The best Sims 4 CC in 2022

No matter how many expansions I have, The Sims 4 CC is always where I turn to add the exact new outfit or kitchen cabinets my Sims need. As a life sim, the options are literally endless for possible styles and decoration, and fans are constantly creating their own custom content sets to fill in the gaps between official game packs.

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Sims CC has a long history, and now that The Sims 4 has been out for almost a decade, there are hundreds of creators and thousands of creations to add to your own game. There are more great CCs than I could possibly think of. never feature any, but for now, I can help you get started with some of my favorite content bundles for stylish decor, urban fashion, retro hair choices, and more. After weeks of hunting this is the best Sims 4 CC I have found.

Once you find a few creators you like, you’ll know where to start your hunt for your next big CC spree. Installing The Sims 4 CC is incredibly easy, which we’ll cover below. Don’t get so carried away with your CC purchases that you forget to turn on your game and enjoy it all. Not that any of us have ever made that mistake.

We’ve picked a few favorites for this list, but each of the CC creators featured here are extremely prolific. If you like the look of a set, we’ve included links to the creator downloads archive so you can find even more great custom content to install. Many CC creators offer downloads through their blogs or Patreon pages. We’ve highlighted the free CC download here, but be aware that some creators offer additional content or early access to their CC to monthly backers.

Sims 4 CC Hair and Makeup

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Sheabutter’s Braids Collection

AHarris00Britney’s hair

Ebonix Hair

JohnnySims Male Season

Nightcrawler Hairs

PralineSims skins and makeup

Simstrouble’s retro hair

Sims 4 CC Clothing

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The casual collections of Nucrests

Jius-Sims shoes

DarkNightTt streetwear

Fashion from the designers of Seoulsoul

Greenllamas Gossip Set

1920s styles from Happylifesims

Urban fashion from Belaoallure

AanHamdan93’s hijabs

Sims 4 CC Furniture and Items

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Pierisim Winter Garden

Max20’s Kid’s Dream Kit

Harrie’s Brownstone Collection

The Sixam laundry pack

ZWHSims Super Streamer Kit

Simverses Medieval Stuff

The basics of MadameRia’s cooking

How to Install The Sims 4 CC

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Where is the Sims 4 CC folder located?

Here’s what you’ll need to do to install and play with your Sims 4 CC:

  • Download CC and unzip zipped folders if any.
  • Drag your .package files or an unzipped folder containing .package files into the Sims 4 “Mods” folder.
  • The Sims 4 mods folder can be found at: Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods.
  • Start The Sims 4 and open your Options menu. To verify “Enable custom content and mods” under Game Options > Other.
  • Restart your game and check the “Mods” popup that appears on startup to make sure the CC you installed is listed.

Remember that The Sims 4 disables mods and CC with each update, so you will need to re-enable them in the game menu and restart your game after each game update.

Best sites for Sims 4 CC

If you’re looking to hunt for even more custom content beyond the creators and packs we’ve collected here, you could spend weeks and months scouring the internet for more. Sims 4 CC is truly endless, but there are some proven blogs and aggregator sites that we recommend browsing:

  • Maxis Match CC World – Reblog tons of MMCCs all tagged to help you find what you want.
  • The Sims Resource – Surfing TSR can be really daunting, but starting with featured artists can help you find quality CCs faster.

What are Maxis Match CC and Alpha CC?

Many Simmers call CC “Alpha CC” and “Maxi Match”. Alpha CC is meant to look more realistic, often adding special skin textures, eyes, and realistic clothing or furniture. Maxis Match CC is pretty much what it sounds like: fan-customized content that’s designed to match the stylized look of original Sims 4 content created by Maxis.

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