The Sims 4 Video Gaming Skill Guide

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The Sims 4 Video Gaming Skill is an entertainment based Skill that unlocks brand new interactions and games, and is required in order to advance in the eSports Gamer branch of the Tech Guru career.
 

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Learning the Video Gaming Skill

Sims will automatically advance to level 1 of the Video Gaming Skill by reading the Video Gaming Skill Books, or by playing any of the games available on the PC, their Phone, a Tablet, and the Motion Game System. As your Sims continue to play games, they will gradually raise their Video Gaming Skill.
 
Using electronics often means they will break down often. To help fight this mechanical headache, purchase an expensive PC or max the Handiness Skill to keep gaming electronics updated. Upgrading the Computer’s RAM and the Gaming Rig’s Crytacoo Casing will prevent them from breaking down as often.
 
 

The following games and interactions are available when leveling up in the Video Gaming Skill:

Level 1 Video Gaming Skill

  • Available Games:
    • “Blicblock” available on the Gaming Rig, Tablet, and PC.
    • “Sims Forever” available on the PC.
    • “Incredible Sports” available on the Tablet.

 
 

Level 2 Video Gaming Skill

  • Available Games:
    • “Incredible Sports” available on the PC.
  • Social Interactions:
    • Discuss Game Strategy with other Sims

 
 

Level 3 Video Gaming Skill

  • Available Games:
    • “R.E.F.U.G.E” available on the Tablet.
  • Gaming Interactions:
    • Sims can now enter Novice Gaming Tournaments

 
 

Level 4 Video Gaming Skill

  • Available Games:
    • “Incredible Sports” available on the Gaming Rig.
    • “MySims Go” available on the PC.

 
 

Level 5 Video Gaming Skill

  • Gaming Interactions:
    • Research Advanced Game Strategy on PC and Tablets

 
 

Level 6 Video Gaming Skill

  • Available Games:
    • “R.E.F.U.G.E” available on the PC.
  • Gaming Interactions:
    • Sims can now enter Professional Gaming Tournaments

 
 

Level 7 Video Gaming Skill

  • Available Games:
    • “R.E.F.U.G.E” available on the Gaming Rig.
  • Gaming Interactions:
    • Watch a Gaming Livestream
  • Social Interactions:
    • Gossip with other Sims about Video Game Pros.

 
 

Level 8 Video Gaming Skill

  • Social Interactions:
    • Make fun of Noobs

 
 

Level 9 Video Gaming Skill

  • Available Games:
    • “Maniac Matchums” available on the Gaming Rig.
    • “Road Rival Alpha” available on the PC.

 
 

Level 10 Video Gaming Skill

  • Available Games:
    • “Hillock II” available on the PC.

 
 

Gaming Tournaments

Novice and Professional Tournaments are unlocked at Video Gaming Skill Levels 3 and 6 respectively. Novice tournaments cost anywhere from §10 to §85 depending on the game, and all Professional tournaments cost §100. Tournaments are available on both the PC and Gaming Rig, and require a 4 hour cool down period.
 
The better a Sim is at playing games, the better their chances of winning a tournament. Each of the games includes a “hidden gamer score” which increases the longer your Sims play the game. Playing the game for several hours before entering tournaments will help increase your chance of winning.
 

Bonus: Sims who reach level 9 of the Tech Guru career (eSports Gamer Branch) will receive the “Top Secret Computer”. This computer will give off the “Focused Emotion” when enabled, which is the ideal emotional state for Sims competing and winning tournaments.
 

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Sims who place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the tournaments will walk away with a monetary reward. The amount of money won depends on the type of game and tournament level. Tournaments at a professional level will have a higher payout than those at the novice level. Below are the reward charts for each game and tournament level.
 

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Not all tournaments will reward your Sim. Remember, practice makes perfect.

 

Novice Tournament Winnings (Gaming Rig)

Game
Cost To Enter
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Blicblock§50§140§90§45
Incredible Sports§50§206§138§69
The R.E.F.U.G.E§50§600§278§142
Maniac Machums§50§680§391§196

 

Professional Tournament Winnings (Gaming Rig)

Game
Cost To Enter
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Blicblock§100§920§620§310
Incredible Sports§100§1,320§888§444
The R.E.F.U.G.E§100§2,618§1,750§868
Maniac Machums§100§3660§2,430§1,215

 
 

Novice Tournament Winnings (Computer)

Game
Cost To Enter
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Blicblock§10§60§40§20
Incredible Sports§20§127§82§44
Sims Forever§20§100§65§35
MySims Go!§25§181§119§62
The R.E.F.U.G.E§40§329§224§112
Road Rival Alpha§70§648§432§216
Hillock II§85§875§586§289

 

Professional Tournament Winnings (Computer)

Game
Cost To Enter
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Blicblock§100§450§300§150
Sims Forever§100§660§440§220
Incredible Sports§100§836§550§275
MySims Go!§100§1,212§804§408
The R.E.F.U.G.E§100§2,054§1,365§689
Road Rival Alpha§100§3,833§2,551§1,282
Hillock II§100§4,995§3,330§1,665