We have all been waiting years for the ability to have roommates that don’t need to be part of our household and guys, it’s finally here! You are now able to have a roommate who will help pay your bills.

Roommates have been added as a part of The Sims 4: Discover University but they aren’t limited to only being in University housing, you can have a roommate on any lot in any world.

These roommates are going to give you a couple hundred dollars a week to help you pay your bills which can be extremely helpful in paying for your living expenses. This is going to be epic for story telling and add a new level of stress to the game.

To be able to ask someone to be your roommate, or place an advertisement, you need to have an extra bed in your house that you can assign to this roommate.

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How to Get a Roommate

There are two ways for you to get a roommate added to your household, the first way is to just ask someone who is your friend to be your roommate. They may not say yes, but it’s always worth a shot.

To do this, you can click on someone you know and go to the Roommate menu, then choose Ask to be New Roommate and your friend may agree and move right in! They may also say Thanks for the offer, but I already have a home, which is a little disappointing.

Thankfully, there is always the option of posting an advertisement to get a random roommate that you don’t currently know.

To do this, you need to click on a cell phone or computer and under the household menu you’ll see place advertisement for roommates.

Once it’s been placed, you’ll get a notification saying “An advertisement has been placed for a new roommate. Fingers crossed for perfect roommates only!”

Over the next few days there will be random sims that come into your home, which is odd, but these are your potential roommates. When you scroll your mouse above them it will say potential roommate above them.

Sim talking to a potential roommate

You will get to talk to your potential roommate and get to know them before making a decision, be sure to choose get to know as an interaction so you can learn some of their traits. You may not want a slob roommate for example!

If you meet a roommate that you feel would be a good fit, you can choose accept as new roommate when you click on them and they will move right in. You want to make sure their room is clean and there is room for them to possibly put down a few of their own items.

Note: If you want to have more than one roommate, you need to have enough beds! You can get more than one roommate at a time.

Living with Roommates

One of the best things about the roommate system in The Sims 4 is that every roommate is entirely different with their own personality and quirks. They are going to be around a lot of the time and some of them never leave the house.

Some roommates are going to be extremely clean, and clean up after you all the time. Some roommates are going to be extremely messy and leave piles of food and dirty dishes everywhere.

Image of a roommate watching TV with a huge mess in front of him

Your roommates may throw unexpected parties at all hours of the night inviting everyone they know, or they may invite over their friend or romantic partner whenever they want. It’s really like having a real roommate.

The best part about roommates is that they are going to give your sim money every couple of days. This is going to be extremely helpful in maying for your bills or rent if you live in an apartment.

The amount you’re going to get is going to depend on how much your bills are, and how many people are living in your household.

Getting a Roommate to Move Out

Your roommate may decide to actually move out on their own, one day I had my sim and her boyfriend kissing in the roommates bedroom and he immediately told me he was leaving and I got this notification:

Notification with my roommate telling me he's leaving

When this happens the sim will usually leave within the day, and you can either choose to put up an advertisement for a new roommate or live alone.

You can also choose to ask a roommate to leave under the roommates social menu.

Roommate Notes

Once in a while you may see a note next to your bed on the floor that just seems to appear out of nowhere. These notes are from your wonderful roommates!

They can be mean notes about you not cleaning up dishes, or just other random drama notes. They’re really funny so I suggest reading them!

Final Thoughts

Roommates were a really amazing addition to the game and are going to make so many new story telling and game play opportunities for simmers. We are so excited to have roommates. What do you think about the new roommate system in the game? Let me know in the comments!