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The Sims 4 will finally let you dunk or drown your Sims with pools

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The Sims 4's latest free update, released today, will finally allow players to add pools to their homes, Maxis senior producer Shannon Copur announced via the game's website.

Swimming pools were excluded from the game at launch, upsetting many fans of the franchise. Players can now build pools on any level, including the roof, and "create an infinity-pool aquatic" aesthetic using windowed walls.

"For months now, we've been talking with you about Build mode and just how easy it is to create homes," Copur wrote. "All that great technology has now been applied to pools, making pool building faster and easier than ever before."

As in previous games, Sims can die by drowning. According to Copur, this may lead to their ghosts being "a little more wary of water than before." New Sim swimwear is also available, as well as a few more "surprises." The update can be downloaded by launching the game through Origin.

You can read about death and swimming pools in our interview with producer Ryan Vaughan. For more on The Sims 4, check out our review.