One of the salient newly introduced features in the Eco Lifestyle expansion pack is the Fabrication skill. Although the expansion pack does not revolve around it, this skill plays a keystone role in the game’s environment-friendly nature now. In this guide, we will deal with how you can get Bits and Pieces for Fabrication in the Eco Lifestyle expansion in The Sims 4
The Eco Lifestyle expansion pack introduced in Electronic Arts’ The Sims 4 in June 2020 has been widely praised for its innovative and socially relevant concept. It takes some of the appreciated ideas from other expansion packs while maintaining a unique and distinct identity of its own. There are enough new elements in it to keep even veteran players interested and working hard.
How to Get Bits & Pieces for Fabrication?
You compulsorily need Bits & Pieces to begin Fabrication in The Sims 4. However, these will not be present in your Sims’ household funds when you start. Your Sims will need to hunt them down outdoors, and it is not really a straightforward task. You will really need to give your grey cells a good workout for this one.
Let us take a look at the ways you can obtain Bits & Pieces in The Sims 4.
Search for them in the trash
The trash is the cheapest and fastest way to obtain Bits and Pieces. Waste bins, trashcans, and dumpsters are all excellent sources of the same. You can find these all around the map, inside kitchens in manors and bungalows, resting outside Sims’ houses and in community locations as well. You will find recently added dumpsters in communal areas in Eco Living’s new world of Evergreen Harbour.
Sims used these objects to store wastes and unwanted objects until now. Occasionally, Sims with Glutton or Slob traits found some interesting tidbits, such as crafting items or collectibles, while rummaging in them for leftovers. With the Eco Lifestyle expansion, however, rummaging has been actively promoted in the game. Now only can you Rummage filled dumpsters and trash bins, but “Dive” into the big ones as well.
You do, however, need to understand what precisely these moves do.
“Rummage” works the same as it always did, but you have a chance to obtain food, collectibles, or upgrade parts with it.
“Rummage/Dive for Bits & Pieces” will help you obtain Bits & Pieces in the game.
“Rummage/Dive for Assemblage/Ingredients” can help you obtain Bits & Pieces, crafting items, and upgrade parts. However, it also comes with a cool-down period until you can perform it again on another waste bin. This action is only available for Sims in new careers in the expansion pack.
“Dive For Meals” is an option exclusive to dumpsters. You can possibly get food items, which might be recycled for Bits & Pieces. This one comes with a cool-down period as well.
“Dive for Deals” is another option only for dumpsters. You can possibly get upgrade parts, collectibles, and other items that could also be recycled for Bits & Pieces. This comes with a cool-down period as well.
“Sort Out Compostables/Recyclables” can be used on lots that have the Reduce and Recycle lot trait. This will yield a recyclable pile of garbage that can be used to produce Bits & Pieces via the Guntdach Home Recycler.
As an aside, some Sims can also use these large new dumpsters for napping or doing more private activities. We are sure you know what we mean!
As mentioned in the earlier section, the freshly added Guntdach Home Recycler can be used to recycle unneeded objects for Bits & Pieces that you can use for fabrication. All you need to do is to click the Recycler and select the required item from “Recycle from Inventory.” It costs §845 to purchase and takes up 2×2 grids in the Build/Buy mode, so you will have to think before keeping one at home. However, visitors to the three Community Spaces can use one of these free of cost in the new world of Evergreen Harbour. Make good use of it.
There are two kinds of recyclable items in the games, which can broadly be classified as given below:
Personal Inventory Items
These are items that are related to a Sim’s own inventory, for example, books, natural collectibles, and eatables. You can transform smaller items in there into recyclable stuff by putting them in a trash bin. The ones you cannot discard, you can recycle using the Guntdach Home Recycler.
Household Inventory Items
These are objects which cannot be included in an individual Sim’s inventory. Therefore, you have to put them in the household inventory, which all the members of the Sims’ house can share. This can include pretty much all “furniture” items in the game, from little plastic boxes to massive spacecraft! You will have to put these in the household inventory and recycle them directly using the Guntdach Home Recycler when needed.
That is it for now. We hope our guide helps you obtain Bits & Pieces faster in The Sims 4’s Eco Lifestyle expansion. We hope this guide helped you with getting what you wanted. You can check out our Windows Guides, Gaming, Social Media, iPhone Tips, and Android Tips for more amazing stuff. Then subscribe to our YouTube Channel for participating in our $150 giveaway contest. By the way, if you have any queries, doubts, or feedback, do comment down below with your name along with e-mail ID, and we will respond shortly. Good Luck!