infected hero and not turn into a werewolf

If for some reason you do not want to become a werewolf, then immediately after the bite you will have to hurry. You will have very little time before the Sim completes the transformation and turns into a beast.

There are two ways to avoid reincarnation:

  1. Random interaction "Get rid of the werewolf" (Sweat the Werebies Out). Immediately after the bite and before the hero goes to sleep, you can see a random "Get rid of the werewolf" command. In this case, the character will be fully healed and will not become a beast.
  2. Ask for a cure at the bar and the Grimtooth bunker. Head to this particular bar in Moonwood Mill and ask the bartender for a "werewolf cure". It will help get rid of the disease.

Some facts about werewolves

  1. Your hero is guaranteed to be endowed with the werewolf gene if he is born from two werewolves. But even in this case, the transformation may not occur. Upon reaching adolescence, a Sim can suppress the werewolf gene and remain human.
  2. Were-parents can train their offspring to "werewolf howl" through social interaction traits. If a child has the beast gene, then it will help develop it in adolescence. Also, for this, parents and children must be on friendly terms.
  3. You can woo other Sims as a werewolf, gaining a unique character mood, Flirty.
  4. Don't howl too often. This will cause the werehero to gain the Sore Throat effect.
  5. You can chat with other Sims who are not werewolves to talk about werewolves. If you manage to gain empathy from such comrades, then they will become your allies, even if they are not werewolves.

Cheats for The Sims 4 Werewolves

If you don't want to waste time infecting your Sim with other werewolves, but you're craving to try this occult hero, then we suggest you use cheat codes.

How to enable cheats in The Sims 4

  • For PC: hold Ctrl+Shift+C to open the console;
  • Mac: Hold Command+Shift+C
  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5: hold down all end buttons (R1+R2+L1+L2);
  • Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S: Hold down all end buttons (LB+RB+LT+RT).
In the console that opens, enter the testingcheatson cheat to activate the cheat mode. After that, you can enter any cheat presented below.

Cheats for The Sims 4 Werewolves

  • raits.equip_trait trait_occultwerewolf - this cheat instantly turns your Sim into a werewolf and unlocks all the basic abilities of an occult hero;
  • traits.remove_trait trait_occultwerewolf - If you are tired of being a werewolf, you can always use this cheat to deprive the character of all third-party skills.